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VFX House Pixomondo Ankles Film VFX Business

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Prana Wins Auction to Acquire Rhythm & Hues

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Issues Calls to Action

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 ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Community Reacts to Ang Lee’s Oscar Speech

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Declares Bankruptcy

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

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 ... 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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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces Details of 3December Festival

Autodesk will kick off 3December, an annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them December 3rd-7th, 2012, with support from HP, AMD and Intel. During this ... Continue Reading →