Suspected of swindling investors of the Beijing-based VFX and animation company, as well as Knightsbridge Entertainment, out of at least $234 million, the former producer died of liver failure on July 31 in Blackpool, with his alleged co-conspirator still at large.
Category: Visual Effects
Team delivers 60+ shots and digital effects intensifying the high-impact violence throughout the hostage thriller, from the bloody restaurant massacre to the killing spree that follows; now available on streaming platforms.
The anticipated ‘The Boys’ spinoff series from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will premiere exclusively September 29 on Prime Video.
Based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, the show centers on Vault 33 in Los Angeles, and with a planned debut sometime in 2024.
The creative studio once again partnered with Mercedes-Benz, providing live-action production, editorial, post, VFX, color grading and finishing, transforming a daytime shoot on the California coast into night scenes.
The adaptation, starring Christian Slater as the evil ogre Mulgarath, Joy Bryant as loving matriarch Helen Grace, and Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell as twins Jared and Simon, will be shopped to a new home network after being dropped by the Mouse House due to cost cutting.
The VFX studio provided 250 shots, including guiding the ship ‘The Demeter’ through a terrifying CG storm, and adding whitewater, mist and fog to achieve frightening realism; the movie is now in theaters.
The hit Paramount film’s Annie Award-winning writer/director, along with Oscar-winning sound mixer Mark Ulano, join the stellar line-up of in-person attendees and speakers, including Henry Selick, Peter Sohn, and Sam Fell; the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.
The workers join the latest wave of industry artists calling for protections afforded their union colleagues; group follows Marvel VFX workers as only the 2nd ever VFX worker NLRB filing.
Carl Flygare, NVIDIA Professional Visualization Marketing Manager at PNY, talks about virtual production, changes in the M&E landscape, and the many virtues of the NVIDIA RTX™ A5000 professional graphics card, which is available at a special promotional price for a limited time.
Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sci-fi sequel is now expected to hit theaters March 15, 2024, as continuing lack of progress in SAG-AFTRA and WGA negotiations have led to multiple production shutdowns.
VFX supervisor Johnny Han, working with Scanline VFX, EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani, Mackevision, MR. X, BUF, and Jellyfish Pictures, produced 2,000 shots for Season 1A and 2,500 for Season 1B – including the ‘Shockdog’ - on the Emmy nominated HBO series, set in an 1896 London rocked by a supernatural event that gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities.
The 3D camera tracking VFX app joins the Boris FX Suite, which already boasts Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, Silhouette, Optics and CrumplePop; live SynthEyes demos slated for IBC September 15-18.
The comedian will play sorceress Jennifer Kale in the upcoming Marvel and Disney+ miniseries, while the ‘White Lotus’ actress will play Rio Vidal, an original main villain character created for the show.
The workers are backed by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and recently filed a petition for representation election with the NLRB.
The new video goes behind-the-scenes of the latest chapter in Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars’ Universe; episodes 1 and 2 are now streaming.
Visual Effects Supervisor Simon Jung and Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo talk clickers, bloaters, giraffes, and fungi, some of the captivating and ghastly visuals they helped produce for HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series, nominated for 25 Emmys including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Season or Movie.
Special screenings set at IMAX theaters in major U.S. cities of exclusive first-look footage from the upcoming sci-fi thriller, followed by a live Q&A with the director/producer/co-writer; film hits theaters next month.
Production VFX supervisor Mohen Leo and Production VFX producer T.J. Falls picked up where they left off on Gareth Edward’s 2016 ‘Rogue One,’ helping deliver a whopping 3,843 visual effects shots, including the daring oceanic planet Narkina V prison escape, the Eye of Aldhani meteor shower, and the Fondor Haulcraft’s encounters with Fury-class Imperial interceptors, on the inaugural season of Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit prequel series – nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy.
The visual effects boutique delivers 225+ shots for the psychological thriller, adding to the tale’s horror with invisible effects, which included a 3D animated spider, digital limb replacements, and CG environments and set extensions.
Tim McGovern is honored with the Founders Award and Lifetime VES Member designation, while Sandra Joy Aguilar, Brooke Breton and Bob Coleman receive Honorary Lifetime VES Membership; a celebration of the honorees will take place at a special event in October.
Production VFX supervisor Grady Cofer and Co-Production Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel discuss how the most recent season of Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit series – nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy - took advantage of new digital tools and processes to better plan and capture more realistic acting performances in-camera, as well as animate their integration with CG characters and sequences.
Video marks the August 31 streaming release of the live-action high-seas adventure based on the enormously popular manga by Eiichiro Oda.
The leading visual effects company, led by VFX Supervisor Chris White, revisits one of the Netflix series most compelling – and fully CG – characters in Season 3’s ‘Marigold’ episode, nominated for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode Emmy.