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Oscars: The VFX Bake-Off Offerings

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected 10 titles to move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. These films will participated ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →
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Serious Assembly Required

ILM and Trixter spearhead the complex mo-cap, animation and effects wizardry that required 19 facilities to make Marvel’s Avengers: ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to the ‘Madagascar 3' Vs. ‘Prometheus’ Weekend

DreamWorks Animation will find out whether audiences are hungry for more madcap adventures featuring the Bronx Zoo buddies of Madagascar 3 this weekend. The third outing of the franchise, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cat in Paris’ Stakes Limited Release; ‘Snow’ Hunts Wide

A live-action Snow White makes a big push at the box office this weekend, while an Oscar-nominated animated feature from France gets a limited release. Universal’s Snow White ... Continue Reading →
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Evil Eye Contributes 200 VFX Shots to ‘The Avengers’

San Francisco-based vfx house Evil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon, which opens this Friday. Weta ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Takes the Box Office Fight to ‘Potter’ Finale

With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Movies Bid ‘Potter’ Adieu, Welcome Back ‘Pooh’

It’s a weekend for old friends as movie goers bid adieu to Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts and welcome back a beloved old bear named Winnie the Pooh. The undisputed ... Continue Reading →