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Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multi-award winning director and producer Ridley Scott as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Spaihts in Line to Script ‘Doctor Strange’ Flick

Marvel Studios is in negotiations with screenwriter Jon Spaihts to pen its upcoming comic-book adaptation Doctor Strange, according to Deadline. The franchise-launching flick, currently ... Continue Reading →
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‘Alien’ Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Swiss surrealist artist Hans Ruedi Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, died at age 74 Monday after being hospitalized for a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home. Working primarily ... Continue Reading →
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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 →