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Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning (May 7) at age 92. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in the U.K. for several decades with his wife [...]
Evil Eye Pictures delivered the lion’s share of the vfx for the 3D feature Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) and executive produced by James Cameron opened in theaters on December 21. Reel FX sought Evil Eye Pictures’ [...]
Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, says The Hollywood Reporter. Director Peter Jackson and his partner, producer Fran Walsh, revealed the news in [...]
Toons’ Top Talent and Producers to Converge and Converse on the Future of international Co-production at the World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit Set for Oct. 28-31 at the California Yacht Club in beautiful Marina del Rey, Calif., the World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit will bring together [...]
Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. Prime Focus World has operations in India, where the company was founded in [...]
L.A.’s fifth annual 3D Entertainment Summit will feature extensive footage from Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and feature 3D filmed segments showcasing DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and this year’s recipients of the 3D Visionary Award James Cameron. Katzenberg will address the state of the 3D industry in 2012 and the [...]
NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated for the first time at SIGGRAPH last week, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 [...]
Autodesk has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology. The three companies have been working to further expand the virtual production workflows and technologies that were first developed for “Avatar.” Some of the tools and enhancements resulting from the collaboration have [...]
NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also [...]
Audiences kept the love strong for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers, during the film’s second weekend at the U.S. box office. The film brought in an estimated $100.4 million Stateside, making its cume a total $373.2 million. James Cameron’s former record holder made $75 million in its second weekend at the box [...]