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Feature Film VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates 1966 Daytona Speedway in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

VFX studio builds photoreal replica depicting famous ’24 Hours of Daytona’ racetrack for James Mangold’s thrilling historical auto racing drama. 

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Clip Studio Paint Captures Hand-Drawn ‘Feel’ for Artists and Animators

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:09am

Celsys’ all-in-one paint tool provides intuitive, customizable features that help transfer an artist’s touch to their graphic design, manga/comics, animation or other digital art. 

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Sergio Pablos Talks His 2D Masterpiece, ‘Klaus’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:03am

Debuting today on Netflix, the ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator’s passion project, almost 10 years in the making, shows that with hard work, patience and a bit of new technology, 2D animated filmmaking is as compelling, and spellbinding, as ever.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Acquires Megascans Producer Quixel

World’s largest photogrammetry asset library and bundled toolset will become free for all Unreal Engine use.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Shares Innovative ‘Sneak Peeks’ at Adobe Max

Highly anticipated event for onsite attendees offered an exclusive look at the newest company research initiatives.

VR Headline News

New Disney VR Short ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ Debuts Tonight at ‘Frozen 2’ World Premiere

Immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world, from ‘Cycles’ director Jeff Gipson, weaves music and visuals together to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience. 

Business Headline News

ftrack Acquires cineSync Developer Cospective

Acquisition of award-winning remote viewing tool should foster collaborative development of powerful new workflow solutions for the creative industries. 

AR ANIMATIONWorld

League of Legends Warrior Akali Delights Fans with ‘Live’ AR Appearance

With support from Cubic Motion’s Persona, Riot Games’ real-time animated ‘Rogue Assassin’ performs and answers questions at Pro League Regional Finals in Shanghai.

Rotoscoping ANIMATIONWorld

The Groundbreaking Performance Capture Rotoscoping of ‘Undone’

Minnow Mountain director Craig Staggs and producer Steph Swope talk hand-drawn frame by frame animation and their unique contribution to Amazon Prime’s acclaimed new series. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Blogs

VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Writer and Director Jill Culton Talks ‘Abominable’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:58pm

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s just released US-China co-production shows animation’s true power to cross cultural boundaries with an entertaining, relatable and emotional story.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

animated short films Headline News

SEE IT HERE: Ishan Shukla’s Dystopian Short, ‘Schirkoa’ Now Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:21pm

Award-winning fourteen-minute CG-animated film, now being developed as a feature film, was created in Autodesk Maya and Adobe CC and rendered in GPU renderer Redshift.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 18th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Adds New SPFX Category and Expands Animation Project Eligibility

Starting with upcoming 18th annual awards, Society will recognize special (practical) effects in photoreal projects and allow more category eligibility for animation projects.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios’s Smashing ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ Invisible VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:25am

Glass, glass and more glass… visual effects supervisor Glenn Melenhorst and team show their CG chops by shattering a ton of glass in Lionsgate’s hit neo-noir action thriller starring Keanu Reeves.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Netflix Drops First Official Trailer and Images for Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8:53am

With release of his long-awaited animated feature only a month away, renown director and ‘Despicable Me’ co-creators tells AWN, ‘The wait is almost over!’

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

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