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Who Ya Gonna Call Headline News

‘Ghostbusters’ Animated Film Confirmed, Setting of ‘Afterlife’ Sequel Revealed

More big news from Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, who shared the announcements during yesterday’s ‘Ghostbusters Day’ celebration; new animated series based on the IP also in the works.

Happy Ghostbusters Day Headline News

MPC Marks ‘Ghostbusters Day’ With Dr. Spengler VFX Breakdown

Tasked with recreating the late Harold Ramis in ‘Ghost Busters: Afterlife,’ the VFX studio referenced earlier movies, concept art, and libraries of skin maps and photos, to deliver a digital character that was satisfying to both audiences and the actor’s family.

The Worlds of Film and Games Collide Headline News

Epic Games Drops ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ Tech Demo

Behind-the-scenes making-of video spotlights how far we’ve come since the 1999 release of ‘The Matrix;’ creation of photorealistic virtual worlds with tools like MetaHuman Creator and procedural city generation systems open new possibilities in filmmaking.

Rawwwrrrr! VFXWorld

‘Prehistoric Planet’: Visualizing Our Best Guess at the Late Cretaceous Period

Director Adam Valdez and animation supervisor Andy Jones walk us through five dinosaur-filled biomes as imagined, 66 million years ago on Earth, in the new series from Jon Favreau and the famed BBC Studios Natural History Unit, now streaming on Apple TV+.

People Headline News

Framestore Pictures Adds Director Ivan Bird

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:56am

Company to represent the internationally recognized filmmaker in the US and Canada; recent commercial directorial credits include the ‘zero carbon-powered’ ad for Hitachi and McDonald’s ‘Simply Timeless’ retro spot.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Union Shares VFX Breakdown Reel for WWII Thriller ‘Operation Mincemeat’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:27am

Studio was the sole visual effects vendor on the Warner Bros. feature - about Great Britain’s successful deception operation prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily - providing key CG ships and vehicles, wartime London environments, and troops storming into battle.

Gimme Groot! Headline News

Disney+ Reveals ‘I Am Groot’ Shorts Key Art and Launch Date

Van Diesel voices the mischievous toddler, Baby Groot, in Marvel Studios’ latest addition to the streamer’s summer lineup; the collection of 5 original films debuts August 10.

It’s in the cloud! Headline News

Pixomondo Looks to AWS for Virtual Production Stage Collaboration

Leading VFX studio has integrated Amazon Web Services into its next-gen entertainment production workflow to optimize remote connectivity and support real-time iterations for immediate review and feedback.

High School is Just so Super! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘A Fan’s Guide to Ms. Marvel’

The recently released documentary short gives fans a look at the comic book origin, development and production of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ series premiering June 8.

TV VFX Headline News

BlueBolt Shares VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2022 at 3:16pm

Visual effects studio delivers 782 shots as the lead vendor on the final season of the hit Netflix series, filled with sprawling CG armies, historically accurate CG ships, environments, and of course, bloody Saxon battles.

Nothing Up My Sleeve! Headline News

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Coming to Disney+

The streamer drops new online spot with Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen, thanking fans and announcing that the mystical allies will join forces again… in your living room; Marvel Studios’ latest MCU outing, with all its ‘strangeness,’ streams June 22.

We Want More Dark Underworld! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat’ Helmer Simon McQuoid to Direct ‘Omega’ Sci-Fi Feature

Blair Butler, a seasoned horror screenwriter who also produced Hulu and Marvel’s ‘Hellstrom’ series, is working on a new version of the script.

XR Innovations Headline News

Shocap and Animatrik Present ‘LiViCi’ Hybrid Show ‘Carry Me Home’

A fusion of live music, storytelling, virtual worlds, and acrobatics, the XR experience livestreams globally and in person at Animatrik’s Vancouver virtual production stage on June 4.

This is Not the Watson You’re Looking For! Headline News

Jude Law to Star in ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’ Series on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 27, 2022 at 3:01pm

Set in the New Republic era, the show is created by ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ helmer Jon Watts and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ scribe Christopher Ford, who both executive produce alongside ‘The Mandalorian’ EPs Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

The Dark Knight Returns! VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Goes with the Flow on ‘The Batman’

Leading visual effects studio delivers 217 shots across 11 sequences in the DC thriller’s action-packed third act, including the destruction of seven dams and subsequent tsunami that engulfs Gotham Square Gardens.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Invests in RADiCAL AI-Powered 3D Motion Capture Developer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:33am

Cloud-based technology automates 3D character and avatar animation by combining deep learning, human biomechanics, and CG to estimate, track, and reproduce skeletal joint rotations from a single video feed.

The World Turns Upside Down Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Stranger Things 4' Vol 1 Trailer and Seasons 1-3 Recaps

If the world is indeed turning upside down, viewers best be prepared; brush up on Seasons 1-3, because all new episodes are coming this Friday, May 27 and you need to be ready!

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