2 years after purchasing the VFX company’s tools, pipeline, technology and engineering talent pool, the company moves to refocus on video game development, with a goal to become a major player in the professional M&E market; it will also shutter 14 offices.
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‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ director Adam Wingard helms the newest installment in the Monsterverse, with a script by Terry Rossio and Jeremy Slater from a story by Simon Barrett, stomping into theaters March 15, 2024.
The newly created position will oversee artistic and technological aspects of RSP and report to President Jennie Zeiher.
19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.
‘It’ actor to star as the lead primate in ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,’ with 'Maze Runner’ helmer Wes Ball writing and directing.
A fireside chat with ‘Love, Death + Robots’ creator Tim Miller and talks with Wētā Digital / Unity, Animal Logic, Framestore and other top studios about the latest in cloud-enabled content workflows and products highlight Amazon Web Services’ conference plans this coming August 8-11.
Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.
See the MCU’s newest team of superheroes, immortal beings forced out from the shadows to reunite and protect humanity against their oldest enemy; film hits all major digital platforms January 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 15, complete with gag reel and deleted scenes.
2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.
The VFX studio delivers 237 shots, including the adorable, faceless, and furry four-winged Dijiang sidekick, in Marvel Studios’ first Asian super hero film.
The leading VFX studio delivers 552 visual effects shots on Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s MCU Phase 4 adventure, including the 3rd act beach fight scenes and planet-sized Celestial Tiamut.
With a comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures in place, event will welcome attendees in-person at the Tokyo International Forum from December 14-17; international attendees will join virtually from all over the world.
The real-time content development platform finalizes its US$1.625 billion purchase of the legendary VFX studio’s digital tools, pipeline and engineering talent; VFX teams now operating as standalone WetaFX under CEO Prem Akkaraju and majority owner Sir Peter Jackson.
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.
Deal calls for purchase of leading VFX studio’s proprietary software systems, pipeline, and engineering talent; Oscar-winning VFX team will become WetaFX, remaining under Peter Jackson’s majority ownership and helmed by CEO Prem Akkaraju.
Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.
This summer’s hit comedy adventure stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in a thrilling journey through the Amazon to find an ancient tree said to cure illness and injury; based on Disneyland’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ ride, the film hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 16.
New WetaH collaboration marks leading VFX company’s second move to integrate top commercial and proprietary applications in a single cloud-based service.
The MCU’s immortal superheroes come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battle mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.
Taking place August 10, Autodesk’s SIGGRAPH 2021 Vision Series includes six sessions with industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries to create new possibilities for film and TV digital artistry; programs include ‘Reimagining VFX Production in the Cloud,’ and ‘Marvel Studios: Adapting to Our New (Virtual) Normal.’
Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.
For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.
Visual effects supervisor Charlie Tait explains the studio’s death-defying Episode 1 aerial chase and mid-air fight sequences in Marvel Studios and Disney+’s action-packed six-episode MCU outing.