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Emmy Watch: The Boys VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

June 14, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Boys</em> VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

Stephan Fleet is living the dream, just a different dream than he initially anticipated. Fleet serves as Visual Effects Supervisor on The Boys, and counts among his prior credits Timeless, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Under the Dome, Big Love, No Ordinary Family, House, and his first-ever VFX gig, the 2008 reboot of Knight Rider.  But... »

Director Series: Will Gluck on Taking CG Characters Further with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

June 14, 2021 | By
Director Series: Will Gluck on Taking CG Characters Further with <em>Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway</em>

For Director Will Gluck, making Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway may have only slightly been easier than making its 2018 predecessor, Peter Rabbit, because he and his entire cast and crew were already used to dealing with the CG animal characters that Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson would be interacting with in almost every... »

Making the Scene: Inserting Tig Notaro into the Almost Finished Army of the Dead Using VFX

June 8, 2021 | By
Making the Scene: Inserting Tig Notaro into the Almost Finished <em>Army of the Dead</em> Using VFX

If you read our interview with Army of the Dead VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina last week, you might remember a brief mention of actor/comedian Tig Notaro being brought in to replace Chris D’Elia, who was canceled in June 2020 due to multiple allegations of sexual improprieties with underage women. Unfortunately, Army of the Dead... »

Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the Spider-Verse, WandaVision VFX Reel and More News

June 7, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the <em>Spider-Verse</em>, <em>WandaVision</em> VFX Reel and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a good weekend. With the weather improving and COVID fading, it seems like everyone in Hollywood and the world of production were out enjoying that weather. Unfortunately, we start with the sad news that actor Clarence Williams III, best known as “Linc” on The Mod Squad, passed away at... »

Army of the Dead VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina on the Complexities of Creating a Zack Snyder Vision

June 3, 2021 | By
<em>Army of the Dead</em> VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina on the Complexities of Creating a Zack Snyder Vision

When you watch a Zack Snyder movie, you can almost guarantee a number of things: Insane action unlike anything you might see elsewhere, amazing camerawork, and a ton of the most groundbreaking visual effects. That’s definitely true with Snyder’s latest, Army of the Dead, now streaming on Netflix. It stars Dave Bautista as Scott... »

Next PNYA Post Break Focuses on Virtual Production

June 3, 2021 | By
Next PNYA <em>Post Break</em> Focuses on Virtual Production

The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA), will feature an in-depth interview with Brian Pohl, academic dean of Epic Games’ Unreal Fellowship and an expert in the expanding field of virtual production. Ben Baker, a partner in NextGen Production and chair of PNYA’s Education Committee,... »

New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

June 2, 2021 | By
New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

ARRI announces the establishment of the ARRI Solutions Group. With this new organizational unit, the company, known for the manufacturing and rental of camera and lighting systems, lenses, and accessories, expands its offering of holistic solutions for the global film and television industry. The ARRI Solutions Group is focused on the design and engineering... »

RSP Graduate Chelsea Mirus Finds Success in VFX in Sweden

June 1, 2021 | By
RSP Graduate Chelsea Mirus Finds Success in VFX in Sweden

Just five years after beginning her career in visual effects, Chelsea Mirus can point to some very impressive accomplishments. An Adelaide native, Chelsea trained at Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) in 2016 while working toward a Media Arts degree from the University of South Australia (UniSA). Moving quickly into a staff position as a VFX... »

Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

May 26, 2021 | By
Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

Motion Impossible has been awarded an Epic Mega Grant to help in the further development of its innovative new Virtual Production Suite (VPS), which is being developed to help camera operators and DPs around the world simulate scenes with the AGITO radio-controlled camera platform as part of pre-viz or tech-viz production processes. The Epic... »

For All Mankind VFX Supervisor Jay Redd Steps Up Fantastical Space With One Foot in Reality

May 20, 2021 | By
For All Mankind VFX Supervisor Jay Redd Steps Up Fantastical Space With One Foot in Reality

Traveling to the moon and seeing its lunar dust, impact craters, and utter vastness is something that only astronauts marvel at and witness up close. Thanks to technology and special visual effects, the mysteries of space and the neighboring planet we see up in the sky can be recreated in all its heavenly glory... »