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Awards Headline News

2024 BAFTA Longlists Revealed

Aardman’s ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ makes the cut in 2 categories - Outstanding British Film and Animated Film - while ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ is selected in Animated Film and Special Visual Effects. 

It’s Good to Have Friends VFXWorld

The ‘Explosive’ VFX of ‘The Equalizer 3’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2:00pm

VFX supervisor and producer James McQuaide, working with 7 different vendors, delivered nearly 600 visual effects shots, including an incredibly realistic car bomb sequence, in the third film of Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Equalizer’ franchise.

VFX for commercials Headline News

Impossible Objects Dreams Up ‘All Kinds of Fields’ for John Deere

Directed by Jay Walker, the spot tapped studios’ technical expertise using CG, LED volume shoot and traditional VFX to visually realize a young girl’s dream. 

VFX for television Headline News

Rising Sun Sets Sail with ‘One Piece’ VFX

The visual effects studio delivered 170+ shots for Netflix’s adventure series based on Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga, creating an array of CG naval and pirate ships, adding water and wind to fill the sails and set extensions to seamlessly integrate with the live-action. 

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Steven Yeun Drops Out of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

Citing last year’s strikes and scheduling conflicts as the main reasons for the departure, ‘The Walking Dead’ actor says he still wants to ‘do a Marvel movie’ in the future; ‘Thunderbolts’ hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Rome + Church + Evil Incarnate = Terror Headline News

20th Century Studios Teases ‘The First Omen’

A prequel to the classic horror film franchise, the psychological thriller follows a young American woman sent to Rome to serve the church, and of course, creepy darkness ensues; based on characters from David Seltzer’s ‘The Omen,’ the film hits theaters April 2024.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Jack Black Boards ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Feature

The famed actor, comedian, and musician boards the upcoming adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game, which has yet to secure a title, but is set to hit theaters April 4, 2025; production began in New Zealand late last year.

Keeping it in the Family Headline News

Blumhouse and Atomic Monster Merger a Done Deal

Horror giants Jason Blum and James Wan have officially joined their creative houses, choosing a three-way ownership structure between majority owner Blum, Wan, and Comcast; both companies maintain brand identity and autonomy.

Otherworldly VFX VFXWorld

‘The Changeling’ VFX: Grounding a Fairy Tale in New York City

VFX supervisor Greg Behrens discusses the production of otherworldly visuals on Kelly Marcel and Apple TV+’s supernatural thriller about a book dealer searching for his missing wife and son in the Big Apple. 

Heading to Stuttgart Events

FMX: Film & Media Exchange 2024

Begins: April 23, 2024

The 4-day event returns to Stuttgart, kicking off April 23; on-demand presentations are available April 27 - May 31.

New Year New Fear Headline News

Universal Pictures Drops ‘Night Swim – Pool Party Possession’ Featurette

Frolic in the deep end if you dare… Atomic Monster and Blumhouse’s new supernatural thriller starring Wyatt Russell dives into theaters January 5.

Darn that’s Fast! Headline News

Exxact Now Offering Workstations with AMD Threadripper PRO 7000WX Processors

The new processor series offers up to 96 cores and 192 threads, with a peak boost clock of 5.3GHz overclockable, to tackle complex simulation, generative design, rendering, and AI training tasks.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Phew! Warner Bros.' ‘Twisters’ Not a Reboot or Continuation of ‘Twister’

Lead Glen Powell reveals the upcoming film, set in the world created by the original 1996 disaster film, is a 'standalone story in the modern day;' the pic storms into theaters July 19, 2024.

No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Teaser Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver’

Watch the trailer for the second installment of the epic two-part science-fantasy that explores an original universe and lore; streams April 19 only on Netflix.

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Enterprise Free Trial

Users can now download and deploy a 30-day trial of the native OpenUSD software platform for connecting complex 3D pipelines and simulating large-scale physically accurate virtual worlds. 

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

Facing a Facial Capture Verdict Headline News

Disney Loses MOVA VFX Technology Infringement Case

After over six years of litigation, an Oakland jury has awarded roughly $600,000 to Reardon’s Oscar-winning VFX software MOVA Contour, with a paltry $345,000 meant to represent the profits gained from the wrongful use of assets.

TV VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Lights Up ‘Miss Minutes’ in ‘Loki’ Season 2

The VFX studio animates Disney+ series’ AI-driven character’s sinister transformation from friendly to deranged, delivering more than 125 shots, while also creating Loki’s green energy blasts and a digital extension to represent a blighted, working-class section of Chicago.

One Killer Drop Headline News

Marvel Studios Drops New ‘Echo’ Trailer, Premiere Date

The gritty, action-packed dramatic series that follows anti-hero Maya Lopez as she runs from a criminal empire debuts all its bingeable episodes at once January 9, 2024 on both Disney+ and Hulu. 

It’s Tough Being a Demigod VFXWorld

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 96th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:44am

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films; voting for nominations runs next month, January 11-16, with nomination announcements set for January 23.

New Year New Fear Headline News

Universal Pictures Drops Featurette for Thriller ‘Night Swim’

Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film, the new film from the producers of ‘M3GAN’ stars Wyatt Russell as Ray Waller, a former major league baseball player who discovers a dark secret tied to his new backyard swimming pool.

The End is Beginning Headline News

‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Set to Begin Production in January

After facing numerous delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, work resumes in the new year; the series' final season will now premiere sometime in 2025.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

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