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Innovations in Virtual Production Headline News

Coming December 8: PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:36am

This free virtual presentation will explore how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, is optimizing workflows and pushing the boundaries of the possible in virtual production.

Business Headline News

DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX S4 Workstations with New CPUs

Now featuring 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors, the desk-side system is built to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

Business Headline News

Arcturus Announces $11M Funding from Cloudtree Ventures, Autodesk and Epic Games

New round of Series A funding will enable HoloSuite platform enhancements and continued development of new tools and techniques for 3D creation tools like Maya and Unreal Engine.

XR technology Headline News

Jetstreak Ink Shares ‘Legacy of the Mandalorian’ Trailer

Fan film uses ARwall virtual production tools for interactive lighting within different virtual environments; watch the behind-the-scenes video to see the new technology and its in-camera applications.

Happy Birthday Spider-Man! Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Spider-Man’

While celebrating its 30th anniversary, the leading animation and VFX studio drops a highlight reel celebrating the iconic Marvel superhero’s 20th anniversary and the studio’s innovation and artistry across all 9, soon to be 10, movies.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 5.1

New release increases efficiency and versatility across industries, and includes enhanced world-building tools; animation, rigging, and modeling enhancements; and updates for virtual production, broadcast, live events.

Fight the Horde Headline News

Netflix Working on Multiple ‘Gears of War’ Projects

The popular sci-fi Xbox franchise is headed to both a feature film and adult animation series, with more potential adaptations in the future.

A New Crusade Headline News

‘Indiana Jones’ Series May Be Headed to Disney+

The streamer and Lucasfilm are actively seeking a writer for an ‘Indiana Jones’ TV series, which could be a prequel, spinoff, or set-up for future films in the franchise.

Animated Features to Live-Action Film Oh My! Headline News

A ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Adaptation Inspired by TikTok?

Fans are up in arms after a Variety interview with Joe Russo describes the upcoming musical remake as ‘modernized’ and ‘experimental,’ with possible inspiration by elements of the popular dancing app.

In a Catbus Far Far Away… Headline News

BIG TEASE: Potential Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli Collaboration in the Works

While neither camp has officially commented, the beloved Japanese animation studio Tweeted a video of the Lucasfilm logo, followed by the Studio Ghibli logo, hinting at a future project.

Witcher Alert! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Teaser Trailer

Minnie Driver and Michelle Yeah star in the prequel set 1,200 years prior to the popular ‘The Witcher’ series, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one; the 4-part limited series streams Christmas day.

People Headline News

Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Reveals Updates for Cinema 4D and Other Key Products

New features and workflow improvements across the company’s product line include Cinema 4D’s Pyro for the creation of fire, smoke, and explosions, and an integrated Redshift Camera and Radial Symmetry for modeling; new features for Forger, VFX, and Trapcode were also announced.

People Headline News

Cast Revealed for Upcoming Disney+ Series ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’

The Leslye Headland helmed show, which just began production in the U.K., has added Carrie-Anne Moss, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, and Dean-Charles Chapman to the ensemble cast.

A Simple Twist of Fate? Headline News

Recently Canceled ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Nabs CG Animated Series Reboot and Live-Action Film

Creator Iginio Straffi took to Instagram to reassure fans the title will live on in multiple formats, despite Netflix’s surprising cancellation of the show earlier this year.

Spice Up Your Life Headline News

Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell-Horner Board Sony's ‘Gran Turismo’

The high-octane film adaptation of Sony’s best-selling racing game welcomes the ’Shazam!’ star, Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, Thomas Kretschman, and Miss Ginger Spice herself to the cast.

2023 VES Awards Headline News

Call for Submissions: 21st Annual VES Awards

The submission deadline is November 30; you have less than one month left to submit work for consideration.

The Metaverse Awaits Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Beta Release Now Available

Major updates to core reference apps and tools offer increased speed, accessibility, and flexibility for collaborative workflows, making it easier for developers, creators, and novices to build metaverse applications.

Advances in Digital Human Creation Headline News

Wild Capture and Metastage to Demo New Digital Human Creation Tools at VES Event

The two studios are teaming up to showcase new advances in volumetric video tools used to create digital humans as part of the VES’ ‘Creating Lifelike Digital Humans -- Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines,’ set for November 12; registration is now open on Eventbrite.

TV Animation Headline News

Bilibili Releasing ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Animated Adaptation

The new series, based on Chinese author Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi novels about humanity’s first contact with an alien race, debuts December 3; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ live-action version will debut on Netflix next year.  

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