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WTF! Headline News

An Irritable Creature Gives Practical WTF Advice in ‘How to Make the Best Coffee’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:44pm

Chilean VFX artist Tomás Vergara’s new ‘WTF-X’ satirical short film series humorously portrays extraordinary CG beings sharing amazingly ordinary life lessons with a bemused young man that begs, the question, ‘What the f*ck?’

Whoopsies! Headline News

New ‘Mandalorian’ Episode Brings Denim Jeans to Tatooine

A plainclothes crew member can be spotted in the background of ‘Chapter 12: The Siege’ of ‘The Mandalorian,’ and fans claim his pants are now canon.

VFX for commercials Headline News

Flipbook Studio Brings Life Back to the Streets for JD Sport’s Xmas Campaign

Rapper Michael Dappah joins a young boy on a journey to a sports-themed winter wonderland; VFX features motion control with CGI elements completed in 3ds Max using V-ray for rendering and Nuke and SynthEyes for compositing and tracking.

More Zombies! Headline News

HBO Greenlights ‘The Last of Us’ Live-Action Adaptation

Widely labeled as one of the best video games of all time, the zombie survival live-action adaptation will be written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) in partnership with Last of Us writer and creative director Neil Druckmann.

Flipendo! Headline News

Mysterious ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel May Feature Original Golden Trio

Rumors say Warner Bros. is looking to win back fans of the famed film franchise by developing a new movie featuring the original cast, and all signs point to ‘Cursed Child.’

We Love Dragons! Headline News

Millie Bobby Brown to Produce and Star in Netflix’s ‘Damsel’

The ‘Stranger Things’ darling returns to the streaming giant as a princess confronting a dastardly dragon in their upcoming fantasy film, which she will also executive produce.

Girls of the High Seas! Headline News

Margot Robbie Joining ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the return of Captain Jack Sparrow is yet unknown, the ‘Suicide Squad’ star confirms there will be ‘lots of girl power’ in the hit Disney swashbuckling franchise reboot… or spinoff?

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

Holy Curveball Batman! Headline News

Jared Leto’s Joker Will Return in Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Cut

A ‘road weary Joker’ will make an appearance in the HBO Max ‘Justice League’ miniseries despite audience panning of the actor’s ‘Suicide Squad’ performance.

Merry Christmas Indeed! Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Getting Simultaneous HBO Max and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:03pm

Warner Bros. will be bringing Christmas cheer to its U.S. streaming platform subscribers as well as theatregoers who brave the pandemic, as it announces its highly anticipated kick-ass superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, will open both in cinemas and living rooms December 25.

People Headline News

VIEW 2020 Debuts Meet the Masters: Nora Twomey–Kris Pearn in Conversation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:23pm

Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.

Disney Headline News

Chadwick Boseman’s Likeness Will Not Return in ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso squashes rumors that the late actor will reprise his T’Challa role as a digital double, opening up the possibilities for a replacement.

All That Jazz! Headline News

Historic Vancouver Club Restored for Virtual 1930s Jazz Performance

On November 20, Shocap’s XR concert event with singer Jill Barber marries live music, greenscreens, mocap cameras, Unreal Engine, and proprietary technology to transport audiences back 90 years.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

Fantastic Beasts 3 Headline News

Johnny Depp Will Still Pocket Big for Lost Grindelwald Role

The beleaguered actor will still be paid an eight-figure salary for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ due to pay-or-play contract, despite being fired from the role.

Business Headline News

DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

People Headline News

DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

I Want My Matt Daemon! Headline News

HBO and Framestore Release ‘His Dark Materials: My Daemon’ Interactive iOS App.

New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.

A Voluptuous AI! Headline News

‘Halo’ TV Series Adaptation Resumes Filming

Showtime teases sneak of Master Chief and Cortana as its live-action adaption of the fan-favorite video game series goes back under the lights after production shut down due to COVID-19.

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