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December 20, 2019

Revisiting a Crucial WWII Sea Battle in Roland Emmerich’s MIDWAY

MIDWAY Visual Effects Supervisor Peter G. Travers on creating the VFX of Roland Emmerich’s World War II war film (VFX Voice)

A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator (Animation World Network)

Red Giant & Maxon Merge

Maxon, the developer of professional 3D software solutions, and Red Giant, the creator of tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, have announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to merge (Computer Graphics Weekly)

A History of Digital Resurrection in the Cinema

The advent of CGI that promised, even if it didn’t always achieve, photorealism opened up a new possibility: digital necromancy (Gizmodo)

Miyazaki’s New Feature Will Take 20 Years To Complete At Its Current Pace Of Production

Hayao Miyazaki, 78, is making his new feature slowly… very slowly… very, very slowly. (Cartoon Brew)

Shape+Light Launches In Los Angeles For VFX and Design

Boutique visual effects and design studio Shape+Light has officially launched in Los Angeles, led by Managing and Creative Director Rob Trent and Executive Producer Cara Lehr (SHOOT Online)

Oscar Shortlists Set In 9 Categories; VFX Field Includes AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE IRISHMAN, 1917, STAR WARS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories (SHOOT Online)

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers (Animation World Network)

Cinesite Secures $112M Financing for Five-Year Plan

Leading independent digital animation & visual effects studio Cinesite has secured investment from Gryphion Capital Investments, along with new banking facilities from Barclays and NatWest (Animation Magazine)

Museums Have Yet to Embrace Augmented Reality. But Microsoft Wants to Help Them Use It as a Tool for Education and Social Justice

A new exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle offers a window into how the tech giant hopes to fuse art and AR for the public good (Art Net)

Dean DeBlois Inks Production Deals with Universal, DreamWorks Animation

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation today announced that the studios have entered into production agreements with Dean DeBlois, the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker behind DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon trilogy (Animation Magazine)

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