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Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Computer Graphics in the Spotlight at 2019 Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.

91st Oscars VFXWorld

2019 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Celebrating A Year of Excellence in Visual Effects

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:51pm

Ten Oscar hopefuls vie for nominations at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’  annual Visual Effects Bake-Off.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

9 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.

Visual Effects VFXWorld

2018 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Presenting a Phantasmagoria of Imagery

Creative teams from 10 Oscar hopefuls present their contributions at the Academy’s annual Visual Effects Bake-off held on Saturday, January 6 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s John Knoll Talks ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Development and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:21am

Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer discusses story development as well as VFX production, virtual tools and Death Star weapon sequences on Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

Feature VFX VFXWorld

The Visual Effects of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’: ILM Artists Take Us Back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

ILM chief creative officer and senior visual effects supervisor John Knoll -- nominated for an Oscar alongside VFX supervisor Mohen Leo, animation supervisor Hal Hickel, and special effects supervisor Neil Corbould -- details the challenges of bringing the continuing saga of the Skywalker family to the big screen.

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

Awards VFXWorld

2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Drops More Footage, Highlights Epic Scale

Final trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga sets up a familiar story of a parent and child at ideological odds with glorious visuals that hint at the film’s epic scale.

Lucasfilm Headline News

WATCH: The Death Star Returns in New Trailer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

New trailer for the first in a series of planned ‘Star Wars’ anthology films is packed full of stunning visuals, including Imperial Star Destroyers orbiting a nearly-completed Death Star.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Posts $238 Million Domestic Opening

With a five-day international debut of $279 million, the latest installment of the ‘Star Wars’ saga directed by J.J. Abrams has taken in $517 million globally.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

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