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Framestore Takes to the Stars in George Clooney’s ‘The Midnight Sky’

Studio’s VFX team created ominous imagery of a post-apocalyptic ‘Sick Earth,’ the Aether spaceship, and zero-G for a pregnant character’s spacewalk in the Netflix sci-fi feature.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

While our first look failed to reveal any actual superheroes, we got a very cool taste of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, and we know it starts streaming May 7.  

Holy Clown Prince of Crime Headline News

Sneak ‘Justice League’ Peek: The Joker’s New ‘Holy’ Look

Zack Snyder has again shared new stills and behind-the-scenes looks from his upcoming ‘Justice League,’ including the Jared Leto’s Joker in a crown of thorns, a gloomy Batman, a snap of Mera, and Cyborg sans VFX.

Events Headline News

Maxon Reveals 2021 Event Lineup – First ‘3D & Motion Design Show’ Set for March 17

This year’s first free showcase will include feature presentations from expert motion graphic and VFX artists; all events will be livestreamed on 3D & Motion Design Show website and the Maxon YouTube channel.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max – Update 1

New features include added support for masks, allowing users to fine tune rendered images without re-rendering or moving to another app; update supports better compositing, direct support in Light Mix, and integration with Chaos Cosmos.

People Headline News

Cloud-Based Creative Studio Preymaker Expands Creative Team

Zachary Fortin and Bridgette Doran have joined the company in production and operations, respectively; both bring practical experience in logistics, technology, and creative collaboration.

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

‘Twisted Metal’ Live-Action Adaptation Speeds to the Small Screen

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions team up on their second live-action series based on a popular game; new series centers on a motor-mouthed outsider tasked with delivering a package in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Making the Right Calle! Headline News

Sasha Calle Joins ‘The Flash’ as First Latina Supergirl

‘The Young and the Restless’ star joins the DCEU with high praise from director Andy Muschietti and full support of the current ‘Arrowverse’ Supergirl, Melissa Benoist.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

Zombie Fun! Headline News

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Coming to Netflix May 21

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:30am

With his ‘Justice League Snyder Cut’ finally arriving next month on HBO Max, the illustrious DCEU director returns to zombie mayhem with a group of mercenaries attempting the largest heist ever.

Events Headline News

Foundry Live Returns March 15-25

Virtual sessions will highlight key trends in the VFX industry while sharing the latest updates of the creative software company’s latest updates; registration is now open.

Positively Spotty Headline News

Disney Drops Official Trailer for ‘Cruella’ Origin Story

In the studio's new take on our favorite villainous fashion plate, Miss de Vil appears young, chic, and much more mad… is her insanity genius, or just plain killer?

Training Headline News

Escape Studios, ScreenSkills, and Epic Games Team Up on ‘Pick and Mix’

The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.

People Headline News

Cinesite Expands LA and London VFX Business Teams

Los Angeles-based Natasha Gould will lead business development on the west coast; Martin Perkins has been named the studio’s new business and bidding manager for the London office.

Big News for a Wednesday! Headline News

Netflix and Tim Burton Team Up on ‘Wednesday’ Live-Action Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:09pm

The legendary helmer makes his TV directorial debut in coming-of-age comedy based on the iconic ‘The Addams Family’ daughter.

Technology Headline News

Manus Announces the Manus Pro Tracker for SteamVR

Tracker features advanced sensors, lightweight portability, and extended battery life, and is specifically designed for motion capture, virtual production, and full-body virtual reality.

Cancel Culture at Work? Headline News

Gina Carano’s Firing From ‘The Mandalorian’ Was Far from Sudden

The controversial actress had previously been ousted from a ‘Mandalorian’ spinoff series following controversial social media posts and continued to post offensive views despite warnings from Lucasfilm.

Business Headline News

DNEG and Dimension Establish Virtual Production Partnership

Deal brings together VFX company’s creative talent with XR studio’s volumetric and real-time development to enrich relationships and service offerings across film, episodic and animation projects.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on Digital March 16 and 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD March 30

Watch Gal Gadot kick ass Wonder Women, mixing it up with new BFF turned villain Kristen Wiig, as she once again holds the fate of the world in her hands; now available on Premium Video on Demand.

Great Balls of Dragon Fire Headline News

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Expands Cast and Sets Production Start

The long-awaited prequel series begins production in April, and welcomes series regulars Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, and Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.

Business Headline News

Company 3 and Method Merge Atlanta Editorial Teams

Integration will optimize inter-departmental collaboration, enhancing overall service offerings; leading the transition are award-winning editors Eddie Kesler and Matt Barron.

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