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#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

Technology Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Expands Global Operations with New Cloud-Based Technology

Bafta-winning animation and VFX studio using Teradici Cloud Access Software and Microsoft Azure to enable safe, secure workflow for artists around the world that are joining the company.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

Education Headline News

College of Creative Studies Presents ‘Class of 2020 Student Showcase’

Extensive gallery features profiles and accomplishments of CCS graduates across 12 departments, including BFA and MFA programs.

Commercials Headline News

Framestore Puts Pedal to the Metal for LEGO ‘Drive What You Love’ Spot

Oscar-winning creative studio builds full-throttle VFX for The LEGO Agency’s latest commercial, where a high-speed race brings imagination to life.

Festivals Headline News

Cannes Migrating Extended Reality Event Programming to New Cannes XR Virtual

Digital event, running June 24-26, will bring together XR artists, traditional filmmakers, tech companies, indie producers and investors to help shape the future of immersive entertainment. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

Technology Headline News

Arch Platform Technologies Launches Powerful Cloud-Based VFX Platform

New technology helps entertainment industry scale without constraints, benefiting from solution’s highly secure and scalable infrastructure.

VFX Festival Virtual Series Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual VFX Festival Series

Annual celebration of visual effects moves online for ongoing series of sessions running up until 2021 edition planned in London next February.

Technology Headline News

Dell Launches New Portfolio of Innovative and Sustainable Commercial Workstations

New devices announced across the Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex PC lines with 5G support, plus AI-based productivity, thermal, and security enhancements.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Behind the Scenes Clip

High-speed adventure available now on digital and May 19 on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray combo packs that include limited-edition comic book. 

Animation Festival Headline News

Animayo 2020: Virtual Event Continues May 16-17

Sign-ups still open for upcoming masterclasses, featuring both Spanish and international industry experts; registration deadline is Friday, May 15.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Technical Research Papers Selections

163 projects from 24 countries have been chosen, representing innovative, cutting-edge research across a wide range of computer graphics fields.

Call for Papers Headline News

Submit Your Technical Papers to SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 by May 21

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 15, 2020 at 9:28am

Deadline is only one week away; conference wants your research papers that introduce new and innovative ideas in a wide range of computer graphics fields.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Eric Demeusy’s Indie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘PROXIMITY’ Launching May 15 on VOD

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm

The Emmy Award-winning VFX artist leverages his animation and visual effects experience to craft a suspenseful film about a young NASA scientist obsessed with proving he was abducted by aliens. 

Technology Headline News

Unity’s ‘The Heretic’ Digital Human Character Package Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:19am

Digital Human character and technology stack used in company’s short film project now available as a free download.

Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

Technology Headline News

First Look: Unreal Engine 5 Moving Towards High-End Photorealism

Slated for release in 2021, Epic Game’s next generation game engine looks to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights DC’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ with Robert Downey Jr. Exec Producing

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2:06pm

New series from Team Downey follows a part deer / part boy who journeys through a post-apocalyptic world seeking answers to his hybrid origins.

SVOD Headline News

Disney+ Greenlights ‘Just Beyond’ Series Based on R.L. Stine Graphic Novel

8-episode series was created by writer Grahame-Smith, author of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer.’

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