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All That Jazz! Headline News

Historic Vancouver Club Restored for Virtual 1930s Jazz Performance

On November 20, Shocap’s XR concert event with singer Jill Barber marries live music, greenscreens, mocap cameras, Unreal Engine, and proprietary technology to transport audiences back 90 years.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

Fantastic Beasts 3 Headline News

Johnny Depp Will Still Pocket Big for Lost Grindelwald Role

The beleaguered actor will still be paid an eight-figure salary for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ due to pay-or-play contract, despite being fired from the role.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:57am

Studio’s Toronto branch head of 2D Eric Covello details their visual effects work on Netflix’s hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, which last week was renewed for Season 3.

Business Headline News

DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

People Headline News

DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

A Voluptuous AI! Headline News

‘Halo’ TV Series Adaptation Resumes Filming

Showtime teases sneak of Master Chief and Cortana as its live-action adaption of the fan-favorite video game series goes back under the lights after production shut down due to COVID-19.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Launches Modo 14 Series Complete

Full three-part release features updates in direct and procedural modeling, rendering, animation, and rigging; update review webinar set for November 17.

Technology Headline News

The Mill Launches ‘Mill Scout’ AR Virtual Production App

Creatives can now visualize CGI objects immediately, allowing for increased flexibility on-set; portability of app allows it to be easily accessed from anywhere.

His Voice Will Be Heard! Headline News

John Boyega Calls Out Disney for Pushing Aside Characters of Color

The actor experienced extreme online racial abuse and bullying because of his lead role of Finn in the recent ‘Star Wars’ films and claims Disney should have done something about it.

Visualization Services Headline News

OPSIS Delivers Post Visualization and Final VFX for Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company brings innovative postvis and visual effects production pipeline support to Adam Mason’s new dystopian romance thriller, shot this past summer in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Yo Ho Yo Ho! Headline News

Johnny Depp May Reprise Captain Jack Sparrow Role

Longtime Depp friend and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer still stands behind the controversial actor, and is rumored to want him in the newest ‘Pirates’ film

Events Headline News

Free PNYA ‘VFX for Post Supervisors’ Webinar November 12

The next edition of the Post New York Alliance’s free ‘Post Break’ webinar series will look at practical issues on how to produce and deliver VFX for film and TV; panelists include VFX producer Leslie Lerman and Powerhouse VFX executive producer Ryan Cunningham.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

Business Headline News

‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

The streaming giant's hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, based on Dark Horse Comics’ Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels of the same name, gets picked up for another season.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Framestore Breathes Life into StudioCanal’s ‘The Secret Garden’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:18pm

The Oscar-winning creative studio brings their renowned creativity to Misselthwaite Manor and its spellbinding grounds for new reimagining of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel, premiering now on Sky.

Everyone Loses! Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Gets New Release Date after Johnny Depp Firing

The notorious actor has been ‘asked’ to resign from his iconic role of Gellert Grindelwald after losing a libel case against British tabloid ‘The Sun,’ which labeled the actor a ‘wife beater.’

Commercials Headline News

MPC Brings Sporting Goods Items to Life in Dick’s Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:07pm

Studio once again teams up with Anomaly and Pacific Rim Films’ Shawn Levy to bring back animated characters for a DICK’S Sporting Goods adventure.

People Headline News

SpinVFX Welcomes VFX Supervisor Mo Sobhy

VFX house’s new addition brings passion and experience with intimate knowledge of the VFX pipeline; his credits include titles such as ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and more recently, ‘Mary Poppins Returns.’

Business Headline News

Harriet Donington Launches The VFX & Post Talent Agency

New company’s mission is to meet the growing demand for experienced VFX and post experts across film and TV with a commitment to discover and nurture emerging talent.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 19th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

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