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Syd Mead to Receive VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that visual futurist and concept artist Syd Mead will be the next recipient of its Visionary Award, in recognition of his contributions ... Continue Reading →
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J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

J.J. Abrams will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual ... Continue Reading →
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Paul Rudd, Vin Diesel Confirmed for Marvel Pics

It’s now official: Actor Paul Rudd is set to play Ant-Man in the upcoming Disney/Marvel feature, set for July 31, 2015. Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige said on Marvel.com ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Plans ‘Life of Pi’ VFX Event

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a special evening dedicated to the visual effects magic of Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning feature Life of Pi. Hosted by Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Issues Calls to Action

To raise awareness of the plight of the visual effects industry and to create some changes in the way vfx artists are treated in the business, today Visual Effects Society exec director ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Community Reacts to Ang Lee’s Oscar Speech

While the Oscar for best visual effects was handed out to the team at Rhythm & Hues for creating the astounding images for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, the night proved to be a less ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Tops Saturn Award Nominees List

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Declares Bankruptcy

We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell ... Continue Reading →
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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home ... Continue Reading →