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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Oscars Pushed to April 25, 2021

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:46pm

Film eligibility window extended for 93rd Academy Award consideration; museum opening postponed to coincide with new awards telecast date. 

Business Headline News

Cinesite Bolsters Management Team with Three New Hires

Melissa Taylor, Siobhan Bentley and Tamara Boutcher will oversee feature animation and VFX services in London and Montreal studios.

WAKFU Headline News

Ankama Launches ‘WAKFU’ Season 4 Kickstarter Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:37am

Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for. 

Technology Headline News

Red Giant Releases Free Tutorial on 3D Normalization in After Effects

Daniel ‘Hashi’ Hashimoto hosts tutorial showcasing manual and automated processes for 3D scene normalization.

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Expanding Pre-production Services as Demand Grows in Wake of COVID-19

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:14pm

Configured for fully remote working since they launched in 2013, the visual effects company is building out its pre-production services in response to increased demand from feature film and TV producers.

Covid-19

Film and TV Shoots Can Resume in California Beginning June 12

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 10:44am

In a major step towards restarting the state’s entertainment business that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom and the Department of Public Health have released guidelines for how production shooting can resume. 

#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

Technology Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Expands Global Operations with New Cloud-Based Technology

Bafta-winning animation and VFX studio using Teradici Cloud Access Software and Microsoft Azure to enable safe, secure workflow for artists around the world that are joining the company.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

Education Headline News

College of Creative Studies Presents ‘Class of 2020 Student Showcase’

Extensive gallery features profiles and accomplishments of CCS graduates across 12 departments, including BFA and MFA programs.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

RISE FX’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Crazy Motorcycle Chase VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:48pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their work on Idris Elba’s full throttle daredevil motorcycle pursuit through London, in David Leitch and Universal Pictures’ hit action-adventure.

Commercials Headline News

Framestore Puts Pedal to the Metal for LEGO ‘Drive What You Love’ Spot

Oscar-winning creative studio builds full-throttle VFX for The LEGO Agency’s latest commercial, where a high-speed race brings imagination to life.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Nviz’s Gravity Flip Makes Yoga Much More Exhilarating in HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:51pm

VFX studio handles previs, visual effects, postvis, and graphics production for the inaugural season of Armando Iannucci’s space tourism comedy

Festivals Headline News

Cannes Migrating Extended Reality Event Programming to New Cannes XR Virtual

Digital event, running June 24-26, will bring together XR artists, traditional filmmakers, tech companies, indie producers and investors to help shape the future of immersive entertainment. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

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