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I Made Him an Offer… Headline News

Outpost 'Can't Refuse' to Deliver Key VFX on ‘The Offer’

Studio creates both CG people and environments to accurately portray NYC in the 1950s and 1970s for Paramount+’s 10-part series about the creation of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic, ‘The Godfather.’

Get Your Fill of Fire and Blood! Headline News

Fire Will Reign This Weekend: HBO Drops Final ‘House of the Dragon’ Promo

It’s finally here - HBO’s new original series, the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ debuts Sunday, August 21.

Business Headline News

Game Giant Embracer Snags Rights to Everything Tolkien

The Swedish video game conglomerate has purchased Middle Earth Enterprises, which holds the rights to all the famed author’s published works, including ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ and other properties.  

Snap…Snap! Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’

The famed director’s twisted series gives new life to the ghoulish ‘Addams Family’ clan while charting the supernaturally infused mystery of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ angsty daughter’s years at the Nevermore Academy; coming to the streamer this Fall.

Oh No Toto! Headline News

‘Black-ish’ Director Kenya Barris Boards ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake

Warner Bros. and Khalabo Ink Society planning to take audiences down the yellow brick road once again in a ‘modern reimagining’ of L. Frank Baum’s famed property.

The Evil Does Not Sleep…It Waits Headline News

Adobe Shares ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power’ Exclusive Clip

Teaming up with Prime Video, the creative tech giant launches fan art campaign ahead of next month’s epic series release; free customizable Adobe Express and Adobe Photoshop templates and a limited-edition TikTok lens allow users to remix and digitally share artwork.

Business Headline News

Peacock and Lionsgate Ink Deal to Expand ‘John Wick’ Universe with Prequel Series

A three-part special, ‘The Continental,’ will explore the origin story and inner workings of the exclusive hotel, which serves as a refuge for assassins and a centerpiece of the hugely popular franchise; the limited series will hit the streamer in 2023.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX and Loud Minds Teaming-Up on ‘Surviving Earth’

Just commissioned NBC 8-part series will take a factual journey into prehistory with a broad range of digital environments, landscapes, and creatures; production kicks off production later this year with the show slated to stream on Peacock.

Education Headline News

SCAD Announces 4 New Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ First Look

Famed filmmaker’s new curated collection of 8 genre-defining tales challenges traditional notions of horror with stories ranging from magical and gothic to grotesque and classically creepy; the anthology debuts on the streamer in October with a 4-day double episode event.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:05am

At SIGGRAPH 2022, the company announced its new suite of cloud-native AI models and services that provide businesses of any size the power to build and deploy sophisticated avatars and virtual assistants.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces New AI-Powered Tools for the Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicks off SIGGRAPH 2022 with news of the Metaverse while also unveiling a range of new developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins to close the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

Technology Headline News

WATCH LIVE: NVIDIA Special Address on #AI-infused Virtual Worlds at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:37am

At 9:00 am PST today, August 9, NVIDIA CEO Jenson Huang and senior company leaders will announce powerful new metaverse and neural graphics tools in a special presentation at the conference.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

Technology Headline News

DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:55am

Studio’s state-of-the-art MCRT renderer, used on the upcoming ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and previous films like ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Croods: A New Age,’ includes a USD Hydra render delegate and multi-machine / cloud rendering via Arras.

Marvel at D23 Expo Headline News

Here are Marvel’s First Looks and Panels Coming to Disney’s D23 Expo

Marvel Studios plans to deliver attendees a 60th anniversary celebration of Spider-Man, a sprawling showcase of exclusive items and events, and more in Anaheim next month.

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