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Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

Amazon Studios Opens Stage 15

The AWS-powered Virtual Production stage debuts alongside the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department; ‘Candy Cane Lane’ directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddy Murphy, kicks off as the stage’s inaugural feature film production. 

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Maxon One Updates

The software developer wraps up the year with numerous product enhancements, including new features in Redshift, full support for ACES in Magic Bullet, and stability improvements throughout; newly launched and redesigned Cineversity now serves as the central hub for all educational content.

The New DC Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 3’ Cancelled Amidst DC Management Shakeups

Newly reigning duo James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially axed Patty Jenkins’ third foray into the adventures of Lady Diana, with more shockers sure to come as the honchos unveil their blueprint for the DCU’s future.

Discovering the World of Astras Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva’ Trailer

Inspired by ancient Indian mythology, the trilogy's first installment is a story of fantasy, adventure, and a secret society that safeguards divine and powerful weapons from the Gods; now streaming in Hindi and English.

The Closest Thing to Being There! Headline News

Now Available: VIEW Conference 2022 On-Demand Edition

All-access tickets provide 3-months streaming of all keynotes, panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses from the October 2022 event; Also announced - VIEW Conference returns to Torino, Italy October 15-20, 2023

People Headline News

DNEG Appoints Guillaume Rocheron as Visual Effects Supervisor

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning industry veteran’s credits include Jordon Peele’s ‘Nope,’ Sam Mendes’ ‘1917,’ and Michael Dougherty’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters;’ will work out of the studio’s Los Angeles office. 

People Headline News

MPC Adds Key Hires to its Leadership Team

The Technicolor Creative Studio adds new leadership to increase reach across global VFX industry; Jean-Paul Burge named Global President, ex-Paramount Pictures exec Stephanie Allen joins as Executive in Charge - Client Services, and VFX industry veteran Chris Burn named Global Head of Production.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

AWS Launches SimSpace Weaver Spatial Simulation Service

The fully managed pay-as-you-go compute service allows users to run and test complex, immersive 3D experiences and visualize large-scale scenarios in real-time.

Innovations in Virtual Production VFXWorld

Join PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

This free presentation on December 8 will explore how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, is optimizing real-time workflows in ICVFX and pushing the boundaries of the possible in virtual production.

Business Headline News

Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases RealityScan Free iOS App

Capturing Reality’s app for 3D Scanning allows users to easily capture and create 3D models for use in Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, MetaHuman, or any other post-processing tool.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

Technology Headline News

Imbalance Releases Ragdoll Dynamics 3.0

Tool that automates character physics in Maya gets update that includes click-and-drag interface, added physically based character posing, replacement rigs for interactive frame rates, and a multi-character asset library.

A New Potter Era? Headline News

Is Warner Teaming with J.K. Rowling for More ‘Harry Potter’ Films?

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav plans to revitalize the studio’s finances by reviving successful franchises, such as DCU and ‘Harry Potter’ films, if the controversial author will agree.

How the Magic is Made Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

Indiana Returns Headline News

Harrison Ford Getting ‘De-Aged’ for ‘Indiana Jones 5’

The prolific actor will be digitally reconstructed to resemble his younger self for an opening sequence in the upcoming film, set during the events between ‘The Last Crusade’ and ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’

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