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Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Universal Drops ‘Twisters’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:37pm

Say… do you feel a draft? This summer, the epic studio disaster movie returns with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous - and destructive - forces; coming to theaters July 19, 2024.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

ILM Wages VFX War on Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Simone Coco’s team took on the French general’s famous Battle of Austerlitz, stitching together three different locations, as well as creating thousands of unique, accurately outfitted CG soldiers and horses.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Phew! Warner Bros.' ‘Twisters’ Not a Reboot or Continuation of ‘Twister’

Lead Glen Powell reveals the upcoming film, set in the world created by the original 1996 disaster film, is a 'standalone story in the modern day;' the pic storms into theaters July 19, 2024.

Facing a Facial Capture Verdict Headline News

Disney Loses MOVA VFX Technology Infringement Case

After over six years of litigation, an Oakland jury has awarded roughly $600,000 to Reardon’s Oscar-winning VFX software MOVA Contour, with a paltry $345,000 meant to represent the profits gained from the wrongful use of assets.

It’s Tough Being a Demigod VFXWorld

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

A Brief Partnership Headline News

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ to Premiere on Both Hulu and Disney+

Don’t get too excited… Hulu members can watch the first episode from December 20 through January 31, but still need to head to Disney+ for the second and all subsequent which will air weekly.

Life finds a way Headline News

Pairing Natural History and VFX Together in ‘Life on Our Planet’

Produced in partnership with ILM and narrated by Morgan Freeman, Netflix’s new documentary series uses the latest technology and science to resurrect creatures long extinct as it follows life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet earth. 

Awards Headline News

2023 Monolith Creative Award Winners Revealed

Wrapping up Infinity Festival Hollywood’s 6th edition, the awards presentation honored visionaries in the fields of television, film, gaming, fine art and their contributions to storytelling and technology.

It’s the Underworld We Seek! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Official Trailer

Based on Rick Riordan’s popular books, the original series follows Percy Jackson’s dangerous quest to find the answers he seeks; Episodes 1 and 2 debut December 20.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope Headline News

Gareth Edwards Talks ‘The Creator’ VFX and How AI Helped Enable His Vision

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 3:15pm

With his innovative and compelling sci-fi action adventure now wowing cinema audiences, the director discusses his radical new approach to filmmaking and VFX in the just released featurette, ‘Advancing AI: Creating The Creator;’ Edwards’ film was made possible by recent technological advances and a collaboration with James Knight, AMD’s Global Director of Media & Entertainment and VFX, who kept the filmmaker abreast of the rapidly changing AI landscape from script to final press junket.

Before the Hunger Games Headline News

New Trailer, Poster Drop for ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’

Witness the rise of power in the prequel to the ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem, in theaters November 17.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Disney’s ‘Wish’ VFX Supervisor Kyle Odermatt Heading to VIEW 2023

The VES Award nominee will showcase the creative processes behind Walt Disney Animation’s 62nd animated feature, coming to theaters this November; the conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

Business Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to Close in Singapore

Due to changes in the global entertainment industry, the studio known for ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ which began as Lucasfilm Animation Singapore in 2004, will soon shutter its doors, eliminating over 300 jobs. 

Business Headline News

Creative Studio ‘ILMxLAB’ Rebrands as ‘ILM Immersive’

The VFX giant reveals new logos and branding reflecting the studio's advancements in innovative multiplatform storytelling via virtual and mixed reality; its latest release, ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge - Enhanced Edition’ is available on PlayStation VR2.

That’s the Second Biggest Owlbear We’ve Ever Seen VFXWorld

ILM is a True Partner in Crime on ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ VFX

Production VFX Supervisor Ben Snow discusses key visuals on Paramount’s new fantasy adventure, including Industrial Light & Magic’s work on a shapeshifting Owlbear, a Gelatinous Cube, the surreal Ethereal Plane, and lots of magical spells.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Announces New Program Updates

Wētā FX ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ panels added to a vast array of already confirmed programming for the upcoming 4-day hybrid event, running April 25-27 and online April 28 in Stuttgart.

Next-Gen Storm Chaser Headline News

Daisy Edgar-Jones to Star in ‘Twisters’

Lee Isaac Chung is directing the upcoming sequel to ‘Twister,’ the thrilling, classic 1996 tornado flick, with the ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ actor now onboard in an undisclosed role; Mark L. Smith is writing the script for Amblin and Universal Pictures.

Business Headline News

Metaphysic Adds Creative Dream Team

Former ILM AI experts Sam Head, Thomas Salama, Scott Bourne and Matteo Olivieri Dancey join the AI technology developer as it expands its work in high-profile partnerships and projects.

It's About TIME! Headline News

Marvel Drops New Trailer for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’

The MCU Phase 5 kicks off this February with the third installment of the ‘Ant-Man’ franchise; Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their titular roles.

The Closest Thing to Being There! Headline News

Now Available: VIEW Conference 2022 On-Demand Edition

All-access tickets provide 3-months streaming of all keynotes, panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses from the October 2022 event; Also announced - VIEW Conference returns to Torino, Italy October 15-20, 2023

How the Magic is Made Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

New Filmmaking Frontiers at SCAD VFXWorld

SCAD Embraces the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology with New LED Volume Stage

By bringing together live-action performance with digital environments and real-time rendering, the university's students across creative disciplines are collaborating as never before, creating the future with technology that didn’t exist only two years ago.

A Toy Must Find his Boy ANIMATIONWorld

Scot Stafford Settles the ‘Score’ with ‘Lost Ollie’ Music

The prolific composer and sound designer dug deep into his Appalachian heritage, layering a rich tapestry of fiddle playing with the emotional power of orchestral music, on Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s beautiful, heartfelt four-part live-action / animated miniseries, now playing on Netflix.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

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