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Steamroller Animation Names Shawn Dunn CTO

Hailing from Epic Games, Original Force and Wētā FX, the 28-year industry veteran will oversee and guide the studio’s technological vision and exploration of real-time workflows to produce feature-quality animation.

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‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Gets an Official Trailer and Premiere Date

The mystery-thriller, which take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes exclusively on Disney+.

On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 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. 

The Need for Speed… Again! Headline News

‘Top Gun 3’ in Development, Tom Cruise Set to Return

‘Maverick’ co-writer Ehren Kruger will also return to pen the script alongside director Joe Kosinski, with Miles Teller and Glen Powell rumored to reprise their roles as Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw and Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin. 

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.

VFX for commercials Headline News

Impossible Objects Dreams Up ‘All Kinds of Fields’ for John Deere

Directed by Jay Walker, the spot tapped studios’ technical expertise using CG, LED volume shoot and traditional VFX to visually realize a young girl’s dream. 

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

A Chicken and a Pig Go Into a Bar VFXWorld

The Perfectly Imperfect VFX of ‘Poor Things’

For Simon Hughes and his Union VFX team, Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy, a stunningly designed visual maelstrom, required something completely different from a typical VFX project, including odd, surgically created hybrid animals using as much actual footage as possible, integration of plates shot with 3 different film stocks, 11 enormous wrap-around LED screens, 50s style painted backdrops, and some really crazy colored skies.

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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.

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.

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VIEW Conference 2023 On-Demand Now Live

Keynotes, panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses from Italy’s premier event on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming, and VFX now streaming; All-Access and Light Pass tickets on sale now.

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Scanline VFX Takes a Big Bite Out of ‘Meg 2: The Trench’

The studio delivers 590 shots across 20 sequences, including the prehistoric opening, the final battle, and loads of creature work on a T. rex, giant octopus, snappers, and megalodon triumvirate of Apex, Haiqui, and Bob, in Jason Stathom and Warner Bros.’ ‘The Meg’ sequel.

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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.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Wētā FX’s Joe Letteri to Receive 2023 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:00am

The five-time Oscar winner, BAFTA winner, and senior VFX supervisor of James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, will be honored at the upcoming VIEW Conference, which runs October 15-20 in Torino, Italy. 

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.

VFX Magic Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ VFX Breakdown Reel

See how the leading visual effects studio delivered 896 shots on Paramount Pictures’ newest entry in the ‘Transformers’ universe, including creating multiple large-scale full CG and digital set extensions, including one that transported the present-day New York skyline back to 1994.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2023 – Be There!

Italy’s premier international event promises an exceptional in-person program of talks, presentations, in-depth workshops, and masterclasses designed to inspire, inform, and educate; join industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts in a celebration of the latest in animation, VFX, and games - event runs October 15-20.

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.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Disney’s ‘Wish’ VFX Supervisor Kyle Odermatt Heading to VIEW 2023

The VES Award nominee will showcase the creative processes behind Walt Disney Animation’s 62nd animated feature, coming to theaters this November; the conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

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Proof Shares ‘Chupa’ Previs/Postvis Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1:30pm

The leading visualization studio handled extensive previs and postvis, enlisting live Maya sessions with director Jonás Cuarón to develop a key chupacabra kidnap sequence that included the film’s most VFX intense scenes, on a mythological creature and teenage boy’s adventure of a lifetime, now streaming on Netflix.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Stellar Speaker Lineup Set for VIEW 2023

Italy’s premier international event boasts a roster of award-winning guests, including ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ co-director Joaquim Dos Santos, BAFTA Award winner and Oscar nominee Henry Selick, and Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; event runs October 15-20.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2023 Education Lineup Includes Andreas Deja, Doug Chiang

Focus on Education includes workshops and masterclasses by renowned industry masters such as famed Disney animator Deja on ‘Character Animation;’ Lucasfilm VP and executive creator Chiang on ‘Art and ‘Star Wars;’ and Cartoon Saloon production designer Almu Redondo on ‘Art Direction, Visual Development and Stylization;’ the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

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