A trio from Portland, Ore.-based animation studio LAIKA showed on Wednesday how the studio continues to infuse the century-old art of stop-motion with new digital technology and techniques in its upcoming The Boxtrolls. The presentation was made during the CG confab Siggraph at the Vancouver Convention Center.
A new laser projector from Barco and the Dolby Vision high-dynamic range system are among the nominees for the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society's fifth annual Technology & New Product Awards, scheduled to be handed out Sept. 24 at Paramount.
Bron Studios’ previously-announced animated feature Henchmen (new teaser above) will now be produced in association with Gary Sanchez Productions.
GSP’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy are on board as executive producers and creative collaborators. Jason Cloth also serves as executive producer via his Creative Wealth Media Finance, one of the films main backers. Bron’s Luke Carroll and managing director Aaron L. Gilbert are producing.
Prime Focus World presented an advanced discussion of its work on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For — a special project for the VFX company in that it also took a financial stake in the production while handling all of its 2,282 VFX shots. The film is scheduled to open on Aug. 22.
VANCOUVER—Visual effects company Method Studios is working with software developer Autodesk to create what Method’s recently named president Marc Weigert describes as the "Holy Grail." That is, the ability to "previsualize" an entire movie at a "low budget."
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was "the greatest risk we took as a studio because it’s quite different," said Marvel's executive vp VFX and postproduction and Guardians exec producer Victoria Alonso.
Rainer Gombos — a visual effects supervisor who won an Emmy for Game of Thrones and is nominated this year for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — has joined virtual reality firm 8i as its executive creative director.
Based in Wellington, New Zealand, 8i is a virtual reality technology startup aiming to develop the “next generation of 3D,” which it calls 8iVR. The company recently closed a $1 million seed investment round.
Dolby’s immersive theater sound system Atmos will be ready for the home this fall.
The iconic sound company has been working with partners to develop the consumer electronics and the content to bring Atmos — a theater system that uses "objects" rather than channels to precisely place sound around a room — to home entertainment.
VANCOUVER — Palmer Luckey , the original creator of Oculus Rift and co-founder of Oculus VR, said that the mass adoption of augmented and virtual reality is inevitable, but it was premature to say it was here already.
Speaking Sunday during a crowded session at the annual CG conference Siggraph, he said that this area, which has had been a niche market for decades, "will not disappear again. … It will happen; it's a matter of when."
For VFX supervisor Pablo Helman, the key to the success of the Jonathan Liebesman-directed and Michael Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — which is projected to open in the $45 million to $50 million range this weekend in North America — was all about the performance of its four green CG martial arts experts.
James Cameron, National Geographic and Disruptive LA are releasing on Friday a 3D documentary about Cameron’s record-breaking solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean that took place on March 26, 2012.
Deepsea Challenge 3D traces the building of the submersible and the nearly 36,000 foot dive to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep in the western Pacific Ocean—a very personal journey for the Academy Award winning filmmaker and National Georgraphic Explorer-in-Residence that made news around the world.