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Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

People Headline News

Pitch Black Names Mikaël Damant-Sirois VP of Operations

The parent company of VFX studios FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito brings onboard the former Rodeo FX VP of Creative Operations to promote cross-brand integration, streamline processes, enhance collaboration between teams, and optimize global operations.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Another Round of Program Updates

Attendees can explore the stylistic design choices behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and gain insight into artistic and technological innovations developed for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Dang that Guy Can Draw! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer

Based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold who draws himself right off the page into the real world, where he has a lot to learn; coming to theaters in August.

A Furious Road Home Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops New Trailer for ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 3:40pm

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as a young girl snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers into the hands of a great Biker Horde in the standalone action-adventure origin story of the fan-favorite eponymous one-armed heroine from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road;’ the film hits theaters nationwide May 24, 2024.

Business Headline News

Ionart Studio Ltd. Rebrands as Ionart Studios as it Eyes Expansion

Budapest-based full-service animation and VFX company set sights on expanded global identity; LA-based VFX professional Mark Nazal will lead the studio’s North American efforts.

Feature Film SFX VFXWorld

Weaving Visual and Special Effects Together in ‘Madame Web’

SFX Supervisor Jeremy Hays and VFX Producer Whitney Richman discuss the challenges of conceptualizing and creating scenes involving astral projection, underwater characters that aren’t actually underwater, and the lead character, Cassandra Webb, falling off a bridge during a motor vehicle rescue, on S.J. Clarkson and Sony Pictures’ suspense thriller. 

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Stars Will Forte and Eric Bauza Praise ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Despite its Likely Demise

The former ‘SNL’ star reveals the wayward film is ‘super funny throughout, visually stunning, sweet, sincere, and emotionally resonant,’ while the famed voice actor hopes the film’s characters inspire new projects.

On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

Zoom Zoom Headline News

MPC Delivers a VFX ‘Crash’ Course for Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’

The visual effects studio helps realize the director’s unique vision, including the film’s climax featuring racing driver De-Portago's famous crash; the team tracked and mapped the CG Ferrari to the practical crash, dramatically launching it into the packed racetrack crowd, populated by digi-doubles.

VFX for Film Headline News

Union VFX Shares ‘Poor Things’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Studio creates ‘authentic artificiality’ for Yorgos Lanthimos’ BAFTA winning, Oscar-nominated feature starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef.

Business Headline News

California VFX Studio Whiskytree Expands to Georgia

New location doubles the company’s size and expands its scope and capabilities; updated pipeline taps AWS cloud computing for secure remote collaboration between both artists and clients.

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Shares a ‘Wicked’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:48pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

One Last Ride Headline News

Watch: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' VFX Breakdown Reel - The Orgoscope

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:17pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks has just shared with AWN and VFXWorld a look at how their team, led by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Theo Bialek, were tasked with building the planet-sized organic structure known as the Orgoscope.

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Hopes for a ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Resurrection May Soon Be Dashed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 1:24pm

According to ‘The Wrap,’ barring a big offer in the next few days, it may be the end of the line for the #SaveCoyoteVsAcme campaign, as Warner Bros.’ claim the filmmakers could shop the film were ‘dubious at best.’

That Ian Fleming? Headline News

Watch Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 11:00am

The ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Wrath of Man’ helmer is back, this time with tough guys Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, and Henry Golding, in an action-comedy about the UK’s first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming; hitting theaters on April 19.

Who ya gonna call? Headline News

Sony Pictures Drops ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Trailer

Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd return... along with the Spengler family... to the iconic NYC firehouse, teaming up as Ghostbusters to save their world from a second ice age; coming to theaters March 22.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

FutureWorks Tackles the VFX on ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm

The global visual effects studio partnered with Dharma Productions and DOP Manush Nandan to deliver over 1,300 shots, including set extensions, composites and motion graphics on numerous shots of phones, TVs, and iPad screens, and a CG car in a frantic chase sequence, on Director Karan Johar’s dramatic love story. 

The Anvil Has Been Lifted Headline News

First Look Revealed for Resurrected ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Feature

The anvil has been lifted off the live-action/CG animation hybrid feature following a down-and-out billboard lawyer who decides to represent Wile. E. Coyote in a lawsuit against ACME Corporation, with Amazon as a rumored buyer.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Jennifer Coolidge Boards ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Feature

‘The White Lotus’ star joins Warner Bros., Vertigo, and Legendary’s adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game, which has yet to secure a title, but is set to hit theaters April 4, 2025.

The Need for Speed… Again! Headline News

‘Top Gun 3’ in Development, Tom Cruise Set to Return

‘Maverick’ co-writer Ehren Kruger will also return to pen the script alongside director Joe Kosinski, with Miles Teller and Glen Powell rumored to reprise their roles as Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw and Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin. 

Sunny Days Return to Hala Headline News

RSP Reignites the Sun in Marvel Studios' ‘The Marvels’

The VFX studio tackled numerous large digital assets, creating the planet Hala and its vast city, taking it from brilliance to ruins, with the Sun’s initial luminous implosion and, ultimately, its miraculous rebirth.

Awards Headline News

2024 BAFTA Longlists Revealed

Aardman’s ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ makes the cut in 2 categories - Outstanding British Film and Animated Film - while ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ is selected in Animated Film and Special Visual Effects. 

It’s Good to Have Friends VFXWorld

The ‘Explosive’ VFX of ‘The Equalizer 3’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2:00pm

VFX supervisor and producer James McQuaide, working with 7 different vendors, delivered nearly 600 visual effects shots, including an incredibly realistic car bomb sequence, in the third film of Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Equalizer’ franchise.

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