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It’s Finally Coming! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer and Images are as Cool as we Expected

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:57am

More adventures await on Pandora when James Cameron’s long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking ‘Avatar’ comes to theaters December 16; fans can see the original movie again when it’s re-released in theaters September 23.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

This is Not Ariel’s Under the Sea VFXWorld

‘Oceanus: Act One’: Underwater Live-Action / VFX / Animation Sci-Fi on a Budget

FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer and Posters

Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

Legends of ILM Headline News

‘Light & Magic’: Doc Series on the VFX Artists of ‘Star Wars’ Hits Disney+ in July

Seasoned ‘Star Wars’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan directs an inside look at the craftspeople who played a pivotal role in cementing the series’ legacy.

Happy Star Wars Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Official ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer and New Images

The streamer marks ‘Star Wars Day’ by more teasing of the highly anticipated series that begins 10 years after the saga of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith;’ mark your calendar for the May 27 premiere.

Faster Digital Asset Creation Headline News

Pixomondo Tackles Complex Worldbuilding with KitBash3D Assets

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30am

Premium model kits help VFX studio quickly create new futuristic sci-fi environments for IPs such as ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Halo;’ easily customizable assets work with Unreal, Maya, VRay, and Arnold.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch: Union VFX ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:45am

Innovative visual effects add drama and authenticity to John Madden’s WWII thriller; historically accurate shots using countless matte paintings and a fully CG sub recreate a 1943 backdrop; starring Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFadyen and Penelope, the film hits theaters May 6.

Different Day Different Doomsday

Netflix Reveals ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 First Look Images

What happens when you mess around with time and space? The dysfunctional superhero family returns home and finds out… the Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them; all new episodes stream June 22.

Get Ready for the Tentpoles! Headline News

Disney Shares New Footage and Release Dates for Major Upcoming Films

At last week’s CinemaCon, the studio unveiled its theatrical calendar for highly anticipated features from Pixar, Marvel, and 20th Century Studios, and offered an early look at some scenes.

Virtual Production Training Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:15am

Initiative extends Unreal Fellowship curriculum accessibility so more artists can take advantage of the career-changing skills training and credential opportunity.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Updates ftrack Review and cineSync 5

Company’s flagship products get updated, with focus on collaboration and efficiency; ftrack Review features all-new interface for more intuitive and efficient review sessions; cineSync 5’s new UI supports more collaborative reviews, both local and remote.

The Scarlet Witch Returns Headline News

The Spotlight’s on Wanda in New ‘Doctor Strange’ Featurette

In ‘Wanda Returns,’ Kevin Feige, Elizabeth Olsen, Sam Raimi, and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss the Multiverse’s effect on Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch following the events of ‘Wanda Vision;’ Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ opens in U.S. theaters May 6.

Oceans of Sand Headline News

DNEG Helps ‘Dune’ Come Alive with NVIDIA RTX Technology

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:40pm

VFX studio contributed to over 1,000 shots across 28 sequences on the Oscar-winning film, with artists working from multiple locations using NVIDIA’s virtual workstation software and hardware.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:59am

We learn some dinosaurs don’t like people on scooters, and that Jeff Goldblum remains the master of ironic humor, in multi-billion-dollar ‘Jurassic Park’ film franchise’s epic, action-packed conclusion, hitting theaters June 10.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

Talent development Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches ‘Get in the Door’ Employee Initiative

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:41am

Studio is joined by ILM, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound on new documentary series and website that showcase opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically visual effects, to help the next, more diverse generation of filmmakers get a foot in the door.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Cloud-based pipelines Headline News

‘Conductor’ Now on Google Cloud Marketplace

The audit-compliant cloud-based rendering solution that promotes remote collaboration across 3D graphic production pipelines is now part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Takes Home 2022 BAFTA Craft Award

Episode 1, ‘A Grain of Truth,’ wins for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; award goes to Cinesite, Hivemind, Platige Image, and Pioneer Stillking Images.

Events Headline News

Digital Gravy Announces Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event features presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with a focus on the future of animation; confirmed guests include Toon Boom wizard Matt Watts and VFX artist Ron Friedman – the event runs May 20-21.

Can You Smell What Films the Rock’s Cookin? Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Adapting Game of the Year-Winning ‘It Takes Two’

The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Productions, has joined ‘Sonic’ co-producer dj2 Entertainment to adapt the action-adventure game’s unique story for the screen.

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