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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Okun Re-Elected as VES Board Chair

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2012 Board of Director officers who were elected at the January 18, 2012 board meeting. The list of officials includes Jeffrey A. ... Continue Reading →
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A Grand Adventure

Global sensation Tintin finally arrives in America, thanks to a spectacular movie directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. Spielberg, Jackson, Tintin. Those three ... Continue Reading →
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Ray Harryhausen Talks Technique

There are legends, and then there are legends, and then there is Ray Harryhausen.  The genius behind such stop-motion animation classics as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Taps Barnes for In-Three Conversion Unit

Digital Domain has hired  Jeff Barnes, co-founder and former CEO of The Computer Cafe Group,  to lead its In-Three stereo conversion business. Barnes will assume the title of  VP ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Air Second Season of ‘the WotWots’

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures is close to completing production on the second season of the animated series the WotWots, which will air in the United States on The Hub. The second ... Continue Reading →
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Seeing the (Green) Light!

Sony Imageworks vfx supervisor Jim Berney and his team revisit the classic comic book and use real-world references to construct the luminous world of Green Lantern. The summer of ... Continue Reading →
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Cast, Composer Added to Laika and Focus’ ‘ParaNorman’

ParaNorman, the next 3D stop-motion animated feature from Laika and Focus Features, has added composer Jon Brion to its ranks, as well as cast members Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Taps Scribes for Animated ‘King Kong’ Feature

Few things are as perennially popular as King Kong — something Fox is counting on for a new animated project. The studio has hired up-and-coming writers Christian Magalhaes and Bob ... Continue Reading →