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Mels Studios Launches Virtual Production Stage in Montreal

New facility, built in collaboration with Solotech, is powered by Unreal Engine, and will provide state-of-the-art resources for real-time, in-camera visual effects production.

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The Shins ‘The Great Divide’ Takes a Reverse Zoom Journey Through the Big Bang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:09pm

Producer Jen Alvares and her Hunters House team deliver a stunning, complex CG music video for the Grammy-nominated indie rock band’s latest single.

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How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

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George Miller Won’t Use De-Aged Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max’ Prequel

The Oscar-winning ‘Mad Max’ franchise writer, director, and producer speaks about his choice to cast a younger actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, and not his ‘Fury Road’ star, in the iconic role of Furiosa.

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Netflix’s 4-Part Animated WWII Drama ‘The Liberator’ Coming November 11

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:00am

Riveting, true story of U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his racially integrated infantry battalion’s 500-day fight from Italy to Dachau is the first produced using Trioscope enhanced hybrid animation technology; watch the teaser trailer.

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Watch VFX Legion’s ‘Charm City Kings’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Visual effects supervisor James Hattin and producer Nate Smalley led company’s global remote team in creating photorealistic effects for HBO Max’s inner-city coming to age drama.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Wins Engineering Emmy Award

Engineering team members Bill Spitzak, Jonathan Egstad, Peter Crossley, and Jerry Huxtable to be recognized for their contributions to development of their industry leading compositing tool; virtual awards ceremony scheduled for October 29.

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Teradici Honored with Engineering Emmy Award

Creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology and cloud access software recognized for outstanding achievement in engineering development; award to be presented at virtual ceremony on October 29.

What’s for dinner? Headline News

Maxon Releases Charming ‘Dino Feast’ Short by Daughter and Dad Duo

Red Giant tools and Adobe After Effects help bring to life 9-year-old Eva Worley and dad Seth’s epic tale of a Jurassic struggle over ‘What’s for dinner?’; Emmy Award-winning Tony Hale lends his voice in a cameo appearance.

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WATCH: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s ‘I AM AI’ #GTC20 Keynote

NVIDIA GTC 2020 kicked off today with Huang’s presentation exploring real world implications of AI and its impact challenges the world’s faces today.

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Linda Sellheim Talks Epic’s Unreal Fellowship

One of the company’s innovative new fellowship creators discusses the program’s intense virtual production workflow curriculum, participation requirements, and goals for the future.

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Epic Games Releases Free 15-Hour Virtual Production Primer

Available through Unreal Online Learning, the self-paced program of 8 courses and 10 videos teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production.

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The Oddly Disquieting and Extremely Funny ‘Tigtone’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 5, 2020 at 12:22pm

For creators Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, Adult Swims’ satirical fantasy series about bold adventures and murderous quests proves you can still get plucked from obscurity and given an animated series… without a pitch.

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Pixomondo Building World’s Largest Virtual Production Studio in Toronto

The award-winning VFX company has teamed with tech partners Unreal Engine, LED manufacturer ROE Visual, and Nvidia on new facility, scheduled to be completed late 2020.

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards

Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.

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Safe Sets and Virtual Production Bring Remote Guests to The Drew Barrymore Show

Due to COVID-19, producers on the new weekly talk show turned to CBS VFX for a fast, innovative solution to seamlessly and safely integrate L.A. guests into the N.Y.-based production.

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Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

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‘Maxon One’ Student and Faculty Subscription Bundle Now Available Through OnTheHub

Qualified academics get streamlined access to industry-leading, easy-to-use, professional tools for 3D animation, GPU rendering, VFX, motion design, and compositing, for a nominal processing fee.

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Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

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Ubisoft Announces ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ VR Games

Gaming giant reveals development is underway on two new unique immersive experiences, being built from the ground up exclusively for the Oculus platform.

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