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Online VFX Education Headline News

Amarillo College Begins Enrollment for Innovative New VFX Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:12pm

VFX certificate and A.A.S. degree students receive hands-on mentorship and learn essential skills from industry experts that prepare them for future careers in the thriving VFX industry.

Motion Picture Academy Headline News

Academy Invites 395 New Members

Short Film and Feature Animation branch adds 39 new members, with 34 added to the Visual Effects branch; Academy cuts number of new invitees while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Oscars Pushed to April 25, 2021

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:46pm

Film eligibility window extended for 93rd Academy Award consideration; museum opening postponed to coincide with new awards telecast date. 

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Autodesk Headline News

Dive into the Aquatic World of VES Student Award Winner ‘The Beauty’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:03pm

Filmakademie Baden-Weurttemburg team honored as top up-and-coming filmmakers with annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk at 18th Annual Visual Effects Society gala.

box office Headline News

‘Frozen 2’ Passes ‘Frozen’ to Become Highest-Grossing Animated Feature of All Time

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:14am

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s hit sequel passes $1.32 billion at the worldwide box office; Disney/Pixar now holds top three spots on list of most successful animated feature films in history.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

OLM Asia Launches New Pokémon Animation Series with the Help of Celsys’ Clip Studio Paint

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:37am

OLM’s 2017 Malaysian studio expansion provides a new pool of talented artists they can quickly and efficiently train on the digital paint tools used to produce their signature hand-drawn anime look. 

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Clip Studio Paint Captures Hand-Drawn ‘Feel’ for Artists and Animators

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:09am

Celsys’ all-in-one paint tool provides intuitive, customizable features that help transfer an artist’s touch to their graphic design, manga/comics, animation or other digital art. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Go Behind the Scenes with the Hatchlings of ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:47pm

Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

feature film animation ANIMATIONWorld

Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

Awards Headline News

MASTERSFX Earns Daytime Emmy Nod for Netflix’s ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’

Acclaimed creature FX studio co-produced and created puppets, prosthetics, animatronics and more for the Netflix feature.

91st Oscars Headline News

‘First Man’ Garners DNEG Fourth Oscar Win in Five Years

VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, DFX supervisor Tristan Myles, miniature effects supervisor Ian Hunter and special effects supervisor J.D. Schwalm receive Academy Awards for their contributions to director Damien Chazelle’s historical biopic.

Rising Sun Pictures Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Conjures VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster ‘Animal World’

Studio produces a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure.

Sony Pictures Headline News

Sony Weaves Web of Sounds for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ veteran sound team flexed their creative muscles to fill out the soundscape for the characters and gadgetry for Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, including foley for the new spider-suit’s drone, sneaky spidey footfalls and movement and jet turbines for the roar of the vulture’s engines.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

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