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Warner Drops ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Official Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:54am

What on Earth… or Hollow Earth could scare Kong and Godzilla? Something epically colossal and massive and epic that’s happening underground, that’s what! The newest Monsterverse installment stomps into theaters and IMAX on March 29.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

New Trailer Drops for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:21am

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball breathes new life into the venerable franchise with a story set several generations after Caesar’s reign, when a tyrannical ape leader builds his empire… but one young ape has other ideas; hitting theaters May 24, 2024.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

MPC Visual Effects March in Step on ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet and his team jumped headfirst into the famous battles of Toulon and Waterloo, delivering warring armies of French and British soldiers, their encampments and tents, the smoke from their muskets and cannons, as well as the iconic moment when the infamous general’s horse gets shredded by a cannonball. 

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.

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Comes to Life in Real Time with ViewScreen Studio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:41am

The new comedy, which premieres January 11 on Peacock, uses innovative production visualization technology from the famed creator’s company, Fuzzy Door Tech, to film an animated lead character alongside other actors.

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.

May the Best Monster Win Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30am

As the extremely active seismograph warns, something epically colossal and massive and epic is happening underground, as ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ director Adam Wingard returns to helm the upcoming Monsterverse installment, stomping into theaters April 12, 2024.

DIY Animation! ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the First Time, Self-Taught 3D Animation Production of ‘Love Virtually’

For Cheston Mizel and L.E. Staiman, adding animation to their debut live-action feature film wasn’t planned, but their absurdist retro-future rom-com needed it, so after months of 14-hour days spent learning mocap, 3D software, and Unreal Engine, and with the help of virtual experience company Hi From The Future, their hybrid satire is now available.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

Watch: 20th Century Studios Teases ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

This and a Diet Coke… what else do you need? Directed by Wes Ball and starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy, the newest chapter of the storied franchise comes to theaters Spring 2024.

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches Virtual Production Fellowship and Master Class

Exclusively for candidates in Scotland, the 3-year fully funded fellowship is now accepting applications through November 17; in partnership with NYU, the Virtual Production Master Class begins on October 30, applications are open.

Democratizing Technology Headline News

Movella Launches ‘Indie Program’ Bundles with Free Animate Pro Access

Company’s ‘Indie Starter Bundle’ and ‘Indie Pro’ offer independent creators and small studios affordable access to high-quality motion-capture technology and studio-grade software; special StretchSense MoCap Pro Studio Glove available with bundles.

Technology Headline News

OptiTrack Launches Motive 3.1 Beta 1

Now compatible with all OptiTrack mocap cameras and Cinepuck video camera tracking with simplified user interface, asset creation and 3D viewing and graphing; final release coming Q1 2024.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Epic Games Shares ‘Blue Dot’ Short Production Effort

Look behind-the-scenes of how the Serbia-based 3Lateral team harnessed MetaHuman Animator to make the high-fidelity cinematic short.

Toy Story Goes to Wembley Headline News

‘Toy Story Funday Football’ Heads to Wembley Stadium

Watch the NFL’s Falcons and Jaguars’ Week 4 matchup in Andy’s room, which will host an animated replica of on-the-field gameplay delivered by state-of-the-art tracking technology; game and alternate digital telecast set for October 1 on Disney+, ESPN+ and mobile with NFL+.

People Headline News

The Imaginarium Studios Announces New Hires

Leading mocap and performance capture company names Alex Hill business development manager for gaming, Dan Baybutt post-production supervisor, and Lucy Pennington operations managers.

New Paradigms in Kids’ Franchise Development ANIMATIONWorld

Invisible Universe: Dancing Dolls, Culinary Canines, and Celebrity Collaborations

Led by the Serena Williams-inspired Qai Qai, the internet-first animation studio has been steadily building seven different kids’ franchises, incubating first on social media before expanding the brands into film, TV, and games.

We Want More Zombies VFXWorld

Wētā FX Flexes its Cordyceps in ‘The Last of Us’ VFX

Visual Effects Supervisor Simon Jung and Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo talk clickers, bloaters, giraffes, and fungi, some of the captivating and ghastly visuals they helped produce for HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series, nominated for 25 Emmys including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Season or Movie.

Different Day Different Doomsday VFXWorld

From Sensei to Biker: Wētā FX Takes Pogo for a Ride in ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 21, 2023 at 11:49am

The leading visual effects company, led by VFX Supervisor Chris White, revisits one of the Netflix series most compelling – and fully CG – characters in Season 3’s ‘Marigold’ episode, nominated for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode Emmy.

Business Headline News

Jonathan Schneider Joins Invisible Universe as President of Studios

The Skydance and Disney alum will lead efforts to adopt new technologies for the studio, especially those involving AI, mo-cap, and real-time rendering.

Foolish Mortals VFXWorld

Edwin Rivera Shares the Ghostly VFX of ‘Haunted Mansion’

The production VFX supervisor on Disney’s horror-comedy marshalled the work of ILM, DNEG, and OPSIS, delivering nearly 2,000 shots including a range of ghosts and otherworldly action, all designed to be scary without sending little kids crying into theater lobbies.

Technology Headline News

Movella Launches OBSKUR All-in-One Livestream Broadcasting System

Leading mocap tech company’s new application is the first such product built on UE5; OBSKUR Mocap Box, a mocap suit redesigned especially for streaming, also launches.

Performance Capture ANIMATIONWorld

The Magic of Movement: Bringing Animated Characters to Life

It is only recently, through performance capture advances, that actors can lend not just their voices but synchronized body and facial motion to the animated characters we see on screen.

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