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Our Spidey Sense is Tingling Headline News

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Teaser Breaks Viewer Record

The highly anticipated upcoming Sony superhero adventure has fans itching for more, as the film’s August 23 trailer launch broke the all-time 24-hour internet record for most global views; the sequel to box office hit ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ hits theaters December 17.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

VFXRIO Live Presents Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel

Renown animation and VFX specialist whose career includes work on iconic movie franchises like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ will share insights from the visual effects on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2; free live online event coming September 4.

Give Her All We Got Headline News

Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’

Beam me up, Scotty! to the virtual event, hosted by Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton, celebrating 55 years of ‘Star Trek’ featuring ‘legacy moments’ with iconic cast members, surprise appearances, and a tribute to Gene Roddenberry, streaming live on September 8.

People Headline News

SpinVFX Adds VFX Supervisor Edward Taylor

The industry veteran brings over 20 years of technical expertise and leadership experience to his new role; credits for digital modeling and look development on projects include ‘Tron: Legacy,’ ‘The Three Musketeers,’ ‘Resident Evil: Retribution,’ and ‘Penny Dreadful.’

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Shang Chi’s ‘Next Level Action’ Featurette

Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the martial arts action in ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,’ Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated new MCU outing heading to theaters September 3.

People Headline News

DNEG Announces Global Expansion Plans Including New Toronto Studio

Up to 200 new jobs to be created as part of opening fourth North American facility; 300 additional staff are being recruited for new jobs in Vancouver and Montreal offices, including 100 in new feature animation division.

Technology Headline News

Weta Digital and SideFX Bringing Houdini to the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:03am

New WetaH collaboration marks leading VFX company’s second move to integrate top commercial and proprietary applications in a single cloud-based service.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cowboy Bebop’ First Look Images and Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:27am

Live-action adaptation of the beloved sci-fi neo-noir anime, starring Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, debuts globally on November 19.

Fresh from the Void Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Revived, Derek Tsang to Direct

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ ill-fated series is back on track after facing serious scandal when producer Lin Qi died after being poisoned by Yoozoo Group senior executive Xu Yao.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Molecule VFX Creates Texas Greenery from New Mexico Desert in ‘Dr. Death’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:08pm

VFX supervisor Nico Del Giudice walks through the studio’s background replacements and greening, as well as surgical gore replacement work, on the Peacock crime drama, based on the podcast of the same name, inspired by the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and his reign of deadly surgical malpractice.

Business Headline News

Adobe to Buy Frame.io for $1.275 Billion

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:20pm

Acquisition will pair leading end-to-end cloud-based video collaboration platform with industry standard Creative Cloud software such as Premiere Pro and After Effects to power the video editing process.

Out From the Shadows Headline News

Marvel Studios Shares ‘Eternals’ Final Trailer and Poster

The MCU’s immortal superheroes come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battle mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.

People Headline News

CoSA VFX Names Devon Irete Associate Executive Producer

Visual effects and post-production veteran joins LA-based business development team, working with U.K.-based executive producer Stephanie Winslow to spearhead studio’s continuing global expansion.

Hari Seldon Arrives! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Foundation’ Series Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:08am

Based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning trilogy, the all-new show follows a band of exiles who must defy the Galactic Empire in order to save it; first two episodes premiere September 24.

This Update is Unreal! Headline News

Unreal Engine 4.27 is Here!

Now available, the latest update to Epic Games' real-time game engine boasts improvements for creators across multiple industries such as game development, film and television, and architecture; enhanced features include improved VFX workflows, faster light baking, integrated RAD game tools, and production-ready pixel streaming.

People Headline News

FuseFX’s Brian Kubovcik and Lindsay Seguin Head to Atlanta

Long-time leaders from VFX company’s New York facility go south, bolstering team at growing Georgia location; Kubovick assumes role as head of studio and senior VFX supervisor with Seguin serving as head of production and executive producer at her new post.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online to Host 3rd Annual Concept Art Awards

The virtual event celebrates visual arts with a focus on animation, illustration, and concept art; this year LBXO expands to six days, running September 7-12.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases New APEXX Matterhorn High-Performance Workstations

System design maximizes productivity and ROI with a platform optimized for rendering and simulations; supporting four NVIDIA RTX GPUs, it’s ready for a variety of workflows, including NVIDIA Omniverse.

It’s a Great Start Headline News

Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series

The age appropriate, Asian and Indigenous cast for Netflix’s adaptation of Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, the eponymous Last Airbender, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

The CG World Gathers in Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals New Speakers

Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Post and VFX Studio Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Grant will be used by Montreal-based studio to further the company’s virtual production initiatives; their technology replaces greenscreens with a virtual set, offering producers creative flexibility and freedom.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

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