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Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Adds MaterialX as Hosted Project

Initially developed by Lucasfilm, the open source platform is a key technology in the portability and transfer of look development assets between various applications and renderers.

Technology Headline News

Pixar Releases Next Generation RenderMan 24 with XPU

The software’s biggest update ever introduces a new shading system, stylized looks, and XPU, which provides live rendering capabilities for immediate feedback on assets.

Good v Evil! VFXWorld

Creating the Post-Apocalyptic World of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 1:08pm

Overall VFX supervisor Jake Braver, with the help of ILM VFX supervisor Laurent Hugueniot, delivers 2,800 VFX shots depicting a world decimated by plague and a city ruled by supernatural evil, in the 9-part series from CBS Television Studios now streaming on Paramount+.

TV VFX VFXWorld

How Dottie Starling Guided ‘The Underground Railroad’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4:04pm

The VFX supervisor on Barry Jenkins and Prime Video’s period drama, about a young woman’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, shares how she helped plan and deliver over 1,000 visual effects shots, ranging from 18 minutes of a town on fire to an actual full underground railroad hub.

See the back side of water! Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Gets Us Ready for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Coming July 30, the epic adventure down the Amazon, inspired by the Disneyland ride, also stars Emily Blunt, with VFX by ILM, DNEG, Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, and UPP; see the trailer and Johnson announce his role in the film.

A New Hero Emerges! Headline News

CG Animated ‘Ultraman’ Feature Now in Development at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:09pm

Shannon Tindle and John Aoshima to helm new film based on Eiji Tsuburaya’s iconic Japanese superhero that first found audiences 55 years ago.

And the Oscar Goes to…? VFXWorld

Virtual Production Takes Center Stage in ‘The Midnight Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:33am

Digitized shots of Icelandic snow, glaciers, and misty weather, coupled with real-time camera tracking and Unreal Engine, meant high-resolution environment projections, and lighting, could be captured in-camera to provide unprecedented realism for onstage shooting, in George Clooney and Netflix’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time Headline News

‘Fast & Furious’ Returns: New ‘F9’ Trailer and Images

The next saga in Vin Diesel’s action-adventure franchise takes the crew on a race across the globe; Justin Lin returns to direct and Grammy-winning Cardi B joins the cast as a woman with a connection to Dom Toretto’s past – in theaters June 25.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA’s GTC Kicks-Off with a View of the Omniverse

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote shares breakthroughs in building virtual worlds through a convergence of technologies; new Omniverse Enterprise 3D design platform will soon be widely available, allowing for real-time global collaboration across multiple software suites.

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Releases Volume 2 of its Virtual Production Field Guide

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00am

Free resource provides in-depth look into virtual production workflows, new methodologies, remote collaboration, in-camera VFX, animation, and what’s coming next in Unreal Engine 5.

People Headline News

VFX Supervisor Jep Hill Joins Alkemy X

25-year industry veteran brings technical and creative skills acquired while working at the forefront of emerging visual effects technology; his hire comes on the heels of continued growth in the media company’s VFX division.

I’m Twisted Up Inside! Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘CG Tornados, Jet Engines and Cows - the VFX of Twister’

Join a free conversation with a panel of the famed VFX practitioners and filmmakers behind Jan De Bont’s 1996 disaster thriller and Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects; April 8 event will include an audience Q&A.

Business Headline News

Mary J. Blige, Jake Johnson, and Jonathan Groff Join ‘Lost Ollie’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:50am

Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s live-action / animation hybrid limited series also adds Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez, and Kesler Talbot; production underway, with CG characters created by ILM, on the story of a lost toy on an epic adventure.

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

live streaming Headline News

Animators Finding Twitch a Great Place to Teach and Mentor

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:45pm

The world’s largest live streaming platform for gamers has become home to a growing number of animation artists displaying their work, with many streaming instructional and tutorial-style content aimed at sharing their love and knowledge of the profession.

People Headline News

Trilith Studios Appoints Barry Williams Creative Director of Virtual Production

Award-winning visual artist to oversee technical and creative development of the studio’s extensive virtual production facilities, resources, and solutions.

Remembering Veteran’s Day ANIMATIONWorld

Trioscope’s Gripping WW2 Animated Drama ‘The Liberator’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:19pm

Company’s innovative new technology platform marries live-action human performance with CGI to bring unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity; four-episode miniseries gets Veteran’s Day release on Netflix.  

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Matthew Bristowe and Sarah Tanner

Newly named managing director and director of operations, respectively, bolster company’s leadership during period of rapid global growth; new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver and HR manager, Eva Kilikitas, will support the directors in their new roles.

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.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 VFX Showreel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:50pm

VFX supervisor Goran Backman details the studio’s creature and environment work on Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s VES and Emmy Award-winning hit space-adventure series.

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