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call for entries Headline News

Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel Studios Releases ‘Shang-Chi’ Featurette and Poster

Shang-Chi confronts his past as he’s drawn into the mysterious Ten Rings organization – producer Keven Feige, director Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina dive into the backstory of the upcoming MCU origin story; ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ opens in U.S. theaters on September 3.

She Shall be Avenged Headline News

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ Disney+ Release

The badass Avenger files lawsuit claiming the recent simultaneous theatrical and streaming release of her Marvel Studios’ film depressed the box office and intentionally prevented her from ‘realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.’

It’s Finally Here! Headline News

Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ Finally Arrives

With a new teaser trailer and August 5 Locarno Film Festival premiere, the legendary Oscar-winning VFX and stop-motion master shares his 30-year passion project with eager audiences.

Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals Stellar Speaker Lineup

Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.

Greenlights are Oh So Sweet! Headline News

Sweet! - Netflix Greenlights ‘Sweet Tooth’ Season 2

The adventure continues! Team Downey and Warner Bros. takes the hint after 60-million-member households tuned in last June to catch the heartwarming and hopeful post-apocalyptic show based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking DC comic.

You Had Me at S’Mores Headline News

Stay-Pufty My Friends: There’s a New ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer

Maybe it’s the apocalypse? Maybe it’s just the age of S’Mores. Regardless, it’s got a familiar siren, hearse, and some welcome voices from the past; movie hits theatres exclusively November 11, 2021.

VFX Research Headline News

Framestore and Bournemouth University Launch VFX Research Fellowships

2-year research programs setup to help solve problems facing the visual effects industry; areas of focus include the application of machine learning to solve VFX light transport simulation problems, and learned resolution - independent rendering for feature films.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

Rookie Awards 2021 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:50am

This year's 'Rookie of the Year' winners of the world's most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists were selected from a pool of more than 4,000 entries.

People Headline News

CoSA VFX Fills Key Leadership Roles at Georgia Facility

Brigitte Stanovick and Mark Davis move from LA office to Atlanta to support growing roster of high-profile episodic and feature projects; former senior post-production and project manager will network with local industry leaders, while former compositor heads up 2D team.

Breaking Apart is Hard to Do! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Crash ‘Black Widow’s Flying Red Room Assassin Party

Oscar-winning VFX studio puts on a masterclass in destruction as they build, and then demolish, the enormous airborne training fortress, with heroes and villains all dodging flaming wreckage as they plummet to earth, in the finale of Marvel Studios’ latest MCU thriller.

Beware the White Spikes! VFXWorld

Designing ‘The Tomorrow War’s Vicious, Deadly Aliens

For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.

People Headline News

AFX Creative Adds Nicole Fina as Executive Producer

Former Digital Domain executive producer brings extensive experience in global advertising campaigns, music videos, and live event holograms, including key content for the Academy Awards and Super Bowl.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time VFXWorld

Proof’s ‘F9’ Visualization was a Race to the Finish

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:53am

Studio prevised over 3,000 shots, postvised over 700, and techvised countless others, working 83 straight weeks until the COVID-19 lockdown, then quickly transitioned to a remote pipeline to complete production on Universal and Justin Lin’s ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise action thriller.

Baby I’m Amazed Headline News

Digitally De-Aged Paul McCartney Rocks ‘Find My Way’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:39pm

Funky single from Beatles legend’s new album, ‘McCartney III Imagined,’ featuring 8X Grammy winner Beck, takes a psychedelic dance trip through the halls of a hotel, blurring space, time, and identity.

Gimme Gaiman! Headline News

Amazon Studios Orders Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ Series Adaptation

Based on the prolific author’s 2005 book of the same name, the limited series, about a young boy who discovers his recently deceased father was the trickster god of stories, begins shooting in Scotland later this year.

The VFX is Unreal Headline News

Taking Unreal Engine’s In-Camera VFX Toolset for a Spin

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:12pm

Epic Games teamed with filmmaker collective Bullitt to put the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.27 in-camera VFX tools to the test; watch their short film, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette exploring the tremendous impact of these new virtual production tools.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

Evil Awaits on Arrakis in New ‘Dune’ Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome follows Paul Atreides hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet; film hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22.

Business Headline News

Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg Launch Modern Magic

The Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ writer/director and former MGM co-president’s new company will focus on event animation and live-action; 20 projects underway including feature films and series in various stages of development.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Weta Digital Soars with ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1:30pm

Visual effects supervisor Charlie Tait explains the studio’s death-defying Episode 1 aerial chase and mid-air fight sequences in Marvel Studios and Disney+’s action-packed six-episode MCU outing.

People Headline News

Foundry Names Christy Anzelmo Chief Product Officer

In her new role, the company’s former senior director of product will lead the product management and design teams in their planning and delivery of products across media and entertainment, and digital design industries.

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