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SIGGRAPH Announces 2014 Festival Winners

SIGGRAPH, which takes place in Vancouver this year August 10-14, has announced the award recipients for the 41st edition of the Computer Animation Festival — an Academy Award ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Acquire Mr. X VFX Studio

Technicolor has reached an agreement to acquire Toronto-based visual effects studio Mr. X, which will join Technicolor’s Production Services division — already home to Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
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MPC NY Debuts First In-House Short for Easter

Acclaimed vfx house MPC’s New York facility has produced its first-ever, in-house animated short film: Sunny and Steve – Enjoy the Sweets. Written and directed by staff ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Opens CG Student Awards Submissions

CG Student Awards has announced that entries for the 2014 Autodesk CG Student Awards will be accepted through May 15, 2014. Owned and produced by The Tasman Theory Pty Ltd and sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Opts for OptiTrack Mo-Cap

International vfx studio The Moving Picture Company (MPC), which recently lent movie magic to World War Z and Man of Steel, has revealed its reliance on its 18-camera OptiTrack motion-capture ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Breaks Down Winning ‘Ranger’ Effects

London-based MPC has released a breakdown showing the visual effects work on The Lone Ranger that won it a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Reveals More Details

The Italian digital media conference VIEW, happening Oct 15-18 in Torino (immediately following VIEWFest) will be chock full of activity, information and special events this year. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Reanimates the Dead in ‘World War Z’

Moving Picture Company played a big role in bringing Marc Forster’s current blockbuster thriller World War Z to cinematic life, contributing 450 vfx shots to the overall picture. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Man of Steel’s’ VFX: Building a Better Son of Krypton

The vfx gurus behind Man of Steel reveal some of the the behind-the-scenes secrets of this summer’s spectacular Superman blockbuster. Superman certainly doesn’t look his ... Continue Reading →