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Yay to Dystopian Futures! VFXWorld

FuseFX Goes Inside a Post-Civil War Manhattan in ‘DMZ’

VFX supervisor Brian Kubovcik discusses his team’s work creating the devastated urban landscape of various famed New York locations, such as Chinatown and The Manhattan Bridge, in the new HBO Max miniseries, based on Brian Wood’s Vertigo comic series.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Updates Flame Family to Run in the Cloud on AWS

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12:49pm

New version delivers scalable, collaborative, and efficient artist workflows enabled to run on Amazon Web Services; other mods include enhanced HDR user interface and improved animation editor.

The Dark Knight Returns! Headline News

‘The Batman’ Premiere Dates Set for HBO Max, Digital, and Home Video

WarnerMedia’s digital and physical releases of the Matt Reeves-helmed Dark Knight feature come with a bevy of bonus content.

It's Wicked Hot! Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Series Nabs Cast Members, Co-Showrunners

The award-winning ‘Family Guy’ creator’s upcoming live-action comedy for Peacock, about a foul-mouthed teddy bear whose moment of fame has long passed, serves as a prequel to both his ‘Ted’ films.

real-time tools Headline News

disguise Launches RenderStream for xR UE5 Plugin

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 15, 2022 at 8:12am

New release of the company’s free open source plugin easily integrates with latest game engine version to allow direct, real-time content generation changes for LED volumes and physical displays.

How'd They Do That? Headline News

CBS VFX Helps Pull Back the Curtain on HBO Max’s ‘One Perfect Shot’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:47pm

The visual effects studio integrates its proprietary ‘Parallax’ virtual production system with Unreal Engine and ray tracing tools to help award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and a host of top film directors, including Michael Mann and Patty Jenkins, step inside and dissect their favorite shots.

Here Kitty Kitty! Headline News

Framestore Creates Killer CG Tiger for FX’s ‘Snowfall’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:26pm

Photorealistic cat sows trail of destruction in episodes of the network’s hit crime drama; one gruesome scene was completed with a CG human leg and added gory details using Houdini, with final compositing in Nuke.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

‘Encanto’ and ‘Sing 2’ Talks Added to FMX 2022

More talks, presentations and screenings are confirmed for the upcoming conference, including looks behind the scenes of the recent Disney and Illumination animated features, as well as Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Bada Bing! Headline News

Break+Enter Taps Maya for ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ VFX

Autodesk software’s robust toolset and scalable virtual workflow enabled the studio to deliver 40-60 shots in under nine months on the Warner Bros. film; invisible effects were used to winterize scenes and cleanup period work that recreated 60s and 70s-era New Jersey from where TV’s mafia boss Tony Soprano hailed.

Standards-Based Training Headline News

The Rookies Launch ‘Certified Digital Artist’ Program

With benchmarks determined by over 350 industry leaders, educators, and consultants, the new educational resource sets out to provide recognized core competencies and skills for entry level positions in the animation, VFX, and games industries.

The Dark Knight Returns! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Brings Its Special Brand of Visual Magic to ‘The Batman’

VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands talks about the iconic visual effects studio’s work on the Warner Bros. blockbuster, from car chases and mysterious lens flares, to why making rain is harder than it looks.

Transforming Digital Creativity Headline News

Coming April 14: PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:45am

This free virtual presentation will explore new means of digital storytelling using virtual sets, real-time rendering, and cinematic-quality ray tracing enhanced by the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications.

Business Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Adds 2 Directors and Ryan Coogler as EP

The ‘Black Panther’ helmer’s Proximity Media boards the Disney+ series, which follows a teen prodigy first introduced in ‘Iron Man’ comics in 2016.

People Headline News

Break+Enter Adds Camille Geier as Executive Producer

Former BOT VFX exec will lead studio’s creative, production, and sales teams while setting strategic direction; plans include increasing company profile and recruiting high-level creative and production talent.

The Search for Magellan’s Gold VFXWorld

DNEG Visual Effects Get Airborne in Sony's ‘Uncharted’

VFX supervisors Sebastian von Overheidt and Benoit De Longlee delivered 739 shots, including a 90-second sequence of heroes Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer falling from a C-17 cargo plane flying over the South China Sea, in Ruben Fleischer’s action-adventure adaptation of the Naughty Dog videogame franchise.

Commercials Headline News

Fancy VFX Gets All Emoji-nal on FedEx Spot

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:51am

Visual effects studio designs and produces a series of increasingly numerous and whimsical emojis to show how NFL star Derrick Henry’s tweeted mistyped hashtag makes a small kitchenware store’s business explode, requiring immediate ecommerce help to handle the surge.

visualization Headline News

PXO London Assembles A-list Previs Team

Global VFX studio adds previsualization services to its pre-production offerings following push into virtual production and launch of LED stages; ex-Framestore exec Alex Webster takes the reigns with veteran previs supervisor Matt Perrin heading the team.

Transforming Digital Creativity ANIMATIONWorld

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 1:03pm

This free presentation on April 14 will explore how the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications are transforming Media & Entertainment production.

Gasp…! MCU Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ TV Spot and Poster

Mystical allies help confront a new mysterious adversary in the highly anticipated sequel to studio’s 2016 hit, ‘Doctor Strange,’ which premieres in U.S. theaters May 6, 2022.

Ready set go! Headline News

Sonic and Tails Crash a Wedding in New ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Clip

Latest snippet features a small sampling of the film’s large-scale action visual effects; Paramount Pictures’ ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ sequel hits theaters April 8.

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