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It’s Epic and It’s Free! Headline News

Epic Games' Free ‘Game Animation Sample Project’ Now Available

Animation database features over 500 AAA-quality animations and a fully functional character and animation Blueprint, everything needed to get a character up and running using the new Motion Matching toolset.

Education and Training Headline News

Disguise and MARS Volume Launch Virtual Production Training Course

The Accelerator course will allow trainees in London to shoot a film on an 8,000 square-foot LED stage with the same MARS LED volume used on ‘3 Body Problem,’ ‘Culprits,’ ‘Gangs of London,’ and other projects.  

VFX for Movies Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Spaceman’ VFX Breakdown

Studio’s VFX team delivered over 800 shots, including all space environments, on director Johan Renck’s sci-fi drama starring Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan; film now streaming on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Announces ‘Little Sparks’ TV Adaptation

Entertainment company teams up with That Spark Corp to co-produce 3D animated kids’ show based on Chris Parsons’ popular kids’ book series, slated for 2025 release; companion mobile app and Roblox game also announced. 

Business Headline News

Technicolor Group Announces Launch and Strategic Framework

The new holding company housing MPC, Mikros Animation, The Mill, and Technicolor Games plans a gradual transformation from VFX and animation businesses to a singular ‘visual experiences’ company delivering cutting-edge technology in visual storytelling.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Closes PIX Acquisition

With the addition of the production management solution, the tech giant’s industry cloud for M&E, Flow, will link previously disparate workflows of pre-and post-production, fostering broader collaboration and efficiency.

Such a Doll VFXWorld

No Visual Effects in ‘Barbie’? Glen Pratt Reveals the Truth

The VFX supervisor on Greta Gerwig’s hit film sheds light on the various ways the famed Mattel doll and her world came to life across 1,300 shots involving various digital filmmaking tools, including virtual production, previs, postvis, CG set augmentation, and more than 20 fully CG shots, produced by Framestore, Chicken Bone FX, FuseFX, UPP, and Lola VFX.

Business Headline News

Studio Meala Announces ‘What the Fluffoverse’

The Irish studio has partnered with animation studio Funny Tales and creative collective Cosmonaut on a new sci-fi animated kids’ series based on the artwork of Phillip Kaeser; the show follows Neto, who traverses the galaxy while trying to regain his memory.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Entering a New World of High-End Visuals with NVIDIA’s RTX A5000 Graphics Card

Carl Flygare, NVIDIA Professional Visualization Marketing Manager at PNY, talks about virtual production, changes in the M&E landscape, and the many virtues of the NVIDIA RTX™ A5000 professional graphics card, which is available at a special promotional price for a limited time.

Business Headline News

WildBrain to Acquire House of Cool

In a deal set to close later this year, co-founders Wes Lui and Ricardo Curtis are named Co-General Managers of the Toronto-based pre-production studio, which will maintain its distinct identity under new parent company banner.

High-End Cinematics Headline News

Platige Image Shares ‘Company of Heroes 3’ Trailer Behind-the-Scenes

Polish-based production company drops live-action look at the making of Relic Entertainment’s hugely popular strategy game set during World War II.

Super Bowl LVII Headline News

Watch: CrowdStrike’s ‘Troy’ Super Bowl TV Spot

The cybersecurity company’s in-house creative team and VFX studio Framestore use a not-so-metaphorical ‘Trojan horse’ to deliver a message to millions about the real and pervasive threat of cyberattacks.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group and ELE Animations Create ‘Drac and Skeletons’

The animated kids’ comedy series follows two netherworld rivals, three prankster skeletons, and Drac the vegan vampire as they all try to outwit and outrun one another in Count Dracula Junior’s Castle.

Zoom Zoom VFXWorld

The Fast and the Curious: DNEG Shoots the Works in ‘Bullet Train’ VFX

Visual effects supervisor Stephen James talks crashes, humor, LED walls, and layers of destruction as he takes us inside the studio’s wild and multi-faceted work on Sony Pictures’ comedy thriller, now playing in theaters.

LANA!!! ANIMATIONWorld

Get Out Your Cocktail Shaker: ‘Archer’ Rolls Out Season 13

Art Director Justin Wagner and Animation Director Megan Johnson size up the new season - complete with lots of pre-production art - of the acclaimed series, which premiered last night on FXX and today on Hulu.

game trailers Headline News

Platige Image Creates ‘Company of Heroes 3 – North Africa’ Trailer

Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.

People Headline News

Framestore Adds VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin

The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.

Fun with Animated Chipmunks! VFXWorld

MPC and the 2D/3D/CG Stylings of ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

VFX supervisor Axel Bonami talks making, mixing, matching, and maneuvering the many visual styles in Akiva Schaffer’s hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy, now streaming on Disney+.

PSAs Headline News

Bill Nye Joins Coca Cola in Stop-Motion Short Explaining Recycling

Watch Mackinnon & Saunders’ new film, ‘The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Nye Demystify Recycling,’ which illustrates the circular journey of recycled plastic bottles; materials used in the film include trees made from Sprite labels, conveyor belts from recycled cardboard and Mr. Nye, personified by Coca-Cola bottles.

visualization Headline News

PXO London Assembles A-list Previs Team

Global VFX studio adds previsualization services to its pre-production offerings following push into virtual production and launch of LED stages; ex-Framestore exec Alex Webster takes the reigns with veteran previs supervisor Matt Perrin heading the team.

Business Headline News

Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

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