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This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, including Guillermo del Toro’s much anticipated Pacific Rim, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, Disney’s holiday feature Frozen, Fox’s Oscar-winning Life of Pi, Disney’s [...]
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to its creative team. Erik-Jan de Boer, this year’s Oscar recipient for his work on Life of Pi, joins Method’s Vancouver office as Animation Supervisor. Joining him in Vancouver is Creature Supervisor James [...]
Not even a Lufthansa airlines strike could keep FMX 2013, the renowned conference on animation, vfx, games and transmedia, from starting Tuesday (April 23) in Stuttgart, Germany. An anticipated 3500 attendees from around the globe, including heavy-hitters from Pixar, Autodesk, Ubisoft, industry professionals, students and enthusiasts arrived for an array [...]
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a special evening dedicated to the visual effects magic of Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning feature Life of Pi. Hosted by Academy governor Bill Kroyer, the “Deconstructing Pi” event will be held on Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s [...]
DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians may have only been the studio’s 18th-highest grossing film at the box office when it hit theaters last year, but it’s definitely getting a second wind in the home entertainment sphere. HV sales charts (to March 17) reveal that Guardians releases—distributed by Paramount Home—came [...]
Visual effects professionals from around the world took part in a multi-city meeting on Thursday (March 14) to address issues that are facing the troubled industry. Veterans such as Scott Ross (co-founder and ex-CEO of Digital Domain), Animation Guild’s Steve Kaplan, Mike Chambers, Dave Rand, Scott Squires and Gene Warren, [...]
There’s a veritable olio of diverse DVDs simmering in the pot this week. Rising to the top of our list is DreamWorks’ magical adventure Rise of the Guardians (Paramount/DW, $29.99). Based on the book series by William Joyce, the 3-D CG-animated film is directed by Peter Ramsey and follows the [...]
Financially troubled visual effects company Rhythm & Hues has said it needs to find a buyer by mid-March to have a shot at emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is currently operating on a $17 million loan from Universal and Fox and a $4.9 million loan from Legendary Studios [...]
To raise awareness of the plight of the visual effects industry and to create some changes in the way vfx artists are treated in the business, today Visual Effects Society exec director Eric Roth issued a letter, asking California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to expand its tax [...]
While the Oscar for best visual effects was handed out to the team at Rhythm & Hues for creating the astounding images for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, the night proved to be a less than gratifying experience for those who toil away in the vfx trenches day and night. [...]