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WATCH: New ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:02am

Johnny Depp, in character, joins Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law to tease ‘Harry Potter’ fans with Hall H presentation.

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Ups Mathieu Bertrand to Head of CG

Montréal local served as CG supervisor on films including BAFTA-nominated ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ Denis Villeneuve’s BAFTA-nominated ‘Arrival,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ and the upcoming ‘Geostorm.’

Awards Headline News

Australian Effects & Animation Festival Announces 2017 Winners

‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ receive awards for feature film VFX at 2017 Australian Effects & Animation Festival.

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Christian Manz Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ VFX at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:29pm

The veteran Framestore VFX supervisor talks about previs, virtual production and visual development on the first cinematic installment about the magical creatures of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ universe.

 

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Takes Top Honors at The One Club for Creativity

The One Club for Creativity awards has honored Framestore with 49 trophies across five projects, including 18 gold awards for ‘Field Trip to Mars,’ all for the production company’s innovative work in virtual and augmented reality.

FMX 2017 Headline News

Anne Kolbe Bringing Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ to FMX 2017

International conference on animation, effects, VR, games and transmedia runs May 2-5 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Arrives on Blu-ray March 28th

Expanded ‘Fantastic Beasts Virtual Reality’ experience will be available for purchase on several VR platforms later this year.

Awards VFXWorld

2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

Awards Headline News

2017 BAFTA Nominations Announced

Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory,’ LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and Disney’s ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootropolis’ (‘Zootopia’) receive nominations for best animated feature; British short animation nominees are ‘The Alan Dimension,’ ‘A Love Story’ and ‘Tough.’

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Brings Magic Touch to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Montreal-based visual effects studio delivers 126 VFX shots for Harry Potter spinoff, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and the elaborate MACUSA wizard headquarters.

Cinesite Headline News

Cinesite Provides VFX Sorcery for WB’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Led by VFX supervisor Andrew Morley, Cinesite delivers just under 100 shots for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ including environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions and the creation of a magical dinner.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Threepeats with $18.8 Million

Walt Disney Animation Studios feature tops the North American box office with $18.8 million; Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Sing’ rolls out to international territories ahead of its domestic debut.

MPC Headline News

MPC Returns to the Magical World of J.K. Rowling for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

MPC returns to the world of Harry Potter, delivering 220 VFX shots including 3D environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions, magic effects, and the creation of three beasts: Demiguise, Occamy and Billiwig.

Framestore VFXWorld

Framestore Lends VFX Wizardry to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Under the lead of production VFX supervisor Christian Manz, Oscar-winning VFX house helps develop and animate a range of fantastical CG characters for J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff prequel to the Harry Potter franchise.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Your Name’ Reigns in China, U.S. Audiences Flock to ‘Moana’

Makoto Shinkai’s anime feature debuts to $41 million in China, and passes Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ to become the second-largest-grossing Japanese film of all time; Disney’s CG-animated ‘Moana’ rules North American box office for second weekend in a row.

Method Studios Headline News

Method Delivers VFX Magic for WB’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Deluxe Entertainment-owned VFX house contributes to the film’s opening and closing sequences in addition to environmental and creature work, as well as reimagining the look of the ‘apparate’ and ‘disapparate’ effects from the Harry Potter films through which a wizard magically teleports into or out of a scene.

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