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The Boy Who Lived Again Headline News

Is Warner Bros. Planning a ‘Harry Potter’ Film Reboot?

Amidst studio’s ongoing upheaval, many major franchises have been affected, from the DCU to ‘Game of Thrones;’ will a reimagined magical world bring audiences back to theaters?

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Launches ‘Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine’ Early-Access

New suite of cloud-native AI microservices helps developers build and deploy intelligent virtual assistants and digital humans at scale, including adding animation to any avatar built on virtually any platform – such as Unreal’s MetaHuman tech and cross-platform game avatar development tools - and deployed on any cloud.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

NVIDIA Reveals New Omniverse AI Tools for 3D Artists

As part of tech giant’s CES Special Address, company announced Blender enhancements that include Omniverse Launcher and Audio2Face, Audio2Gesture, and Audio2Emotion — generative AI tools that enable instant 3D character animation.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Major Omniverse Enterprise Updates

The latest release features new deployment options, new Omniverse connectors, and enhanced performance for optimized workflows that connect 3D pipelines to develop and operate large-scale, physically accurate virtual 3D worlds.

TV VFX Headline News

Ingenuity Studios Shares ‘Let the Right One In’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The visual effects studio delivered 1,522 shots on the Showtime vampire/horror series, including fully CG chimps that morphed into vicious vampire chimps.

Business Headline News

Territory Studio Gets New London HQ Digs

Following studio launches in Munich and Barcelona, the new facility will accommodate company’s growing team and project roster while increasing its capacity and production capabilities.

Ready for an Adaptation… Boy? Headline News

Will Prime Video’s ‘God of War’ Series Follow Video Game Lore?

Amazon Studios head Vernon Sanders assures fans the first season is ‘incredibly true to the source material,’ despite the synopsis seemingly omitting game events preceding 2018’s ‘God of War’ soft reboot. 

Love Lost Headline News

Possible ‘Batman Beyond’ Film Starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeifer Canned

The feature, set after the events of the ‘Batman Beyond’ animated series, may have seen Michelle Pfeiffer return as Catwoman, reviving the romance between her and her ‘Batman Returns’ rival.

It’s the Little Things in Life Headline News

A Great ‘Thing’ Revealed in ‘Wednesday’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Images show the disembodied hand actor Victor Dorobantu doing his ‘thang’ on set, though his role required a surprising full-body contorting performance.

Going Knowhere for the Holidays Headline News

Framestore Adds Festive Flair to Marvel’s 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’

The award-winning studio delivers 271 shots for the Disney+ special, including a newly built and decorated Knowhere, Cosmo the (digital) dog, and a dancing adolescent Groot.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

Unsung Heroes of a Forgotten War VFXWorld

The VFX of ‘Devotion’: Recreating Historically Accurate Korean War Heroics

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 9:19am

Working with DNEG and Distillery VFX, visual effects supervisor Brian Connor delivered almost 700 shots depicting intense aerial combat and a defining set of crash sequences in J.D. Dillard’s epic drama, based on the lives of U.S. Navy officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Creates ‘Electrifying’ VFX for ‘Black Adam’

Visual effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis discusses the studio’s work helping create incredible lightning effects for Dwayne Johnson’s titular Teth-Adam character, along with other powers, such as the zip effect, and an ‘electrocuted baddie,’ in the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure.

Sorry to See You Go! VFXWorld

The Many Visual Worlds of ‘Westworld’

Visual Effects Supervisor Jay Worth talks about the HBO sci-fi thriller’s fourth – and final – season, and his long tenure on the show, which set a new high production value bar for streaming series.

A God and His Boy Headline News

Live-Action ‘God of War’ Series Coming to Prime Video

Based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game franchise, the series follows God in exile Kratos, who stumbles into an epic adventure as he attempts to spread the ashes of his diseased wife with his estranged son.

We Finally Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Joe Letteri Talks ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Wētā FX’s 4-time Oscar-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor discusses his collaboration with director James Cameron on the highly anticipated ‘Avatar’ sequel, now in theaters.

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 95th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs next month, January 12-17, with nomination announcements set for January 24.

People Headline News

The VES Names Nancy Ward Executive Director

After a comprehensive search by the VES Board of Directors, the organization’s previous Program and Development Director and Interim Executive Director steps into the official role following the retirement of Eric Roth.

South Park Goes AI? Headline News

Trey Parker and Matt Stone Deepfake Startup Gets $20 Million Investment

The ‘South Park’ creators’ new company, Deep Voodoo, will focus on accelerating AI deepfake technology with the capital secured from Connect Ventures, a partnership between CAA and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

The Perfect Hypno-Hustler! Headline News

Donald Glover to Star in and Produce 'Spider-Man' Feature at Sony

The ‘Atlanta’ actor will not play Spidey himself, but rather the ‘70s supervillain Hypno-Hustler, who uses high tech musical instruments to hypnotize and rob audiences.

Business Headline News

The Cinesite Group Secures $235M Funding Package

The VFX and animation studio collective announces new long term financing deal to continue its acquisition revenue growth, increase client offerings, capacity, and expand its global footprint; NatWest Corporate Bank led the financing alongside Barclays – the company’s longtime bankers.

Can Bad Guys Be Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

The Ol’ Switcharoo Headline News

Is Jason Momoa Shedding the ‘Aquaman’ Mantle to Become Lobo?

Both DC Films co-CEO James Gunn and the star have hinted heavily at the introduction of the badass interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter into the new DCU, with the actor likely assuming the role.

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