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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 →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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Wrapping up SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 wrapped its seventh edition last week in Shenzhen, China, having attracted more than 7,700 industry professionals, researchers, artists, developers and enthusiasts ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia: Scott Ross on China’s Media Potential

With its seventh edition finally bringing SIGGRAPH Asia to mainland China, the question on everyone’s mind is what does the future hold for animation and visual effects in the ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces Sci-Tech Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has announced 21 scientific and technical achievements, and 16 distinct investigations ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Chaos Group, PipelineFX, Mixamo

+ Chaos Group has announced the launch of Chaos Group Labs, a new collaborative think tank and R&D center to explore advances in rendering technology, based in L.A. Progress has ... Continue Reading →