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Everything We Learned From The Ready Player One Blu-ray

07/24/18

Ready Player One’s Blu-ray release comes with over 90 minutes of bonus content that reveal much more about the OASIS,...

We Can Now Create “Virtual Humans”—And That’s Kind Of Terrifying

07/20/18

The special effects used in Avengers movies could one day change our perception of reality as we know it. Link to...

Artificial Intelligence Is Automating Hollywood. Now, Art Can Thrive.

07/18/18

“The creative artists who still work in the industry can spend less time hunched over a computer meticulously editing frame-by-frame...

What if AI made actors immortal?

07/05/18

Advances in special effects—and, increasingly, in artificial intelligence (AI)—are making it ever easier to manufacture convincing forgeries of human beings. Link...

Why Visualization Might Be The Coolest Thing in Hollywood

06/13/18

Scott Meadows, Head of Visualization at Digital Domain, has worked on hits such as Black Panther, Beauty and the Beast,...

AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: KELLY PORT (VFX SUPERVISOR) WITH PHIL CRAMER (ANIMATION DIRECTOR), ERIC SCOTT (VFX PRODUCER) AND DARREN HENDLER (HEAD OF DIGITAL HUMANS) – DIGITAL DOMAIN

05/09/18

In 2014, Kelly Port explained to us the work of Digital Domain on MALEFICENT. He then worked on FREE STATE...

Sympathy for the Devil: How Digital Domain Helped Create Thanos for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

05/07/18

Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade...

Avengers: Infinity War and the CG effects behind Thanos

05/06/18

Avengers: Infinity War is packed with dozens of beloved characters we’ve watched and loved over 10 years of Marvel movies....

How ‘Ready Player One’ Combined Virtual Production And Motion Capture Tools To Create Digital Characters

04/18/18

Much of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is set in the Oasis, a virtual reality world full of digital avatars, game and...

Ready Player One Inside the Oasis

04/16/18

Digital Domain (DD) handled principle motion capture and over 300 visual effects shots outside the Oasis. Their team was headed...

READY PLAYER ONE: MATTHEW BUTLER (VFX SUPERVISOR) & SCOTT MEADOWS (HEAD OF VISUALIZATION) – DIGITAL DOMAIN

04/16/18

In 2013, Matthew Butler told us about Digital Domain‘s work on ENDER’S GAME. He then worked on PIXELS. He talks to us today about his...

Digital Domain: In Tune with Reality

04/09/18

Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, during his India visit, tells us about his efforts in lending a mainstream approach...

BEHIND THE BLOCKBUSTER: THE SECRET MVP OF SCI-FI MOVIE PRODUCTION

04/05/18

Scott Meadows was a recent Los Angeles transplant in the early 2000s, having moved to the west coast to chase...

Steven Spielberg Gets Candid About Ready Player One

03/30/18

Ready Player One is a huge, sprawling adventure that intercuts between two completely different worlds, reveals Steven Spielberg in a...

BLACK PANTHER: SCOTT MEADOWS – PREVISUALIZATION SUPERVISOR – DIGITAL DOMAIN

03/05/18

Scott Meadows is working in visual effects for more than 20 years. In 2008, he joined Digital Domain to take the lead of...

Sundance’ New Frontier Previews A Future That’s Already Here

01/22/18

The Sundance Film Festival and its New Frontier program preview VR’s future just two months before the release Steven Spielberg’s...

China Plus News- Digital Domain aims to be a game-changer in China

12/26/17

Digital Domain is an Oscar-winning visual effects provider who has helped to produce blockbusters including “Titanic,” “Beauty and Beast” and...

Art of VFX – Dave Hodgins Interview

11/16/17

Dave Hodgins has been working in visual effects for over 17 years. He started his career at Digital Domain and...

Adweek – Andrew McGovern

11/14/17

Andrew McGovern got his first taste of working in virtual reality in 2007 when he spent a summer driving around...

International Business Times – Amit Chopra Interview

11/08/17

US- based animation and VFX Company Digital Domain starts its first studio in India. “We are willing to bring technology...

