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Conductor Technologies Names Julie McDonald Head of Business Development

VFX and animation industry veteran brings vast experience from biz dev at cloud-based animation platform Nimble Collective to editorial and post-supervision at Pixar Animation; in her new role she will assist studios and artists in quick and easy transitions to pop-up render capacity.

Business Headline News

Crafty Apes Acquires Molecule VFX

Deal brings together the two companies’ roster of talent in creative VFX supervision and production management; combined company will operate under the Crafty Apes’ banner.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2022 Online Set for March 17-27

The visual effects conference highlights artistic and technology advances in VFX; programs will include a look at artificial intelligence, sessions focused on the industry’s business and people, production sessions, and presentations of concept art.

Business Headline News

‘It’ Producers Land Rights to Adapt Cult Fantasy Icon ‘Kane’

Trio behind the horror hit and ‘Paranormal Activity’ films strikes deal to turn Karl Edward Wagner’s beloved gothic anti-hero stories into a feature or TV series.

game cinematics Headline News

Rebellion Drops ‘Sniper Elite 5’ Game Trailer

Featuring action-packed assets produced by company’s VFX studio, the cinematic hints at new ‘Invasion Mode’ which promises to bring a new dimension to the gaming experience; latest installment of the franchise will release on multiple platforms later this year.

Just Take the Pill VFXWorld

Framestore Has a Blast with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ VFX

Studio delivers 443 shots, including 3rd act mayhem involving a high-octane motorcycle chase, an explosive helicopter encounter, and human torpedoes dropping from San Francisco high-rises, in the highly anticipated fourth ‘The Matrix’ franchise installment.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares Official Event Trailer

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind ‘Reminiscence,’ ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ and ‘Stowaway;’ Animation Production Days is now accepting projects for the ‘Producer Programme.’

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Unleashes Final ‘Uncharted’ Trailer

The last preview of the upcoming prequel of Naughty Dog’s smash PlayStation game franchise, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, gives us a glimpse of its epic action set pieces before it’s released exclusively in theaters.

Down Boy! Headline News

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Comes Home February 1

Who’s that scratching at my door? Everyone’s favorite canine hits Blu-ray and DVD with special bonus content including behind-the-scenes footage, the puppetry behind the puppy, and tips and tricks for caring for a 10-foot-tall dog.

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Method Studios Walks Us Through History for ‘Eternals’ End Credits

Audiences take a stunning visual tour of artwork across the ages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Aboriginal cave paintings, Middle Age tapestries, and Indonesian shadow puppets, in Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao and Marvel Studios’ superhero adventure.

People Headline News

Barbara Ford Grant Named President NEP Prysm Stages

Role NEP Group’s newly formed business unit will focus on expanding company’s global virtual production solutions while supporting its network of permanent stages for film and tv.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

‘Dune’: The Inner Workings of Ornithopters, Sand Worms, and Creative Moviemaking

From functional wingspans to alien throat anatomy, DNEG animation director Robyn Luckham discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s masterful epic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic.

Storytelling with Unreal Headline News

Epic’s Virtual Production Week Showcases Unreal Engine’s Use Across the Industry

With highlights including production insights on Reel FX and Netflix’s ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’ series, event provides aspiring independents and industry vets alike with free online discussions all this week on the evolving influence of the real-time technology.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Weta FX Delivers a Monstrous 3rd Act for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio creates the mythical Great Protector dragon, demonic Dweller-in-Darkness, and an army of little demons for Marvel Studios’ first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

More NFTs? Headline News

Crypto Investors Buy Jodorowsky’s Fabled ‘Dune’ Book, Plan Animated Series

Spice DAO reportedly purchased the book for 100 times its estimated value and will try to adapt its concept art into a series despite no ownership or rights to ‘Dune’ IP.

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Luma Pictures is Well Suited to ‘Eternals’ VFX Production

The VFX studio delivers over 400 shots, including each character’s elaborate CG suit formation effects, as well as Phastos’ holographic printing press used to create all manner of items.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Player Now Part of V-Ray Collection

The fast-loading sequence player allows artists to quickly review animation and supports all industry standard image formats; new features also include floating-point compositing, A/B wipes, and OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 support.

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