NY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day pulls out all the visual stops for the launch of Beyonce’s surprise self-titled visual album, released on iTunes in the early hours of December 13th.
Modus Operandi & EP Rossi Cannon join forces to launch the multi-disciplinary Mod/Op Films with a 360 campaign directed by David Popescu and a digital campaign for Wild Turkey.
Visual effects and creative studio Ntropic teams up with Toyota and production company Market Films to create “Reveal,” a 30-second spot for the Toyota Tundra.
Microsoft, twofifteen McCann and Smuggler team with MPC LA for an effects-driven campaign for Xbox game title Ryse: Son of Rome.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios adds Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Visual Effects Post Production studio ArsenalFX produces visual effects for two new national Lexus spots, “Shift” and “Say Nothing.”
Boutique visual effects studio Mammal Studios completes look development and final delivery of 95 shots for Detroit rapper Eminem’s latest video single, Rap God, from his platinum MMLP2 album.
ShadowMachine creates a four-spot package for SoCal Honda Dealers holiday campaign “Happy Honda Days."
Swarm, a new Lexus short film, takes flight with KMel robotics quadrotors powered by OptiTrack motion capture technology.
Passion Pictures NYC partners with MPC to create an all-new CG campaign for Coca-Cola influenced by the work of Norman Rockwell, Haddon Subdblom, and advertising campaigns from the 1930s & 1950s.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
Nexus Productions takes Gold for Best Animation for Honda "Hands," at the British Arrows Craft Awards 2013 while MPC wins Gold for Best CGI for Three Mobile “The Pony.” MPC colorist Jean-Clement Soret is presented with the British Arrows Craft Fellowship award.
Marking a major push into film, content and promo work, WildChild signs Melissa Miller as Executive Producer to lead the company in an ambitious expansion.
Nexus director Johnny Kelly partners with Grey Canada to create Food, Clothing and Shelter, three new 15-second spots for The Salvation Army.
BBH and director Noam Murro tap MPC to create a futuristic warzone in a promo for PS4’s Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Imaginary Forces delivers the latest in luxury for Oral-B in Black, a sleek, all-CG spot directed by Ronnie Koff.
Nathan Love creates a flowery new spot to promote the American Floral Endowment’s research and education initiatives.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues its final call for submissions to the 21st edition of the festival, to be held April 22-27, 2014; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.
The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film.