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Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Creating Blockbuster Visuals for a Blockbuster Movie

Sony Pictures Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Chris Waegner and Animation Director Richard Smith talk about the challenges of working with three Spider-Men, updating a clutch of long-time villains, and ensuring realism in the midst of an action-filled fantasy.

Free events Headline News

Register Now: DNEG ‘Beyond Sand & Spice: The VFX of Dune’ March 2

The latest #DeepDive session is a virtual event featuring the VFX teams’ never-before-shared insights into the visual effects behind the Oscar nominated feature ‘Dune;’ registration is open and free.

Another Taste of Marvel Headline News

Sony Drops Final Trailer for Marvel Supercreature Feature ‘Morbius’

New film delves into the origins of a biochemist-turned-bloodsucker, who first appeared in Marvel comics as a foil to Spider-Man and later became a flawed antihero.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Releases More Programming Highlights

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind the popular Netflix series ‘Arcane’ and the origins and creation of ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ as well as more onsite masterclasses and partners; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Events Headline News

ITFS 2022 Releases Program Highlights

Upcoming hybrid event runs in person and online May 3-8; event will feature ‘In Persona’ series featuring a line-up of internationally renowned animators, The Gamezone with nominated games and interactive projects, a special program dedicated to the events theme ‘Black is Back!’ and more.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five VFX Oscar Contenders Panel

On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.

Business Headline News

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson’s G-Unit to Make Christopher Priest’s ‘Xerø’ as Live-Action Film

Originally published by DC, the story follows a Black government assassin whose invisibility powers pass him off as a white man; project also backed by production outfits Color Farm Media and Illuminous.

Awards Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor her integral role in the creation of ILMxLAB, as well as her exemplary support of the education and development of women artists and engineers.

 

People Headline News

New Cast Joins Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’ Adaptation as Filming Begins

The forthcoming horror-thriller from 20th Century Studios and ‘Host’ director Rob Savage has begun shooting in New Orleans; film set to stream on Hulu in 2023.

Real-time 3D Production Collaboration in the M&E Space Headline News

How NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Impacts Remote Animation and VFX Workflows

New free White Paper from BOXX Technologies details how the platform is built to address the increasingly common and complex challenges faced by animation and VFX teams across the M&E space.

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Digital Domain Helps ‘Bridge’ the Multiverse in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

The Magic of Magic VFX Headline News

Realtime Conjures More VFX Magic for ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:19pm

UK animation and VFX studio returns for the Sky TV drama's third and final season; VFX breakdown reel highlights studio’s work crafting a range of subtle, magical visual effects grounded within the tone of the storytelling.  

Technology Headline News

Unreal Engine 5 Preview Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:57pm

Users can now access the software with all features intended for final release, and are encouraged to experiment with new tools and workflows and otherwise put the program through its paces to help identify any remaining glitches.

People Headline News

Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

We Want More Zombie Apocalypse Headline News

Walton Goggins to Star in Prime Video’s ‘Fallout’ Video Game Adaptation

New series, based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, will start shooting later this year, with ‘Justified’ star’s character expected to be based on a ‘ghouls’ from the games.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Unveils 10,000 Square-Foot Virtual Production Stage

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:31am

Company continues its push into virtual film production services with investment in new state-of-the-art Montreal facility.

It’s Groovy! Headline News

AFX Creative Channels ‘Austin Powers’ for GM’s ‘EVil is Back for Good’ Campaign

Creative studio teams up with McCann Detroit to produce a comedic, VFX-driven narrative featuring the return of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil; created for the car maker’s Super Bowl LVI campaign, the spot paid homage to the iconic 1990’s spymaster spoof while dealing with topical issues of climate and reduced emissions.

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