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Delivering Digital Dystopia in 4K

Vfx supe Peter Muyzers details the labor-intensive process of creating the realistic worlds of Elysium for director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller. In 2009, South African director ... Continue Reading →
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ILM and Sony Picture Imageworks Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have released their jointly developed, open sourse project Alembic 1.5. The new tool facilitates the sharing of ... Continue Reading →
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Chaos Group Outlines Special SIGGRAPH Activities

Rendering solution producer Chaos Group will join forces with various vfx industry artists to present two special events at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim on July 24. The panels will offer production ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters’ to Fight Zombies This Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be an interesting battleground between new arrivals Disney/Pixar’s much-awaited prequel Monsters University and Paramount’s intriguing Brad ... Continue Reading →
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Lights! Camera! Summer Eye Candy!

How two of this season’s biggest blockbusters Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness delivered their spectacular CG visuals. Time was the biggest challenge facing two of 2013′s ... Continue Reading →
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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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Method Appoints Christian Kubsch President

Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has announced that industry veteran Christian Kubsch has joined the studio as president. Kubsch will oversee Method’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Accepting New VFX Program Applicants

Online animation and visual effects school Animation Mentor is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals program. Students are encouraged ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →