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Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

August 7, 2017 | By
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named writer-director-producer-actor Jon Favreau as the next recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be presented at the 16th Annual VES Awards on February 13, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Lifetime... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Presents VFX, Animated, and Real-time Rendered Shorts, Debuts VR Theater

June 28, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Presents VFX, Animated, and Real-time Rendered Shorts, Debuts VR Theater

SIGGRAPH 2017, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced that they will present student-produced work from around the world within its Computer Animation Festival. Also, for the first time, selected short films will be rendered in real time, and 2017 marks the debut of its VR Theater. SIGGRAPH... »

Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

June 19, 2017 | By
Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has welcomed Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes.... »

Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

June 12, 2017 | By
Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</em>

Speaking from his base in England, visual effects supervisor Gary Brozenich divulged his many hurdles on the new Disney sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. “We did over 2000 shots,” Brozenich said, noting that primary vendor Moving Picture Company created over 1200 of those shots. “MPC was doing the majority... »

FuseFX Provides VFX for John Ridley’s American Crime and Let It Fall

June 5, 2017 | By
FuseFX Provides VFX for John Ridley’s <em>American Crime</em> and <em>Let It Fall</em>

The FuseFX Los Angeles crew has announced that they have recently provided visual effects services for two projects by Oscar-winning writer/producer/director John Ridley— the anthology series American Crime and the feature-length documentary Let It Fall, which aired April 28. The studio served as the sole visual effects provider for the third season of American... »

Chris Townsend, Visual Effects Supervisor Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

June 2, 2017 | By
Chris Townsend, Visual Effects Supervisor <em>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em>

In a film with 2360 total shots, and, out of those, 2301 shots which include visual effects, the project’s visual effects supervisor had one summary comment: “It’s fun.” For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend, with the daunting task of an unprecedented percentage of his film including visual effects,... »

Animation Effects Award Festival 2017 Speaker Program

May 22, 2017 | By
Animation Effects Award Festival 2017 Speaker Program

The Animation Effects Award Festival (AEAF) has announced speakers for its AEAF 2017′ Speaker Program, which takes place from 10am to 5pm on the 15th and 16th of August, with the AEAF awards following at 6pm on the 16th. AEAF 2017 will take place at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Australia. List of speakers,... »

Video of the Day: Deadpool Visual Effects Breakdown

May 21, 2017 | By
Video of the Day: <em>Deadpool</em> Visual Effects Breakdown

An in-depth VFX breakdown reel showcasing the behind-the-scenes efforts by the Atomic Fiction team for Fox‘s Deadpool, based on the Marvel comic character. »

SyFy’s The Magicians

May 1, 2017 | By
SyFy’s <em>The Magicians</em>

*Research and written contributions by Kevin Adams, Jenna Amico, Eric Bedwell, Patrick Clayton, Shoshana Goodman, Faye Ignoffo, Mya Jones, Carly Pepper, Danielle Peterson, and Lisa Stemmons* Though their SyFy series is now in its second robust season, the co-creators of The Magicians, executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara, had humble beginnings; the story... »

Video of the Day: “BvS Before & After”

April 7, 2017 | By

Crucial Films breaks down the visual effects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »

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