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Untold Studios Gets its Dream VFX Project with Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’

Led by VFX supervisor James HattSmith, the studio delivers 360 shots filled with a wide range of expansive visuals on the Netflix dark fantasy that follows the journey of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, captured and held prisoner for over a century, who struggles to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

People Headline News

MPC Adds Key Hires to its Leadership Team

The Technicolor Creative Studio adds new leadership to increase reach across global VFX industry; Jean-Paul Burge named Global President, ex-Paramount Pictures exec Stephanie Allen joins as Executive in Charge - Client Services, and VFX industry veteran Chris Burn named Global Head of Production.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

AWS Launches SimSpace Weaver Spatial Simulation Service

The fully managed pay-as-you-go compute service allows users to run and test complex, immersive 3D experiences and visualize large-scale scenarios in real-time.

In Passing Headline News

Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales Tragically Killed at 36

The BAFTA award-winning animation and visual effects director, who was expecting a second child with wife Claire Pepper, was struck by a drunk driver while visiting Los Angeles on business.

Business Headline News

Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases RealityScan Free iOS App

Capturing Reality’s app for 3D Scanning allows users to easily capture and create 3D models for use in Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, MetaHuman, or any other post-processing tool.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

Technology Headline News

Imbalance Releases Ragdoll Dynamics 3.0

Tool that automates character physics in Maya gets update that includes click-and-drag interface, added physically based character posing, replacement rigs for interactive frame rates, and a multi-character asset library.

A New Potter Era? Headline News

Is Warner Teaming with J.K. Rowling for More ‘Harry Potter’ Films?

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav plans to revitalize the studio’s finances by reviving successful franchises, such as DCU and ‘Harry Potter’ films, if the controversial author will agree.

How the Magic is Made Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

Indiana Returns Headline News

Harrison Ford Getting ‘De-Aged’ for ‘Indiana Jones 5’

The prolific actor will be digitally reconstructed to resemble his younger self for an opening sequence in the upcoming film, set during the events between ‘The Last Crusade’ and ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’

Training Headline News

FutureWorks Opens VFX Academy in Chennai

The FutureWorks Academy 6-month training program at the Chennai studio includes mentorship, specialized training, and a paid internship; successful graduates are offered a 3-year paid service agreement.

Say it Ain’t So Jack Headline News

Margot Robbie’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film Lost at Sea

Rumors began swirling in 2020 of a swashbuckling Bruckheimer pic with lots of girl power led by the ‘Suicide Squad’ star, but the project has now been canned, possibly due to unfinished Johnny Depp business.

Superheroes in Lockdown Headline News

Superhero Comedy ‘Grounded’ Premieres on Tubi TV

Redbird Entertainment & Firestorm VFX’s new eight-episode series, filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown, focuses on the everyday issues of superheroes stuck at home during a global virus outbreak.

A Horror Genre Takeover? Headline News

Blumhouse and Atomic Monster to Become ‘Horrific’ Monopoly?

Horror giants Jason Blum and James Wan are in talks to join their creative houses, while still maintaining brand identity and autonomy, to expand into new types of content.

It’s Almost Here! Headline News

Disney Drops Final ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer

Marking ‘Avatar Day,’ the spot will debut tonight on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ game as part of worldwide celebrations transporting cities to the world of Pandora; Original ‘Avatar’ now streaming on Disney+.

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

Exxact Corp. Works with NVIDIA to Support Omniverse Enterprise

The Fremont, CA-based provider of high-performance digital hardware helps bring real-time collaboration to a growing clientele.

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