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Ziva Offering Free Remote Access Licenses to All Current Ziva VFX Studio Customers

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:03pm

To support studios affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, company is allowing free remote access to Ziva VFX tools for active Studio license holders.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Providing Free GPU Virtualization Software Access for Remote Workers

vGPU licenses now available at no cost for 90 days, allowing accelerated virtual infrastructure setup for working remotely.

Artificial Intelligence ANIMATIONWorld

The Latest and Greatest AI-Enabled Deepfake Takes us ‘Back to the Future’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 2:46pm

YouTuber EZRyderX47’s viral deepfake sensation seamlessly and convincingly transforms Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox into Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Technology Headline News

Glue Collaboration Announces Next Generation VR-Collaboration Platform

New features, including compatibility with Oculus Quest headsets, provide business with innovative ways to achieve remote communication. 

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Kara Vallow Tackles the Mysteries of Science in ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:30pm

The Emmy-nominated ‘Family Guy’ executive producer returns for Season 3, delivering over 100 minutes of animation for the venerable, highly acclaimed science franchise, which debuts tonight on National Geographic.

nvidia Headline News

‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Irishman’: AI-Powered Visual Effects Come of Age

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:39pm

VFX studios on both films, Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, successfully used artificial intelligence in GPU-accelerated effects: ILM for character de-aging and Digital Domain for digital humans.  

People Headline News

Digital Domain Names Kevin Lau Executive Creative Director of Advertising, Games and New Media.

New hire will oversee all studio’s short-form projects; brings over 18 years of ad-based VFX and commercial production experience to the role.

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: The Bang Awards Festival – International Film Animation 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the event’s 5th edition taking place September 2 - October 4; deadline for entries is August 31, 2020.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

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