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SIGGRAPH: Autodesk’s Next, Virtual Studios, VR & Moving to Mars

See previous re-caps and announcements here. — Autodesk as ever has taken the opportunity of SIGGRAPH to highlight the next generation of its storytelling and collaboration tools. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bear Hunt’ Wins at Inaugural CAMEO Awards

Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt — from the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury — has ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Innovation Lab Developing ‘Alien: Covenant’ VR Experience

The Fox Innovation Lab at 20th Century Fox, RSA Films and MPC VR (a Technicolor Company) are joining forces to develop a suspenseful virtual reality experience for the upcoming sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso Receiving VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award. ... Continue Reading →
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MPC to Showcase FX of ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Martian’ at FMX

Visual effects house MPC is getting ready for the 2016 FMX event in Stuttgart, taking place April 25-29, with plans to showcase some of it its most inventive work from the past year. ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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Ridley Scott Earns VES Lifetime Achievement Honor

The Visual Effects Society will honor multiple award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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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 →