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Week of July 23, 2018

WOMEN LEAD: Spotlight on WOMEN IN VFX Creator Charmaine Chan

Women in VFX Founder Charmaine Chan on the current state of the industry. (VFX Voice)

Adobe Opens New Office for Post-Production Professionals in Los Angeles

Adobe opened the doors to a new office in Los Angeles – the first Adobe facility in LA designed specifically with the post-production community in mind. (Adobe)

Marvel Set to Launch Its First VR Game

Marvel is launching its first-ever VR video game — Marvel Powers United — makes its debut on July 26. (Cheddar)

Curó VFX Budgeting Software to Debut at SIGGRAPH 2018

New Software Delivers Time-Saving Shortcuts from Script to VFX Shot Breakdowns Based on Production Proven Data and Methodology. (Creative Cow)

Jeff Heusser (1957 – 2018)

Visual effects artist and Co-founder of fxguide.com Jeff Heusser has passed away (fxguide.com)

Film/TV Restoration Costs Lead to Outsourcing, Say Experts

Thousands of film and TV titles from every decade require restoration, but the money isn’t there to fund much of it, and current restoration jobs are more likely to take place in China or Poland than Los Angeles. That was revealed at an event co-produced by SMPTE and the Visual Effects Society (VES) at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater. (ETCentric)

Disney Animation’s First VR Film, Cycles, Set to Premiere

Walt Disney Animation Studios will debut its first virtual-reality short film next month, marking a new experiment by a major studio to use the power of VR to enhance storytelling. (Variety)

People On the Move

Animation Veterans Brenda Chapman, Kevin Lima Sign First-Look Deal with Fox

Brenda Chapman and Kevin Lima have signed a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox to produce a number of animated, hybrid and live-action features for the studio under their ‘Twas Entertainment banner (Animation World Network)

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