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Look to the Stars Headline News

Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood’ Hits Netflix April 1

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10:54am

Watch the trailer from the Oscar-nominated director’s new animated feature that tells the story of the first moon landing in 1969, from the astronauts and mission control’s viewpoint, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Texas with his own dreams of the stars.
 

Business Headline News

Vū Technologies Receives $17 Million Seed Investment

Cash injection from syndicates across Tampa, Orlando, and Texas will fuel growth of the company’s network of virtual production studios.

Live Talks Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with the Creatives Behind Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

Join the virtual conversation with the creative team behind the studio’s new animated feature; the free March 18 event is hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with OGR.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

Free events Headline News

Register Now: DNEG ‘Beyond Sand & Spice: The VFX of Dune’ March 2

The latest #DeepDive session is a virtual event featuring the VFX teams’ never-before-shared insights into the visual effects behind the Oscar nominated feature ‘Dune;’ registration is open and free.

Another Taste of Marvel Headline News

Sony Drops Final Trailer for Marvel Supercreature Feature ‘Morbius’

New film delves into the origins of a biochemist-turned-bloodsucker, who first appeared in Marvel comics as a foil to Spider-Man and later became a flawed antihero.

Business Headline News

Cosm Studios and Baobab Studios Ink ‘Namoo’ Deal

The exclusive agreement will bring Erick Oh’s award-winning animated short to planetariums and fulldome theaters around the world.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Releases More Programming Highlights

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind the popular Netflix series ‘Arcane’ and the origins and creation of ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ as well as more onsite masterclasses and partners; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

The Drac Pack is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

Competitions Headline News

Core Partners with Metaverse Gaming League on Anime Jam Competition

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:27am

Developers can recreate or create new anime and manga-inspired environments, characters, and gameplay to win a share of $50,000 in prize money.

Awards Headline News

‘Namoo,’ ‘Eternals: AR Story Experience’ Lead PGA Innovation Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:04pm

Award recognizes outstanding innovations in VR, AR, Experiential and other emerging media.

Business Headline News

Bento Box Signs Development Deal with Chris Linn and Marissa Ronca’s Contrast Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1:56pm

The ex-WarnerMedia executives will advise the studio on animated projects for FOX Entertainment, Tubi, other third-party platforms, and the new NFT studio, Blockchain Creative Labs

Awards Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor her integral role in the creation of ILMxLAB, as well as her exemplary support of the education and development of women artists and engineers.

 

Real-time 3D Production Collaboration in the M&E Space Headline News

How NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Impacts Remote Animation and VFX Workflows

New free White Paper from BOXX Technologies details how the platform is built to address the increasingly common and complex challenges faced by animation and VFX teams across the M&E space.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps ‘Bridge’ the Multiverse in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

The Magic of Magic VFX Headline News

Realtime Conjures More VFX Magic for ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:19pm

UK animation and VFX studio returns for the Sky TV drama's third and final season; VFX breakdown reel highlights studio’s work crafting a range of subtle, magical visual effects grounded within the tone of the storytelling.  

Technology Headline News

Unreal Engine 5 Preview Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:57pm

Users can now access the software with all features intended for final release, and are encouraged to experiment with new tools and workflows and otherwise put the program through its paces to help identify any remaining glitches.

People Headline News

Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Unveils 10,000 Square-Foot Virtual Production Stage

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:31am

Company continues its push into virtual film production services with investment in new state-of-the-art Montreal facility.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Shares 2022 Unreal Engine Growth

Check out the real-time round-up: explore emerging trends in the metaverse and impact on real-time 3D technology; and watch the ‘Virtual Production Sizzle Reel 2022’ to see how Unreal engine, virtual production and in-camera VFX is feeding an explosion of creativity.

Music Videos Headline News

Mathematic Crafts the Dystopian Auto-Racing World of Pink Noise’s ‘Sky Cry’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:00pm

The creative studio delivers ‘Crashtag,’ the world's first robot influencer, using a variety of 3D tools to design and build the futuristic sci-fi world of director Kim Chapiron’s new short film.

We Love Trouble ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Cuphead Show!’ Celebrates the Golden Age of Animation

The creative team behind Netflix’s new animated slapstick comedy, based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning ‘Cuphead’ video game, talks about keeping it real, retro, and funny; series premieres February 18.

Just Take the Pill VFXWorld

DNEG Helps Visualize the 'Real World' of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

Leading VFX and animation studio delivers more than 700 visual effects shots, filled with CG environments and digital characters including sentinels and harvesters, the Cybebe, Kuhjaku, Lumin8, and Mnemosyne ship, in Lana Wachowski’s fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

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