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V-Ray Heads to Hawkins Headline News

Scanline VFX Gets All Wrapped Up with ‘Stranger Things' Season 4

Harnessing the power of V-Ray, the VFX house created nightmarish portals to the Upside Down, an exploding helicopter, and sinister vine attacks combining practical effects with CG on some of the show's most exciting scenes.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ to Begin Production in November

The primate-driven sci-fi franchise’s latest entry will be helmed by ‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball, and will feature ‘It’ star Owen Teague, Freya Allen of ‘The Witcher,’ and Peter Macon of ‘The Orville.’

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Trailer is Just as Creepy as You Hoped

Netflix’s upcoming anthology series will debut later this month with a 4-day double episode ‘Netflix & Chills’ Halloween event.

The Sequel is Almost Here! Headline News

Marvel Studios Drops Official ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer

We return to Wakanda to meet a new threat... the undersea Talokan nation; studio also shares a new poster and key art for the highly anticipated action-packed sequel, helmed by returning director Ryan Coogler.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Releases BeeHive 2.0

Upgrade to the all-in-one, real-time change management solution for Unreal Engine and Maya provides improved remote visualization and collaboration without interruption, resulting in faster iterations and cost efficiencies; 30-day free trial now available.

We Want More Zombies Headline News

HBO Releases First ‘The Last of Us’ Teaser Trailer

Leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey see some intense action as they fight the good fight, and we catch our first glimpse at a terrifying cordyceps-infected clicker along with the surprise appearance of Melanie Lynskey as a revolutionary leader.

Know Your Scales Headline News

‘Lyle, Lye Crocodile’ Original Track ‘Heartbeat’ to Release Ahead of Film

The voice of the singing croc himself, Shawn Mendes, took to Instagram to tease his all-original song – which drops September 30 - from the upcoming film, which hits theaters October 7.

Flame On Headline News

Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer to Pen ‘Fantastic Four’ Script

The ‘Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship’ writers have outlined how the ‘Fantastic’ team will fit within the complicated MCU chronology, although no further casting or plot details are known.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Technology Headline News

Wacom Launches the Cintiq Pro 27 Pen Display

Developed in concert with the art and design community, the new display boasts performance improvements, standard multi-touch, faster refresh rates, vivid and accurate color, and added customizable options.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX APPEXX A3 Workstations Now Feature AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

New series processors allow for simultaneous multitasking without sacrificing efficiency on an array of applications for 3D modeling, rendering, simulations, and VR.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Public Spin-Off Now Official

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:59am

Previous division of Technicolor SA is now an independent, publicly traded company under TCHCS on Euronext Paris, while Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home and Vantiva Supply Chain Services divisions, will remain listed on Euronext Paris under its new name of Vantiva.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Ups Lala Gavgavian to Global President of Visual Effects Studios

The company’s chief operating officer succeeds John Fragmeni, assuming new role overseeing and expanding company’s VFX services, offerings, and continued development of proprietary digital human capabilities.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Eggcellent News Headline News

Netflix Drops Adorable Trailer for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure’

Inspired by the beloved Sanrio uncooked egg character, the series will see Gudetama team up with the chick Shakipiyo as they leave the refrigerator and head out into the world in search of their mother.

Get Cronenberg’d Headline News

‘Scanners’ TV Series Adaptation in Development at HBO

Based on David Cronenberg’s infamous body horror film, the show will follow two women who must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA ‘GET3D’ AI Model to Populate Virtual Worlds Revealed

Capping its GTC announcements, the tech giant unveils new model that using only 2D images, generates 3D shapes - with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details - to easily populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, and characters, in the most popular software app formats.

Books Headline News

‘Mork & Mindy’ Producer Brian Levant’s ‘My Life and Toys’ Now Available

A consummate collection of memorabilia photographed by Joe Pellegrini appears alongside the musings of the TV/Film industry veteran, who reflects on pop culture’s influence in the U.S. dating back to World War II; readers get a chance, and an excuse, to reminisce while taking a walk down memory lane. 

Technology Headline News

New GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs Announced

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2022 keynote reveals numerous performance upgrades for NVIDIA Studio users, including work with Unity and Unreal Engine 5, centered on the company’s new GPU series powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Next Gen OVX Computing Systems for 3D Virtual World Building

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:10am

New technology provides the graphics and simulation foundation for building and operating metaverse applications, including immersive digital twin simulations, in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Reveals Slew of Omniverse Feature Releases and Updates

Omniverse's expansive new features, revealed at this morning’s GTC keynote, include Omniverse Cloud managed services, Omniverse Kit connected tools and microservices, and Omniverse Exchange, a publishing portal for industry and purpose-built third-party solutions; the online conference runs through September 22.

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