Fortune India – Digital Domain India

11/08/17

Co-founded by Hollywood director James Cameroon, Digital Domain, amongst the world largest visual effects company, has set up its fifth...

South China Morning Post – From Hong Kong to Bollywood: Digital Domain opens India studio to expand visual effects business

11/06/17

Hong Kong-based owner of Oscar-winning visual effects house Digital Domain 3.0 opens its 10th studio in Hyderabad. Digital Domain Holdings, which...

VR Focus – Aruna Inversin VRDC Interview

10/30/17

At the recent Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) in San Francisco VRFocus spoke with Aruna Inversin, Creative Director and VFX...

GoPro – GoPro Fusion Launch Reel

10/24/17

Digital Domain, where Bledsoe is a VR cinematographer, has a history of producing high quality live action VR content and...

South China Morning Post- Digital Domain, Qualcomm partner in virtual reality push

10/18/17

【South China Morning Post】 The international alliance forms part of visual effects titan Digital Domain’s preparations to deliver new content for...

Animation World Network – Voltron VR Chronicles Review

10/11/17

Universal and Digital Domain’s new VR game embeds users inside a fast-paced, expertly designed and narratively satisfying ‘Voltron’ action adventure. Digital...

The Hollywood Reporter – Nafees Bin Zafar

10/04/17

Nafees Bin Zafar, Maryann Brandon, Bill Corso, Andrea Kalas, Ai-Ling Lee, Leon Silverman and Steve Yedlin have accepted invitations to...

VR Focus – Nobel Peace Prize Concert

09/28/17

Livestreams of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree content have become increasingly popular ways for users to engage with VR content....

VR Focus – Digital Domain in China

09/11/17

Production house Digital Domain, which has created virtual reality (VR) experiences like Monkey King and Micro Giants, as well as...

Road to VR – Voltron VR Chronicles

08/31/17

Based on the Voltron: Legendary Defender series from Netflix, DreamWorks is launching a single-player game coming to PSVR, HTC Vive,...

Engadget – Voltron VR Chronicles

08/30/17

If you thought Netflix’s Voltron Legendary Defender was a great new take on the old series, there’s more where it...

VR Focus – Voltron VR Chronicles

08/29/17

Today, Digital Domain in collaboration with Universal Brand Development have announced a virtual reality (VR) experience based on Netflix original...

Upload VR – Voltron VR Chronicles

08/29/17

Franchise owner Universal announced today that the special effects shop Digital Domain is creating a Voltron virtual reality experience for...

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – PlayStation VR

07/28/17

It launches Wednesday on PlayStation VR. Visual effects company Digital Domain is getting into the VR content business with the launch...

CNET – Futuristic entertainment

07/25/17

Futuristic entertainment plunges you into the action of upcoming TV shows and movies. We tried lots of these mixed-reality experiences...

CNET – Spider-Man: Homecoming

07/20/17

The man behind the visual effects of the ferry sequence says that “if you treat filmmaking as a job, you’re...

CGTV- Digital Domain Daniel Seah brings new changes to the future film industry with VR and AI

07/18/17

Digital Domain CEO Daniel Seah was invited to attend the Sync Conference earlier in Silicon Valley, where he shared with...

THE VERGE – Spider-Man: Homecoming

07/14/17

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a great little movie, thanks to its small focus and deeply personal stakes. Peter Parker is one of the...

Sports Video Group – Partnership with Samsung

07/14/17

Partnership with Samsung, Digital Domain presents X Games in new, immersive way X Games has a long-standing tradition as the place...

Road to VR – GoPro360

07/12/17

GoPro’s first batch of Fusion 360 cameras is now headed to some big brands, agencies, and content creators as part of...

TechCrunch – GoPro

07/11/17

If you’re just now hearing that GoPro is shipping the Fusion, chances are you’re not on the list. The company...

Engadget – Fusion 360 VR

07/11/17

It may not be out yet, but GoPro’s Fusion 360 VR camera will soon be used to capture UFC fights, news footage,...

SlashGear – X Games

07/07/17

ESPN has announced that for the first time ever, the X Games will have events livestreamed on VR, something that will...

