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New York’s Visual Effects Production Sees Boom Despite Covid

August 12, 2020 | By
New York’s Visual Effects Production Sees Boom Despite Covid

Many different avenues of production and post-production ground to a halt when COVID hit the United States in March, but the Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is seeing a boom in work for visual effects companies in New York State thanks to financial incentives from New York’s Film Tax Credit Program. Producers are turning to... »

The Future Group Unveils Pixotope Version 1.3

July 23, 2020 | By
The Future Group Unveils Pixotope Version 1.3

The Future Group, creators of live photo-realistic virtual production system Pixotope, today unveils its latest Version 1.3 software featuring a wide range of advances that significantly improve how virtual environments interact with real-world elements. Pixotope enables the production of mixed-reality (MR) content by bringing together physical components such as presenters, actors, props and free-moving... »

Rising Sun Pictures: 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic

May 26, 2020 | By
Rising Sun Pictures: 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), a visual effects studio, has recently marked its 25th anniversary of producing work for more than 150 motion picture and series productions, including some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of the past two decades. RSP’s work has been honored with Visual Effects Society (VES) and Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts... »

RealTime Conference Announces 2020 Lineup for May Event

April 30, 2020 | By
RealTime Conference Announces 2020 Lineup for May Event

The RealTime Conference has announced the lineup for its second show, featuring over 40 individual sessions and keynotes. Set for May 4, 2020, the event will highlight the practical and potential uses of real-time technology across multiple markets; including design and manufacturing, volumetric capture, XR for entertainment, and more. Speakers for the event will... »

Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

April 9, 2020 | By
Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Yesterday, Ziva Dynamics announced that Ziva VFX, one of the world’s most advanced character simulation software, is now free for students and educators. The same tools used on Game of Thrones, Hellboy and John Wick 3 are now available for non-commercial projects, offering students the chance to learn physics-based character creation before they graduate.... »

The 18th Annual VES Awards Winners

January 30, 2020 | By
The 18th Annual VES Awards Winners

Disney’s The Lion King came out on top at the 18th annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, winning three trophies including the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature during Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. The Jon Favreau-directed “live action” remake of the cartoon classic also took the award for Outstanding... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Avengers: Endgame

January 29, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em> Avengers: Endgame</em>

In undertaking a third Avengers film, Endgame, Marvel visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw relied on his previous experiences at Marvel Studios. “The Marvel system is that they bring you in and get you immersed,” DeLeeuw stated. “I started on second unit on Iron Man 3 and learned the system. Then, Joe and... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

January 24, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker</em>

When visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett got the call to begin work on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the project was early in pre-production with two prominent challenges which would be unlike any in a previous Star Wars film. “The scene when Rey and Ren are fighting is a big water... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects The Lion King

January 21, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em>The Lion King</em>

When visual effects supervisor Elliot Newman joined the team of The Lion King (2019), creating photorealistic hair for the numerous animals in the story was perhaps the most vital aspect of production. “It had been a year-and-a-half since Jungle Book, and, how do we do better?” Newman wondered about his previous film with The... »

Hollywood SMPTE: The Irishman

January 14, 2020 | By
Hollywood SMPTE: <em>The Irishman</em>

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will present The Irishman this Thursday, January 16th, 2020, at the historic Hollywood American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood to learn more about the innovative technologies and workflows deployed to create such stunning visuals for film, now with 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Editing and visual effects. Faced... »

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