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Virtual Event Headline News

Autodesk Vision Series Going Virtual September 9-11

Free sessions spotlight the latest CG technology, trends, and techniques as well as practical discussions about navigating a changing industry in the shadow of the global pandemic.

Awards Headline News

19th Annual VES Awards Scheduled for April 6, 2021

VES Rules and Procedures announced; submission requirements are adapted in response to a year of unprecedented global health challenges for the VFX and entertainment community. 

Business Headline News

New York’s VFX Studios Gear Up to Get Back to Work

Supported by Post New York Alliance and NY State VFX/Animation tax credits, visual effects providers eye a post-COVID-19 comeback.

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Conrad Ostwald Head of Production

With extensive experience in design and project management, Ostwald will oversee production at the independent animation and VFX studio.

Business Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk from Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

Original Nickelodeon series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have exited the streaming giant’s production, citing an ‘unsupportive environment.’

Technology Headline News

VEGAS Pro 18 Update Now Available

Upgrade to company’s flagship video/audio editing, color grading and FX platform include AI-driven effects, GPU accelerated workflows, advanced motion tracking and other major enhancements. 

VFX for TV Headline News

The Mythical Realism of Iconic Castle Pendragon in Netflix’s ‘Cursed’

Goodbye Kansas recreates the legendary fortress of Arthurian mythology in the new fantasy adventure series based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel.

layoffs Headline News

WarnerMedia Purge Continues with Major DC Comics and DC Universe Layoffs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:27am

Iconic comic book company hit with massive layoffs, including editor-in-chief; streaming service effectively dead as majority of staff let go.

People Headline News

VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Different Day, Different Doomsday in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Everett Burrell breaks down the Netflix series’ almost 2,000 VFX shots, a mix of nuclear holocausts, digital characters, time jumps, and a goldfish.

Technology Headline News

Katana 4.0 Reveal Shows Major New Features Coming Fall 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:51pm

At the recent Foundry Live event, the Katana team shared a sneak peek at their ground-breaking new lookdev and lighting software release slated for later this year.

Technology Headline News

V-Ray 5 for Maya Now Available

Updated production renderer allows users to composite renders, incorporate light path expressions, and interactively relight scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. 

Webinars Headline News

CTN Webinar with Vani Balgam Coming August 4

Former Rhythm & Hues executive, noted director and producer joins Mindy Johnson for new ‘Primary Sources’ interview, one of the many online events hosted by the professional network offering creatives a place to learn and connect. 

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

August 15 Entry Deadline Almost Here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:32am

Submit your animated shorts, commercials, game cinematics, trailers, motion graphics, VFX sequences and reels now; if computers played a key role in production, CAF wants to see your work!

TV VFX VFXWorld

The Embassy Fulfills its Vows Creating ‘Warrior Nun’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:26pm

Visual effects studio delivers almost 700 shots, plus main titles, for the Netflix fantasy adventure about a young dead woman, miraculously resurrected then flung into in a battle between good and evil.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

EU Report: Women Direct Only 22% of Feature Films

New study finds women still account for a minority of directing and screenwriting positions in feature films and TV.

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