Tag Archives: VFX

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Watch Video: Alexa 65 Footage Debuts in Mission: Impossible 5

Camera buffs will have their first chance to check out footage from the ARRI Alexa 65 in the real world this weekend, when an underwater sequence captured with the new large-format camera system hits movie theater screens as part of Mission: Impossible — … more »

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Cinesite Merges with Image Engine

Making good on a promise of international expansion after its 2012 purchase by British private equity firm Endless [see our previous coverage], VFX and animation industry mainstay Cinesite has merged with Vancouver's Image Engine. The deal brings the total worldwide headcount … more »

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Pixar’s RenderMan Software Speeds Up Ray-Tracing Results

Pixar released version 20 of its RenderMan software, introducing a new noise-reduction technology designed to more efficiently deal with artifacts created by physically based ray tracers. The company said the new denoising system has allowed a "massive" reduction in the … more »

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SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »

Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Open VFX Studio in Mumbai

Prime Focus World and Double Negative are planning a new VFX facility in Mumbai's Film City, the epicenter of Bollywood filmmaking. The new studio will be modeled on Double Negative's existing facilities and infrastructure in London, Vancouver, and Singapore. The … more »

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Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun Capture VFX Elements for Stargate Studios

For ambitious TV programming, Stargate Studios is one of Hollywood's go-to VFX facilities. The company was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson (pictured, top), a cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor who got his feature-film start building kinetic lighting effects for … more »

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Scanline VFX Relocates Data Centers to Internap in Los Angeles

Scanline VFX has opted to sign on with data-center operator Internap, which will manage the powerful render farms that handle Scanline's data-intensive renders and simulations at a colocated facility in Los Angeles. Scanline had previously operated its own data centers in four different … more »

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Animal Logic Will Open Vancouver Studio to Work on The Lego Movie Sequel

Animal Logic is opening an animation studio in Vancouver, BC to produce three new animated features in its production relationship with Warner Bros. The VFX and animation studio described the new Animal Logic Vancouver as "an exclusive partnership" with Warner … more »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron VFX

ILM VFX Supervisor Ben Snow and Animation Supervisor Marc Chu talk about updating and revamping Hulk for Avengers: Age of Ultron in this video from Wired and fxguide.

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Autodesk Releases Memento Reality-Capture Software as Free Public Beta

Autodesk upgraded its Memento reality capture project from from technology preview to public beta, releasing a cloud-connected Windows desktop app for free download. With the ability to generate and edit two-billion-polygon meshes, Memento is intended to be a powerful but … more »