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Academy Advances 7 in VFX Oscar Race

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Gravity Drops in L.A. with Levinson in Charge

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 ... Continue Reading →
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VFX model-making pioneer Grant McCune dies

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Financial Pressures Shutter CafeFX After 17 years

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 ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 10 Arrives With New 3D Features

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 ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Upgrades Nuke, NukeX

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 ... Continue Reading →
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15 Advance in VFX Oscars Race

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Asylum VFX Closes Shop

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 ... Continue Reading →