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Awards Headline News

Framestore, Elastic and Painting Practice Win BAFTAs for ‘His Dark Materials’ VFX and Titles

HBO drama, based on Philip Pullman novels, takes home two awards; ‘Chernobyl’ awarded in seven categories at the July 17 British Academy Television Craft Awards ceremony.

People Headline News

Watch the Late Great Grant Imahara Create Baby Yoda

The ‘MythBusters’ host and ‘BattleBot’ legend will live on through his astounding contributions to the entertainment and science communities, and we honor his legacy by showcasing one of his last projects.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

VIEW Conference Headline News

Free Online PreVIEW III Session with RenderMan Evangelist Dylan Sisson

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:32pm

On July 24, Pixar’s RenderMan guru, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about the latest in rendering technology and some amazing NPR tools currently in development.

Center for Disease Control ANIMATIONWorld

From Viruses to Parasites: How the CDC Visualizes Invisible Public Health Threats

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:52am

Biomedical artist Alissa Eckert accurately illustrates the microscopic world through compelling 3D imagery, animation and motion graphics, helping communicate public health information and initiatives.  

VFX for TV Headline News

WATCH: Rodeo FX Releases VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘Tales from the Loop’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:16pm

Led by Robert Bock, the studio delivered over 700 shots, including four robots, a mechanical arm, and numerous environmental elements, on the Amazon Prime Video neo-futurist semi-anthology.

Technology Headline News

Adobe’s Festival of the Impossible 2020 Moves Online

3rd annual event spotlights artists who use Adobe Aero to create and showcase immersive art projects. 

Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches ThinkStation P620, World’s First AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

Available this September, the 64 core, single socket CPU platform is powered by AMD’s brand-new high-performance processor.

Business Headline News

BRON Launches Virtual Production Services Company

With live-action productions on hold due to the pandemic, BRON expands with new division using Unreal Engine technology to transform digital content creation workflows and produce high-quality content faster.

Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

Commercials ANIMATIONWorld

Framestore’s ‘#WombStories’ Animation Captures the Emotions of Women’s Life-Changing Moments

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:24am

Three-minute film for Libresse & Bodyform campaign includes six beautifully animated sequences that help dispel myths and encourage positive conversations about women.

TV VFX Headline News

Imaginary Forces Crafts Layered Montage for ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2 Title Sequence

Studio’s hybrid filmmaking merges two different storyboard concepts to illustrate composite portrait of lead character’s background.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

Business Headline News

Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC to Produce Slate of Original Podcasts

Multi-year deal calls for scripted narrative podcasts drawing upon existing IP, including iconic DC characters and Warner franchises.

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