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‘Giant Slayer’ Shows Little Strength at the B.O.

Bryan Singer’s vfx-laden take on the fairy tale classic Jack the Giant Slayer failed to work its magic on the U.S. box office numbers and ended up making only $26 million over the ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Showcase Pixar, Cloud Computing and More

Germany’s FMX conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia—taking place in Stuttgart April 23-6 this year—has revealed further programming information, featuring highlights ... 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 Red Planet Revisited!

Pixar alum Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature John Carter delivers a stunning blend of cutting-edge CG visual effects and gritty images that are grounded in the real world. Edgar ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm, Imageworks Release Alembic 1.0

The public release of Alembic 1.0, the open source project developed jointly by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm Ltd., was announced at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Alembic ... Continue Reading →
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Movies Bid ‘Potter’ Adieu, Welcome Back ‘Pooh’

It’s a weekend for old friends as movie goers bid adieu to Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts and welcome back a beloved old bear named Winnie the Pooh. The undisputed ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Sets Spring Opening for New York Studio

London-based visual effects studio The Moving Picture Co. has announced a spring opening and key staff members for its New York Studio. The new studio will be based in the heart of ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces Animation Panels

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), taking place in France June 6-11, has completed its lineup of animation industry panels. Highlights include making-of ... Continue Reading →
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Moves: Isono at BIRD; Bell Upped at MPC; Emigh to NTropic

It’s good to see businesses expanding and hiring, and people in VFX and animation getting new opportunities. Here’s a few recent moves: BIRD, a full-service, strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Escape Studios Adds Five VFX Experts to Advisory Board

Escape Studios has added five members to its U.S. advisory board, selecting experts in the field from the likes of Pixar and Sony Pictures Imageworks. The new members are: Afonso Salcedo ... Continue Reading →