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Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

17 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Shotgun, ftrack Studio, the ILM HairCraft Dynamics System, and Walt Disney Animation Studios Hair Simulation System among the achievements being awarded at upcoming February 13 virtual ceremony.

Quicksilver Alert? Headline News

Leaked Video Shows First Look at Evan Peters in ‘WandaVision’

Multiple clips have been released revealing major plot points from future episodes of the hit Disney+ series, including a scene that may confirm Quicksilver fan theories.

Wakanda Forever Headline News

Ryan Coogler Takes on Wakanda-Based Series at Disney+

The ‘Black Panther’ director and his Proximity Media shingle will develop the spin-off project as part of their new, multi-year television deal with the Disney streamer, potentially to include multiple MCU titles for other Disney divisions.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Updates Substance Painter and Designer

Enhanced features support hiding of geometry mask while painting; copy and paste effects between layers and texture sets; streamlined UV tile workflow; and several new design updates such as Pantone integration.

Holy Nelwyn Sorcerer! Headline News

Jonathan Entwistle Boards Disney+ ‘Willow’ Series

After previous director Jon Chu stepped down in January, the ‘The End of the F***ing World’ director has taken up the mantle, though production remains halted due to COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK.

People Headline News

Nice Shoes Names Colin Loughlin Senior Creative Editor

Having joined the creative production studio’s roster in 2018, artist now takes the lead on growing slate of projects while helping mentor emerging talent.

Calling John Constantine! Headline News

Neil Gaman’s ‘The Sandman’ May Add Taron Egerton

The ‘Kingsman’ star has reportedly joined Netflix’s adaptation of the groundbreaking graphic novel, with many speculating he will portray John Constantine.

animated short films Headline News

16 Finalists From Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:04pm

Stunning array of shorts, selected from across Australia in Epic’s first Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge, were all completed in just six weeks during the pandemic, and showcase Unreal’s virtual production capabilities and how the platform is enabling increasingly sophisticated creativity.

Awards Headline News

Nelvana’s Nelnet Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy

The company’s cloud-based platform assists animation production for long-form 3D and 2D digital formats in which tasks, tools, and production assets are distributed to crewmembers and stakeholders around the world.

VFX Headline News

New Release Date, Trailer, and First Look Images for ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Next chapter of the epic franchise now hitting theaters and HBO Max on March 31; directed by Adam Wingard, the sci-fi adventure stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall.

Technology Headline News

LoUPE Simplifies Storytelling with Technology ‘For Artists, By Artists’

Tangent Labs co-founder Jeff Bell shares how their platform integrates asset management, production and task management, review and collaboration, sketching, draw overs, and note taking to enable transparent, accessible, and innovative animation and VFX creativity.

Santa GOT My Letter! Headline News

New ‘GOT’ Project ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in Development at HBO

The series will chronicle a sequence of novellas set about 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will follow the exploits of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg).

People Headline News

The Visual Effects Society Announces 2021 Board of Directors’ Officers

Lisa Cooke was named board chair and is the first woman elected to lead the organization; other officers include Emma Clifton Perry, David Tanka, Jeffrey Okun, and Gavin Graham.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next VIEW Conference PreVIEW - Baobab Studios at 5: Innovations in Animated Storytelling

Join the January 30 free online conversation with Baobab Studios founders and creative leads when they discuss insights and challenges of the studio’s first five years; team will also discuss ‘Baba Yaga,’ a VR exploration of the Eastern European legend.

Redo! Headline News

James Gunn Reveals ‘Suicide Squad’ is Almost Finished

After David Ayer’s lackluster 2016 effort,’ the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director has taken it upon himself to reboot the franchise, which will get a trailer ‘in due time.’

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