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One Last Ride Headline News

Watch: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' VFX Breakdown Reel - The Orgoscope

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:17pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks has just shared with AWN and VFXWorld a look at how their team, led by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Theo Bialek, were tasked with building the planet-sized organic structure known as the Orgoscope.

sci-fi drama Headline News

David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

VIEW 2023 Award Winners Announced

Grand Prize awarded to ‘Return to Hairy Hill,’ with ‘Au 8ème Jour’ picking up the Jury Award; registration for View Conference 2024, running October 14-19, is now open.

The Future of AI Headline News

Register Now for NVIDIA GTC 2024

Offering 900 sessions and over 300 exhibitors, the annual conference focuses on how NVIDIA platforms are being tapped to achieve remarkable breakthroughs across industries that are placing Generative AI center stage; attend in person or online March 18-21.

Super Bowl Magic Headline News

CBS VFX Transports ‘Super Bowl LVIII’ Fans Back to 1980s ‘NFL Today’ Studio

VFX reel highlights work that takes viewers back in time ‘digitally’ to the iconic 1980s with anchor Brent Musburger at his desk; VFX extends off-screen to ‘Paramount Expedition Vegas: Journey to the Peak’ a 4-minute gondola and cinematic experience up the Paramount Mountain.

Business Headline News

Magic Media Acquires Interactive Creation

The North Macedonian studio specializes in 3D, Animation, and VFX, and has contributed to multiple notable video game project, such as ‘Fall Guys,’ ‘Weird West,’ and ‘Shadow Warrior.’

85th Batman Anniversary Headline News

The Folio Society Releases ‘DC: Batman’ in Collaboration with DC

In celebration of the 85th anniversary of the first comic book appearance of Batman, the new project, curated by former DC Comics President Jennette Kahn, presents a dozen of the greatest Batman comics of all time, including a replica copy of ‘Batman #1.’

Heading into Turnaround Headline News

Netflix Scraps Film Adaptations of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Kane Chronicles’

The young adult trilogy’s author, also known for ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ revealed the disheartening news on Goodreads, stating that the project’s future ‘depends on whether another studio would like to step in, assume the pre-production costs, and move forward.’ 

Book Adaptations Oh My! Headline News

Roku Drops Teaser Trailer For ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

The live-action project stars Christian Slater as the evil ogre Mulgarath, Joy Bryant as loving matriarch Helen Grace, and Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell as twins Jared and Simon; all eight episodes will be available to stream on April 19.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Announces NVIDIA RTX 500 and 1000 Ada Generation Laptop GPUs

Generative AI and hybrid work environments are requiring increasingly powerful laptops; new NVIDIA GPUs will be available in highly portable mobile workstations from partners including Dell, HP, Lenovo and MIS this spring. 

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Producers Guild Award

Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg were honored for their work on Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated hit film.

Business Headline News

DNEG Launches DNEG IXP

New immersive experience division, helmed by managing director Josh Mandel, crafts creative experiences for businesses, brands, and game publishers; will focus initially on gaming, virtual concerts, and theme park ride experiences.

Madness of Two Headline News

Director Todd Phillips Shares New Images For ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

In what is now a franchise tradition, the ‘Joker’ director once again shared new images of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn on Valentine’s Day, as a ghoulish gift to fans; the film dances into theaters October 4.

Zoom Zoom Headline News

MPC Delivers a VFX ‘Crash’ Course for Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’

The visual effects studio helps realize the director’s unique vision, including the film’s climax featuring racing driver De-Portago's famous crash; the team tracked and mapped the CG Ferrari to the practical crash, dramatically launching it into the packed racetrack crowd, populated by digi-doubles.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Awards Headline News

‘Silhouette’ Takes Home Autodesk-Sponsored Student Project VES Award

The tech giant continues to support students and educators, providing skills, hands-on experiences, and credentials via free software; company tools were used by winning ArtFX School of Digital Arts student filmmakers and nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project recognized at last night’s 22nd annual Visual Effects Society ceremony. 

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

A New Jurassic Era Headline News

Gareth Edwards in Talks to Direct New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie

The ‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Creator’ helmer may pick up the mantle after negotiations fell through last week with original choice David Leitch; the next franchise installment, touted as the ‘new Jurassic era,’ is slated to release July 2, 2025.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

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