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Netflix Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for “The Liberator”

The 4-part animated series is the true story of US Army officer Felix Sparks who in WWII led the 157th Infantry Battalion on a 500-day fight to liberate Europe; the series premieres on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

virtual production Headline News

Mels Studios Launches Virtual Production Stage in Montreal

New facility, built in collaboration with Solotech, is powered by Unreal Engine, and will provide state-of-the-art resources for real-time, in-camera visual effects production.

Beware the Necromancer! Headline News

MR. X Delivers Otherworldly VFX for Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:04pm

Visual effects house’s Toronto and Bangalore studio’s tackle the Necromancer and its scream as they produce 476 shots on the hit HBO Max sci-fi thriller.

Save the Planet! ANIMATIONWorld

A Brave Young Girl Fights to Save the Planet in ‘Astronaut Spaceman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00pm

Emmy Award-winning ‘Game of Thrones’ artist Patrick Gehlen crafts a charming, thought-provoking animated music video that rallies voters to fight against climate change.

People Headline News

Scanline VFX Adds Veterans Derek Spears and Nicolas Aithadi

Long-time VFX supervisors join studio’s Los Angeles and Vancouver offices, respectively; company bolsters team to deliver upcoming projects including ‘Eternals;’ ‘The Suicide Squad;’ ‘The Batman;’ ‘Lisey’s Story;’ ‘Fengshen Trilogy;’ ‘The Jade Earring;’ and ‘The Nevers.’

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

The Shins ‘The Great Divide’ Takes a Reverse Zoom Journey Through the Big Bang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:09pm

Producer Jen Alvares and her Hunters House team deliver a stunning, complex CG music video for the Grammy-nominated indie rock band’s latest single.

People ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:07pm

Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.

animated title sequences ANIMATIONWorld

How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

Careers Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures and UniSA Create Hands-On VFX Training Program

South Australia’s booming movie industry has created a demand for skilled VFX artists; RSP and University partner to train and provide home-grown talent to bolster burgeoning industry.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix’s 4-Part Animated WWII Drama ‘The Liberator’ Coming November 11

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:00am

Riveting, true story of U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his racially integrated infantry battalion’s 500-day fight from Italy to Dachau is the first produced using Trioscope enhanced hybrid animation technology; watch the teaser trailer.

WTF! Headline News

An Irritable Creature Gives Practical WTF Advice in ‘How to Make the Best Coffee’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:44pm

Chilean VFX artist Tomás Vergara’s new ‘WTF-X’ satirical short film series humorously portrays extraordinary CG beings sharing amazingly ordinary life lessons with a bemused young man that begs, the question, ‘What the f*ck?’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch VFX Legion’s ‘Charm City Kings’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Visual effects supervisor James Hattin and producer Nate Smalley led company’s global remote team in creating photorealistic effects for HBO Max’s inner-city coming to age drama.

Jobs Headline News

New Brunswick Community College Signs MOU With Toon Boom Animation

Addressing a shortage of skilled workers in the animation field, agreement will help promote education and career paths for students that will ultimately expand the talent pool and strengthen the growing industry.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Wins Engineering Emmy Award

Engineering team members Bill Spitzak, Jonathan Egstad, Peter Crossley, and Jerry Huxtable to be recognized for their contributions to development of their industry leading compositing tool; virtual awards ceremony scheduled for October 29.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Teradici Honored with Engineering Emmy Award

Creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology and cloud access software recognized for outstanding achievement in engineering development; award to be presented at virtual ceremony on October 29.

Awards Headline News

The Rookies Announces 2020 World School Rankings Winners

Based on 3,769 entries from artists that have attended over 500 educational institutions, more than 150 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

Newly Honored VFX Titans! Headline News

VES Announces Additional Special 2020 Honorees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:19pm

This year’s group of distinguished VFX practitioners will be recognized this fall in a soon to be announced online event.

People Headline News

Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

What’s for dinner? Headline News

Maxon Releases Charming ‘Dino Feast’ Short by Daughter and Dad Duo

Red Giant tools and Adobe After Effects help bring to life 9-year-old Eva Worley and dad Seth’s epic tale of a Jurassic struggle over ‘What’s for dinner?’; Emmy Award-winning Tony Hale lends his voice in a cameo appearance.

online events Blogs

FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

The Future of AI Headline News

WATCH: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s ‘I AM AI’ #GTC20 Keynote

NVIDIA GTC 2020 kicked off today with Huang’s presentation exploring real world implications of AI and its impact challenges the world’s faces today.

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