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Weta FX, Cinionic, AMD Among Advanced Imaging Society Award Honorees

The Advanced Imaging Society recognized nine technical achievements during its 12th annual Entertainment Technology Lumiere Awards, which were presented Saturday during a brunch at the Wynn Resort as the NAB Show kicked off in Las Vegas. The honorees were AMD, Brompton Technology, Cinionic, HP, Prysm Stages/Lux Machina/NEP Virtual Studios, Qualcomm Technologies, Tencent Media Labs, V-Nova […]

Weta FX Opens Vancouver Office Amid Global Expansion

Weta FX, the New Zealand-based visual effects house behind Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings series and James Cameron’s Avatar, has opened an office in Vancouver as part of a global expansion. An initial 75 artists will fill the Vancouver facility, which opened its doors on Monday. The move follows tech firm Unity acquiring […]

VFX Focus: How Weta Created Starro’s Lab Escape in ‘The Suicide Squad’

In this scene from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros., Starro escapes the laboratory in which he is being held in this mostly CG shot. Some of the foreground with Margo Robbie’s Harley Quinn was shot on the backlot at Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios) and then the rest is CG, including Starro, […]