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DNEG Acquires Unity’s Ziva Toolset

Leading visual entertainment company nabs exclusive license for the powerful character-simulation software and will onboard a large portion of the tech team; real-time character creation, assisted by machine learning, enables artists to craft accurate and scalable digital characters efficiently.

On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

Give Us More Ethan Hunt! VFXWorld

Declassifying the VFX of ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’

ILM, led by Simone Coco and Jeff Sutherland, delivered between 1,100-1,200 shots on the Christopher McQuarrie spy thriller, including a gunfight in an Abu Dhabi desert sandstorm, a Rome car chase, and fight atop a speeding train, and star Tom Cruise’s famed motorbike cliff jump.

Let’s Hope It’s Wicked Funny! Headline News

Peacock and Seth MacFarlane Tease ‘Ted’ Official Trailer

The prequel to the popular film franchise sees Ted, whose fame has passed, living with and being an awful influence on best friend John; all 7 episodes stream January 11.

Let’s Hope It’s Wicked Funny! Headline News

Peacock Drops ‘Ted’ Series First Look – And It’s a Different Kind of ‘Ted Talk’

Set in 1993, the prequel to Seth MacFarlane’s popular film franchise sees Ted, whose fame has passed, living with and being an awful influence on best friend John; all 7 episodes premiere on January 11.  

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Framestore Heads Under the Sea in ‘The Little Mermaid’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The award-winning visual effects studio delivered 550+ shots, using its trademark mix of artistry and innovation, creating a breathtaking underwater kingdom – harnessing its ‘Fibre’ groom tool, the project team ensured Ariel and the kingdom’s other inhabitants all had ‘great hair days;’ check out their magical reel.

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Rodeo FX Shares ‘The Little Mermaid’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The studio contributed 259 shots across multiple sequences, including breathing life into iconic characters Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle – staying faithful to their original characters while integrating actual animal behavior.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Epic Games Shares ‘Blue Dot’ Short Production Effort

Look behind-the-scenes of how the Serbia-based 3Lateral team harnessed MetaHuman Animator to make the high-fidelity cinematic short.

Down Boy!

The Bewitching Victorian Era VFX of ‘The Nevers’

VFX supervisor Johnny Han, working with Scanline VFX, EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani, Mackevision, MR. X, BUF, and Jellyfish Pictures, produced 2,000 shots for Season 1A and 2,500 for Season 1B – including the ‘Shockdog’ - on the Emmy nominated HBO series, set in an 1896 London rocked by a supernatural event that gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities.

Different Day Different Doomsday VFXWorld

From Sensei to Biker: Wētā FX Takes Pogo for a Ride in ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 21, 2023 at 11:49am

The leading visual effects company, led by VFX Supervisor Chris White, revisits one of the Netflix series most compelling – and fully CG – characters in Season 3’s ‘Marigold’ episode, nominated for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode Emmy.

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Goodbye Kansas Shares ‘Carnival Row’ VFX Breakdown Reel

From fairytale digital characters to monstrous transformation sequences and crowd simulations, the visual effects studio delivered 123 shots and over 50 character and environment assets for Season 2 of Prime Video’s fantasy series starring Cara Delevigne and Orlando Bloom.

Nighty Night! VFXWorld

It’s Sweet VFX Dreams for Framestore on ‘Slumberland’

The visual effects studio's team, led by VFX supervisor João Sita and animation supervisor Fernando Herrera, delivered 200 shots that featured a bed that walks and floats, an animated stuffie named Pig, and a massive flying Canadian goose, on the fantasy adventure now streaming on Netflix.

Truly the Bear Necessities VFXWorld

Robin Hollander Talks ‘Cocaine Bear,’ Wētā FX’s New Favorite Project

The VFX supervisor shares his studio’s fun, old-school visual effects work on Elizabeth Banks’ horror comedy based on the true story of a black bear, sometimes known as Pablo Escobear, who fatally ingested 75 pounds of cocaine dropped by smugglers in the Tennessee wilderness in 1985.

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Goodbye Kansas Shares ‘See’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel

Studio delivers 50 shots that include CG characters, digital water and explosions, plus set and crowd extensions on Apple TV+’s Emmy Award-winning post-apocalyptic dystopian drama.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Creates ‘Electrifying’ VFX for ‘Black Adam’

Visual effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis discusses the studio’s work helping create incredible lightning effects for Dwayne Johnson’s titular Teth-Adam character, along with other powers, such as the zip effect, and an ‘electrocuted baddie,’ in the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure.

Tiny Bubbles… Not! VFXWorld

Wētā Forever: The Esteemed VFX Studio Dives Deep on ‘Black Panther 2’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and VFX Supervisor Chris White talk about water, swimming, beards, and bubbles – all part of their work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ now in theaters.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

The Fiery Magic of Wētā FX Helps ‘Black Adam’ Keep It Real

In an extensive Q&A, VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack talks about the studio’s multifaceted contributions to the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson in the titular role, now screening in theaters and available on Blu-ray + DVD.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

Get Your Hulk-Smash On! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Works Their Smashingly Good Magic on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and Senior VFX Supervisor Guy Williams talk about their gargantuan contributions to Marvel Studios’ 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,' streaming exclusively on Disney+.

The Expanding Star Wars Universe VFXWorld

Image Engine Shares ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Leading visual effects studio's veteran ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ VFX team delivers 364 shots across the Disney+ Original ‘Star Wars’ series, ranging from the creation of full CG builds for ship landing shots to an epic Kenobi lightsaber battle against the Empire.

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Rising Sun Pictures Delivers the Gods on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The studio produced over 300 VFX for Taika Waititi and Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action-adventure, including the film’s impressive opening and closing sequences.

The DCEU Comes Alive VFXWorld

Shiny Helmets and Quantum Closets: Wētā FX Delivers for ‘Peacemaker’

In Part 2 of our interview with the Guy Williams and Mark Gee, the visual effects supervisors talk about their equally impressive non-avian creations for the critically acclaimed DCEU spinoff series now streaming on HBO Max.

Such A Bzzzzy VFX Team! VFXWorld

What’s the Buzz on Framestore’s Photorealistic VFX in ‘Man Vs Bee’?

Well, the studio created 600 shots for Netflix’s Rowan Atkinson slapstick comedy -- 202 of which featured the series’ plucky and relentless bumblebee co-star.

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