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Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Presents ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Open for Registration

Free online event to showcase innovations in virtual production, including a panel of industry executives discussing game changing technology; the use of Unreal Engine to bring new creatures to life in film;  real-time workflow for episodic animation; and a sneak peek of production tools coming later this year to Unreal Engine 4.26.

Business Conferences Headline News

Kre8tif! 2020 Successfully Concludes Virtual Business Conference

In its 11th year, held online for the first time, Malaysia’s leading digital content industry conference and one of Southeast Asia’s largest saw over 10,000 sessions from 1,200 daily participants.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

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.

Awards Headline News

‘The Addams Family,’ ‘His Dark Materials’ Top AEAF 2020 Awards

Projects from Cinesite, MPC, and Framestore are among animation and VFX studios to receive multiple honors at the annual Australian celebration of visual effects, animation, games, and immersive technology.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Different Day, Different Doomsday in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Everett Burrell breaks down the Netflix series’ almost 2,000 VFX shots, a mix of nuclear holocausts, digital characters, time jumps, and a goldfish.

Business Headline News

Weta, Streamliner and Avalon Studios Launch Virtual Production Business

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:59pm

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.

People Headline News

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.

Oscars Headline News

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.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

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.

Awards Headline News

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.

Business Headline News

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.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

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.

TV VFX VFXWorld

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. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

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).

SIGGRAPH Headline News

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.

People Headline News

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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