Sports Video Group – ESPN’s X Games

07/07/17

Skateboard Vert, BMX Street, and Skateboard Street Amateurs will be streaming live on Samsung Gear VR For the first time ever,...

TV Insider – The Mist

07/06/17

Ever since the fog from Hell rolled into Bridgeville, Maine, death has been brutal on The Mist but has happened relatively off...

Condé Nast Traveler-Virtual Reality Travel Experiences

06/22/17

Can’t make it to your dream destination anytime soon? Strap on a VR headset for a realistic, virtual trip. Virtual reality...

CNET – Beauty and the Beast

06/19/17

The visual effects maestros at Digital Domain reveal how cutting-edge technology combined not one but two beastly performances by Dan...

Thrillist-Beauty and the Beast

06/07/17

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast earned more than $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office, making it...

Gamasutra-NBA VR experience

06/07/17

Today, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to highlight another pair of great talks that will be...

Little Black Book-La La Land

05/25/17

Feature work may be fleeing the post and VFX industry in Los Angeles, but things are looking much livelier in...

Fast Company- Digital Domain VR APP

04/25/17

There’s no end to the number of companies that want to be seen as leaders in the still-sort-of-nascent consumer virtual...

VRFocus-Digital Domain VR app

04/25/17

Visual effects and immersive experience creator Digital Domain has announced the launch of its first virtual reality (VR) app, Digital...

Yahoo! Movies-Blackmagic Design

04/25/17

Tech developer Blackmagic Design unveiled a major new version of its widely used DaVinci Resolve postproduction system that now takes...

VentureBeat-Digital Domain VR camera

04/24/17

Digital Domain made its name as a special effects studio for Hollywood movies like Titanic and Beauty and the Beast....

Tom’s Hardware-Digital Domain APP

04/24/17

Digital Domain released the Digital Domain app for iOS and Android, which lets you view the company’s VR content from...

Tom’s Hardware-Live VR

04/24/17

Digital Domain revealed a live distribution platform for VR, complete with tools for creating broadcast-quality VR content, a camera to...

The Hollywood Reporter-NAB

04/24/17

As the NAB exhibition floor opens, news arrived from companies including Lucasfilm, Nokia, Digital Domain and ARRI Tech developer Blackmagic Design...

UploadVR-UK B-BOY

04/05/17

The UK B-Boy Breakdancing Championship is set to take place in London on Sunday April 9th at 6 pm to...

The Drum-VR Beat Drop

04/03/17

In a stunt from a caffeinated drink that feels somewhat familiar, Mountain Dew tapped digital agency Firstborn to create a...

VR Journal-North American CEO

03/16/17

On Thursday, VRJournal was briefed on the big news from Digital Domain, a leading provider of visual effects and immersive...

Variety-Beauty and the Beast

03/15/17

“Beauty and the Beast,” the fairy tale, dates back nearly 300 years. It’s had a long and winning life in...

Digital Trends-NBA VR APP

02/17/17

The NBA on Friday launched its own virtual reality app on the Google Daydream. As part of the launch, the...

Engadget-NBA VR

02/17/17

As part of its 2017 All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is launching a virtual reality app for Google’s Daydream platform....

USA Today-NBA VR

02/17/17

Four months ago, the NBA became the first professional sports league to offer regularly scheduled virtual reality broadcasts, ushering in...

PBS-360 video

01/23/17

Take a front and center view of Inauguration Day via a 360 video that was shot by Digital Domain/IM360 for...

Digital Trends-DIGITAL DOMAIN CHAIRMAN

01/07/17

The name Digital Domain might not ring a bell, but if you’ve shelled out for tickets to a blockbuster movie...

The Hollywood Reporter-VR TESTS

10/21/16

From ‘Gone,’ in which a child disappears, and ‘Defying the Nazis VR,’ new series formats are entering the picture. A child...

South China Morning Post – Digital Domain raises fresh investment from Qualcomm chairman

10/19/16

Digital Domain Holdings, which operates the world’s largest independent visual-effects company, has raised new investment from Qualcomm executive chairman Paul...

