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Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Adds ‘Stop-Motion’ to Impressive Practical Effects Roster

‘Star Wars’ effects veteran Phil Tippett reveals the use of stop-mo animation for scrapwalkers in ‘The Believer’ episode of the hit Disney+ series.

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Making Myth Real: Breathing Light Into ‘White Snake’

For Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation, Foundry has played an essential role in the studio’s growing success in producing visually compelling and beautifully designed CG animated feature films. 

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Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

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MASTERSFX Earns Daytime Emmy Nod for Netflix’s ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’

Acclaimed creature FX studio co-produced and created puppets, prosthetics, animatronics and more for the Netflix feature.

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Female VFX Talents Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Age of #MeToo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:04pm

A diverse group of nine female creative professionals working at Pixomondo share their career histories, motivations and insights from navigating a male-led industry.

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‘First Man’ Garners DNEG Fourth Oscar Win in Five Years

VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, DFX supervisor Tristan Myles, miniature effects supervisor Ian Hunter and special effects supervisor J.D. Schwalm receive Academy Awards for their contributions to director Damien Chazelle’s historical biopic.

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Nominations Announced for 2019 BAFTA Awards

‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Isle of Dogs’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ receive nominations in the Animated Film category; ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘First Man,’ and ‘Ready Player One’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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2019 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Celebrating A Year of Excellence in Visual Effects

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:51pm

Ten Oscar hopefuls vie for nominations at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’  annual Visual Effects Bake-Off.

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WATCH: In-Camera Effects Redefined for Oscar-Shortlisted ‘First Man’

Alongside a new featurette produced by primary visual effects vendor DNEG, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert details the hybrid of practical and digital techniques employed for the cinematic adaptation of ‘First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.’

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One Small Step: Recreating the Historic Lunar Landing for ‘First Man’

Alongside primary visual effects vendor DNEG, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and production designer Nathan Crowley employ a hybrid of practical and digital techniques for the cinematic adaptation of ‘First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.’

ILM VFXWorld

How ILM Animated Rio, L3, and the Space Creature from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Industrial Light & Magic employs its traditional hybrid approach to combining practical and CG effects for grounded performances.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.

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Making it Better: Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor details the myriad challenges in bringing director James Gunn’s blockbuster sequel to the screen.

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The Animatronics Man: A Practical Take on Gustav Hoegen

Supervising Animatronics Designer with film credits including ‘Prometheus,’ and Star Wars movies ‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Force Awakens,’ ‘Solo,’ and director Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’

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ILM Delivers Photoreal Invisible VFX to Tell the Tragic Story of The Deepwater Horizon

Academy gives nod to supporting visual effects with nomination of Industrial Light & Magic team led by VFX supervisor Craig Hammack for director Peter Berg’s depiction of the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion and spill.

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LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Wins Animated Feature BAFTA Award

LAIKA head and ‘Kubo’ director and producer Travis Knight receives the studio’s first BAFTA Award; Disney’s The Jungle Book awarded for Special Visual Effects.

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