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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.

real-time visualization Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Launches ‘ViewScreen’ Visualization Suite

Designed for full-scale productions, the new ProVis tools let filmmakers visualize and animate entire scenes, including digital assets, in real-time, across multiple cameras.

Talk to the Blade Headline News

Netflix Announces ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Season 2 Pickup

Streamer greenlights another season for the beautifully stylized animated series, created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, which follows a mixed-race sword master living a life in disguise and shame while seeking vengeance in Edo-period Japan.

Talk to the Blade ANIMATIONWorld

The Gorgeous and Graphic ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Arrives

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9:17am

Creators Amber Noizumi and Michael Green’s period drama of a mixed-race sword master living a life in disguise and shame while seeking vengeance in Edo-period Japan expertly mixes live-action and animation production know-how in a beautifully stylized new series, now streaming on Netflix.

Harrison Ford Can Still Whip it Up! VFXWorld

Rising Sun Pictures and Important Looking Pirates Tackle ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ VFX

The visual effects studios recreated 1960s New York City, complete with city street and subway chases – and digital horse - and an ancient undersea trireme shipwreck dive that included digital doubles, digital creatures, and dry-for-wet effects, respectively, on James Mangold and Lucasfilm’s final ‘Indiana Jones’ cinematic franchise adventure.

Harrison Ford Can Still Whip it Up! VFXWorld

Soho VFX Heads to Fez for ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Visual Effects

The studio delivers 235 shots for the fifth installment in the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise, including a frantic tuk-tuk chase sequence through the streets of Tangiers, Morocco.

Who let the Dogs Out? Headline News

MPC’s VFX Goes to the Dogs in ‘Strays’

Leading creative studio delivers 720 shots for Universal’s comedy adventure, starring Jamie Foxx and Will Ferrel, about an abandoned dog who forms a gang of misfit ‘strays’ dogs; CG magic used to create a fully digital eagle and replace dogs’ muzzles and heads.

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.

VFX for TV Headline News

FutureWorks Delivers on Indian ‘Ray Donovan’ Adaptation

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 7, 2023 at 12:58pm

The VFX studio contributed 1,800 shots for Netflix India’s ‘Rana Naidu’ series, based on the popular American Showtime drama series; work included action clean-ups, greenscreen sequences, and CG elements such as the creation of a realistic snake that appears during a drug-induced hallucination.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA RTX A5000 Graphics Cards Special Pricing from PNY Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 8:00am

PNY, one of NVIDIA’s leading professional visualization partners, has announced special limited-time pricing for the versatile, advanced, and high-performance NVIDIA RTX™ A5000 professional graphics card.  

One Last Ride VFXWorld

Wētā FX Brings a ‘Universe’ of Visuals to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

From giant red spaceships to tentacled, toothy Abilisks, the studio’s VFX and animation teams, led by VFX supervisor Guy Williams and animation supervisor Michael Cozens, pull out all the stops for the final chapter of James Gunn’s MCU trilogy.

Happy Dino Day Headline News

Dino Day Sees Epic Landscape Art Installations, ‘Prehistoric Planet’ Season 2

Dinosaurs took a bow with artist David Popa’s larger-than-life landscape art, featuring Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Hatzegopteryx, shared around the world; new episodes of the epic natural history docuseries are now available on Apple TV+.

Rawwwrrrr! Headline News

Exclusive: Jon Favreau, Mike Gunton, and Tim Walker’s ‘Prehistoric Planet’ S2 Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 8:00am

Go behind the scenes with the executive producers and producer, who talk about how VFX artists at MPC and scientists - especially Dr. Darren Naish, consulting paleontologist - worked together to bring the second season to life, with new dinosaurs, new habitats and scientific discoveries; now streaming on Apple TV+.

NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2023 Headline News

NVIDIA Bringing Major AI Advancements to SIGGRAPH 2023

The tech giant will present 20 research papers advancing generative AI and neural graphics — including collaborations with over a dozen universities in the U.S., Europe and Israel – at the computer graphics conference coming to LA this August.

Rawwwrrrr! Headline News

Apple TV+ Teases ‘Prehistoric Planet’ Season 2

Show’s sophomore outing continues to bring Earth’s history to life with new dinosaurs, new habitats and scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world on an epic adventure, debuting with a global five-day, week-long event in May.

Homeroom is Finally Cool VFXWorld

Framestore Brings Home a Great VFX Report Card on ‘The School for Good and Evil’

The leading visual effects company delivers 328 shots from its Montreal facility, with another 233 from its London facility, including heavy magical element simulations, a swarm of bees transforming into a human, and the wish fish girl, on the Paul Feig fantasy adventure now streaming on Netflix.

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.

Innovations in Virtual Production and VFX VFXWorld

James Knight Talks the Exploding World of Digital Filmmaking Technology

The veteran visual effects and performance-capture expert, and current M&E director at AMD, talks about exciting, seismic changes taking place in visual effects and virtual production.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Creates ‘Electrifying’ VFX for ‘Black Adam’

Visual effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis discusses the studio’s work helping create incredible lightning effects for Dwayne Johnson’s titular Teth-Adam character, along with other powers, such as the zip effect, and an ‘electrocuted baddie,’ in the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure.

Can Bad Guys Be Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

Tiny Bubbles… Not! VFXWorld

Wētā Forever: The Esteemed VFX Studio Dives Deep on ‘Black Panther 2’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and VFX Supervisor Chris White talk about water, swimming, beards, and bubbles – all part of their work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ now in theaters.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

The Fiery Magic of Wētā FX Helps ‘Black Adam’ Keep It Real

In an extensive Q&A, VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack talks about the studio’s multifaceted contributions to the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson in the titular role, now screening in theaters and available on Blu-ray + DVD.

Supporting the Animation Community Headline News

Applications Open: WIA Scholarship Program 2023

Program ups the bounty for prospective recipients with new industry supporters, including Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, and LAIKA, contributing workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages, hardware, and cash prizes for the 2023 cycle.

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