Free digital event opens with ‘Digital Humans’ keynote by Pinscreen founder Hao Li, a leader in deepfake art and technology, who will discuss the evolution of virtual living triggered by the global pandemic.
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This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.
Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.
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.
Led by VFX supervisor Derek Spears, the studio filled the sea and sky around Midway Atoll with the devastating tools and action of war in Roland Emmerich’s harrowing tale of the decisive 1942 battle between the U.S. and Japan in the Pacific Theatre of WWII.
New hire will oversee all studio’s short-form projects; brings over 18 years of ad-based VFX and commercial production experience to the role.
VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.
UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
VFX supervisor Matthew Welford and his Vancouver team create realistic rock wall avalanche for inaugural episode of Jason Momoa’s new series.
Vietnam-era indie flick Finding Jack adds deceased ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ actor to the cast, and people are outraged.
With support from Cubic Motion’s Persona, Riot Games’ real-time animated ‘Rogue Assassin’ performs and answers questions at Pro League Regional Finals in Shanghai.
New case study explains how pioneering VFX studio showcased their latest real-time rendered, game engine-driven digital double technology onstage during a live presentation.