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September 7, 2018

The Puppet Masters Behind THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

The Happytime Murders VFX Supervisor Sam Nicholson on the intricate compositing of greenscreened puppets and the inclusion of fully CG puppets on screen.(VFX Voice)

Women in Games Partner with 2K and Hangar 13 in Effort to Hire and Retain Diverse Workforce

Women in Games (WIGJ) aims to double the number of women in the games industry by 2025, an effort the organization will make possible through key partnerships. (Game Daily)

Encore Evolves Deadline Implementation for High Volume Episodic VFX

Studio eyes cloud resources to meet growing compute needs. (Animation World Network)

MAXON’s Cinema 4D Release 20 Available Now

Leading 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions developer MAXON has launched Cinema 4D Release 20 (R20). The next gen professional application offers high-end tools and features for VFX and motion graphics artists. (Animation Magazine)

Sony CEO: VR Still Has Room To Improve

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida talks about the potential future of VR.(VR Focus)

India One of the Fastest Growing Regions for Augmented Reality Technology: Facebook

Facebook is focused on opening up the AR platform to more people, offering more utility by bringing Augmented Reality (AR) to everyone and their daily habits. (Times Now)

Magic Leap Exec John Gaeta to Keynote Italy’s VIEW Confab

A VFX Oscar winner for The Matrix, Gaeta joins a group of keynote speakers that includes Hans Zimmer and Dennis Muren. (The Hollywood Reporter)

U.K. Animation Studio Golden Wolf Launches NY Office

Animation studio Golden Wolf, headquartered in London, has launched its first stateside location in New York City.(Shoot Online)

Incredibles 2 Passes Domestic Box Office Milestone of $600 Million

Disney’s superhero family is the company’s third 2018 film to hit that mark. (CNet)

Last Starfighter Director Nick Castle Tells Us Sequel Idea That Died

The Last Starfighter was set to be return long before the recent wave of ‘80s movie and TV show reboots and sequels. Director Nick Castle tells what that sequel could have been. (Bloody Disgusting)

People on the Move

Marshall Krasser becomes FuseFX’s VFX supervisor in Vancouver

Visual effects studio FuseFX has appointed Marshall Krasser as visual effects supervisor in the Vancouver office. His two decades of experience span high-profile feature films, TV shows and commercials. (Shoot Online)

 

Method Studios Promotes Andrew Bell

Former senior EP and VP takes new role as managing director, overseeing operations for integrated advertising and immersive experiences at the Los Angeles facility. (Animation World Network)

 

Director Laurent Ledru Joins Framestore Pictures For U.S. Representation

Framestore Pictures has signed director Laurent Ledru for U.S. representation. Ledru, who will be based out of Framestore’s L.A. office, began his career as a video game artist in Paris. (Shoot Online)

 

The Mill promotes Erica Hilbert, hires Blake Nickle

Erica Hilbert is now Head of Production and Blake Nickle is Executive Producer at The Mill’s Chicago office. (Reel Chicago)

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