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Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

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.

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Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

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The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Stuart Adcock Talks Will Smith at 23 and 50 in ‘Gemini Man’

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.

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The Rookies Announces World School Rankings 2019 Winners

Based on almost 3,500 entries from artists in 89 countries, 120 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

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Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

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Doing it Fast ‘And’ Distinctive: The VFX of ‘Men in Black: International’

VFX supervisor Jerome Chen discusses staying true to the ‘MiB’ franchise look, and meeting audience expectations, while producing 2,000 visual effects shots in only six-months.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Weta’s Matt Aitken Talks ‘Avengers: Endgame’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:19pm

Visual effects supervisor talks about his role leading the Weta Digital team on Disney and Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

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Weta Digital Fells a Dragon and Slays a Giant in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8

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. 

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Agenda and Speakers Set for ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 17, 2019 at 4:05pm

Join SIGGRAPH for their day-long July 28 workshop that will educate and inform about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership (I.D.E.A.L.S).

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SIGGRAPH 2019 Announces Exclusive ‘Making Of’ VFX Production Sessions

Oscar winners ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘First Man,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ among expansive slate of planned feature film, streaming, games and VR presentations.

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Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X as Compositing Supervisor

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.’

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Caesar Begets Pogo: Weta Continues its Primate Mastery on ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:23pm

VFX supervisor Chris White shares how New Zealand’s visual effects masters leveraged a decade of ‘Planet of the Apes’ digital character excellence for Netflix’s dysfunctional superhero family adventure series. 

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The Rookies Launches 2019 Global Competition

9th annual Rookie Awards call for entries is open to all amateur creatives in VFX, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and 3D visualization. 

FMX 2019 Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang to Lead FMX 2019 Concept Art Track

Noted Oscar-winning production designer will be joined by Patrick Hanenberger from ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ in sharing their latest work.

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Framestore Gets Into the Action for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

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.

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