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Joe Letteri Talks ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Wētā FX’s 4-time Oscar-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor discusses his collaboration with director James Cameron on the highly anticipated ‘Avatar’ sequel, now in theaters.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX E3 Workstation with New 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:49am

Economical, entry level system now features new CPUs that offer top performance to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

People Headline News

Longtime Netflix Exec Matt Levin to Head LAIKA’s Live-Action Expansion

The cutting-edge animation studio adds veteran production leadership to take the reins of the studio’s expanding live-action efforts; first project is based on John Brownlow’s action thriller novel ‘Seventeen.’

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

8 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.

It Was Only a Matter of Time Headline News

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Pen ‘Tomb Raider’ Series for Prime Video

The project, based on the popular franchise spanning multiple video games, films, and an anime series, is the latest in an overall deal between the streaming giant and the ‘Fleabag’ author.

Awards Headline News

73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Revealed

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ are nominated in the animated features category; winners will be announced at the March 5 awards ceremony.

The New DCU Headline News

Details Aplenty Revealed for New DC Universe Slate

Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios Peter Safran and James Gunn dive a bit deeper into the next generation of DC films and television series, and how the new core continuity will work.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

The New DCU Headline News

DC Studios Reveals Release Date for ‘The Batman – Part II’

The sequel to Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ will hit theaters October 3, 2025 under the DC Elseworlds banner, separate from the new DC Universe core continuity just revealed by James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Mando! Headline News

This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Impossible Objects Illustrates the Power of Sustainable Virtual Production

Tapping NantStudio’s advanced LED stage powered by Unreal Engine for its ‘auto demo’ project, the studio demonstrates the sustainability impact of harnessing the cutting-edge technology, both in financial and environmental costs.

Marvel-ous VFX Headline News

Cinesite Shares ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The studio delivered almost 400 visual effects shots, with its London facility producing a single 10-minute sequence and Montreal facility creating a range of sequences, including full water simulations, integrating CG ships, digi-doubles and a helicopter crashing into the ocean.

The New DCU Headline News

New DCU Slate Touts 10 Interconnected Film and Television Projects

The upcoming shows – almost all live-action - make up ‘Chapter 1’ of the new core, interconnected DC Universe; the first film, ‘Superman: Legacy,’ hits theaters July 11, 2025.

People Headline News

VisualCreatures Names Ian Unterreiner President

Former Zoic exec to helm AGBO’s recently acquired virtual production studio, specializing in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, to be housed at its downtown Los Angeles creative campus.  

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Final Season Trailer

The iconic admiral is forced to confront the legacy of his past and new revelations that may alter the fate of the Federation; Season 3 premieres February 16 exclusively on Paramount+.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

VFX for television Headline News

VFX Breakdown: BlueBolt Adds Futuristic Visuals to ‘The Peripheral’

The studio transforms London into a dilapidated landscape dwarfed by towering statues of Greek Gods, creating the backdrop for the sci-fi series starring Jack Reynor and Chloë Grace Moretz, now streaming on Prime Video.

Another Two Bite the Dust Headline News

HBO Max Decision to Pull ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’ Precedes DC Studios Takeover

While the cancelation of both series after their fourth seasons came as a shock to fans, James Gunn claims he and DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran are blameless.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

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