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WATCH: ‘Stick Figure War’ Showcases Blackmagic Cameras and Unreal Engine

SoKrispyMedia’s hilarious and slickly produced ‘Stick Figure Battle’ sequel skillfully displays their innovative and cost-effective use of virtual production, 3D tools, CGI, and real-time rendering.

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‘Bearly’ Charms as SCAD Animation Studio’s Debut Film

The delightful 2D/3D animated musical short, about a curious bear cub’s attempt to resist hibernation, marks the start of the program’s ambitious plan to produce two new shorts each year.

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WATCH: Psyop’s ‘Lost & Crowned’ CG Animated Short

Borja Peña Gorostegui’s film, inspired by the Supercell ‘Clash’ universe, garnered over 100 million views online in the 2 months after its September 12 release.

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Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

Digital Aging Headline News

David Beckham Aged Without Scans in ‘Malaria Must Die – So Millions Can Live’ PSA

Digital Domain added decades to the soccer star’s face without producing any geometry using their non-invasive face-swapping technology, Charlatan.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:57am

Studio’s Toronto branch head of 2D Eric Covello details their visual effects work on Netflix’s hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, which last week was renewed for Season 3.

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Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

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A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Beware the Necromancer! Headline News

MR. X Delivers Otherworldly VFX for Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:04pm

Visual effects house’s Toronto and Bangalore studio’s tackle the Necromancer and its scream as they produce 476 shots on the hit HBO Max sci-fi thriller.

Careers Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures and UniSA Create Hands-On VFX Training Program

South Australia’s booming movie industry has created a demand for skilled VFX artists; RSP and University partner to train and provide home-grown talent to bolster burgeoning industry.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Wins Engineering Emmy Award

Engineering team members Bill Spitzak, Jonathan Egstad, Peter Crossley, and Jerry Huxtable to be recognized for their contributions to development of their industry leading compositing tool; virtual awards ceremony scheduled for October 29.

Yes Virginia… ANIMATIONWorld

The Oddly Disquieting and Extremely Funny ‘Tigtone’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 5, 2020 at 12:22pm

For creators Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, Adult Swims’ satirical fantasy series about bold adventures and murderous quests proves you can still get plucked from obscurity and given an animated series… without a pitch.

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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 VFX Showreel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:50pm

VFX supervisor Goran Backman details the studio’s creature and environment work on Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s VES and Emmy Award-winning hit space-adventure series.

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Union Illustrates Marie Curie and Radium’s Impact in ‘Radioactive’

UK visual effects studio tackles a choreographed radium dance, WWI battlefield, Hiroshima bombing, and Chernobyl disaster in Marjane Satrapi’s captivating biographical drama.

Technology Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

New Archers Have Arrived! ANIMATIONWorld

A Welcome Return to Dysfunctional Spy Craft in ‘Archer’ Season 11

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:43am

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato share artwork and creative insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy awakens from a 3-season coma and returns to the good old fashion, sexually charged, bickering filled, often drunkenly performed business of espionage.

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

Technology Headline News

New Cinema 4D Tutorial Recreates Bill and Ted’s Iconic Phone Booth Time Machine

Dan ‘Hashi’ Hashimoto’s step-by-step video uses Maxon and Red Giant tools, along with After Effects, to produce stunning animation and VFX like that used in the film. 

VFX for Film Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo ‘The King of Staten Island’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:47pm

The studio, led by VFX supervisor Bojan Zoric, delivered 170 shots as the sole visual effects house on the Judd Apatow comedy starring Pete Davidson as a wannabe tattoo artist drifting through a life of little achievement.

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The Winning Animated Re-Creations of Netflix’s ‘Losers’ Docu-Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5:44pm

Mickey Duzyj’s Sports Emmy-nominated live-action/2D series deftly examines society’s relationship with failure by looking at epic, career-defining athletic disappointments.

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Watch 2 New ‘Baymax Dreams’ Shorts Made with Unity Real-Time Game Engine Tools

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:37am

Disney Television Animation continues their groundbreaking production work with just launched season of new short films based on their Emmy Award-nominated ‘Big Hero 6 The Series.’

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