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Category: Visual Effects

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

XR Innovations Headline News

Shocap Awarded Second Epic MegaGrant for Live XR-Circus Production

The grant furthers development of proprietary technology that combines live cross-reality entertainment with real-time VFX technology - delivering true XR experience to online audiences via headsets, gaming PCs, and video streaming services.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

Netflix Drops Images and ‘Official First Look’ for ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00am

Well, we finally get to see some superheroes in new images and a ‘From Comic to Screen’ featurette about the upcoming live-action series adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, streaming May 7.  

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2021 – A Virtual Conference Coming March 4-14

Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.

Latinx Oh Yes Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct 'Blue Beetle,' First Latino Superhero Film

The upcoming DC feature Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American teen who gains otherworldly powers from a mysterious scarab.

Oh Shepard My Shepard Headline News

Henry Cavill ‘Secret Project’ May Be ‘Mass Effect’

‘The Witcher’ star recently teased a secret project on his Instagram account, and internet sleuths believe it to be an adaptation of EA’s epic Sci-Fi shooter.

The Web-Slinger Returns! Headline News

‘Spider-Man 3’ Title Revealed After Some Good-Natured Fan Trolling

Sony shares ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ name after web slinging trio Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tease possible titles ‘Phone Home,’ ‘Home-Wrecker,’ and ‘Home Slice.’

Let the Game Adaptations Begin Headline News

‘Halo’ Series Heads to Paramount+

Following numerous development setbacks, the live-action series has found a new home at Paramount+, and is being hailed as a possible ‘defining show’ for the budding streamer.

Business Headline News

Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiering This Year on Paramount+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:50am

All-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship will also run on Nickelodeon; entire ‘Star Trek’ universe will be made available on the newly rebranded platform.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

While our first look failed to reveal any actual superheroes, we got a very cool taste of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, and we know it starts streaming May 7.  

Holy Clown Prince of Crime Headline News

Sneak ‘Justice League’ Peek: The Joker’s New ‘Holy’ Look

Zack Snyder has again shared new stills and behind-the-scenes looks from his upcoming ‘Justice League,’ including the Jared Leto’s Joker in a crown of thorns, a gloomy Batman, a snap of Mera, and Cyborg sans VFX.

Events Headline News

Maxon Reveals 2021 Event Lineup – First ‘3D & Motion Design Show’ Set for March 17

This year’s first free showcase will include feature presentations from expert motion graphic and VFX artists; all events will be livestreamed on 3D & Motion Design Show website and the Maxon YouTube channel.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max – Update 1

New features include added support for masks, allowing users to fine tune rendered images without re-rendering or moving to another app; update supports better compositing, direct support in Light Mix, and integration with Chaos Cosmos.

People Headline News

Cloud-Based Creative Studio Preymaker Expands Creative Team

Zachary Fortin and Bridgette Doran have joined the company in production and operations, respectively; both bring practical experience in logistics, technology, and creative collaboration.

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

‘Twisted Metal’ Live-Action Adaptation Speeds to the Small Screen

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions team up on their second live-action series based on a popular game; new series centers on a motor-mouthed outsider tasked with delivering a package in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Making the Right Calle! Headline News

Sasha Calle Joins ‘The Flash’ as First Latina Supergirl

‘The Young and the Restless’ star joins the DCEU with high praise from director Andy Muschietti and full support of the current ‘Arrowverse’ Supergirl, Melissa Benoist.

Zombie Fun! Headline News

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Coming to Netflix May 21

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:30am

With his ‘Justice League Snyder Cut’ finally arriving next month on HBO Max, the illustrious DCEU director returns to zombie mayhem with a group of mercenaries attempting the largest heist ever.

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