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Digital Aging Headline News

David Beckham Aged Without Scans in ‘Malaria Must Die – So Millions Can Live’ PSA

Digital Domain added decades to the soccer star’s face without producing any geometry using their non-invasive face-swapping technology, Charlatan.

Cutting Edge VFX Headline News

WATCH: ‘Stick Figure War’ Showcases Blackmagic Cameras and Unreal Engine

SoKrispyMedia’s hilarious and slickly produced ‘Stick Figure Battle’ sequel skillfully displays their innovative and cost-effective use of virtual production, 3D tools, CGI, and real-time rendering.

People Headline News

Adobe Names Pixar Veteran Guido Quaroni Senior Director of Engineering on 3D & Immersive Team

Tech giant taps animation industry veteran to drive innovation across 3D and immersive tools; ‘Substance & 3D News’ livestream to offer glimpse of upcoming releases on Tuesday, January 28.

People Headline News

John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

Business Headline News

Post-Production Shake-Up: Streamland Media to Acquire Technicolor Post

Acquisition will expand global talent base throughout company’s diverse global business units; deal will bolster its service offerings in regions including U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Issues Post-Production and VFX Pandemic Safety Updates

Organization strengthens recommendations based on new government regulations issued in response to the more infectious coronavirus strain recently discovered in the UK.

People Headline News

Cinesite Adds VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou

The 20-year industry veteran comes full circle as she returns to the studio where she began her career armed with an impressive list of film credits.

People Headline News

Autodesk Names Diana Colella SVP, Media & Entertainment

In her new role, the newly promoted company veteran will be responsible for increasing the division’s strategic efforts to lead growth in the industry. 

Technology Headline News

Sunrise Productions Open Source Node eXecution Tree Python Tool Now Available

NXT automates programming tasks related to animation and VFX graphics and linear processing; the simplification of production workflows builds a bridge between artists and developers.

Commercials Headline News

Johannes Leonardo Animates History of Motion for VW ID.4 Electric SUV

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Agency spot, ‘The Wheel,’ for the upcoming Volkswagen vehicle launch was produced in a single shot and uses real Zoetropes to beautifully illustrate progressive stages of transportation.

A Great Catherine the Great! Headline News

WATCH: BlueBolt’s VFX Breakdown Reel for Hulu's ‘The Great’

Studio delivers over 300 shots for satirical comedic drama about the fictionalized rise of Catherine the Great, which required extensive on-location collaboration to create large scale environment extensions for Caserta Palace and the military camp at the Russian Front.

End of an Era Headline News

Zack Snyder May Be Done with ‘Justice League’

After the upcoming release of his ‘Snyder Cut’ HBO Max miniseries version of the ‘Justice League’ film, the illustrious DC director/producer has no current plans to create more of the franchises’ movies.

Jeepers! Headline News

WATCH: Another Odd Clip from Marvel’s Upcoming ‘WandaVision’

Elizabeth Olsen sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss Disney+'s magical new MCU show, describing the never-before-seen clip as an homage to ‘Bewitched.’

Zombie Fun! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: Go Behind the Scenes of Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

The illustrious DCEU director returns to the zombie genre in a high-octane heist film that follows a group of mercenaries battling the zombie horde to score the ultimate payoff.

Women in Film Headline News

Patty Jenkins Claims DC Used Her as a Media Ploy

While one might think the ‘Wonder Woman’ director was hired for her talents and ideas, she claims she was initially hired ‘simply’ because she was a woman.

Awards Headline News

Key Dates and Call for Entries Announced for ‘The PGA Innovation Award’

Submissions now open through February 28; award, which honors outstanding entertainment endeavors across VR, AR, experiential and other emerging media, to be presented at 32nd Annual PGA Awards on March 24.

People Headline News

ArsenalCreative Names Thomas Connors VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist

Veteran 3D artist brings 20+ years of experience, having worked as CG supervisor on notable projects including ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Fear of the Walking Dead’, ‘McGuyver,’ ’Hawaii 5-0,’ and ‘Shameless.’

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: MIFA Project Pitches

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2021 - selected MIFA pitch projects receive unique opportunities with access to and meetings with key players in the animation sector; June 14-19 event will be run both online and in-person.

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