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The Drac Pack is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

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Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson’s G-Unit to Make Christopher Priest’s ‘Xerø’ as Live-Action Film

Originally published by DC, the story follows a Black government assassin whose invisibility powers pass him off as a white man; project also backed by production outfits Color Farm Media and Illuminous.

Awards Headline News

Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor her integral role in the creation of ILMxLAB, as well as her exemplary support of the education and development of women artists and engineers.

 

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New Cast Joins Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’ Adaptation as Filming Begins

The forthcoming horror-thriller from 20th Century Studios and ‘Host’ director Rob Savage has begun shooting in New Orleans; film set to stream on Hulu in 2023.

Real-time 3D Production Collaboration in the M&E Space Headline News

How NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Impacts Remote Animation and VFX Workflows

New free White Paper from BOXX Technologies details how the platform is built to address the increasingly common and complex challenges faced by animation and VFX teams across the M&E space.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps ‘Bridge’ the Multiverse in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

The Magic of Magic VFX Headline News

Realtime Conjures More VFX Magic for ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:19pm

UK animation and VFX studio returns for the Sky TV drama's third and final season; VFX breakdown reel highlights studio’s work crafting a range of subtle, magical visual effects grounded within the tone of the storytelling.  

Technology Headline News

Unreal Engine 5 Preview Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:57pm

Users can now access the software with all features intended for final release, and are encouraged to experiment with new tools and workflows and otherwise put the program through its paces to help identify any remaining glitches.

People Headline News

Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

We Want More Zombie Apocalypse Headline News

Walton Goggins to Star in Prime Video’s ‘Fallout’ Video Game Adaptation

New series, based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, will start shooting later this year, with ‘Justified’ star’s character expected to be based on a ‘ghouls’ from the games.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Unveils 10,000 Square-Foot Virtual Production Stage

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:31am

Company continues its push into virtual film production services with investment in new state-of-the-art Montreal facility.

It’s Groovy! Headline News

AFX Creative Channels ‘Austin Powers’ for GM’s ‘EVil is Back for Good’ Campaign

Creative studio teams up with McCann Detroit to produce a comedic, VFX-driven narrative featuring the return of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil; created for the car maker’s Super Bowl LVI campaign, the spot paid homage to the iconic 1990’s spymaster spoof while dealing with topical issues of climate and reduced emissions.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Shares 2022 Unreal Engine Growth

Check out the real-time round-up: explore emerging trends in the metaverse and impact on real-time 3D technology; and watch the ‘Virtual Production Sizzle Reel 2022’ to see how Unreal engine, virtual production and in-camera VFX is feeding an explosion of creativity.

Games to Movies Oh My! Headline News

A ‘BioShock’ Film Adaptation is Coming to Netflix

The streaming giant, along with 2K and Take-Two Interactive, will at long last make the dystopian deep-sea sci-fi shooter game into a movie, after previous efforts to do so were abandoned years ago.

Music Videos Headline News

Mathematic Crafts the Dystopian Auto-Racing World of Pink Noise’s ‘Sky Cry’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:00pm

The creative studio delivers ‘Crashtag,’ the world's first robot influencer, using a variety of 3D tools to design and build the futuristic sci-fi world of director Kim Chapiron’s new short film.

We Want More Eagly! Headline News

John Cena to Play Looney Tune Land Lawyer in ‘Coyote vs. Acme’

Audiences will be seeing the ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ star in court, defending ACME Corporation from a looney lawsuit over its faulty mail-order devices, in the just announced Warner Bros. live-action / CG animation hybrid film.

Awards Headline News

VES to Honor Academy Award-Winning Director Guillermo del Toro

The Visual Effects Society names the acclaimed filmmaker this year’s recipient of the VES Creative Excellence Award; his film, ‘The Shape of Water’ received 2 Oscars and his most recent, ‘Nightmare Alley’ has garnered 4 nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards.

TV VFX Headline News

Oscar Isaac Embraces His Inner-Chaos in New 'Moon Knight' Trailer

In Marvel Studios’ new series, dissociative identity disorder creates a world of madness for its protagonist and a world of possibilities for its VFX team.

Cue Vangelis! Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon Studios

The spinoff, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ has a pilot and bible ready to go, with series stalwart Ridley Scott attached to executive produce and possibly direct.

Chip 'n' Dale are Back Again! Headline News

John Mulaney and Andy Samberg Take on ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 1:42pm

The famed pair stars alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Chris Parnell in the all-new hybrid live-action / CG animated comedy about the two former Disney Afternoon stars, living among cartoons and humans in LA, 30 years after their show was canceled; movie hits Disney+ on May 20.

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