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Malditomaus Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on Horror Film Spiral

September 23, 2021 | By
Malditomaus Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on Horror Film <em>Spiral</em>

Blackmagic Design today announced that Argentinian animation and visual effects (VFX) studio Malditomaus used Fusion Studio VFX and motion graphic software on Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ critically acclaimed horror film Spiral: From the Book of Saw. A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book... »

Reminiscence: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

September 22, 2021 | By
<em>Reminiscence</em>: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

Reminiscence is a science-fiction noir film from the mind of Lisa Joy, co-creator of HBO’s Westworld. Joy wrote the original script and made it her feature directorial debut, which was released by Warner Bros. Pictures (and streamed on HBO Max). It stars Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a private detective of a different kind. Nick uses... »

Sarofsky Tackles The Suicide Squad Main Titles

September 20, 2021 | By
Sarofsky Tackles <em>The Suicide Squad</em> Main Titles

With The Suicide Squad, writer/director James Gunn and Warner Bros. Pictures have earned worldwide acclaim for creating what many consider to be the best DC Universe film of all time. For the creatives and producers from one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky, it was their third James Gunn superhero action-adventure, following Guardians of the Galaxy... »

American Horror Stories VFX Supervisor John Decker Reveals Seamless Visual Macabre Magic 

September 2, 2021 | By
American Horror Stories VFX Supervisor John Decker Reveals Seamless Visual Macabre Magic 

If you’re at all squeamish, then perhaps the American Horror Story anthology series is not your binging jam. On the other hand, if you crave the sight of blood, gore, and the macabre, then you have found your home with the Ryan Murphy family. The recent offering, American Horror Stories (AHS) and American Horror... »

Ncam Introduces Two New Studio Locations in Prague and Rio de Janeiro

September 2, 2021 | By
Ncam Introduces Two New Studio Locations in Prague and Rio de Janeiro

Ncam, creators of the world’s most advanced real-time camera tracking technology, announced the opening of two new locations built to support the growing demand for smart stages and training facilities in Europe and Latin America. Located in Prague and Rio de Janeiro, the new premises add to Ncam’s existing London and Los Angeles bases,... »

Free Guy: Digital Domain CG Supervisor Bob White on Helping to Build Free City

August 31, 2021 | By
<em>Free Guy</em>: Digital Domain CG Supervisor Bob White on Helping to Build Free City

A movie set in a computer game world, as Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy is, with its main environment of Free City, obviously requires a lot of visual effects work by a number of different houses. One of the primary houses working on Free Guy is Digital Domain, who has also contributed to Marvel Studios’ Loki... »

RSP Profiles Its Junior Look Development Artist, Bridget Dinning

August 30, 2021 | By
RSP Profiles Its Junior Look Development Artist, Bridget Dinning

As a Junior Look Development Artist at Adelaide, Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Bridget Dinning is part of a team responsible for the aesthetic aspects of visual effects. Her job requires highly-developed technical skills and a discerning artistic eye to ensure that 3D characters, objects, environments and other assets are consistent in terms of color, lighting... »

Emmy Watch: Lovecraft Country’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

August 26, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Lovecraft Country</em>’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

From creator Misha Green comes HBO’s supernatural period piece Lovecraft Country. The show, based on the 2016 novel by author Matt Ruff, explores the combined concepts of horror fiction and racism. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) and Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smollett) as they battle racism and monsters in the 1950s while attempting... »

Jungle Cruise: Weta Digital’s Luke Millar on Creating the Environments… and Proxima

August 23, 2021 | By
<em>Jungle Cruise</em>: Weta Digital’s Luke Millar on Creating the Environments… and Proxima

Walt Disney Studios’ Jungle Cruise, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, is an absolutely magnificent big-screen action-adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, as riverboat Captain Frank Wolff and Dr. Lily Houghton, who take a voyage together down the Amazon River in search of the Tears of the Moon, a form of fauna with incredibly curative aspects.... »

The Nevers: Scanline VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on his Emmy-Nominated Visual Effects

August 12, 2021 | By
<em>The Nevers</em>: Scanline VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on his Emmy-Nominated Visual Effects

The Nevers is complicated, complex and fantastical, with aliens blessing/cursing “touched” ladies in Victorian London with kickass powers. Only, the men don’t welcome the freshly empowered women. In fact, they hunt them down. Enter a touched, butt-kicking tandem, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) and Penance (Ann Skelly), who defend and shelter the gifted but endangered “orphans.” ... »