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Defying the Laws – or Mere Suggestions – of Physics in ‘F9’
VFX supervisor Daniel Rauchwerger and his DNEG teams in London, Montreal, and Mumbai delivered 2,200 gravity defying visual effects shots, from flipping multiple trailers to shooting rocket car into space, in Justin Lin and Universal Pictures’ latest ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise outing.
OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights
Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.
MGM Drops Final ‘No Time to Die’ Trailer
The latest James Bond thriller finally hits theaters October 8 after a myriad of pandemic work stoppages and release delays... and we can't wait!
Ritzy Animation’s ‘Obki’ Coming to Sky Kids and Now TV
The Sky Original TV series about a little orange alien here to save the planet helps kids learn about climate change, inspiring them to become the next generation of eco-warriors.
Blue Zoo and Plug-In Media Partner on Regional Animation Hub
Animation studios join forces to shake up the industry in the South of England; with two greenlit projects and commitment to flexible work models born from the pandemic, the joint venture hopes to spark new regional opportunities and growth in animation.
Call for Entries: West Lake International Animation Festival 2021
Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.
Blame Canada... and COVID
Squeaky Mayhem Abounds in New ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ Series
Produced by Xilam Animation and inspired by Disney’s iconic pair of troublemaking chipmunks, the 12-episode hand-drawn 2D show debuts today on Disney+.
Designing ‘The Tomorrow War’s Vicious, Deadly Aliens
For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.
Proof’s ‘F9’ Visualization was a Race to the Finish
Studio prevised over 3,000 shots, postvised over 700, and techvised countless others, working 83 straight weeks until the COVID-19 lockdown, then quickly transitioned to a remote pipeline to complete production on Universal and Justin Lin’s ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise action thriller.
Submissions Open for Freefolk Paid VFX Internship Competition
Studio’s Futurefolk initiative is designed to help find the next generation of visual effects talent; applicants being considered for a one month paid internship.
Creating the Post-Apocalyptic World of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’
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+.
Animation Guild Hosting ‘Getting Started in Animation for Grads’ Virtual Q&A
The free online event features a panel of industry leaders including ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson; topics range from interviewing and hiring insights to social media presence and working remotely.
‘When It’s Risky’ Immortalizes a Beloved Aunt and Educates About COVID-19
As a follow-up to ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ their animated short about diabetes, South Africa’s Cabblow Studios releases new film about staying safe during the pandemic, starring the filmmaker’s aunt, who lost her life in the second wave.
NVIZ Shows its Virtual Side in ‘The Irregulars’ Previs and VFX
Leading visualization company provides crucial virtual production support that helped the Netflix mystery thriller’s creative team remotely view work, brainstorm, and make creative decisions shot by shot during the pandemic.
WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Breakdown Reel and Images
Led by VFX supervisor Phil Jones and VFX producer Matthew Pellar from their Toronto facility, the studio shifted into warp speed during the pandemic to deliver 570 shots for the hit Paramount+ sci-fi drama.
Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars
Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.
‘Migrants,’ ‘Meerkat,’ and ‘I am a Pebble’ Take SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Honors
Short films from Pôle 3D, Weta Digital, and ESMA are the big winners among 37 works, including two world premieres, selected for this year’s virtual Electronic Theater, coming August 9.
Hybrid Mifa 2021 Revealed: Connect Online or In-Person
Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.
Technicolor and Oxfam India Partner on COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser
Leading creative tech company and global charitable group team up to raise money to support grass roots relief work throughout communities in India; Technicolor will match up to €100,000 in donations received through this effort.
FuseFX Gets a Room with a New York City View
The visual effects studio has opened a new office in NYC’s Financial District; the new digs are part of the company’s global expansion strategy and will accommodate its growing staff.
‘Precious,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Take Top Prizes at ITFS 2021
International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes six-day virtual event that provided a global audience with live streaming access to more than 400 shorts and features; entire ITFS media library will stay available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.
FuseFX Goes Otherworldly on NBC’s ‘Debris’
Award-winning visual effects company creates a mysterious alien ship, its crash wreckage, and a dimensional window, all obviously engineered by beings not of this world, for the new sci-fi mystery series.
Crafty Apes is ‘My-T-Sharp’ in ‘Coming 2 America’
Led by VFX supervisor Aldo Ruggiero, the visual effects studio helped recreate the signature barbershop storefront, a library, and other New York environments that couldn’t be shot due to the pandemic, in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ sequel now streaming on Amazon Prime.