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‘Luca’ Delights with the Sounds of an Italian Summer of Fun

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:27pm

Director Enrico Casarosa and composer Dan Romer expertly blend 50s-60s pop music with opera and a Felliniesque vibe for a lively, energetic, and emotionally satisfying score; Disney and Pixar’s latest gem premieres today on Disney+.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

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Realtime Conjures VFX Magic for ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:10pm

UK animation and VFX house provides previs, ‘scrying magic,’ a fire drake, and host of supernatural elements in Sky TV’s hit series.

A Cut Above the Rest! VFXWorld

DNEG Revisits Some Old Friends in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Leading VFX studio delivers 430 shots on HBO Max’s long-awaited DC feature redo, picking up where they left off in 2017 on Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and the Flash sequences.

VFX for Film Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo ‘The King of Staten Island’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:47pm

The studio, led by VFX supervisor Bojan Zoric, delivered 170 shots as the sole visual effects house on the Judd Apatow comedy starring Pete Davidson as a wannabe tattoo artist drifting through a life of little achievement.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Moby Drops Moving ‘My Only Love’ Music Video Depicting Amazon’s Heartbreaking Destruction

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:19am

Celebrated musician teams with Brazilian studio Zombie on beautifully designed CG animated video chronicling rampant Amazon deforestation.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

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Luma Pictures Takes Molten Man and Cyclone into the Cloud on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:47pm

VFX producer Michael Perdew shares how Google Cloud was integral in the studio’s Air and Fire Elementals production work on the hit superhero action adventure.

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Weta Digital Fells a Dragon and Slays a Giant in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8

Animation supervisor David Clayton shares how his team brought down the fire-breathing Rhaegal with a giant bolt, and Crum the giant wight with a small knife, in HBO’s hit action-adventure series. 

Films Headline News

‘Sarofsky Scales Editorial and VFX powers for ‘Ant-Man’ Main-On-End Titles

Chicago design studio draws inspiration from glowing red Pym Particle and macro/micro world visual language to create unique main-on-end title sequence for Marvel hit’s feature film.