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December 6, 2018

Academy Releases Preliminary List of VFX Oscar Contenders

Prequels, sequels and other franchise films dominate the preliminary list of achievements eligible for a VFX Oscar this year (Studio Daily)

Graham Sack Explores the Depths of Historical and Psychological VR

Writer/director Graham Sack on the 360 VR video LINCOLN IN THE BARDO and the four-part VR series THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS (VFX Voice)

Bao Director Domee Shi is Developing a Feature Film at Pixar

Earlier this year, Domee Shi became the first woman in Pixar’s 32-year history to direct a short film at the studio. (Cartoon Brew)

Nvidia Debuts Powerful ‘T-Rex’ Desktop GPU

At the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Nvidia (nvidia.com) introduced Titan RTX, what it claims is the world’s most powerful desktop GPU (Post Magazine)

No-Deal Brexit Would ‘Devastate’ UK Gaming Industry, Says Report

Authors claim hard Brexit or no deal threatens videogaming’s status as British success story (The Guardian)

High-Tech Visual Effects Make Imaginary Worlds Feel Real

Looking over the past two decades of VFX work, Visual Effects Society chair Mike Chambers thinks we’ll see even greater strides made by future nominees (Variety)

Annie Awards: Incredibles 2, Ralph and Spider-Verse Top Nominations

Pre-existing franchises and IP rule the 46th annual Annie Awards nomination list. (Deadline)

De-mystifying VFX Bidding and Budgeting: An Insider’s View into the Process

Amongst the many mysteries of movie magic – that is, how the imagery gets from idea to screen – one elusive part of the process regularly remains somewhat of a mystery: vfx bidding and budgeting. (Cartoon Brew)

VFX Breakdown Shows the Insane Amount of Work That Went Into Epic Walking Dead Bridge Explosion

No, a bridge wasn’t actually blown up for the scene, and most of the zombies featured in it were computer-generated. The masters at Goodbye Kansas Studios made it happen. (Bloody Disgusting)

People on the Move

VIMN Names Chris Rose VP of Int’l Animation for Nickelodeon

Viacom International Media Networks announced Chris Rose as the new Vice President of International Animation Production & Development for Nickelodeon. (Animation Magazine)

 

Paul Ghezzo Named Creative Director at Technicolor VFX in L.A.

Technicolor VFX named Paul Ghezzo creative director at its Los Angeles studio, which is integrated within the company’s post-production business. (Studio Daily)

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