25-year industry veteran brings technical and creative skills acquired while working at the forefront of emerging visual effects technology; his hire comes on the heels of continued growth in the media company’s VFX division.
Cortney Haile named VP of business development, Albert Soto named chief engineer, and J.R. Benson senior colorist; new hires will support increased offerings including scripted VFX and on-set supervision.
Join a free conversation with a panel of the famed VFX practitioners and filmmakers behind Jan De Bont’s 1996 disaster thriller and Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects; April 8 event will include an audience Q&A.
Flagship product updates include powerful new functionality and tools like the much anticipated USD plugin for Maya.
Release of highly anticipated Marvel tentpole pushed to July 9; ‘Cruella’ gets May 28 dual launch, while Disney / Pixar’s ‘Luca’ is now scheduled for an exclusive Disney+ release on June 18.
Group taps former Hasbro Studios exec to expand the company’s extensive ‘Warhammer’ IP with new live-action and animated content; three animated shows are nearing completion with a half dozen still under development.
To support the Oscar-winning creative studio, leading Network as a Service provider quickly and efficiently enables on-demand multi-cloud connections that access cost effective computing power for VFX projects.
Soon to be introduced in Disney+’s ‘Hawkeye’ series, the deaf fighter, aka Maya Lopez, can mimic any movements or fighting styles she sees and held the moniker of ‘Ronin’ before passing it off to Clint Barton for ‘Endgame.’
Women in Animation’s president addresses important issues surrounding last week’s Atlanta shootings and the need to stand against hate-based violence of all kinds.
Streamer will develop two new projects based on the comic book series co-written and co-created by Reeves and Matt Kindt, which follows the gruesome journey of immortal warrior ‘B’ as he attempts to discover a means to his own end.
Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.
Director Jeff Fowler reveals work is underway by teasing the film’s logo, hinting at the appearance of Miles ‘Tails’ Prower, the two-tailed fox.
Investment firm and Unreal Engine creator become stakeholders in extended reality technology company; partnerships will accelerate growth, with focus on international expansion, continued innovation, and enhanced support and product offerings for its customers.
Free digital event opens with ‘Digital Humans’ keynote by Pinscreen founder Hao Li, a leader in deepfake art and technology, who will discuss the evolution of virtual living triggered by the global pandemic.
Streamer expanding the GoT universe with ‘9 Voyages,’ ‘10,000 Ships,’ and a series set in Flea Bottom, in addition to ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘The Tales of Dunk and Egg,’ and a rumored animated series.
New system combines proprietary technology with machine learning; performance is realized without animation rigs, creating a realistic animated digital double ready for in-engine use.
The highly anticipated DCEU sequel is expected to start production this coming June under the working title ‘Necrus,’ with returning cast members Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, and Amber Heard as Mera.
The ‘Pete’s Dragon’ team of David Lowery and Jim Whitaker will direct and produce the star-studded live-action remake of Disney’s 1953 animated classic; film to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.
The upcoming conference program, in partnership with the Academy Software Foundation, highlights cross-industry efforts to develop shared technology for VFX, animation and sound; additional confirmed speakers include Pixar’s technical director Markus Kranzler and Inda Barnardo, director of ‘Cat and Moth.’
New version introduces flexible machine learning toolset, Hydra 3D viewport renderer and extended monitor out functionality, enhanced workflows for collaborative review, and Python 3 support.
Snyder’s niche directorial style may not be for everyone, but overall, his additions to the original film seem successful, if not a tad excessive, resulting in a longer-than-desirable runtime.
After numerous delays from injuries and COVID-19 shutdowns, the highly anticipated adaptation of Sunrise Inc.’ classic, hugely popular anime could start streaming later this year.
Visual Effect Society names veteran VFX supervisor, second unit director and DP as this year’s recipient of the VES Creative Excellence Award; innovative filmmaker won Oscars for ‘Titanic,’ ‘Hugo,’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’
Studio designs two dragons, inspired by a rescue puppy, armadillo, and jumbo jet, for the BBC America fantasy police procedural TV series that draws on many creations from Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ book series.