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December 19, 2018

Jonathan Nolan To Receive Visual Effects Society’s VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has selected writer-producer-director and Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan with its VES Visionary Award, to be bestowed at the 17th annual VES Awards on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton. (Deadline)

Academy Unveils 2019 Oscar Shortlists

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Mixed Media Brings Out the Socio-Political Message in TITO AND THE BIRDS

TITO AND THE BIRDS Co-directors Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto on combining oil paintings with digital drawings and graphic animation (VFX Voice)

Netflix Reveals First Photos of Dark Crystal Prequel Series

Jim Henson‘s beloved fantasy film The Dark Crystal is getting a Netflix spinoff series. (Yahoo Entertainment)

How Roma‘s Visual Effects Team Created That Intense Ocean Sequence

No, it isn’t entirely real: Director Alfonso Cuaron takes a subtle tack in his black-and-white look at life in 1970s Mexico City than he did in 2013’s Gravity (The Hollywood Reporter)

How VFX Magic Conjured the Fantastic Beasts of Crimes of Grindelwald

Visual effects studio Rodeo FX on bringing to life the amazing animals and breathtaking cityscapes. (Digital Trends)

How Video Game Industry Unionization Would Happen

After years of studio closures, mass layoffs, and long, unpaid crunchtime, unionization is becoming the clear answer for developers looking for a seat at the table in the video game industry. (Variety)

VFX Powerhouse Digital Domain to Open New Montreal Location

Pioneering VFX house Digital Domain is opening a new location in Montreal, Québec, in conjunction with its 25th anniversary in March. (Animation Magazine)

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IMAX Officially Closes its Pilot VR Programme

In a blow to digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) for the virtual reality (VR) industry, it has been revealed that IMAX Entertainment will now be closing its VR program, and with it the rest of its VR centers. (VR Focus)

US Army-funded Technology Wins Oscar

Creative geniuses behind digital humans and human-like characters in Hollywood blockbusters Avatar, Blade Runner 2049, Maleficent, Furious 7, The Jungle Book, Ready Player One and others have U.S. Army-funded technology to thank for visual effects. (EurekAlert!)

Pixomondo Launches North American Ad Division

Pixomondo, the VFX house behind the Game of Thrones dragons, has launched a North American ad division with full capabilities to produce content from script to screen. (Shoot Online)

4 Fascinating Technologies Remaking Hollywood Behind the Scenes

Program is the first in the country to include widely used Perception Neuron, Maker Bot, Formlab and Houdini 3D software technologies in its curriculum. (Inc.)

Columbia College Hollywood Launches New VFX B.F.A. Program

Program is the first in the country to include widely used Perception Neuron, Maker Bot, Formlab and Houdini 3D software technologies in its curriculum. (Animation World Network)


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