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Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Unveils 10,000 Square-Foot Virtual Production Stage

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:31am

Company continues its push into virtual film production services with investment in new state-of-the-art Montreal facility.

It’s Groovy! Headline News

AFX Creative Channels ‘Austin Powers’ for GM’s ‘EVil is Back for Good’ Campaign

Creative studio teams up with McCann Detroit to produce a comedic, VFX-driven narrative featuring the return of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil; created for the car maker’s Super Bowl LVI campaign, the spot paid homage to the iconic 1990’s spymaster spoof while dealing with topical issues of climate and reduced emissions.

Games to Movies Oh My! Headline News

A ‘BioShock’ Film Adaptation is Coming to Netflix

The streaming giant, along with 2K and Take-Two Interactive, will at long last make the dystopian deep-sea sci-fi shooter game into a movie, after previous efforts to do so were abandoned years ago.

Ready set go! Headline News

Paramount Gives Knuckles His Own Show Set in the ‘Sonic’ Universe

In a new spin-off series set to debut in 2023, Idris Elba will return to voice the red-furred rogue, who makes his first live-action appearance in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ coming this April. 

Music Videos Headline News

Mathematic Crafts the Dystopian Auto-Racing World of Pink Noise’s ‘Sky Cry’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:00pm

The creative studio delivers ‘Crashtag,’ the world's first robot influencer, using a variety of 3D tools to design and build the futuristic sci-fi world of director Kim Chapiron’s new short film.

We Want More Eagly! Headline News

John Cena to Play Looney Tune Land Lawyer in ‘Coyote vs. Acme’

Audiences will be seeing the ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ star in court, defending ACME Corporation from a looney lawsuit over its faulty mail-order devices, in the just announced Warner Bros. live-action / CG animation hybrid film.

TV VFX Headline News

Oscar Isaac Embraces His Inner-Chaos in New 'Moon Knight' Trailer

In Marvel Studios’ new series, dissociative identity disorder creates a world of madness for its protagonist and a world of possibilities for its VFX team.

Cue Vangelis! Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon Studios

The spinoff, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ has a pilot and bible ready to go, with series stalwart Ridley Scott attached to executive produce and possibly direct.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Gets New Trailer and In-Depth First Look

New footage, photos, and plot details from the highly anticipated Prime Video series tease never-before-explored settings and storylines, and signal to fans that it won’t be going the route of ‘Game of Thrones.’

Just Take the Pill VFXWorld

DNEG Helps Visualize the 'Real World' of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

Leading VFX and animation studio delivers more than 700 visual effects shots, filled with CG environments and digital characters including sentinels and harvesters, the Cybebe, Kuhjaku, Lumin8, and Mnemosyne ship, in Lana Wachowski’s fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Dino Mayhem Returns: Watch New ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Trailer

Life will find a way! The epic conclusion to the Jurassic era hits theaters June 10, bringing together Jurassic stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Jurassic legends Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill.

A New Star Wars Chapter Headline News

Disney+ Reveals ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Premiere Date and Poster

The studio readies its new ‘Star Wars’ series for an exclusive run on the streaming platform, sharing a stirring new one-sheet to tease the occasion.

hybrid festivals Headline News

The VFX Festival 2022 Goes Hybrid

Escape Studio will hold the event’s 10th edition both online and in person, featuring talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals; the festival runs March 8-10.

In-Passing Headline News

Visual Effects Legend Douglas Trumbull Dies at 79

From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ the VFX visionary created some of cinema’s most widely influential and iconic imagery, and the ground-breaking processes used to produce them.

People Headline News

Conductor Technologies Names Julie McDonald Head of Business Development

VFX and animation industry veteran brings vast experience from biz dev at cloud-based animation platform Nimble Collective to editorial and post-supervision at Pixar Animation; in her new role she will assist studios and artists in quick and easy transitions to pop-up render capacity.

Business Headline News

Crafty Apes Acquires Molecule VFX

Deal brings together the two companies’ roster of talent in creative VFX supervision and production management; combined company will operate under the Crafty Apes’ banner.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2022 Online Set for March 17-27

The visual effects conference highlights artistic and technology advances in VFX; programs will include a look at artificial intelligence, sessions focused on the industry’s business and people, production sessions, and presentations of concept art.

Just Take the Pill VFXWorld

Framestore Has a Blast with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ VFX

Studio delivers 443 shots, including 3rd act mayhem involving a high-octane motorcycle chase, an explosive helicopter encounter, and human torpedoes dropping from San Francisco high-rises, in the highly anticipated fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Showcasing the Elements ANIMATIONWorld

‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

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