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BlueBolt Shares VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2022 at 3:16pm

Visual effects studio delivers 782 shots as the lead vendor on the final season of the hit Netflix series, filled with sprawling CG armies, historically accurate CG ships, environments, and of course, bloody Saxon battles.

Get an Unreal Education! Headline News

Studio Arts Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’ Training Program

Offered in partnership with Epic Games, the online program provides skills-building training based on the Unreal Fellowship curriculum, opening up new career opportunities in an industry ripe with demand for UE artists; the program runs August 15-September 9.

Taking Action in the UK Headline News

Inaugural The London Action Festival Set for July 28-31

New event pays homage to the talent behind action movies and TV, featuring screenings, panels, Q&As and surprise guests; Proof will present a behind-the-scenes look at the VFX of ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’

Business Headline News

NFT-Financed ‘Unlikely Love Stories’ Anthology Moves Forward at StudioDAO

The web3 collective strikes deal to produce animated short series based on the real-life love story of Oscar-nominated ‘Anomalisa’ producer Rosa Tran and Emmy Award-winning VFX artist Derek Smith.

Careers Headline News

Access: VFX Presents: ‘Tips from Recruiters: How to Present Your Work and Interview Like a Pro’

The free online workshop offers advice on how to land a dream job in the animation, games, and VFX industries; presented via ZOOM on June 29, the program is open to the public.

Who’s the Next Marvel Superhero? Headline News

Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Guest Board Live-Action ‘Wonder Man’ Series

The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ writer-producer join the Marvel Studios production, which will delve deeper into the long-running story of Marvel’s antagonist-turned-Avenger, who made his first appearance in the comics in the 1960s.

Standards Developing Organizations Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Role as ‘Metaverse Standards Forum’ Founding Member

The cutting-edge technology company joins other leading organizations in the open Forum designed to foster industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards, laying the foundation for and tapping the potential of the Metaverse.

I Just Want to Sing… and Bathe! Headline News

Bubble-Bathing Crocodile Belts Out Stevie Wonder in ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Teaser

Sony’s new trailer showcases the titular croc’s singing skills and introduces the family who embraces him as one of their own; film hits theaters this Fall.

Supporting Open Source in M&E Headline News

The Academy Software Foundation Unveils New Governing Board Succession Plan

Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group develops new plan to increase representation across gender identity, race, and ethnicity within the organization’s highest levels.

People Headline News

Academy Names New Board of Governors

Demographics will shift to 54% women and 28% underrepresented racial or ethnic groups when the appointees take office at the first board meeting of the 2022-2023 term.

Business Headline News

ReDefine Launching Barcelona Studio

The VFX and animation company expands upon its presence in the UK, Bulgaria, and across North America and India in response to global clients’ demands for creative services.

AI Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Showcases New AI Research with Video Tribute to Jazz

The company’ 3D MoMa inverse rendering pipeline will be presented tomorrow during the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in New Orleans.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Full D23 Schedule for Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Revealed

The Disney100 event will showcase the company’s rich history and host a slew of talent appearances and first looks from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

People Headline News

The Embassy Names Danielle Kinsey Head of Production

10-year company veteran gets new title and new responsibilities, now tasked with management of studio’s expanding production slate; will also support the creative teams while promoting connections between global partners and the LA and Vancouver offices. 

Please Look After This Bear Headline News

Dougal Wilson to Direct ‘Paddington in Peru’

The acclaimed commercial helmer will make his feature debut with the third chapter of the family film series, replacing Paul King, who recently departed as director of the project to take on ‘Wonka’ with Timothee Chalamet.

People Headline News

Justin Lin to Direct Live-Action ‘One Punch Man’ for Sony Pictures

The director’s next big swing, after relinquishing his duties on ‘Fast X’ earlier this year, will be a feature film adaptation of the famed anime and manga.

Business Headline News

DNEG Nixes SPAC Business Combination Deal with Sports Ventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:35am

Due to unfavorable SPAC market conditions, the companies have terminated their pending business combination agreement that would have seen the the leading VFX and animation studio go public.

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Apple TV+’s ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Boasts Some Pretty Lovely Little CG

Creators Maddy Darrall and Billy Macqueen talk about their new live-action / CG animated kids’ series, now streaming, about 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm, and how ILM’s single biggest challenge… was creating Quackety Duck Duck.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals Initial Speaker Lineup

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 12:44pm

Peter Ramsey, Roy Conli, Rob Minkoff, Ramsey Naito and Shannon Tindle are a few of the top industry leaders coming to Torino to attend and present in person at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference, running October 16-21, onsite and online.

Unreal in the Summer Headline News

Registration Now Open for Escape Studios Summer Unreal Engine Courses

Through courses produced in collaboration with Epic Games and ScreenSkills, participants get hands-on training in Unreal Engine and Virtual Production; classes range from ‘Unreal Fridays’ designed for the UK commercials sector to ‘London Connectors,’ a 5-week program in immersive storytelling.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Unreal Engine Mesh to MetaHuman Plugin Now Available

New features for the cloud-based MetaHuman Creator let users create photorealistic digital humans, complete with hair and clothing, in minutes; plugin features support new character rigging, animation, and physics features in UE5.

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