VFX

Rising Sun Pictures Nominated for VES Award for “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Rising Sun Pictures Nominated for VES Award for “X-Men: Apocalypse”

VFX
Rising Sun Pictures has been nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature in the Visual Effects Society’s 15th Annual VES Awards. The nomination comes for the studio’s work on the Quicksilver Extraction sequence from the 20th Century Fox film X-Men: Apocalypse. Nominees include Alana Newell and Compositors Jess Burnheim, Andy Peel and Matthew Shaw. “We extend our heartiest congratulations to Alana, Jess, Andy and Matthew on this wonderful honor,” said RSP’s Managing Director Tony Clark. “It’s very rewarding to see their hard work, dedication and creativity recognized by their industry peers. It inspires us to continue to produce excellence.” Winners will be announced February 7 in Los Angeles where members of the RSP team will be in attendance. In the Extraction sequenc
Top 10 contenders remain in Oscars VFX Race

Top 10 contenders remain in Oscars VFX Race

VFX
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed a preliminary list of 20 movies that were under consideration for Academy Award nominations in the Visual Effects category at this year’s awards ceremony. That list has now been cut down to a mere ten films, encompassing a wide range of projects that offered up visual magic on the screen over the last 12 months. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” are among the 10 films to advance, the Academy announced on Friday. Here are the movies (in alphabetical order) still in the running: “Arrival” “The BFG” “Captain America: Civil War” “Deepwater Horizon” “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “The Jungle Book” “
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage

Softwares, Technology, VFX
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery. “This new stage keeps us at the forefront in immersive sound, providing an ideal workflow and environment for mastering for ho
BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

Technology, VFX
The student project BreakingPoint has just claimed the "Best Student Project" award at the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia (December 5-8, Macao/China). BreakingPoint, which was created as a diploma project at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, takes the honors for its breath-taking VFX and its meaningful employment to a convincing narrative of a woman giving birth. SIGGRAPH Asia and SIGGRAPH are the world's largest conferences on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the awards bestowed at the Computer Animation Festival distinguish the greatest work in this field. BreakingPoint transforms the concept of "hysterical strength" - the display of seemingly superhuman strength in life and death situations - into a
AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

Softwares, Technology, VFX
AMD Unveils Two New Cinematic VR experiences with Legendary International Cinema Franchise Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, AMD Radeon Technologies Group will showcase new technologies to create immersive VR experiences for cinematographers, and two new cutting-edge VR experiences at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. He will also share the stage with SS Rajamouli, the director of Baahubali: The Conclusion to showcase the technology used to make VR experiences surrounding the upcoming film. AMD will preview new technology to rapidly capture and create cinematic quality 360-degree video. This will include a prototype of an AMD-developed VR capture camera and the world’s most robust video stitching software - Project Loom. The new technologies are being used initia

Interview with Ashish Dani

People, Studio, Top Stories, VFX
Interviewee:  Ashish Dani (Matte Painter/3D Generalist at ScanlineVFX) Interviewer : Vikas Nagolkar (FX.TD ,Writer, Research) Related : Production / Training and Development / Treatment About Zoic Studio : Zoic Studios is an American visual effects company based in Culver City, California. They specialize in visual effects for feature films, episodic television, commercials, video games, advertising design, and interactive online media. The name "Zoic" is derived from a Greek word meaning "life", and is meant to connote "evolution".Zoic Studios was founded by five partners in 2002 and began as a 15-person company working out of the Sunset Gower Studios lot. Their first project was creating visual effects for the action, western, science fiction television series Firefly.In September 200

Interview with Mr. Mohit Sharma

People, Top Stories, VFX
Interviewee:  Mohit Sharma (Assot. Professor at Chandigarh University) Interviewer: Vikas Nagolkar (FX.TD ,Writer, Research) Related: Education / Freelance / Training and Development Approval: Interviewed approved by Chandigarh University Mohit, now the reader would like to know about yourself and how CG became a part of your life? Sure. My name is Mohit Sharma. I am 26 years old. I work as Assistant Professor in Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali. I am Punjabi, born and raised in Ludhiana. I have done my Masters in English and Bachelors in Non-Medical. Along with that I hold two diplomas in Animation and VFX from MAAC Academy Gurgaon.I always wanted to be a Magician. When I was little, my mom used to take me and my sister to see Jadugar Samrat. I was like "this guy is God!" He