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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Roupenian Named Digital Studio VP at Digital Domain

Academy Award winning studio Digital Domain has hired on 30-year industry veteran Ken Roupenian as its Vice President, Digital Studio. He will be responsible for the company’s creative ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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Mova Tech Legal Battle Heats Up

An innovative means of capturing minute facial performance information, used in the blockbuster superhero flicks Deadpool and Avengers: Ages of Ultron, is the subject of an international ... Continue Reading →
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VES Names 2016 Board, Re-Elects Chair Mike Chambers

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2016 officers for its Board of Directors. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January ... Continue Reading →
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Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Nancy Bernstein Dies Age 55

Nancy Bernstein, an executive at DreamWorks Animation for 10 years who served as Head of Production, died on Friday, succumbing to cancer at age 55. “We are heartbroken by the ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Chou to Chair Digital Domain Holdings Board

Peter Chou has been named chairman of the board of directors of Digital Domain Holdings Ltd., the parent company of the Oscar-winning Hollywood digital production studio Digital Domain ... Continue Reading →
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Welch Tapped as Digital Domain President

Digital Domain has added as president 30-year VFX veteran O.D. Welch, who will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations at the studio’s locations in Playa Vista and Vancouver. Welch ... Continue Reading →
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Post & VFX House Cognition Opens

Cognition, a new hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has made its Hollywood debut. The company is led by writer/producer Brian Pope and features ... Continue Reading →