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WATCH: Scanline’s ‘Black Widow’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2:07pm

Leading visual effects studio delivers 163 shots across 4 sequences, including Natasha Romanoff’s car exploding and rolling across a bridge in her fight with Taskmaster, for Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action adventure.

People Headline News

Academy Announces New Board of Governors

Casting director David Rubin re-elected AMPAS president; roster of officers increases by two with addition of the Equity and Inclusion Committee and the separation of Membership and Governance into two committees.

New Vision Series Talks to Watch Headline News

Autodesk Explores the Future of VFX at SIGGRAPH 2021

Taking place August 10, Autodesk’s SIGGRAPH 2021 Vision Series includes six sessions with industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries to create new possibilities for film and TV digital artistry; programs include ‘Reimagining VFX Production in the Cloud,’ and ‘Marvel Studios: Adapting to Our New (Virtual) Normal.’ 

Masters of the Licensing Universe! Headline News

Netflix Reportedly Developing Live-Action ‘Pokémon’ Series

‘Lucifer’ executive producer and showrunner Joe Henderson is said to have already begun staffing a writers’ room as development begins on the show.

Expanding the Real-Time Tool Universe Headline News

Real-Time Innovations Receives Epic MegaGrant

Award will facilitate the advanced development and integration of RTI’s Connext DDS simulation platform with Unreal Engine, expanding the breadth of visualizing real-time systems in action.

AVGC Summit Headline News

CII SummitFX 2021 Coming August 25-29

The animation, VFX, gaming, and comics virtual event will focus on ‘The Reset - Growth & Opportunity in New Era’ with multiple tracks including interactive meetings and sessions with industry leader, keynotes, and masterclasses; full program coming soon.

Business Headline News

Unity Acquires SpeedTree Creator Interactive Data Visualization

Software platform for vegetation modeling and environment creation to become more deeply integrated within the Unity ecosystem; future benefits will include faster and better artist authoring workflows and creation capabilities.

The One Ring Headline News

Amazon Studios Reveals ‘Lord of the Rings’ First Look and Release Date

The highly anticipated, $500 million yet-to-be-named original ‘LOTR’ prequel series will debut September 2, 2022 exclusively on Prime Video

Surfs Up! Headline News

‘Waterworld’ Sequel Rising from the Deep

26 years after the post-apocalyptic film’s famous flop, a sequel series from producers John Davis and John Fox, and director Dan Trachtenberg, is poised to return us to our favorite climate change love story.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

ASWF Adds Maxon and Tangent Animation, Reveals Open Source Days Event Lineup

Academy Software Foundation adds two new general members as it heads into annual conference, a free virtual event running August 4-5 featuring the latest in open source tools and standards.

Business Headline News

NEP Group Buys Prysm Collective, Lux Machina and Halon Entertainment

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 2:32pm

Newly launched NEP Virtual Studios acquires leading real-time production companies to expand its growing virtual production business; former Digital Domain CEO Cliff Plumer named group leader.

Cowabunga Dudes! Headline News

Casey and Colin Jost to Pen Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

The made-for-TV comedy brothers are breaking into the film business with their own adaptation of ‘TMNT’ for Paramount Pictures alongside franchise expert Michael Bay.

When will Venom Return? Headline News

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ First Look Trailer and Photo Released

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller sequel, coming exclusively to theaters this fall.

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.

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