Cinesite, Image Engine Announce Merger

Cinesite and Image Engine have announced a merger of their two companies, which now employ a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Offers Deeper Look at Sony’s ‘Chappie’

A new trailer has been released for Chappie, the artificial-intelligence sci-fi thriller due out March 6 from Sony. Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the movie tells the tale ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Snow Queen 2′ Materials Thaw Out

Wizart Animation has released new images and clips for its CG sequel The Snow Queen 2, a Russian production which has been named eligible for consideration in the 2015 Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →

‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →

Delivering Digital Dystopia in 4K

Vfx supe Peter Muyzers details the labor-intensive process of creating the realistic worlds of Elysium for director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller. In 2009, South African director ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →