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Awards Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Take Top Honors at 13th Annual Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society’s annual event honors distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media; special award went to Wētā FX for creative excellence in VFX and Adobe for innovation in post tools.

More Spidey is on the Way! Headline News

Spider-Man Noir Live-Action Series Coming to Prime Video

The mysterious show from ‘The Lost City’ writer Oren Uziel will follow an older superhero in a 1930s New York City, although it will not be Peter Parker.

We Finally Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Wētā FX’s Dan Barrett Talks ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

The two-time VES Award-winning and four-time Oscar-nominated Senior Animation Supervisor discusses his team’s groundbreaking animation work on the record-shattering ‘Avatar’ sequel, now in theaters.

Music Videos Headline News

Nexus Studios Tapped for Gorillaz ‘Silent Running’ Music Video

Director Fx Goby and band co-creator Jamie Hewlett deliver an ambitious short that brings together prosthetics, pyrotechnics, performance, and intricate visual effects.

music for animation Headline News

ALIBI Music Drops New Music for Anime, Games and Game Trailers

‘Anime Action,’ ‘Dark Heroic Drama 3’ and ‘Cinematic Hybrid 2’ albums provide a range of options for content creators and marketing teams with structured tracks, versatile stems and alt versions.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX E3 Workstation with New 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 8:49am

Economical, entry level system now features new CPUs that offer top performance to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

TV VFX VFXWorld

The Massive Creative Fellowship Behind ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

For 2 years, Production Designer Ramsey Avery and his team never slept, generating 38,000 pieces of concept art – illustrations, digital models, videos, sketches, and paintings – to support 9,500 VFX shots produced by 20 vendors and their 1,500 artists on Prime Video’s hugely ambitious Middle-earth saga.

Wakanda vs Talokan Headline News

WATCH: Digital Doman’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The Oscar-winning VFX studio, using Maya and Houdini, delivered 500 VFX shots, including the film’s finale filled with crowds of digi-doubles on the deck, the hull, and in the water around the futuristic Wakandan stealth ship.

People Headline News

Longtime Netflix Exec Matt Levin to Head LAIKA’s Live-Action Expansion

The cutting-edge animation studio adds veteran production leadership to take the reins of the studio’s expanding live-action efforts; first project is based on John Brownlow’s action thriller novel ‘Seventeen.’

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

8 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.

Capturing the Horrors of War VFXWorld

Taking an Old-School VFX Approach in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Production Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Petzold talks about using in-camera effects wherever possible, eschewing loud and flashy CG sequences for more precise, realistic action centered around what’s captured on set, in Edward Berger’s harrowing and haunting Oscar-nominated war saga, now in theaters and streaming on Netflix.

It Was Only a Matter of Time Headline News

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Pen ‘Tomb Raider’ Series for Prime Video

The project, based on the popular franchise spanning multiple video games, films, and an anime series, is the latest in an overall deal between the streaming giant and the ‘Fleabag’ author.

Awards Headline News

73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Revealed

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ are nominated in the animated features category; winners will be announced at the March 5 awards ceremony.

The New DCU Headline News

Details Aplenty Revealed for New DC Universe Slate

Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios Peter Safran and James Gunn dive a bit deeper into the next generation of DC films and television series, and how the new core continuity will work.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Framestore Sets Sail on ‘1899’ with New Virtual Production Tools

The award-winning VFX studio’s team, led by Connor Ling and Freddy Salazar, created tools integrated with Unreal Engine 5.1 to render and project realistic backgrounds onto an LED wall using 18 different machines with dual GPUs, for the Netflix series about an ocean liner diverted to answer a distress signal from a long-lost sister ship.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

The New DCU Headline News

DC Studios Reveals Release Date for ‘The Batman – Part II’

The sequel to Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ will hit theaters October 3, 2025 under the DC Elseworlds banner, separate from the new DC Universe core continuity just revealed by James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Mando! Headline News

This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Impossible Objects Illustrates the Power of Sustainable Virtual Production

Tapping NantStudio’s advanced LED stage powered by Unreal Engine for its ‘auto demo’ project, the studio demonstrates the sustainability impact of harnessing the cutting-edge technology, both in financial and environmental costs.

Marvel-ous VFX Headline News

Cinesite Shares ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The studio delivered almost 400 visual effects shots, with its London facility producing a single 10-minute sequence and Montreal facility creating a range of sequences, including full water simulations, integrating CG ships, digi-doubles and a helicopter crashing into the ocean.

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