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StudioDaily Dossier: 10 Things We Know About Marvel’s Civil War

Hype is reaching a fever pitch as the release date approaches for Captain America: Civil War, which promises a battle royale among Marvel superheroes in a movie whose scale is more befitting a full-on Avengers picture than a single-character adventure. Observers are … more »

Batman v Superman

Podcast: David Brenner, ACE, on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

In taking on the daunting task of editing Zack Snyder’s new tentpole superhero extravaganza, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, editor David Brenner, ACE, quickly figured out that he had more on his plate than ever before. Since it opened, the … more »

The Witch

How They Did It: Levitating a Creepy Coven in The Witch

Few popular horror movies are more severe than The Witch, a period-accurate supernatural drama that made the transition from film-festival darling to multiplex hit based on a savvy campaign by distributor A24. The film itself is a smoldering, low-key study of life … more »

Deadpool

How Atomic Fiction Accelerated NAS VFX Performance for Deadpool and The Walk

The classic trade-off in storage architecture, especially when it comes to media, is between performance and capacity. With the advent of Flash arrays, you can crank up all the performance you need for a demanding film project. Whether it makes … more »

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Jaunt Partners with Shotgun to Build a Better VR Pipeline

The VR gurus at Jaunt have teamed up with the pipeline experts at Shotgun Software, enlisting Shotgun's help to develop a specialized production management platform for VR production. The companies said tools developed for Jaunt by Shotgun's in-house pipeline team include improved workflow … more »

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Podcast: Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel Enters Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Territory

Given his resume, populated with major Hollywood action and visual-effects oriented fare including multiple X-Men films, one would think that lensing a real Hong Kong-style martial arts caper in the form of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, the … more »

Richard McBride on The Revenant VFX

VFX Supervisor Richard McBride on The Revenant

Writer-director-producer Alejandro González Iñárritu’s intense survival film The Revenant has been nominated for 12 Oscars. Among those in contention are Leonardo DiCaprio, who has the lead role of Hugh Glass, a fur trader in the 1820s, who is attacked by a bear — a … 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 »

The Finest Hours

Podcast: Director Craig Gillespie on the Massive Effort Behind The Finest Hours

Disney’s The Finest Hours is the fifth full-length motion picture directed by Craig Gillespie, and far and away, the largest, most technically complicated, and highest-profile picture he has helmed. The movie relates the real-life story of a heroic Coast Guard … more »