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Impossible Objects Corrals NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine on ‘Diablo Immortal’ Cinematic

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:10pm

Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.

We’re Heading to Turin in October! Headline News

View Conference 2022 Now Open for Early Bird Registration

Italy’s premiere event runs in-person October 16-21 in Torino, Italy with a complete program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available to livestream worldwide; entries for the VIEW Award contest are being accepted now through September 15.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

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Going Beyond the ‘Call of Duty’ in Beyond-FX’s VFX Apprenticeship Program

CEO Keith Guerrette and his studio have developed a part-time, paid program that provides participants with skills training, mentorship, and hands-on real-time game development experience to better help them get a leg up in the industry.

Virtual Production Training Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:15am

Initiative extends Unreal Fellowship curriculum accessibility so more artists can take advantage of the career-changing skills training and credential opportunity.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Can You Smell What Films the Rock’s Cookin? Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Adapting Game of the Year-Winning ‘It Takes Two’

The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Productions, has joined ‘Sonic’ co-producer dj2 Entertainment to adapt the action-adventure game’s unique story for the screen.

Ruh Roh! Headline News

Activision Blizzard to Cooperate with Investigations into Alleged Insider Trading

A new SEC filing confronts the company with another legal battle -- this time over violations possibly made during a meeting held before its sale to Microsoft was announced.

Meow! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Exploding Kittens’ Mobile Game and Animated Series

Inspired by the popular card game, ‘Exploding Kittens - The Game’ will debut in May followed by the adult episodic comedy in 2023; in the series, God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of chunky house cats.

Standards-Based Training Headline News

The Rookies Launch ‘Certified Digital Artist’ Program

With benchmarks determined by over 350 industry leaders, educators, and consultants, the new educational resource sets out to provide recognized core competencies and skills for entry level positions in the animation, VFX, and games industries.

People Headline News

Baobab Studios Expands its Creative Team

New hires at the multiple Emmy Award-winning studio include Oscar nominee Erick Oh and Jony Chandra as directors, Brian Tinsman and Michael McCormick as games creative directors, and Hayley Porter as director of marketing.

The Search for Magellan’s Gold VFXWorld

DNEG Visual Effects Get Airborne in Sony's ‘Uncharted’

VFX supervisors Sebastian von Overheidt and Benoit De Longlee delivered 739 shots, including a 90-second sequence of heroes Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer falling from a C-17 cargo plane flying over the South China Sea, in Ruben Fleischer’s action-adventure adaptation of the Naughty Dog videogame franchise.

Business Headline News

Wētā FX Opens Vancouver Studio

Company’s first dedicated VFX studio outside New Zealand kicks off with 75 artists, with more hires planned later this year; currently it has 12 unannounced projects in the pipeline, having recently completed work on ‘The Batman,’ Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

game trailers Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Pokes Fun at Games in ‘Outer Worlds 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:22am

The Lovie Award-winning ‘official announce trailer’ is a tongue-in-cheek parody that mocks common tropes used in game promotion – the hero can’t be seen because the game’s design, story, and gameplay aren’t yet ready!

Events Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces Films in Competition and More Festival Highlights

2,028 films were submitted from 80 countries in the hopes of sharing over 65,000 euros in prizes; upcoming hybrid event runs in person and online May 3-8, featuring screenings, presentations, talks, workshops, and a free film program every day on Stuttgart's Schlossplatz.

The sky’s the limit! Headline News

Watch ‘Sky: Children of the Light’ First Look Teaser

At Anime Japan 2022, thatgamecompany shared concept art and storyboards revealing new characters and the expansion of its popular game franchise; ‘Sky Assemblies’ and ‘Sky Crafting Corner’ give fans a chance to take part in themed activities including arts and crafts, trivia, and in-game challenges.

animated shorts ANIMATIONWorld

‘Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit’: Careening Across the Multiverse

FutureDude Entertainment’s Jeffrey Morris expands upon his comic and mobile game with a CG short that leaps from humanoid dino clans to polluted, steampunk cities in a sci-fi tale of commandos, stolen tech, and alternate Earths.

Business Headline News

35 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2022

The curated business platform, a joint venture between ITFS and FMX, provides producers an opportunity to present projects to industry co-production and financing partners; event runs May 4-6.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.

People Headline News

Steven Shapiro Joins Aardman as CTO

The former Walt Disney Studios exec joins the company March 28 in the newly created role; studio also announces Harry Linden came on board as head of Stop Frame Production earlier this month.

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