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October 11, 2019

Exploring a Field of Hallucinogenic Flowers in DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Little on MPC and Blink’s work on the VFX and animation of the red flower sequence (VFX Voice)

Martin Scorsese: Digital De-ageing Could Replace Make-up

Martin Scorsese discusses the new work in digitally ‘youthifying’ Robert De Niro for his new film THE IRISHMAN – and speculates that it could become a more significant tool of illusionism than traditional tricks of hairdressing and make-up (Sight & Sound)

Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020 Releases New Tools For Advanced Visual Effects and Clean-Up Tasks

New Mocha Pro features Mega Plate module, Area Brush tool, and OpenColorIO support to speed up and streamline visual effects and post-production workflows (Creative Cow)

Rise of the Machine Learning: How AI Helps Create Photorealistic Digital Humans

Using NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine, Digital Domain creates realistic virtual characters that capture emotions and actions in real time (SHOOT Online)

Video Game Explosions Are a Lie

How particle effects make games pop (Polygon)

Visual Effects Society Revises Animated Feature Eligibility, Adds Practical Effects Category

The animation eligibility changes reflect “trends where live action and animation production are blending,” according to VES (The Hollywood Reporter)

Ang Lee: A Visionary Director Comes Face-To-Face With 3D’s Dimming Prospects

With his 13th feature film, Ang Lee is trying to save 3D and reinvent it at the same time (Deadline)

Apple is Actively Scouting for Visual Effects Startups and Has Quietly Bought Motion Capture Company iKinema

Apple has been actively hunting for visual effects startups in the UK over the last year (Business Insider)

People on the Move

Harbor Signs Marcus Alexander and Darren Rae

Harbor’s global expansion continues as top new hires enhance its leadership & talent pool (Shots)

 

Edward Irastorza Joins MARZ as Executive Producer

The newest addition to VFX house Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies brings decades of film and TV experience on shows like Hellboy and Grimm (Animation World Network)

 

Joint Hires Nirad “Bugs” Russell as EP Specializing in VFX

Joint, a creative post production company, has hired Nirad “Bugs” Russell as an executive producer (SHOOT Online)

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