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January 10, 2019

R/GA’s Bob Greenberg To Receive VES Empire Award

Jonah Friedman, Andy Jones to be honored with Empire Tech Award (Shoot Online)

ISLE OF DOGS: How Every Frame Was Touched by VFX

ISLE OF DOGS Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Ledbury on the range of visual effects work required for Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film. (VFX Voice)

Is There Bias Against Movies With VFX by Awards Voters?

Cinema lives or dies by illusion. To make stories work, movies must take audiences to another place, suspend their disbelief and thrill them. And effects, whether created in-camera or in post-production or a combination of the two, have always been among the tools used by filmmakers to make that happen. (Variety)

How Black Panther VFX Artists Brought Wakanda to Life

It’s been more than a decade since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 earned the Academy Award for best visual effects, but Ryan Coogler’s film could finally end a dry spell for superhero movies at the Oscars. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Render Legion Releases Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D

Render Legion has launched Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, simplifying the visualization process for artists and designers and allowing the C4D community to turn out photorealistic visuals faster than ever before. (Animation Magazine)

Visual Effects and the Rise of the Machines

Visual-effects artists battle to conquer many challenges on each project that comes their way. (Variety)

Paul Lambert On The VFX and Creating Realism For Damien Chazelle’s First Man

First Man is a production in which we redefine shooting ‘in camera’. (Awards Daily)

Pico Reveals Standalone G2 4K VR Headset

Chinese VR hardware company Pico is back with its latest headset, the Pico G2 4K VR headset. (Upload VR)

People on the Move

Chris deFaria Exiting DreamWorks Animation As President; DWA TV Boss Margie Cohn Takes Over

DreamWorks Animation Group president Chris deFaria, after two years in the position, is exiting the studio in the coming months. In his place, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has promoted DWA TV president Margie Cohn, who will now oversee both film and television operations. (Deadline)


DelPurgatorio, Richardson, Carroll Join Framestore’s Chicago Office

Framestore has hired three new creatives for its Chicago office: Danny DelPurgatorio as creative director, Krysten Richardson as Flame artist, and Jordan Carroll as CG lead/supervisor. (Shoot Online)


Legend 3D Adds to International Creative Team

Legend 3D has added two award-winning creatives to its global organization. Meetal Gokul joins the studio as director of post production and senior colorist at their Hollywood facility, while Jay Mehta joins their Pune, India, studio as VFX supervisor. (Post Magazine)

Framestore Extends Its Presence in India

Following their partnership announcement with Anibrain in February 2018, BAFTA and Oscar winning studio, Framestore is now extending their presence in India by building a dedicated team who will work exclusively on Framestore projects. (Animation Xpress)

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