For Garland and his VFX supervisor, this understanding of real-world rendering lent itself to an interesting visual idea—and so over the course of Devs, we see that the computer is getting better at creating its images over time. “We took that idea, and we actually ended up coming up with this sort of 3D volume of these points drifting around, as if they were little motes of dust suspended in water. The computer is generally coaxing these points to be specific objects in a certain space, and as they get better and better at it, the points become denser, and the object becomes clearer and clearer,” Whitehurst says. “That ended up being a narratively satisfying approach to designing that visual effect, but also it had a real aesthetic quality to it, as well. So, that was kind of a double win for us, really.” … [Read more...] about VFX Supervisor Andrew Whitehurst Grapples With The Intricacies Of Quantum Physics On Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Devs’
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In Tamil film industry, actors like Harish Kalyan and Vijay Anthony have already decided to reduce their fees for some of their upcoming projects. Now, a report covered by one of the popular YouTube channels states that Sun Pictures have asked Vijay to reduce his remuneration for Thalapathy 65. However, the Bigil actor is yet to respond to the production house's request. For those who are unaware, Vijay has charged Rs 50 crore for Bigil and Rs 70 crore for Master. … [Read more...] about Thalapathy 65 Makers Ask Vijay To Reduce His Remuneration!
The conservative Roberts has been the swing vote in two recent, hot-button cases. Just days before being hospitalized, Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s liberal justices to block President Trump’s attempt to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Also in June, Roberts voted with liberals in a case confirming anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers. … [Read more...] about Chief Justice John Roberts Was Hospitalized Overnight Last Month After Injuring His Head In Fall
When theaters do finally reopen, audiences will enter a different world, where face masks, staggered seating and high-tech electrostatic sprayers are the new norm. Theaters' planned enforcement of those new policies has already proven divisive. On June 18, AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron ignited a social media maelstrom when, in explaining why customers wouldn't be required to wear masks, he told reporters he didn't want to wade into "political" territory. Filmmakers and film fans spoke out, with Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan tweeting: "Face masks are not political. @AMCTheatres, please reconsider this decision to intentionally endanger your own customers." Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Disney was so concerned, it reached out to Aron's team the evening of June 18. How could the media giant require guests to wear masks at its reopened theme parks but not require them of moviegoers heading to see Mulan? (Research suggests many moviegoers would feel reassured by such a rule: … [Read more...] about Can the Summer Box Office Be Saved? Hollywood Hinges Its Hopes on ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’
“We’re really dialed in with partnerships with local jurisdictions [and] we’ve been meeting with them for months, just talking about how we can provide a great, comfortable experience to fans with social distancing at the forefront in whatever phase they’re about to enter. Because of those relationships and that communication going back and forth, we’ve been successful in getting that green light,” Tom See, president of Live Nation Venues-US Concerts, told the AP. … [Read more...] about Live Nation Launches First Drive-In Concert Series in U.S. With Brad Paisley, Nelly and More