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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 [...]
Southern California studio Shade VFX has announced the company has relocated to a new facility at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, doubling the available space for the growing effects house. The new studio at the region’s largest art gallery and cultural center complex includes stage space that can accommodate green-screen shoots [...]
The 2013 VFX nightmare scenario continued today with news that Pixomondo is shutting its Shanghai office and abandoning its film business work, per TheWrap.com. The studio’s founder Thilo Kuther told the website that it just laid off about 20 animators and artists in its Shanghai office, following closures of its [...]
A holding company associated with Prana Studios has won the bid to acquire bankrupt vfx studio Rhythm & Hues. A court hearing on confirmation of the winning bidder is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. Based in Los Angeles and Mumbai, Prana Studios is best known for providing the animation for [...]
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. [...]
After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman in the Best Animated Short race. Directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award for Brave, while first-time helmer [...]
We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell through. The company is nominated for two Oscars for its effects work on Snow White & The Huntsman and [...]
The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home four Visual Effects Society Awards last night during the 11th annual ceremony. This included the top prize for outstanding visual effects [...]
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. From Spider-Man and Batman to Gollum (The Hobbit), Snow White and Iron Man (The Avengers), we’ve [...]