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Academy Releases List of Possible Sci-Tech Honorees

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday (August 16) that 14 scientific and technical achievements have been ... Continue Reading →
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‘Man of Steel’s’ VFX: Building a Better Son of Krypton

The vfx gurus behind Man of Steel reveal some of the the behind-the-scenes secrets of this summer’s spectacular Superman blockbuster. Superman certainly doesn’t look his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Man of Steel’ Expected to Soar at the Box Office

Make way for the Man of Steel. Warner Bros.’ long-awaited reboot of the venerable Superman franchise from DC Comics is expected to triumph easily at the box office this weekend. ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer Hits

Bilbo Baggins, get ready for round two! The trailer has finally arrived for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the middle part in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adapting the beloved ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2013: The VFX View from Europe

FMX, Europe’s most influential conference on digital entertainment successfully concluded last Friday (April 26) drawing an international audience of professionals, innovative ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man 3' Intl. Opening Beats ‘Avengers’ Record

You’ve got to give it Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man: They definitely know how to put on a show. This past week, Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 posted phenomenal numbers in ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel to Offer Two Versions of ‘Iron Man 3'

Audiences in China will be treated to a special Chinese version of Marvel’s Iron Man the studio announced today. This special version will include a special appearance by China’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Accepting New VFX Program Applicants

Online animation and visual effects school Animation Mentor is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals program. Students are encouraged ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Introduces the AMP Pipeline

Emeryville, Calif.-based Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new fully distributed production pipeline and the addition of a vfx curriculum and restructured animation program. ... Continue Reading →
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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →