Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards Honor SMPTE

On Saturday night, Feb. 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 33 individuals at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards. AMPAS also honored the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers on … more »

Mad Max VFX

VFX Supervisor Tom Wood on Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic desert adventure Mad Max: Fury Road captivated audiences and critics with its exhilarating, relentless action and deranged visuals. The brutal extravaganza scored $375 million at the worldwide box office, and 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture, director, cinematography, film … more »

The Martian VFX

VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers on The Martian

Director Ridley Scott’s film The Martian finds astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on the red planet with little more than his wits to keep him alive until NASA can rescue him. The film earned more than $500 million at … more »

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Optimus Creates a Stunning All-CG Opener for Creative Convention

What do you do when an assignment comes along that’s like no other you’ve received? You find the tools necessary, buckle up and get to work. That was the task at hand recently for Donnie Bauer of Chicago-based Optimus Design when … more »

Star Wars VFX supervisor Roger Guyett

ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett should have been stressed and exhausted, but he showed no signs of it when we met at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. As we walked down the hall … more »

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Melds Sketch Tablet with Powerful Laptop

Lenovo has announced the two-in-one ThinkPad P40 Yoga mobile workstation that combines a pen tablet device with a robust, ISV-certified laptop featuring an Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU. The digital sketchpad/computer, part of a new ThinkPad … more »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D conversion

Deluxe’s Stereo D Is 3D-Converting Three Star Wars Movies

Stereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Group, said today that it has a commission from Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Studios to convert three Star Wars film releases to stereo. The films covered by the agreement are: Star Wars: The Force … more »

Adobe Posts Record Subscriber Growth in Creative Cloud

Adobe said Creative Cloud subscriptions grew by 833,000 in its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended November 27, reaching 6.17 million. That subscription growth in the fourth quarter set a record for Creative Cloud, eclipsing the 684,000 subscribers added in the … more »

The Foundry Names Alex Mahon Chief Executive

The Foundry named Alex Mahon, former CEO of British production-company conglomerate Shine Group, its new Chief Executive. Mahon replaces Bill Collis in the post, but Collis will remain on board full time as president and a member of the board of … more »

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Autodesk Flame Goes Software-Only with Subscription Options

It's the beginning of a new era for Autodesk Flame. Effective today, Autodesk is offering desktop subscription plans for current versions of Flame, Lustre, Flare and Flame Assist software. It marks the first time Flame is available as a software-only product.The … more »