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‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

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ILM Expands Virtual Production Services, Global Trainee Program

StageCraft expansion plans include additional LED volume installations in LA, London and Australia, along with new Jedi Academy program aimed at underrepresented VFX talent.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Makoto Sinkai’s ‘Weathering With You’ Coming to Digital August 4

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook releases coming September 15; limited-edition collector's set being released in November.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm, ILM Announce Open Source Release of MaterialX Library

MaterialX development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Monday July 31, 2017.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s John Knoll Talks ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Development and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:21am

Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer discusses story development as well as VFX production, virtual tools and Death Star weapon sequences on Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Christian Alzmann Talks BB-8 and ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art at FMX 2017

The Industrial Light & Magic senior art director discusses his iconic droid design as well as duties as a concept artist on both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

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Autodesk Helps Power Oscar-Nominated Features, Wins Sci-Tech Award

All five VFX Academy Award nominees employed Autodesk technology to help deliver Oscar-worthy visual effects; Arnold renderer honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award.

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2017 Oscar Voting Guide: Animation & VFX Contenders Vying for Academy Awards

With voting for the 89th Academy Awards closing on Tuesday, take a final look at AWN’s coverage of the contenders for Feature Animation, Short Animation and Visual Effects.

The Foundry Headline News

The Foundry Technology Helps Power 89th Academy Award Nominees

Creative software developer’s VFX tools have been utilized in every film nominated for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards. 

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Won’t be Using a CG Carrie Fisher in Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Films

Lucasfilm publishes a statement on the official Star Wars website dispelling rumors of a possible CG Princess Leia or General Leia Organa in future installments.

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2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

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2017 BAFTA Nominations Announced

Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory,’ LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and Disney’s ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootropolis’ (‘Zootopia’) receive nominations for best animated feature; British short animation nominees are ‘The Alan Dimension,’ ‘A Love Story’ and ‘Tough.’

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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 15th Annual VES Awards

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ receives most feature film nominations; ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Immerse Yourself Inside the ‘The Art of Rogue One’

Visual chronicle of the new worlds and characters created by the Lucasfilm art department for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ includes hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume and vehicle designs.

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