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Virtual Production Takes Center Stage in ‘The Midnight Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:33am

Digitized shots of Icelandic snow, glaciers, and misty weather, coupled with real-time camera tracking and Unreal Engine, meant high-resolution environment projections, and lighting, could be captured in-camera to provide unprecedented realism for onstage shooting, in George Clooney and Netflix’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama.

Dude Headline News

GMUNK Creates Hypnotic Fluid Sims for ‘The Living System’ Short

The renowned digital artist, aka Bradley Munkowitz, uses a water and smoke system to simulate a swell of energy for the collaborative Z by HP project.

Zombie Fun! Headline News

Unlock 15 Minutes of ‘Army of The Dead’ on Netflix Livestream

Join the May 13 interactive event on Netflix’s YouTube channel - first 15 Minutes of Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated zombie heist thriller will be revealed.

Is There Hope for Humanity? Featurette Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Sweet Tooth’ Featurette

Executive producers Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. explore the post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy embarking on an epic journey; show, based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking DC comic, premieres on Netflix June 4.

We All Need a Break! Headline News

Platige Image Creates Work-Weary Mandrill for the Tajawal Travel Agency

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:06pm

The music-video inspired commercial features an emotionally nuanced CG primate portraying an everyday, burned out businessperson needing a break from life’s mundane routines.

Venom Returns! Headline News

Have a First Look at ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailer and Key Art

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector Venom in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller, only in theaters, September 24, 2021.

Wakanda Lives Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Synopsis Revealed

The vaguely worded Marvel announcement states the sequel will ‘continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda, and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.’

Oh… It’s On! Headline News

New ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Teaser Reveals… What Exactly?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:20am

We know the new season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi thriller is officially in production, Hopper may be alive, and there are some kids with telekinetic powers, in hospital gowns, playing in a sterile facility… with a special room just for Eleven?

On Wednesdays We Watch Tom Headline News

‘Loki’ Series Coming 2 Days Early

The mischievous horned God’s Disney+ series will now premiere Wednesday June 9, moving back from June 11, avoiding competition with subsequent Friday ‘The Bad Batch’ releases as well as ‘Black Widow’s July 9 launch.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Releases First ‘House of the Dragon’ Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:05am

It’s official… George R.R. Martin’s long-awaited ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series has taken flight, ready to incinerate hapless armies, helpless civilians, and eager TV screens in 2022.

Business Headline News

Streamline Media Finalizes Technicolor Post Acquisition

First announced this past January, deal brings new artists, technical experts, and strategic locations to the company’s expanding base of business units.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2021 Announces Virtual Art Gallery

The gallery features 14 virtual installations representing an international slate of artists; highlights include Academy Award-nominee ‘Opera,’ Best in Show ‘Cangjie’s Poetry,’ and interactive lighting installation ‘Isle of Reflections.’

Kamala in Costume Headline News

Surprise Set Photos Reveal First Look at ‘Ms. Marvel’ Costume

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, the spunky teenaged Parkistani American ‘Ms. Marvel’ with polymorphous powers, in the upcoming Disney+ series, as well as alongside Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in 'The Marvels' coming to theatres in 2022.

Phase Four and More Headline News

Marvel Teases ‘The Eternals’ First Look, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Title and More

Extended Phase Four trailer moves from looks at the past to a chronological list of what’s in store for MCU fans at the theatre well into 2023.

Use the Force Headline News

‘PEN15’s Maya Erskine Joins 'Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Cast

The Hulu hit’s star and co-creator joins the already star-studded Lucasfilm production cast in an undisclosed supporting role as pre-production edges towards opening shoots.

People Headline News

The VFX & Post Talent Agency Expands its Roster

Agency that represents visual effects and post-production HoDs and crews welcomes six new professionals as demand for VFX and post work continues to increase.

Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

Learn From the Best! Headline News

VFX Legend Doug Trumbull Presents May 4 at FMX 2021

‘Then & Now Track’ welcomes the visual effects pioneer, who will talk on ‘The Cinema of the Future;’ conference runs online May 4-6.

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