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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.

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.

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Cinesite Fills ‘The Witcher’ with Dangerous Monsters, Epic Battles and a Magical Fire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:09pm

The company’s London studio creates a nasty arachnoid, Golden Dragon, zombie-like Striga and wicked battle scenes for the hit Netflix fantasy series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for ‘The Two Popes’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:26pm

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

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Elastic Tackles ‘Gears of War 5’ Multi-Part Launch Campaign

Creative studio collaborates with 215 McCann, XBOX and The Coalition to produce, design and animate three key pieces of game launch content.

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Scanline Reveals Throne Melt and King’s Landing Destruction in ‘GOT’ Season 8 VFX Breakdown

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:07pm

Studio delivers 60 minutes of spectacular visual effects, including epic battles, destruction and Clegane brothers fight on final three episodes of HBO’s hit fantasy adventure series, ‘Game of Thrones.’

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Luma Pictures Takes Molten Man and Cyclone into the Cloud on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:47pm

VFX producer Michael Perdew shares how Google Cloud was integral in the studio’s Air and Fire Elementals production work on the hit superhero action adventure.

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Doing it Fast ‘And’ Distinctive: The VFX of ‘Men in Black: International’

VFX supervisor Jerome Chen discusses staying true to the ‘MiB’ franchise look, and meeting audience expectations, while producing 2,000 visual effects shots in only six-months.

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A Monstrous Undertaking: The VFX Behind Godzilla, Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan

Production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, MPC, Method Studios and DNEG describe the creative and technical challenges of bringing four gigantic kaiju to the screen in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters.’

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Creating a Sense of Realism in ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

Framestore’s Jonathan Fawkner and MPC’s Pete Dionne discuss the various ways visual effects were produced to help director Rob Letterman bring the smart-aleck yellow cartoon sleuth to the screen.

Education Headline News

Columbia College Hollywood Launches New VFX B.F.A. Program

Program is the first in the country to include widely used Perception Neuron, Maker Bot, Formlab and Houdini 3D software technologies in its curriculum.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Takes A Bite Out of ‘The Meg’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:39pm

SPI visual effects supervisor Sue Rowe and her team use simulation tools and a lot of bubbles to tackle a dynamic, action-packed third act in Warner Bros.’ underwater thriller.

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Zhanna Bekmambetova Spreads Her Creative Wings With ‘Tweet-Tweet’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:41am

First animated film project for both director and Russian VFX house CGF Studio centers around a young girl and her fearless companion…a sparrow.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Animation Studios Releases RenderMan 22

New release delivers interactive performance and state-of-the-art features, laying the groundwork for integration with Universal Scene Description technology.

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