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Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches ThinkStation P620, World’s First AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

Available this September, the 64 core, single socket CPU platform is powered by AMD’s brand-new high-performance processor.

Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

Business Headline News

EU Skills Report Sites Serious Lack of Gaming Talent

76% of responding game companies cite difficulties in finding skilled staff; finds that while 45% of EU gamers are women, increase in STEM studies and careers for women are essential in the training of the future workforce.  

Music Videos Headline News

Magic.Mountain Brings Chaos to the City in KILLBOY’s ‘That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:34am

In new music video, animator and designer Josh Burke portrays the singer’s harrowing journey through an urban inferno raging against the backdrop of a neon-infused game-styled cityscape.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

TV VFX Headline News

Pixomondo Goes for the 'Gold' on Ozymandias and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6:29pm

Company carbonizes and de-carbonizes Jeremy Iron’s character, turning the actor into a golden statue, in Damon Lindelof’s highly acclaimed series.

Technology Headline News

Making Myth Real: Breathing Light Into ‘White Snake’

For Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation, Foundry has played an essential role in the studio’s growing success in producing visually compelling and beautifully designed CG animated feature films. 

Business Headline News

Technicolor Statement Concerning Debt Restructuring and Ongoing Operations

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:33pm

The French multi-national media company, owner of leading creative studios MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, issues statement concerning AWN’s June 23 news report.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: RISE FX’s ‘Babylon Berlin’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:10pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their fantastic environment work recreating life in Berlin, circa 1929, in the political crime drama now playing on Netflix.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Files for Chapter 15 in US Citing COVID-19 Impact

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:54pm

French owner of key creative studios and VFX brands including MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, reaches a restructuring agreement in Paris with creditors; Texas court filing will protect US assets.

VIEW Conference Blogs

Free Online PreVIEW Session with ‘The Mandalorian’ Animation Director Hal Hickel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:51am

On June 27, the Oscar-winning director, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about ILM’s new virtual production technology used on the hit Disney+ series, kicking off the VIEW Conference’s 21st season. 

AVOD Headline News

Tubi Expands Animation Library with 'LEGO Masters,' LEGO, Mattel, 'Garfield' and 'Anpanman' Properties

FOX Entertainment’s AVOD platform division announces new animated content deals and advertising technology tools during inaugural Newfront presentation.

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