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A Digital Shave and a Hair Cut! VFXWorld

Crafty Apes is ‘My-T-Sharp’ in ‘Coming 2 America’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:28pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aldo Ruggiero, the visual effects studio helped recreate the signature barbershop storefront, a library, and other New York environments that couldn’t be shot due to the pandemic, in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ sequel now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Oh… It’s On! Headline News

New ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Teaser Reveals… What Exactly?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:20am

We know the new season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi thriller is officially in production, Hopper may be alive, and there are some kids with telekinetic powers, in hospital gowns, playing in a sterile facility… with a special room just for Eleven?

On Wednesdays We Watch Tom Headline News

‘Loki’ Series Coming 2 Days Early

The mischievous horned God’s Disney+ series will now premiere Wednesday June 9, moving back from June 11, avoiding competition with subsequent Friday ‘The Bad Batch’ releases as well as ‘Black Widow’s July 9 launch.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Releases First ‘House of the Dragon’ Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:05am

It’s official… George R.R. Martin’s long-awaited ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series has taken flight, ready to incinerate hapless armies, helpless civilians, and eager TV screens in 2022.

A Cut Above the Rest! VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Tackles the Cosmic Rewind in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Led by VFX supervisor Bryan Hirota, studio delivers 1,000 visual effects shots across 22 sequences, from Steppenwolf’s complete redo to the Flash’s epic time reversal.

Business Headline News

Streamline Media Finalizes Technicolor Post Acquisition

First announced this past January, deal brings new artists, technical experts, and strategic locations to the company’s expanding base of business units.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

Kamala in Costume Headline News

Surprise Set Photos Reveal First Look at ‘Ms. Marvel’ Costume

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, the spunky teenaged Parkistani American ‘Ms. Marvel’ with polymorphous powers, in the upcoming Disney+ series, as well as alongside Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in 'The Marvels' coming to theatres in 2022.

Technology Headline News

New Epic Games White Paper: ‘Grooming for Real-Time Realism: Hair and Fur with Unreal Engine’

Latest deep dive under the hood of Unreal Engine details challenges and real-time solutions for creating realistic-looking hair and fur.

Phase Four and More Headline News

Marvel Teases ‘The Eternals’ First Look, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Title and More

Extended Phase Four trailer moves from looks at the past to a chronological list of what’s in store for MCU fans at the theatre well into 2023.

Use the Force Headline News

‘PEN15’s Maya Erskine Joins 'Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Cast

The Hulu hit’s star and co-creator joins the already star-studded Lucasfilm production cast in an undisclosed supporting role as pre-production edges towards opening shoots.

People Headline News

The VFX & Post Talent Agency Expands its Roster

Agency that represents visual effects and post-production HoDs and crews welcomes six new professionals as demand for VFX and post work continues to increase.

Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

A Cut Above the Rest! VFXWorld

DNEG Revisits Some Old Friends in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Leading VFX studio delivers 430 shots on HBO Max’s long-awaited DC feature redo, picking up where they left off in 2017 on Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and the Flash sequences.

Learn From the Best! Headline News

VFX Legend Doug Trumbull Presents May 4 at FMX 2021

‘Then & Now Track’ welcomes the visual effects pioneer, who will talk on ‘The Cinema of the Future;’ conference runs online May 4-6.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

A Special Hybrid Deer-Boy Arrives June 4 in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth’

Trailer drops for new series, set in a post-apocalyptic world, about a boy that’s half deer and half human; based on Jeff Lemire’s DC comic books and executive produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., the story reminds viewers that family and humanity matter.

Cloud-based Production Systems Headline News

AWS Launches Amazon Nimble Studio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:50am

New cloud-based pay as you go production service provides almost limitless, easily scalable access to high-power accelerated virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and on-demand rendering resources across Amazon’s global infrastructure.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX 2021 Shares New Program Highlights

Running May 4-6, the online even has announced additional talks and highlights, including ‘From 2D to 3D: The Craft of Tom & Jerry,’ more ‘Concept Art Track’ speakers, and a panel by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Officially Begins Production

See snap from show's first socially distanced table read; long-awaited prequel series, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book, ‘Fire & Blood,’ follows the fiery exploits of the oft-mad House Targaryen.

It’s National Superhero Day! Headline News

Scarlett Johansson Talks ‘Black Widow’ Role in New Marvel Featurette

To celebrate National Superhero Day, the actor looks back at the career of alter ego Natasha Romanoff; highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

The Future is Real-Time Headline News

Spire Animation Receives ‘Unreal Shorts’ Program Grant

Epic Games’ new grant and fellowship program aims to fund filmmakers who utilize Unreal Engine for real-time projects.

Honor Has A New Name! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Yasuke’ Official Trailer and Key Art

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:53pm

The reimagined story of the first African samurai - bound by honor, compelled to defend – debuts globally April 29; directed by LaSean Thomas, the anime series stars LaKeith Stanfield, with animation by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA and music by Flying Lotus.  

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