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Bewitching Visual Effects! VFXWorld

MR. X Provides Bewitching VFX on Marvel Studios’ ‘WandaVision’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:22pm

Led by VFX supervisor Ralph Maiers, the studio helped ‘energize’ the magical battle between Agnes/Agatha and her coven of witches in the final episode of the hit Disney+ series.

Nominated for an Annie! VFXWorld

Pushing the FX Pedal to the Metal in ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

Smoking wheels and burning rubber barely scratch the visual effects surface of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s high-horsepower street racing thriller, nominated for a Best FX for TV/Media Annie Award for the third season ‘Sirocco Fire Explosion’ finale.

virtual production ANIMATIONWorld

Jerome Chen Talks Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

The Sony Pictures Imageworks senior VFX supervisor discusses his studio’s integration of Epic’s game engine technology and real-time workflows into its animation production on a new episode of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ anthology series.

game cinematics Headline News

Bad Guys Have Their Fun in ‘Evil Genius 2: Wold Domination’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:33am

Haz Dulull and He Sun deliver an exciting game cinematic spot for Rebellion’s latest release, produced with a USD-based Houdini pipeline, Unreal Engine, and Redshift. 

Commercials Headline News

JAMM Scores a Touchdown with ‘The Neighborhood’ Spot

DoorDash’s first SuperBowl campaign featured rapper Daveed Diggs and the Sesame Street Muppets; creative studio incorporated elements including a CG train and added a bit of animation magic to make Grover fly.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

The Charming, Tiny Hero’s Journey of ‘The Snail and the Whale’

Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon are back with an enchanting stop-motion / CG tale about a most unlikely pair taking a sea-going trip of a lifetime.

Technology Headline News

Sunrise Productions Open Source Node eXecution Tree Python Tool Now Available

NXT automates programming tasks related to animation and VFX graphics and linear processing; the simplification of production workflows builds a bridge between artists and developers.

Technology Headline News

Escape Studios Now Houdini Certified

School gains SideFX’s official recognition for excellence in teaching; students now get exclusive access to webinars, presentations, and real-time feedback sessions for their portfolios.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

Commercials Headline News

The-Artery Creates ‘Star Dreaming’ Holiday Campaign

Creative design company and the David Yurman Holiday Express train take viewers on a sparkling adventure through stars, a meteorite-like mountain, and a miniature city.

digital humans ANIMATIONWorld

A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

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.

animated title sequences ANIMATIONWorld

How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

The Future of Humanity ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Last Prophecy’ Sci-Fi Short Examines AI as the Savior of Humanity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:56pm

Romain Demongeot’s new CG animated film explores the role of religion in our world’s future, and whether people can exist without icons and gods.

Technology Headline News

Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Union Illustrates Marie Curie and Radium’s Impact in ‘Radioactive’

UK visual effects studio tackles a choreographed radium dance, WWI battlefield, Hiroshima bombing, and Chernobyl disaster in Marjane Satrapi’s captivating biographical drama.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Cinesite’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:36pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aleksadar Pejic, the studio’s London team delivered digital demons and more in more than 250 shots across all eight first season episodes.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Previs and VFX Breakdown Reels From ‘Midway’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:08am

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.

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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.

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