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Rhythm & Hues is heading north, announcing plans to open a studio in Vancouver by Jan. 9, according to Variety. The new studio will start small but is expected to grow quickly, R&H president Lee Berger told the trade. The studio could expand to as many as 150 people. Tax [...]
The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, in conjunction with the renowned artists of Legacy Effects, is hosting a showcase art exhibit titled ”The Art of Legacy Effects.” Legacy Effects is an award-winning character design, makeup, specialty prop and animatronic studio. Various artists from the studio and founders John Rosengrant and Alan Scott [...]
In a move sure to spark debate, Visual Effects Society Executive Director Eric Roth has released an open letter to the entertainment industry calling for better working conditions for visual effects artists. Unlike most specialties in the entertainment business, there is no collective bargaining agency for visual effects artists, who [...]
Arc Productions — formerly Starz Animation — has signed with Paradigm for representation as it offers its visual effects and animation services for hire and develops its own intellectual properties. The Toronto-based studio, which animated the recent hit feature film Gnomeo & Juliet, was purchased in April by a group [...]
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 SoHo, take up 13,000 square feet of space on the eighth and ninth floors of a renovated former [...]
It’s the end of the week, and there are some new trailers to watch. Up first is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Due out July 15, the final film in the series will be presented in stereoscopic 3D. This film will end an era for not just [...]
The Visual Effects Society is opening a new section in the Empire State. The New York section, which represents some 2,500 visual effects professionals, is the group’s sixth and joins sections in Australia, New Zealand, London, San Francisco and Vancouver. Members participating in this section are based in New York, New [...]
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, the wait for a movie version has been a long time coming. No one knows this better than Peter Jackson, the director who has begun production on the first of a two-part adaptation down in his home nation of New Zealand. To mark [...]
For digital artists who need to do previz and VFX work on the road, Silverdraft has announced the launch of Mobileviz, the first supercomputer-powered digital visual effects and pre-visualization studio-on-wheels for motion picture production. Silverdraft Mobileviz combines tools for digital content creation with proprietary computing technology in an ergonomically designed semi-trailer. [...]
Ask some of the top animation and visual effects supervisors in the industry what skill sets are in the most demand, and you’ll hear a lot about specialty skills such as animating animals and creatures. Animation Mentor has decided to fill that particular void on the education side, announcing today [...]