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January 3, 2019

BUMBLEBEE‘s Visual Journey Brings New Heart and Soul to TRANSFORMERS

BUMBLEBEE director Travis Knight, Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Smith on the VFX of the TRANSFORMERS spinoff. (VFX Voice)

Castles, Horses and Lots of Gore: The VFX of OUTLAW KING

Outlaw King Visual Effects Supervisor Alex Bicknel and Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Bethell from Method Studios about the hundreds of shots required to tell the story. (VFX Voice)

How Ballad of Buster Scruggs Pulled Off its Cutting-edge Effects

Packed with CGI, the quirky Western anthology on Netflix is like the Coen brothers’ own Marvel movie. (Cnet)

Atomic Fiction Brings New VFX Methodology to Welcome to Marwen

Atomic Fiction (which was acquired by Deluxe Entertainment in July and then made part of Method Studios) handled the lion’s share of VFX shots for Welcome to Marwen (Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures) (SHOOT Online)

In Aquaman, Underwater CG Hair Was Surprisingly One Of The Toughest Effects

Aquaman, the latest film in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, is a massive visual effects film. There are entirely synthetic underwater cities, countless cg sea creatures and characters, an enormous final act battle, and several huge out-of-water action scenes. (Cartoon Brew)

Boutique VFX House MOD Shifts to Expansion Mode in 2019

Atlanta-based boutique visual effects studio MOD is kicking off 2019 in high gear, moving into a spacious new bungalow-style facility and celebrating work on the music videos for two Grammy-nominated tunes. (Animation Magazine)

Visual Effects Come in All Shapes and Pixels

With the announcement of the various category shortlists last month, the visual effects Oscar race has tightened, leaving 10 contenders to fill five coveted nomination slots. Among the hopefuls are superhero films, franchise favorites and heartwarming stories. (The Los Angeles Times)

Animated/VFX Pics Made 2018 a Record Year at the Box Office

2018 is going down as the largest grossing year at the domestic box office, with an estimated total of $11.5 billion in tickets sales. (Animation Magazine)

How the Spider-Verse Animators Created That Trippy Look

Spider-Verse celebrates its print origins with bold graphics and mainstays of comic-book style, including thought balloons, printed words and wavy lines to indicate a tingling Spidey Sense. (New York Times)

In Memoriam: Animation & VFX Greats We Lost in 2018

This year, we said goodbye to many talented men and women who made the world a better place by working on some of our favorite shorts, TV shows and movies throughout the years. (Animation Magazine)

Don Lusk, Animator on Pinocchio, Fantasia and Charlie Brown Specials, Dies at 105

He served during Disney’s ‘Golden Age’ and later worked on episodes of The Smurfs(The Hollywood Reporter)


Big Plans for VR in the PRC

Get ready for virtual reality with Chinese characteristics. (Animation World Network)

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