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FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

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.

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FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Technology Headline News

Arcturus Announces HoloSuite Toolset Update

New Accelerated Volumetric Video Codec compresses data so creators can populate digital scenes with more volumetric characters than ever before while maintaining high data quality.

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Comes to Life in Real Time with ViewScreen Studio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:41am

The new comedy, which premieres January 11 on Peacock, uses innovative production visualization technology from the famed creator’s company, Fuzzy Door Tech, to film an animated lead character alongside other actors.

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FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

VFX for commercials Headline News

Impossible Objects Dreams Up ‘All Kinds of Fields’ for John Deere

Directed by Jay Walker, the spot tapped studios’ technical expertise using CG, LED volume shoot and traditional VFX to visually realize a young girl’s dream. 

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FMX: Film & Media Exchange 2024

Begins: April 23, 2024

The 4-day event returns to Stuttgart, kicking off April 23; on-demand presentations are available April 27 - May 31.

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FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

A Chicken and a Pig Go Into a Bar VFXWorld

The Perfectly Imperfect VFX of ‘Poor Things’

For Simon Hughes and his Union VFX team, Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy, a stunningly designed visual maelstrom, required something completely different from a typical VFX project, including odd, surgically created hybrid animals using as much actual footage as possible, integration of plates shot with 3 different film stocks, 11 enormous wrap-around LED screens, 50s style painted backdrops, and some really crazy colored skies.

Such a Doll VFXWorld

No Visual Effects in ‘Barbie’? Glen Pratt Reveals the Truth

The VFX supervisor on Greta Gerwig’s hit film sheds light on the various ways the famed Mattel doll and her world came to life across 1,300 shots involving various digital filmmaking tools, including virtual production, previs, postvis, CG set augmentation, and more than 20 fully CG shots, produced by Framestore, Chicken Bone FX, FuseFX, UPP, and Lola VFX.

M&E Gets Even More Unreal Headline News

Unreal Engine 5.3 Helping to Unlock M&E Production Potential

Latest release’s new and enhanced features in the virtual production toolset, nDisplay support for SMPTE ST 2110, and VCam are boosting the game engine's adoption across entertainment content production pipelines.

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches ‘Virtual Production Essentials' Course

The program, developed in partnership with Media Cymru and the University of South Wales, is open to Wales-based creators and producers with 3+ years’ experience; the training runs January 8-12, 2024, deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.

Awards Headline News

2023 Monolith Creative Award Winners Revealed

Wrapping up Infinity Festival Hollywood’s 6th edition, the awards presentation honored visionaries in the fields of television, film, gaming, fine art and their contributions to storytelling and technology.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Impossible Objects Gets Unreal on PIA & Anymize’s ‘Follow the Toad’ Music Video

Working from just a single day on-stage with an LED wall, the studio’s virtual production harnessed Unreal Engine to create an expansive world for the battle between good and evil in a style reminiscent of iconic tales from the film and gaming realm.

Business Headline News

PXO to Run Sony Pictures’ LED Volume on Stage 7

SPE’s award-winning virtual production and VFX company assumes operation of the virtual production stage located on the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

16th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Brings the CG World Together

A gathering place for technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies, the annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques comes to Sidney, Australia, December 12-15.

Stede! VFXWorld

Sailing the LED Stage Seas of ‘Our Flag Means Death’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 30, 2023 at 4:02pm

For Production VFX Supervisor David Van Dyke, Season 2 of Taika Waititi’s hit Max series saw fewer visual effects shots but more efficient virtual production that included use of a library of panoramic background location and sky shots as well as a re-configured LED Volume, known as the ‘J.’ 

Education Headline News

disguise Launches Free ‘Virtual Production Workflows’ Course

Nine modular topics range from volume design to ACES color management and virtual production workflows; participants earn an online certificate.

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches Virtual Production Fellowship and Master Class

Exclusively for candidates in Scotland, the 3-year fully funded fellowship is now accepting applications through November 17; in partnership with NYU, the Virtual Production Master Class begins on October 30, applications are open.

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Connecting Ideas: FMX 2024 Returns Next April

The 28th edition, set for April 23-26, poses the question: Is the Media & Entertainment community moving closer together? Magnopus Global Director of Innovation Salomon Rogers named program chair.

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