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Artificial Intelligence ANIMATIONWorld

The Latest and Greatest AI-Enabled Deepfake Takes us ‘Back to the Future’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 2:46pm

YouTuber EZRyderX47’s viral deepfake sensation seamlessly and convincingly transforms Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox into Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Previs and VFX Breakdown Reels From ‘Midway’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:08am

Led by VFX supervisor Derek Spears, the studio filled the sea and sky around Midway Atoll with the devastating tools and action of war in Roland Emmerich’s harrowing tale of the decisive 1942 battle between the U.S. and Japan in the Pacific Theatre of WWII.

Autodesk Headline News

Dive into the Aquatic World of VES Student Award Winner ‘The Beauty’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:03pm

Filmakademie Baden-Weurttemburg team honored as top up-and-coming filmmakers with annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk at 18th Annual Visual Effects Society gala.

Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Awards Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Showcases Previs and VFX Work on Jason Momoa and Apple TV’s ‘See’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:42pm

VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates 1966 Daytona Speedway in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

VFX studio builds photoreal replica depicting famous ’24 Hours of Daytona’ racetrack for James Mangold’s thrilling historical auto racing drama. 

Commercials Headline News

MPC and Frankie Create a Woman’s ‘Legend’ for BMW

Leading VFX studio uses Cospective’s remote review tools to help visualize CG crows, rusting ships, giant waves, Roy the Destroyer and other numerous effects for car maker’s X7 luxury SUV spot.

Commercials VFXWorld

Method Studios Crashes Photoreal Train in AT&T Wild West Heist Spot

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:46pm

Studio provides elaborate VFX, including full CG derailment, previs, matte paintings and digital background replacements, for 90-second Western-themed “Train” commercial. 

TV VFX VFXWorld

Barnstorm VFX Creates Chilling Alternate Post-War Reality in ‘Man in the High Castle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:54pm

Boutique visual effects studio produces photoreal dystopian world where the U.S. is split between Japanese and Nazi control in Amazon Studio’s original series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Academy Investigating 8 Scientific and Technical Areas For 2018 Oscars

Motion graphics systems, digital paint systems, facial geometry capture, rotoscoping and more under investigation for the 2018 Academy Sci-Tech Awards.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Crossing the Uncanny Valley: MPC Crafts CG Rachael for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:12pm

VFX supervisor Richard Clegg raises the bar on photorealistic digital doubles in Denis Villeneuve's hit follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic directed by Ridley Scott.

Animated Short Film ANIMATIONWorld

The Captivating Magic of Pixar’s Newest Short ‘Piper’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00pm

Director Alan Barillaro and producer Marc Sondheimer discuss their charming, funny and gorgeous new animated short film playing in front of the studio’s latest box office smash, ‘Finding Dory.’

Short Films VFXWorld

Q&A: Delving Into the VFX of Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma’s ‘The Ningyo’

Photoreal short derived from an old Japanese folk tale employs physical sets built in the duo’s living room augmented with CG creatures and extensions crafted using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox and rendered in Chaos Group’s V-Ray.

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