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July 12, 2019

GOOD OMENS: Making Creatures at the End of the World

Milk VFX on creating creatures to populate Heaven, Earth and Hell for Amazon’s GOOD OMENS (VFX Voice)

Redchillies.vfx Makes Changing Sizes a Reality for ZERO

How Redchillies.vfx created the VFX of Aanand L. Rai’s Indian Hindi-language ZERO (VFX Voice)

In the Age of Deepfakes, Could Virtual Actors Put Humans Out of Business?

In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting star? (The Guardian)

Autodesk to Showcase the Future of VFX, Games & Animation at SIGGRAPH 2019

At SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif, Autodesk will unveil the latest updates to its media and entertainment tools for artists in VFX, animation, games, VR/AR and beyond (Creative Cow)

Healthy Picture for Visual Effects

Since Gladiator first put British VFX firms on the map, they have cemented their reputation for excellence. Broadcast looks at how the sector went from cottage industry to global leader (Broadcast)

Visual Effects Company Scanline VFX Opens Studio in Seoul

Scanline VFX, a prominent visual effects company which offers VFX, 3D animated features and post-production services, opened its studio in Seoul. It was the company’s first office in Asia (Aju Business Daily)

Chapeau FX Expands Operations, Renames as Chapeau Studios

Building upon its core VFX and animation business, company moves into production, design, and IP development (Animation World Network)

Primary Visual Effects launches in Bristol

A new VFX studio, Primary Visual Effects, has opened its doors in Bristol, set up by senior lead artists and supervisors Jem Grimshaw, Joe Thornley, and Steve Hawken (Broadcast)

WarnerMedia Names Upcoming Direct-to-Consumer Service HBO Max

HBO Max brings together HBO, a Robust Slate of New Originals, and Programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and More (Warner Media)

The Lion King Is a Gamechanger, But Disney Isn’t Sure How to Market the Technology

Is it animated or live action? A commercial product designed to please the many, or a work of art worthy of Oscar consideration? (IndieWire)

The Moving Picture Company Unveils New Global Brand Identity

VFX and creative production studio MPC has unveiled its new brand identity for the advertising marketplace (Post Magazine)

Engine Room Founder Dan Schmit on QuickFX and VFX Services in the Cloud

Los Angeles VFX studio Engine Room has launched QuickFX.com, a cloud-based service platform for visual effects project management (Studio Daily)

New South Wales Introduces PDV Incentive

New South Wales, the Australian state that includes Sydney, is to introduce a post-production, digital and visual effects (PFV) incentive (Variety)

Quebec Invests $2.6M in Computer Animation

The Minister for Labour, Employment, and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, was in Montreal Tuesday to announce a $2.6 million investment to contribute to the training of 802 employees in the visual arts and animation sector (CTV News Montreal)

People on the Move

Senior VFX Supe Chas Jarrett Joins DNEG

Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated senior VFX supervisor Chas Jarrett, best-known recently for his work as production VFX supervisor on Disney’s Aladdin, has joined Dneg, the company said (Studio Daily)

 

DHX Appoints Key Execs to Drive Original Animation Output

DHX Media announces that Stephanie Betts has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Content. In addition, Todd Brian has joined the Company in the newly created role of Director of Development, Animation (Animation Magazine)

 

Alkemy-X Appoints New Director of IT

Creative media company Alkemy X has appointed Rich Shurtliff director of information technology (Post Magazine)

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