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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 →
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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →
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When You Wish Upon a ‘Star Wars’

The big news in showbiz over for the last week has, of course, been the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for some four-billion-dollars and change. In many quarters the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios Create Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ FX

Method Studios combined efforts of three of its locations—Los Angeles, Vancouver and London—to complete a total of 398 shots for, and was the main visual effects vender on, Warner ... Continue Reading →
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The World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit

Toons’ Top Talent and Producers to Converge and Converse on the Future of international Co-production at the World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit Set for Oct. 28-31 at the ... Continue Reading →