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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films that remain in the race for the best visual effects Oscar. They are: Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Hereafter Inception Iron Man 2 Scott Pilgrim vs the World Tron: Legacy These [...]
Gravity, a visual-effects house founded in Israel, is coming to California and putting in charge veteran producer Karin Levinson. The company’s new facility, located in Santa Monica, joins its current studios in New York; Stamford, Conn.; and Tel Aviv. The new facility will offer visual effects for all types of [...]
Grant McCune, a pioneer in model-making for visual effects who won an Oscar for his work on the original Star Wars, has died at the age of 67. McCune crafted models for many of the big feature films of the late 1970s and 1980s, as well as on television projects [...]
The holidays bring an unhappy gift to CafeFX, which is closing its doors after 17 years in business. In that time, the company provided visual effects for such features as Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Aviator, Sin City, [...]
NewTek has announced an upgrade for its award-winning 3D software tool, LightWave. Version 10 of the application is shipping now, and offers interactive viewport rendering, real-time stereoscopic preview and the first complete linear color space workflow. New features and benefits include: Viewport Preview Renderer: Render in real-time, with the ability [...]
Compositing software packages Nuke and NukeX are getting an upgrade, with version 6.2 of each shipping now from The Foundry. The new version of Nuke includes the timeline feature Dope Sheet, as well as improved rendering, flip book playback and 2D tracker interaction. The upgrade for NukeX adds image-based modeling [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed to 15 the list of contenders for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The qualifying films are: Alice in Wonderland The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Clash of the Titans Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part [...]
Asylum Visual Effects in Santa Monica has shut its doors and let go its staff, according to fxguide.com The studio had contributed visual effects to such films as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Terminator Salvation, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The [...]