Is “the great film production renaissance” coming?

Smaller crews, fewer extras, reduced international travel and restricted contact with key people are all likely to be aspects of film and higher-end TV drama production in the months to come and until it’s safe to revert to something resembling normality. Or, will the new ways of working that have been forced upon the industry […]

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Creating digital humans for face replacement, de-aging, digital makeup and character creation is one of the hottest areas of VFX development, and its time may have come as we look at ways to “science the s***” out of getting actors to interact on screen while maintaining a safe distance. With its PaGAN and PaGAN II […]

Aardman Animations is working with Fictioneers, a British creative consortium, on a new Wallace and Gromit project that will be available this autumn as a downloadable mobile AR app for iOS and Android devices. Carolyn Giardina writing in The Hollywood Reporter tells us that The Big Fix Up is a partnership between Aardman and consortium […]

After consulting several US studios, the BFI, the British Film Commission, Pact, BECTU and the UK government, the UK Screen Alliance has published a guidance document for post production and visual effects companies to help them operate safely during the current health crisis. Get the document “Guidance for safe working in Post-Production and Visual Effects […]

The Times reports (paywall in place) that Cineworld is hoping to reopen in all locations by July, with enhanced cleaning and social-distancing measures in place, naturally,. and is seeking a loan of $180 million to keep it afloat. How many new films they will be able to screen is another matter, and we might find […]

Today,, the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) launches a series of online courses and instructor-led remote workshops for developers, data scientists, students, and researchers, spanning topics such as deep learning for multi-GPUs to accelerated data science. The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute offers hands-on training in AI, accelerated computing, and accelerated data science. offering practical experience […]

Are virtual actors close enough to becoming sufficiently photo-realistic and human that they can at least substitute for human actors in all but close-up shots, if not in some cases displace and replace them entirely? Hollywood-based artists agency CAA recently signed up a new client, virtual Brazilian model / dancer Lil Miquela, writes Steve Rose […]

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