FutureWorks, a fast-growing end-to-end film studio with a portfolio of productions such as The Peripheral, Darlings and Westworld, is expanding its presence with the opening of a visual effects studio in Hyderabad, India. Offering complete visual effects services, the new facility will extend the capacity of the FutureWorks studio ecosystem.
Visual effects studio Digital Domain has appointed industry veteran Matt McClurg as its new head of visualization. McClurg will oversee the VFX studio's full range of visualization efforts, including comprehensive previs and post viz work and a virtual production department that ranks among the top in the industry.
VFX Legion’s British Columbia studio recently delivered a mix of photoreal visual effects for the debut season of Wednesday, Netflix’s coming-of-age supernatural series. The show revolves around the Addams family’s eldest sibling, Wednesday, a mirthless, death-obsessed teenage girl, with a penchant for the macabre – and psychic abilities. Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Milla were also Wednesday’s showrunners and executive produced the sleuthing teen dramedy alongside filmmaker Tim Burton.
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture is an internationally known, leading nonprofit dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. New to MoPOP this year is the world premiere exhibition, Hidden Worlds: The Films of Laika, a partnership with the award-winning animation studio Laika, which was founded in Oregon in 2005 by president and CEO, Travis Knight.
Over the course of 31 movies, seven live-action episodic series and a handful of animated and standalone projects, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced some of the most interesting – and bizarre – villains ever seen on screen. With the arrival of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the introduction of its eagerly anticipated Phase Five, the MCU unveils arguably its most unusual villain yet with M.O.D.O.K., a five-foot-tall flying face. Bringing M.O.D.O.K. to life was the challenge presented to the visual effects studio Digital Domain.
Like many of his peers, Thomas James was inspired to pursue a career in visual effects from watching Harry Potter movies as a youth. Today, after several years of working as an effects artist in film, TV, and advertising in his native London, James is Rising Sun Pictures’ newest teacher.
FutureWorks, Mumbai, delivered more than 500 visual effects shots for the hit film Darlings. The dark comedy smashed records for Netflix, with the biggest global opening weekend for a non-English language original film, with more than 10 million viewing hours in its first three days. Editor’s Note: This article includes a major spoiler alert.
Post-production finishing for the first season of the Paramount+ drama Wolf Pack was recently completed at Pace Pictures, Hollywood. The full-service post house provided sound and picture services for the series, written and executive produced by Jeff Davis, including sound editorial, automatic dialogue replacement, sound mixing, color grading, and editorial finishing.
Vancouver Film School has announced that 82 Oscar winners out of 130 total nominees were VFS alumni who graduated from there and worked on Oscar winning projects. Winning projects for Best Visual Effects included 31 alumni for Avatar: The Way of Water and six alumni for Best Animated Film for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.