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Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Starts Shooting in Vancouver

Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland. Directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) the mysterious movie centers on ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Aids Futuristic Vision of ‘Oblivion’

VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Tops Saturn Award Nominees List

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →
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The 85th Oscar Nominations Are In!

Family Guy creator and next month’s Academy Award host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominees for this year’s Oscars at 5 a.m. this morning. (January 10) ... Continue Reading →
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Three Animated Pics Get BAFTA Noms

Three animated features received BAFTA nominations today. The three titles up for the Best Animated Feature of 2012 are: • Disney/Pixar’s Brave (directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia: CG Platform Attracts Innovation

Last month the fifth edition of SIGGRAPH’s growing Asia event wrapped up in the island city-nation of Singapore after four days of talks, papers, exhibits and industry hobnobbing, ... Continue Reading →
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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →
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Oscar VFX Race Narrows Down to 10 Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards. The films are listed ... Continue Reading →