WIRED UK-Sky VR APP

10/03/16

Sky wants to position itself as the home of immersive virtual reality as it launches its brand new app, Sky...

Today.com-360 DNCE’s Citi Concert

08/26/16

Get a front row seat to DNCE’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY performance without leaving your couch. TODAY livestreamed the band’s...

Sports Illustrated-World Surf League VR

08/26/16

Digital Domain and the World Surf League (WSL) recently partnered to give surf fans a Virtual Reality viewing experience. Action...

Variety-360 Democratic National Convention

07/27/16

Politics junkies now have a new way to follow the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Cleveland this week: The whole...

Deadline-360 VR Livestream

07/26/16

Video effects studio Digital Domain is broadcasting a first-ever, free curated virtual reality livestream of the Democratic National Convention, providing...

FilmWatch-Syfy Partner

07/23/16

The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 has begun today and Digital Domain Holdings Limited, parent company of the award winning visual...

FXGuide-X-Men

06/03/16

X-Men: Apocalypse picks up ten years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Professor X (James McAvoy),...

ICG-The Jungle Book

04/14/16

When cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC, first met with Jon Favreau to discuss the filmmaker’s latest project for Disney, a new...

ICG-The Jungle Book

04/14/16

Avatar meets Rudyard Kipling as Bill Pope, ASC, takes a romp through the high-tech jungle in the classic children’s tale When...

Shoot Online-Nicole Fina

03/14/16

Visual effects house Digital Domain has hired Nicole Fina as executive producer of commercials, and Leslie Sorrentino as EP of...

Wired-Deadpool

02/19/16

http://video.wired.com/watch/design-fx-design-fx

Fxguide-Deadpool

02/16/16

Director Tim Miller’s first feature Deadpool hasn’t just raised the bar for subversive, fourth-wall-breaking comic book films, it also pushes...

Cinefex Blog-In Night at the Museum

11/02/15

In Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Ben Stiller reprises his role as night guard Larry Daley, and...

Cinefex Blog-Visual effects experts

11/02/15

Writing on this blog a little over a year ago, I asked a panel of visual effects experts the following...

Variety-Peter Chou

11/02/15

Peter Chou, co-founder of Taiwanese smart phone maker HTC Corp., has been appointed as chairman of visual effects firm Digital...

Computer Graphics World-Destiny: The Taken King

11/02/15

LOS ANGELES — Activision, Bungie, 72andSunny, Digital Domain, Reset and Hollywood director Joseph Kosinski partnered once again to create the...

Art of VFX-PIXELS

11/02/15

Marten Larsson have joined Digital Domain in 2004 as technical director. He worked on many projects such as THE MUMMY:...

Animation World Network-Pixels

11/02/15

VFX supervisor Marten Larsson discusses how Digital Domain turned arcade characters Donkey Kong, Centipede and PacMan into Earthly invaders in...

FX Guide-Pixels

11/02/15

It may be called Pixels, but the first thing the visual effects team needed to do when creating a series...

FXGuide-Maleficent

11/02/15

In the new Disney film Maleficent, a once-good fairy becomes the ‘Mistress of All Evil’, and curses the infant Princess Aurora (Sleeping...

Digital Media World

11/02/15

Digital Domain started work on ‘Maleficent’ late in 2012, shortly after principle photography had been completed from July to October...

Art of VFX-ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY

11/02/15

Really cool commercial for ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY directed by Neil Huxley, the animation and the visual effects are made by...

Ad Week-Assasin’s Creed Unity

11/02/15

Multi-disciplinary agency Mistress worked with Ubisoft to create a cinematic trailer for the upcoming release of Assasin’s Creed Unity, the...

IGN.com-DESTINY

11/02/15

Eric Barba talks with the IGN team about the making of the Visual Effects on Destiny “Become Legend.” DESTINY – REWIND...

IGN.com-Assassin’s Creed Unity

11/02/15

Director Neil Huxley and Visual Effects Supervisor, Janelle Croshaw, did down with the IGN Rewind Theater team to discuss the...

