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Linda Sellheim Talks Epic’s Unreal Fellowship

One of the company’s innovative new fellowship creators discusses the program’s intense virtual production workflow curriculum, participation requirements, and goals for the future.

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Epic Games Releases Free 15-Hour Virtual Production Primer

Available through Unreal Online Learning, the self-paced program of 8 courses and 10 videos teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production.

Yes Virginia… ANIMATIONWorld

The Oddly Disquieting and Extremely Funny ‘Tigtone’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 5, 2020 at 12:22pm

For creators Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, Adult Swims’ satirical fantasy series about bold adventures and murderous quests proves you can still get plucked from obscurity and given an animated series… without a pitch.

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‘The Last Prophecy’ Sci-Fi Short Examines AI as the Savior of Humanity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:56pm

Romain Demongeot’s new CG animated film explores the role of religion in our world’s future, and whether people can exist without icons and gods.

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Pixomondo Building World’s Largest Virtual Production Studio in Toronto

The award-winning VFX company has teamed with tech partners Unreal Engine, LED manufacturer ROE Visual, and Nvidia on new facility, scheduled to be completed late 2020.

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Safe Sets and Virtual Production Bring Remote Guests to The Drew Barrymore Show

Due to COVID-19, producers on the new weekly talk show turned to CBS VFX for a fast, innovative solution to seamlessly and safely integrate L.A. guests into the N.Y.-based production.

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Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 VFX Showreel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:50pm

VFX supervisor Goran Backman details the studio’s creature and environment work on Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s VES and Emmy Award-winning hit space-adventure series.

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‘Maxon One’ Student and Faculty Subscription Bundle Now Available Through OnTheHub

Qualified academics get streamlined access to industry-leading, easy-to-use, professional tools for 3D animation, GPU rendering, VFX, motion design, and compositing, for a nominal processing fee.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Union Illustrates Marie Curie and Radium’s Impact in ‘Radioactive’

UK visual effects studio tackles a choreographed radium dance, WWI battlefield, Hiroshima bombing, and Chernobyl disaster in Marjane Satrapi’s captivating biographical drama.

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Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

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Zoic Crafts First-Person Shooter Experience for ‘No Extra Life’ Gun Safety PSA

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:42am

Studio’s new fully CG spot drops viewer into frantic video game race to find loved one after realizing unsecured gun is missing from a drawer.

Games Headline News

Ubisoft Announces ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ VR Games

Gaming giant reveals development is underway on two new unique immersive experiences, being built from the ground up exclusively for the Oculus platform.

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Microsoft Acquires ‘Fallout’ and ‘Elder Scrolls’ Publisher Bethesda Softworks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:01pm

$7.5 billion cash deal for game maker’s parent, ZeniMax Media, expands software giant’s growing gaming business profile.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

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MPC Film’s Digital Gorilla Delivers the Emotion in ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Studio handles 1,055 VFX shots, using virtual production tools to help produce photorealistic talking animals, full CG environments and digital set extensions in Thea Sharrock and Disney+’s tale of a gorilla who tries to piece his past together so he can hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

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ILM Expands Virtual Production Services, Global Trainee Program

StageCraft expansion plans include additional LED volume installations in LA, London and Australia, along with new Jedi Academy program aimed at underrepresented VFX talent.

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

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ILM VFX Legend Dennis Muren to Present and Do Live QnA at VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:11am

The 9-time Oscar-winner will discuss his career, unique artistic vision, and answer conference attendee questions at the 21st edition of the annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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Break+Enter Charts its Future in the Cloud

VFX studio discusses its pre-pandemic move to a cloud-based pipeline, including establishment of best practices and standards, and how they will continue to invest in and expand their virtual, remote production efforts company-wide.

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