May 29, 2019, 9:01 am
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – At COMPUTEX, here, Dell (https://www.dellemc.com) introduced new Precision workstations that feature the latest processors, next-gen graphics, new display options and longer battery life. Dell’s new mobile workstations give customers the freedom to create wherever they are. The company also announced updates to its Precision 3000 series towers and the Precision 1U rack workstation all offering outstanding performance and affordability within a small form factor.
July 2, 2020, 1:01 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2020 class is 45 percent women, 36 percent underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49 percent international from 68 countries. ccThere are 75 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, and five recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards. Those who accept...
June 30, 2020, 1:26 pm
LOS ANGELES — Composer Geoff Zanelli recently completed work on the original score for Universal Pictures’ You Should Have Left. The Blumhouse Productions film was released digitally today and stars Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried.
June 30, 2020, 1:25 pm
MADRID — Blue and Malone Impossible Cases is a short film based on fantasy and hybrid technology that mixes 3D animation with live action. The short stars Aura Garrido as Berta, a young, stressed out journalist trying to deal with the responsibilities of the adult world. She visits an old theater where her grandmother worked the night before it is to be demolished and discovers that it is not entirely abandoned.
June 29, 2020, 1:10 pm
LONDON - UK Screen Alliance has issued a response to a plan for al-fresco dining in the streets of Soho, central London, which could result in disruption to the area's VFX and post production facilities. Westminster City Council (WCC) recently announced their plans for "Reopening Westminster's hospitality sector", detailing street closures in the Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street areas to allow restaurants to set dining tables in the roadway. The restaurants have claimed ...
June 26, 2020, 1:09 pm
TORINO, ITALY — On Saturday, View Conference will host a free online session with The Mandalorian’s animation director Hal Hickel of Industrial Light & Magic. The premiere PreView session — set for 2:30pm PST — will look at the popular Disney+ series and the new virtual production technology that made it possible for artists to create feature film-quality animation and visual effects under broadcast television constraints.
June 25, 2020, 1:25 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Filmmaker U is a new online training series created by Gordon Burkell (AOTG.com) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Josh Apter and Jason Banke). Unlike many courses that focus on how to use and operate an editing application, Filmmaker U takes students inside the studio and into the mind of each instructor.
June 23, 2020, 1:32 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced its newest Lifetime members, as well as this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this year’s VES Fellows, Honorary members and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date. The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at some point this fall.
June 23, 2020, 1:32 pm
BURBANK, CA — The Hollywood Professional Association (www.hpaawards.com) has announced that the HPA Awards, which celebrate the creative brilliance and ingenuity of the HPA community, will take place online this year in a live show on November 19th
June 22, 2020, 1:28 pm
LONDON — As Jai Cave, Envy’s technical operations director put it, “In a way, we are the cloud to our customers and partners.” Envy’s use of modern technology, including remote edit capabilities and their expansive use of Signiant Media Shuttle, enables them to collaborate with customers and partners around the world, and made the transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic any easy one. Although project files and media are stored securely on-premises at Envy’s (envypo...
June 22, 2020, 1:28 pm
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — VFX studio Weta Digital has named Prem Akkaraju as its new CEO. The studio will begin producing original content for the first time in its 25-year history. The appointment of Akkaraju reflects the continued growth for the company, which will leverage the capabilities of its award-winning VFX business to produce original animation under the banner Weta Animated.
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