Trailering Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation


Watch the full trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (July 31), which is about "the anti-IMF." Star Wars isn't the only movie with Rogue in its title. In fact, according to THR, Paramount and Disney worked out an agreement after Paramount registered and

How They Did It: Catching Up with the Insurgent Train


Cinematographer Florian Ballhaus discusses achieving a bigger and trippier Divergent sequel with director Robert Schwentke. Now that the Divergent rules have been established, director Robert Schwentke was free to experiment with more psychological emphasis and

Trailering Pixels and Arcade Madness


Sony's released the first trailer for Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad. It's inspired by Patrick Jean's short (watch below with the trailer) and has fun with PAC-MAN, Donkey

Trailering Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

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Watch the full trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (July 31), which is about “the anti-IMF.” Read more

How They Did It: Catching Up with the Insurgent Train

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Cinematographer Florian Ballhaus discusses achieving a bigger and trippier Divergent sequel with director Robert Schwentke. Read more

Trailering Pixels and Arcade Madness

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Movies, previs, Shorts, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Videogames, Virtual Production | Leave a comment

Sony’s released the first trailer for Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad. It’s inspired by Patrick Jean’s short (watch below with the trailer) and has fun with PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert and Space Invaders. Read more

NVIDIA Updates Roadmap at GTC 2015

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Events, Tech, VFX, Videogames, Virtual Production | Leave a comment

Earlier this week at its GPU Technology ConferenceNVIDIAannounced an updated multi-product roadmap to bring interactive, physically-based rendering to a far wider pool of designers than ever before.  Read more

SPECTRE Poster, Shooting Starts in Mexico

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The new SPECTRE teaser poster has Daniel Craig looking like Steve McQueen from Bullitt and Roger Moore from Live and Let Die. Read more

Game of Thrones Comes to FMX 2015

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The HBO flagship Game of Thrones will be one of the highlights at FMX 2015, the conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (May 5-8), which celebrates its 20th anniversary in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

How They Did It: Cinderella Crashes the Ball

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Director Kenneth Branagh and Oscar-winning production designer Dante Ferretti explain how they executed the grand ballroom scene in Disney’s retro-fitted Cinderella (watch the clip below along with an IMAX featurette, the best way to see it). Read more

Lasseter, Catmull Honored by Variety

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Below the Line, Education, Events, Movies, Shorts, Tech, Virtual Production | Leave a comment

Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter and Ed Catmull shared Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation Award as part of the trade pub’s inaugural 10 Animators to Watch event Tuesday night at Siren Studios in Hollywood, feted by Variety and Nickelodeon. Dana Lamb of Cal State Fullerton was also presented with the Animation Educator of the Year award. Read more

Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Talk Frozen Fever

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The gang’s all back for the new Frozen Fever short playing in front of Cinderella, in which Elsa (Idina Menzel) gets a cold while preparing a surprise birthday party for Anna (Kristen Bell). And with Frozen 2 just announced, we got to speculate about potentially expanding the role of Olaf (Josh Gad) as well. Read more

The Dam Keeper Graphic Novel Bound

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The Oscar-nommed Dam Keeper animated short from Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will get the graphic novel treatment by First Second, an imprint of Macmillan, and is also being developed into a feature. Read more

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