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‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:33am

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

Bambi Headline News

Disney’s Prince of the Forest to Get the ‘Live-Action’ Treatment

1942 animated classic, ‘Bambi,’ set to become the studio’s latest photorealistic remake following the wild success of ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Lion King.’

Game of Thrones Headline News

George R. R. Martin Promises Alternate GOT Ending in Upcoming Books

Author’s two new promised volumes to close out his famous “Song of Ice and Fire” series may appease large group of fans who despised HBO’s conclusion to the hugely popular ‘Game of Thrones.’ 

Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

TV VFX Headline News

Cinesite Fills ‘The Witcher’ with Dangerous Monsters, Epic Battles and a Magical Fire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:09pm

The company’s London studio creates a nasty arachnoid, Golden Dragon, zombie-like Striga and wicked battle scenes for the hit Netflix fantasy series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

VFX Headline News

DNEG Hires David Prescott to Lead Feature Animation Expansion

Former Skydance SVP joins LA office; will build creative team that provides range of services including pitching and development support, creative supervision and production management. 

Awards Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Showcases Previs and VFX Work on Jason Momoa and Apple TV’s ‘See’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:42pm

VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.

VES Awards Headline News

‘Oeil pour Oeil’: A One-Eyed Pirate's Life for Me

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:08pm

Cute CG short about hijinks on the high seas from six ESMA students snags a VES nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

SVOD Headline News

HBO Max Greenlights James Wan’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ 3-Part Animated Mini-Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:44pm

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Malignant’ director to executive produce kid’s project that begins with the King of Atlantis’ first day on the job. 

film restoration Headline News

VES Sponsors International Restoration Project of ‘The Méliès Collection’

Lobster Films leads joint project to reconstruct and restore pioneering French auteur’s short films to their original beauty, to be shown in festivals and events worldwide.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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