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August 30, 2018

Planes, Paris, Masks and Mirrors: The VFX of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Production VFX Supervisor Jody Johnson on the sequel’s 2,000 effects shots.(VFX Voice)

The View from the Visual Effects Society

An interview with VES Board of Directors Chair Mike Chambers on the Society and the VFX scene and share his perspective on how VFX fits into the industry as a whole. (Hollywood Professional Association)

Thousands Sign Pay Equity Petition For Animation Industry’s Female-Dominated Color Stylist Craft

With negotiations set to begin Tuesday for a new Animation Guild contract, more than 2,600 industry figures have signed a petition calling for pay equity for color stylists, the animation industry’s only predominantly female craft, whose artists set the look, lighting and palette of cartoons. (Deadline)

2019 Oscars: Will a superhero movie finally break the Best Visual Effects curse?

Superhero movies are renowned for their visual effects and often contend at the Oscars in that category. But the last comic book come to life to win this category was Spider-Man 2 back in 2004. (Gold Derby)

SPACES Open New Multi-Sensory VR Attraction, Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future

Fight for the fate of mankind in a new immersive virtual reality experience.(VR Focus)

Digital Storage For Media and Entertainment 2018 Report Released

The 2018 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report, from Coughlin Associates, provides 254 pages of in-depth analysis of the role of digital storage in all aspects of professional media and entertainment. (Shoot Online)

Reel FX Animation Studios taps Chris Miller to direct Wish Project

Reel FX Animation Studios announced that Oscar®-nominated director Chris Miller will helm its upcoming original feature, the currently Untitled Wish Project. (Shoot Online)

Juried Animation Winners Announced For 70th Emmy Awards

The Television Academy has announced the juried animation and motion design award winners for the 70th Emmy Awards, which will be presented at the 2018 Creative Arts Awards ceremonies. (Cartoon Brew)

The Portal: Showcasing the Best VR & Immersive Storytelling at the LA Film Festival

For the very first time, the LA Film Festival will have an entire program dedicated to VR and immersive storytelling. (Film Independent)

Raindance Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup & Nominees

Thirty-three Virtual Reality experiences created by established directors and artists and first-time VR creators alike to be showcased at Oscar-qualifying festival. (Animation World Network)

Vanity Fair: Who knew period dramas had so much CGI?

The new drama from ITV and Amazon may be set in the past, but it’s made with very modern technology.(CNet)

People on the Move

MPC New York Makes Senior Creative Team Moves

Studio names Ashley Bernes creative director; VFX supervisor Dirk Riesenfeld relocates from Amsterdam office. (Animation World Network)


Patrick Ferguson Joins MPC LA as VFX Supervisor

MPC welcomes Patrick Ferguson to their LA studio. He brings with him a wealth of VFX knowledge in both the commercial and feature film industry. (Post Magazine)


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