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On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Visual Effects.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Triumph of Invisibility: The Spectacular Non-Spectacular Effects of ‘1917’

Production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron discusses the special challenges involved in creating the illusion of grim reality in Sam Mendes’ Oscar-nominated epic World War I drama.  

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.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

Autodesk Headline News

Dive into the Aquatic World of VES Student Award Winner ‘The Beauty’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:03pm

Filmakademie Baden-Weurttemburg team honored as top up-and-coming filmmakers with annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk at 18th Annual Visual Effects Society gala.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:33am

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

TV VFX Headline News

Cinesite Fills ‘The Witcher’ with Dangerous Monsters, Epic Battles and a Magical Fire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:09pm

The company’s London studio creates a nasty arachnoid, Golden Dragon, zombie-like Striga and wicked battle scenes for the hit Netflix fantasy series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

VES Awards Headline News

‘Oeil pour Oeil’: A One-Eyed Pirate's Life for Me

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:08pm

Cute CG short about hijinks on the high seas from six ESMA students snags a VES nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

Awards Headline News

Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Workstations Now Featuring 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

Technology leader’s APEXX T3 workstation one of first in industry to ship with new processor, with performance enhancements built to accelerate and optimize creative workflows. 

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for ‘The Two Popes’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:26pm

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

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