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  • Fighting Wildfires with AI
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    Fighting Wildfires with AI

    (GTC 2021) — Intense wildfires fueled by warmer, drier weather have swept across enormous swaths of forest worldwide, causing nearly $20 billion in damage in the Western U.S. alone last year, accordin ...

    November 12, 2021

  • Bridging Nuke and Unreal
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    Bridging Nuke and Unreal

    The buzz around real-time production right now is palpable. Games engines are certainly en vogue, and it’s easy to see why — the potential they hold for jump-starting content creation for visual effec ...

    November 11, 2021

  • Shang-Chi: End Battle
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    Shang-Chi: End Battle

    In the third act of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, we find the people of Ta Lo preparing for villain Wenwu’s attack to “free” Li, his dead wife (Shang-Chi's mother). Wenwu arrives, and a l ...

    November 9, 2021

  • Shang-Chi: Dragon, Beast, and Demons
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    Shang-Chi: Dragon, Beast, and Demons

    Although Trixter was responsible for most of the film’s creatures, it was Weta that created the Great Protector, a wingless water dragon which represented peace and tranquility, and the Dweller in Dar ...

    November 9, 2021

  • Shang-Chi: Meet Morris
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    Shang-Chi: Meet Morris

    While held at father Wenwu's compound, Shang-Chi, Katy, and Xialing discover the long-held captive Trevor Slattery and his companion, a most unusual but lovable creature created by Trixter — a rotund, ...

    November 8, 2021

  • Shang-Chi: The Bamboo Forest
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    Shang-Chi: The Bamboo Forest

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces audiences to historical context before proceeding into present day. In one of the flashback sequences, we find the villain Wenwu (Shang-Chi’s fathe ...

    November 5, 2021

  • Shang-Chi: Wenwu's Rise to Power
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    Shang-Chi: Wenwu's Rise to Power

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens with a flashback on father Wenwu’s rise to power, with a montage of battle scenes against various armies from different locations throughout history whi ...

    November 4, 2021

  • New Hero in the Ring
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    New Hero in the Ring

    It seems that nearly every superhero character who has appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics has been the subject of a film or TV series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From well-known ch ...

    November 3, 2021

  • Framestore & Cinesite Contribute VFX to Latest Bond Film
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    Framestore & Cinesite Contribute VFX to Latest Bond Film

    Framestore delivered nearly 400 shots for the latest action-packed James Bond installment No Time to Die. In addition, Cinesite added additional touches to the long-awaited feature. (Top image from Ci ...

    October 27, 2021

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