Art of VFX-MALEFICENT

11/02/15

Kelly Port had explained in details the work of Digital Domain on THOR in 2011. He then worked on the...

Screen Daily-Maleficent

11/02/15

Digital Domain’s Kelly Port tells Elbert Wyche how he created technical processes to produce the stellar effects for Disney’s fantasy...

Art of VFX-X-Men: Days of Future Past

11/02/15

Lou Pecora began his career in the VFX more than 17 years ago. He joined Digital Domain in 2000. He...

Flickering Myth.com-X-Men: Days of Future Past

11/02/15

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor Lou Pecora, digital effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidi, animation supervisor Benoit Dubuc and previs supervisor ...

Post Perspective-Maleficent

11/02/15

The Disney hit movie train keeps rolling along, with audiences getting on board at every stop; this time it’s Maleficent’s...

USA Today-Oscar nominees

11/02/15

There are no 12-year experiments like Boyhood in this year’s Oscar category for best visual effects, yet innovation drives the...

Hollywood Reporter-VR Partnership

11/02/15

The companies have formed a joint venture, dubbed IM360. Digital Domain Holdings, the parent of VFX house Digital Domain 3.0, has...

Variety-O.D. Welch

10/17/15

Digital Domain has tapped O.D. Welch as president, the visual effects studio announced Monday. Welch will head day to day operations...

GC World Japan-Pixels

10/12/15

日本では2015年9月12日(土)に公開された映画『ピクセル』。『ハリー・ポッター』や『ナイト・ミュージアム』シリーズなど、子どもから大人まで楽しめる作風を得意とするクリス・コロンバス監督らしいエンターテインメントあふれた本作では、8ビットゲームのテイストを最新の実写VFXへと仕上げる上で様々な創意工夫がこらされた。リードVFXスタジオを務めたDigital Domainのアニメーション・ディレクター、ジャン・フィリップ・クレイマー氏が8ビットゲーム調エイリアンのアニメーション制作について語ってくれた。   映画『ピクセル』に見る、デジタル・ドメインのキャラクター・アニメーション妙技

FX Guide-Night at the Museum

10/10/15

Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb is the third in director Shawn Levy’s Museum franchise. In this...

FX Guide-Nike’s VR

10/08/15

Brazilian soccer legend Neymar Jr. stars in the VR experience ‘The Neymar Jr. Effect’ for Nike’s line of Hypervenom Phantom...

AWN-Become Legend

10/07/15

VFX house Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for its work on the...

Cinefex-Pixels

10/06/15

It’s game over for humanity. Well, it is by the end of Patrick Jean’s 2010 short film Pixels, in which a...

Syfy Games-Pixels

10/05/15

You can see Butler’s visual effects work in other films such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of...

Hollywood Reporter-Visual effects

10/05/15

Visual effects house Digital Domain demonstrated notable work toward advancing facial capture and the ability to create a digital human...

AWN-Become Legend

09/30/15

VFX house Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for its work on the...

VR Festival Winner-Nike – “Neymar Jr. Effect”

09/30/15

Online Virtual Reality Film Competition Nike – “Neymar Jr. Effect” Best VR Commercial, Branded Content

STASH-Daniel Rosen

09/29/15

From the release: Academy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Daniel Rosen has joined its ranks in...

Digital Domain Taps Erika Burton as Executive VP/General Manager

09/28/15

Digital Domain announced Tuesday that visual effects vet Erika W. Burton will assume the position of executive VP/general manager. Burton will...

FXGuide-VFX in TV

09/10/15

It’s already been a big year in visual effects on television – we continue our VFX in TV series looking...

Digital Domain Taps Erika Burton as Executive VP/General Manager

09/05/15

Digital Domain announced Tuesday that visual effects vet Erika W. Burton will assume the position of executive VP/general manager. Burton will...

CNN-CGI technology

09/05/15

  How CGI technology is Advancing in Hollywood

VR Festival Winner

09/03/15

Online Virtual Reality Film Competition Nike – “Neymar Jr. Effect” Best VR Commercial, Branded Content