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Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Launching Global Creative Hubs

Series of interconnected co-located facilities will provide one-stop shopping for technology, talent and creativity servicing the entertainment, advertising, and brand experience industries; campuses coming soon to Soho, London, Soho, New York and Culver City, Los Angeles.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Cruella’ Now Available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD

Disney releases high-definition special editions of its hit ‘101 Dalmatians’ prequel, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, about the early days of the fashionable villain, Cruella de Vil; home entertainment versions feature an array of bonus features, deleted scenes and bloopers.

Innovations in Real-Time Animation Headline News

Don’t Miss Unreal Engine’s ‘The Pulse’ Ep 7: Real-Time Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:47am

All-new ‘Unlocking Story and Style’ episode of innovative series on interactive technology features DNEG’s David Prescott, BRON Digital’s Jason Chen, Chromosphere’s Kevin Dart, and Epic Games’ Karen Dufilho, hosted by AWN publisher Dan Sarto, coming Wednesday, September 29.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West Coming to Costa Mesa October 8-10

Inaugural 360-degree film festival and conference will feature 32 immersive films screened in a ‘fulldome’ venue; event features new technology presentations, industry panels, and interactive workshops.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Trailer and Line-up Revealed

The streamer’s inaugural epic virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Patrick Osborne Takes Billie Eilish on a Dreamy Iconic LA Tour

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:42pm

Given only three months, the Oscar-winning animation director worked quickly to capture the Grammy-winning artist’s signature moves, weaving a hazy, noirish 80s journey through her hometown into ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,’ her cinematic concert experience performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, now streaming on Disney+.

Business Headline News

Mikros VFX Joins MPC Episodic

Strategic alliance with French visual effects house bolsters MPC’s global market presence, increasing the company’s international reach; the studio will continue to offer pre-production and VFX services for the French features and episodic industry.

Business Headline News

Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

Events Headline News

Foundry Live Returns September 21-29

Celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary, the online sessions will feature a peek at future product releases and innovations, including Nuke, Kitana, and Flix, as well as a look back at defining moments from the last quarter-century; registration is now open.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time VFXWorld

Defying the Laws – or Mere Suggestions – of Physics in ‘F9’

VFX supervisor Daniel Rauchwerger and his DNEG teams in London, Montreal, and Mumbai delivered 2,200 gravity defying visual effects shots, from flipping multiple trailers to shooting rocket car into space, in Justin Lin and Universal Pictures’ latest ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise outing.

People Headline News

StretchSense Names Mike Riley Executive Chair of the Board

Other key appointments made by the MoCap Pro Glove creator include Chris Komatas as chief operating officer and Charles Pludthura as chief marketing officer; new team bolsters company’s emergence as a key player in motion capture animation, industry applications, and premium gaming glove technology.

Technology Headline News

Maxon’s Redshift Now Subscription-Based

Distribution shift for GPU rendering software will keep customers up to date, ensuring functionality with third-party hardware and software solutions; customers can expand licenses at new initial subscription pricing.

TV VFX VFXWorld

ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

More Resident Evil! Headline News

First Look Images Drop for ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’

Live-action film serves as an origin story that follows the plot of the first two Capcom games, deviating from the popular ‘Resident Evil’ franchise starring Mila Jovovich.

People Headline News

DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.

TV VFX VFXWorld

FuseFX Has a Grand Old Time Variance in Marvel’s ‘Loki’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:47pm

The award-winning visual effects company tackles the time-stage theater, time turner effect, time collar and time door, along with set extensions, meteors and dust effects from the destruction of Lamentis, on Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Arrives August 31 on Digital

This summer’s hit comedy adventure stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in a thrilling journey through the Amazon to find an ancient tree said to cure illness and injury; based on Disneyland’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ ride, the film hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 16.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

ILM’s VFX Help Marvel Studios ‘Wing It’ in ‘Black Widow’

The storied visual effects studio delivers 800 shots, tackling the high-octane opening small plane escape scenes, a Budapest shoot-out and car chase across the city, and the widows fight in villain Dreykov’s flying HQ, in Marvel Studios’ most recent MCU action-thriller.

Our Spidey Sense is Tingling Headline News

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Teaser Breaks Viewer Record

The highly anticipated upcoming Sony superhero adventure has fans itching for more, as the film’s August 23 trailer launch broke the all-time 24-hour internet record for most global views; the sequel to box office hit ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ hits theaters December 17.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

VFXRIO Live Presents Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel

Renown animation and VFX specialist whose career includes work on iconic movie franchises like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ will share insights from the visual effects on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2; free live online event coming September 4.

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