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Holiday Cheer? Headline News

Disney Bumps Two Anticipated Holiday Releases to 2021

Cinema runs for 20th Century Studios’ ‘Free Guy’ and ‘Death on the Nile’ have been postponed until next year, leaving Warner Bros’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ as the last big studio film still scheduled to hit theatres in 2020.

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Bringing Virtual Production Design to TBS’ ‘Celebrity Show-Off’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 6, 2020 at 3:42pm

Emmy Award-winning production designer James Pearse Connelly uses previs to design virtual sets, which are integrated with real-time rendering, Unreal Engine, and VFX to create the extended physical worlds of many new, safely produced TV shows.

People Headline News

FuseFX Names Michael Romey Director of Pipeline and Software Development

Senior technologist brings vast experience in delivering innovative solutions for theme parks, broadcasting, production, gaming, mobile, and big data analytics in mission-critical environments.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Technologies Launches APEXX Denali A3 Workstation

Innovative features optimize productivity by empowering architects, engineers, 3D designers, and motion media professionals to create, render, and multitask faster than ever before.

TV VFX VFXWorld

IMG VFX Delivers Seamlessly Mysterious Visuals on ‘The Third Day’

VFX supervisor Ivor Middleton details the production of CG creatures, floating people, and a serpentine British island causeway in the Sky / HBO psychological thriller. 

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Raoul Marks – Listen Now

‘Creating Emmy Winning Titles for ‘True Detective,’ ‘Westworld’ & ‘The Crown’ episode features the Emmy Award-winning 3D motion designer discussing topics including transitioning from graphic design to motion design; working remotely; pipeline and equipment; and reflecting on the future.

Casting Some Axii! Headline News

‘The Witcher’ Wraps Season 2 Days Before New Lockdown

Series star Henry Cavill announces filming for the Netflix fantasy hit’s new season has wrapped just one week before England reinstates a new round of pandemic-related restrictions.

Business Headline News

VFX Industry Shakeup: Framestore Buys Company 3 and Method

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8:44am

Leading visual effects studio behind films like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the upcoming ‘No Time to Die’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ acquires the former Deluxe creative studio assets, in a move that brings some of the industry’s key production expertise and capacity under one roof.

A Real-Time Ray-Traced World! Headline News

WATCH: ‘Marbles at Night’ Demo Illuminates Future of Graphics in NVIDIA Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:11am

Physics-based demo highlights dynamic ray-traced lights, path tracing, and 100 million polygons, all running in rea- time on a single GeForce RTX 3090 GPU.

That’s a Wrap! Headline News

First Look at Mark Wahlberg’s Sully as ‘Uncharted’ Wraps Filming

With Sony’s live-action adaptation of the beloved PlayStation game wrapping its shoot, we get our first peek at Victor Sullivan’s hair, makeup, and iconic shirt.

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

Virtual Events Headline News

Animated Women UK Presents November Online Workshops – Register NOW

‘Confidence and Getting your Voice Heard’ and ‘Impact and Building the Brand You’ are aimed at helping women in UK’s VFX and animation industry achieve their goals.

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Grotesque Zombies, Battles, and Injuries in Alkemy X Halloween Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:45pm

Leading VFX and animation studio creeps us all out with a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from top series and films like ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ ‘The Kitchen,’ and ‘Power.’

Virtual Event Headline News

Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

Technology Headline News

DeepMotion Launches ‘Animate 3D’ AI-Powered Platform

3D animation cloud service gives users the ability to capture human motion by converting 2D video files to 3D animations; the platform accepts .MP4 .MOV or .AVI files and generates high fidelity .FBX or .BVH animations.

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Ghastly Creatures and Terrifying Encounters - Zoic Studios' Halloween Reel!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:30pm

Emmy Award-winning studio scares up a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from films like ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘N0S4A2.’

#FlyLikeThem Headline News

Lucasfilm Celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen with Educational Initiative #FlyLikeThem

‘Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War’ now available online in run up to Veterans Day, November 11; the film is accompanied by all new educational curriculum guide for grades 6-12.

Technology Headline News

Secret Weapons Announces EbSynth Rotoscopy Automation Tool Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:34pm

Prague tech company’s new tool creates all in-between frames in any artistic style – oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and others.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Alchemist Update

New features include a game changing AI-powered scan workflow tool that turns photographic data into usable material; recent updates to Substance Designer included Substance Engine V8 for improved workflow and performance.

Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

Tim Burton to Produce Ooky Spooky ‘The Addams Family’ Series

Multiple networks are reportedly bidding to acquire the new Burton-produced live-action TV show that follows the perspective of Wednesday Addams in 2020.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Releases DragonFly 2.0

Enhancements to the cross-platform virtual production software include camera tracking advancements, live motion-capture support, flexible licensing, and other features to help better meet the needs of independents and teams working in-studio or remotely.

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