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Danger Will Robinson! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

Technology Headline News

Chaos Player Now Part of V-Ray Collection

The fast-loading sequence player allows artists to quickly review animation and supports all industry standard image formats; new features also include floating-point compositing, A/B wipes, and OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 support.

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Trailer

Also announced, Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, reprising her role as Guinan from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation;’ the all-new season premieres March 3 exclusively on Paramount+.

The Goji World Smiles Again! Headline News

Godzilla and the Titans Will Wreak More Havoc in Apple TV+ Monsterverse Series

In the freshly ordered kaiju show, humans will come to grips with the reality that monsters exist and uncover the secrets of the shadowy organization known as Monarch.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’ Season 2 Trailer and Key Art Revealed

New episodes of the DreamWorks Animation original CG animated series, about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures, stream February 3 exclusively on Peacock.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

Technology Headline News

AMD Reveals New Radeon PRO W6000 Series Graphics Card Lineup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:54am

New energy efficient desktop and mobile workstation additions deliver up to three times higher performance and are optimized for both design and office productivity applications, and can easily be added to modern small form-factor desktops.

Gimmie More Trek! Headline News

Paramount+ Renews Practically Everything ‘Star Trek’ It’s Got

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:57pm

Streamer announces new seasons and upcoming premiere dates for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and ‘Star Trek: Prodigy.’

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

HBO Sets Storm Reid to Star as Riley Abel in ‘The Last of Us’ Series Adaptation

The ‘Euphoria’ star will play the role of an orphaned girl with scrappy, survivalist instincts in the upcoming series; DNEG set as lead VFX vendor.

People Headline News

Territory Studio Names Colleen Butler Executive Producer

Bringing extensive entertainment, gaming and publishing experience, the Mutiny Pictures co-founder will oversee business development out of company's San Francisco office.

Comics Headline News

‘Eternals: The 500 Year War’ Now Available on Marvel Unlimited

Coinciding with Disney+’s release of ‘The Eternals,’ the 7-issue series kicked off yesterday on the Marvel digital comic platform; release on WEBTOON set for January 20.

Awards Headline News

2022 BAFTA Longlists Released

7 selections in Animated Film include ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ and ‘Sing 2,’ with ‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among 6 in consideration for British Animated Short; ‘Dune’ leads group of 15 VFX-driven films.

Business Headline News

MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR X Merge into MPC

Technicolor Creative Studios continues its strategic rebranding and consolidation by integrating its visual effects companies into one of the world’s largest VFX studios.

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Take the challenge Headline News

Sony Talent League by THU Finalists Announced

3 teams have been chosen for the 2nd edition of Sony and THU’s creative challenge, each receiving mentoring by leading industry creators, up to 10.000€ in funding and the chance to present their project at the next THU event.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

Bond is Back VFXWorld

Framestore Lends Its Invisible Touch to ‘No Time To Die’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:29pm

Leading visual effects studio delivered nearly 400 shots, adding CG elements to everything from icy lakes to forests and high-speed car chases, in MGM’s latest action-packed James Bond spy thriller.

Kids Will Be Kids VFXWorld

Framestore Helps ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ Visualize a Serial Killer’s Childhood

Leading VFX studio delivers carefully crafted animation sequence where Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady correspond through a series of letters depicting the notorious villain’s early memories.

The Dark Knight Returns! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops ‘The Batman’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:19am

Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.

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