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Breaking Apart is Hard to Do! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Crash ‘Black Widow’s Flying Red Room Assassin Party

Oscar-winning VFX studio puts on a masterclass in destruction as they build, and then demolish, the enormous airborne training fortress, with heroes and villains all dodging flaming wreckage as they plummet to earth, in the finale of Marvel Studios’ latest MCU thriller.

People Headline News

FuseFX Adds Julian Sarmiento as Global Director of Virtual Production and Real-Time

Industry veteran will lead VFX house’s integration of innovative and emerging technologies as key pre-production to final shot service offerings.

We All Need a Break! Headline News

Platige Image Creates Work-Weary Mandrill for the Tajawal Travel Agency

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:06pm

The music-video inspired commercial features an emotionally nuanced CG primate portraying an everyday, burned out businessperson needing a break from life’s mundane routines.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator Early Access Now Open

Program now open for anyone to create unique MetaHumans for direct use in Unreal Engine; new innovative cloud-based app can create digital humans - in minutes - almost indecipherable from the real thing.

The Magic of VFX! VFXWorld

Method Studios Brings VFX ‘Magic’ to Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

Using Unreal Engine-based virtual production tools, VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie helps the Oscar-winning director pre-shoot every live-action scene needing digital characters, including mice, chickens, and a cat.   

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Weta Creates a Cute and Crazy Winter Wonderland in ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:18pm

The VFX powerhouse delivers a bustling Santa’s village, both North and South Poles, and cute and quirky digital characters including Belsnickel, his Jack-a-lotes, reindeer, a Yule Cat Jola, and 641 elves, in the Netflix holiday adventure.

Bold The Child Is Headline News

Cool New Baby Yoda Short Made by Just One Person in 15 Days

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:27pm

Check it out!; Kite and Lightening’s Cory Strassburger produces high-quality seven-minute CG short, ‘The Child Strikes Back,’ using an iPhone, free Unreal Engine, and off-the-shelf tools and assets.

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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.

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Grotesque Zombies, Battles, and Injuries in Alkemy X Halloween Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:45pm

Leading VFX and animation studio creeps us all out with a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from top series and films like ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ ‘The Kitchen,’ and ‘Power.’

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Ghastly Creatures and Terrifying Encounters - Zoic Studios' Halloween Reel!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:30pm

Emmy Award-winning studio scares up a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from films like ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘N0S4A2.’

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MPC Film’s Digital Gorilla Delivers the Emotion in ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Studio handles 1,055 VFX shots, using virtual production tools to help produce photorealistic talking animals, full CG environments and digital set extensions in Thea Sharrock and Disney+’s tale of a gorilla who tries to piece his past together so he can hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

Technology Headline News

Digital Domain Introduces Masquerade 2.0 Facial Capture System

Next generation of company’s in-house technology allows complex facial motions to be added to every moment of gameplay 10x faster; powerful enough for feature films, but accessible enough for game development.

TV Animation Headline News

Jon Bokenkamp Shines Light on Animated ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7 Finale

During Comic-Con panel, showrunner explains decision on integrating live-action with comic-style toon-shaded animation to finish episode halted due to the novel coronavirus.

People Headline News

Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

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How Proof’s Fully Animated Previs Helped Save the ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:57pm

With production shutdown due to COVID-19, the hit NBC series finished its final Season 7 episode by integrating 20+ minutes of toon-shaded animation with live-action.

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Eric Demeusy’s Indie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘PROXIMITY’ Launching May 15 on VOD

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm

The Emmy Award-winning VFX artist leverages his animation and visual effects experience to craft a suspenseful film about a young NASA scientist obsessed with proving he was abducted by aliens. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

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Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates 1966 Daytona Speedway in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

VFX studio builds photoreal replica depicting famous ’24 Hours of Daytona’ racetrack for James Mangold’s thrilling historical auto racing drama. 

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

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Taking on the ‘Lion’s’ Share of the Work

VFX powerhouse MPC's animation supervisor Stephen Enticott discusses how the studio balanced photorealism with emotion while crafting the engaging performances in ‘The Lion King,’ Disney’s latest hit animated classic remake. 

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The ‘Marvel’ Behind Real-Time On-Set Visualization of Digital Hulk and Thanos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:25am

Profile Studios’ Matt Madden shares how virtually integrating Mark Ruffalo and Josh Brolin with CG assets, live, on set, gave ‘Endgame’ and ‘Infinity War’ filmmakers the immediate viewing access they needed to continually adjust and refine the film’s key digital character performances. 

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