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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 [...]
With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list of can’t-miss confab events. Electronic Theater: Enjoy the year’s most impressive CG feats in short films, commercials, music videos and more [...]
CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released their Production Session highlights (full program available at s2012.siggraph.org), here are some can’t-miss toon related sit-ins: Building Disney-Pixar’s Brave: Pencils to Pixels [...]
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, which is directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon, played at Annecy this past week and is opening wide [...]
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 Digital, Digital Domain, Fuel VFX, Hydraulx, ILM, Lola VFX, Cantina Creative, Luma Pictures, Mova, The Third Floor and Trixter Films were among [...]
The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual production and visual effects programming—including looks at Avatar, Tintin and The Lorax as well as chats with ILM, Weta and more top [...]
Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated feature The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Wayne Stables, the film’s visual effects supervisor at Weta will give an early [...]
Fox is hoping that audiences will be hungry for its prequel to the 1968 cult classic as Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits the screens this Friday (August 5). Showcasing the talents of James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton and performance capture master Andy Serkis as [...]
Director and producer Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday that loquacious British actor, comedian, television host, writer and avid Tweeter Stephen Fry has been tagged to play the role of the Master of Laketown in the upcoming two-part feature adaption of J.R.R. Tokein’s fantasy tome, The Hobbit. Jackson [...]
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, the wait for a movie version has been a long time coming. No one knows this better than Peter Jackson, the director who has begun production on the first of a two-part adaptation down in his home nation of New Zealand. To mark [...]