Veteran tech exec joins company from Carnegie Mellon University; will oversee technology initiatives for VFX work as well as at new animation division.
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Famous sci-fi franchise’s sometime director Ridley Scott reveals ideas for new movie, which spells bad news for prequel trilogy.
Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.
While animation production seems to be thriving, one of Hollywood’s premier agencies announces a significant staff reduction, another sign of COVID’s continued impact on many areas of the entertainment business.
New service, based in New Zealand, brings together LED live stage expertise and real-time game engine-based workflows to expand what can be done safely and creatively on set.
Preschool series, co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Hengxin Shambala Kids, encourages kids to learn through play.
Cameron stands by film’s December 2021 release schedule as live-action pickups for his ‘Avatar’ sequels have resumed in New Zealand.
Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.
Weta Digital’s facial modeling and performance capture animation expert discusses the difficulties and challenges of creating one of the most convincing digital humans ever seen on film.
Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.
Animation supervisor David Clayton shares how his team brought down the fire-breathing Rhaegal with a giant bolt, and Crum the giant wight with a small knife, in HBO’s hit action-adventure series.
Veteran compositing supervisor brings with her more than 40 movie and TV credits including ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Avatar.’
With a 'snap,' Weta Digital helps brings closure to both Josh Brolin’s seemingly unstoppable villain and the foundational storyline from the MCU’s first 10 years.
From the floating city of Zalem and the vast Iron City to the massive crowd-filled Motorball stadium, Framestore delivers a broad range of visual effects for Robert Rodriguez’s action-packed dystopian feature.
VFX supervisor Ken McGaugh and animation supervisor Dennis Yoo face the challenges of creating a steampunk-inflected dystopian world inhabited by giant, predator cities on wheels for Oscar-winning VFX artist-turned-director Christian Rivers’ feature adaptation.
VFX supervisors Dan DeLeeuw and Kelly Port discuss the challenges of capturing the nuanced performance of Josh Brolin as the philosophical antagonist in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
Production VFX supervisor Dan Glass doubles down on the creation of a more unified Colossus with simultaneous facial capture and voice performance, and geometry-based character animation.
Weta Digital and Digital Domain transform Josh Brolin’s motion capture performance into a believable and imposing CG adversary.
Senior previs/postvis supervisor Gerardo Ramirez discusses the highlights and challenges of the fourteenth collaboration between The Third Floor and Marvel Studios.
Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade using new machine-learning algorithms to deliver emotive performances from the CG character.
As the sole visual effects vendor on the final instalment of the prequel trilogy based on the 1968 science fiction classic ‘Planet of the Apes,’ Weta Digital is in the midst of a creative and technological renaissance.
Weta artists apply their craft to move a static car, light a city at night, and create other effects for the final film in the Maze Runner franchise.