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Finding the Right VFX Equation for ‘Foundation’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Chris MacLean talks about the stunning visuals – 3,215 shots in all - that depict the worlds, characters, ships, and creatures of the hit sci-fi series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy about Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical ‘psychohistory’ predictions; now streaming on Apple TV+.

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David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

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Rodeo FX Shares ‘Foundation’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

VFX studio crafts fully immersive CG environments, working its magic on planet Trantor, its rings, and the season’s final epic battle, elevating the storytelling and visual impact across all 10 episodes of the popular Apple TV+ series. 

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Apple TV+ Renews ‘Foundation’ for Season 3

The hit series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy, will continue to riff on Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical predictions; Season 1 and 2 are streaming now.

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Godzilla Returns in Apple TV+’s ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ First Look

Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, and Anna Sawai, the upcoming live-action sci-fi series, based on Legendary’s ‘Monsterverse,’ pits the famed Gojira and Titans in all-new clashes, coming soon to the streamer. 

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Cinesite Names Shawn Walsh Group Chief Operation Officer VFX

17+ year Image Engine veteran and general manager steps up to helm visual effects production across the company and its partner studios including Image Engine, FX3X, and Trixter.

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‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Take Top Honors at 13th Annual Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society’s annual event honors distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media; special award went to Wētā FX for creative excellence in VFX and Adobe for innovation in post tools.

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For VES Winners, a Night of Emotion and Renewed Purpose

AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.

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‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

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‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

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FMX 2022 Announces First Program Confirmations

The hybrid onsite/online event, running May 3-6, includes presentations from Apple TV+ on their space saga ‘Foundation,’ the story behind Steven Appleby’s first graphic novel ‘Dragman,’ and a keynote by program chair Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull.

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Creating the VFX ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV+’s Epic Isaac Asimov Adaptation

A team of visual effects houses, led by DNEG, created 4,000 shots, complete with new worlds, the mysterious Vault artifact, and the enormous Invictus ship, in David Goyer’s expansive and enthralling new series, based on the famed author’s seminal sci-fi book series, now streaming.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Foundation’ Series Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:08am

Based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning trilogy, the all-new show follows a band of exiles who must defy the Galactic Empire in order to save it; first two episodes premiere September 24.

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Outpost VFX Adds Jeremy Fernsler

Emmy-nominated as a VFX supervisor on ‘Westworld’ Season 3, the industry veteran joins company’s new L.A. studio, where he will work with directors, producers, and showrunners to deliver visual effects on TV and films.