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FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.

Visual Effects Headline News

Artifex Delivers the Futuristic VFX of ‘Continuum’ with ftrack

Vancouver-based visual effects studio relies on cloud-based creative management tool ftrack to deliver stunning effects on a tight deadline for Syfy’s ‘Continuum’ and TBT’s ‘Falling Skies.’

Cinesite Headline News

Marc A. Rousseau Joins Cinesite Montréal

With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Approves Changes in VFX, Short Film Eligibility Rules

The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.

Cinesite Headline News

Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship Announced

Tim Clark and Karine Lafranchise are selected as trainee animators and will be joining the feature animation team at Cinesite’s Montréal studios to work on ‘Charming.’

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Flash Film Works Employs Fusion Studio for Fox’s ‘Spy’

Hollywood-based VFX house Flash Film Works relies on Fusion Studio from Blackmagic Design for compositing work on car chases, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Spy.’

Blur Studio Headline News

Blur Completes Trailers for Highly Anticipated Game Titles at E3 2015

Blur Studio creates mind-blowing visuals for game trailers for titles including 505 Games’ ‘Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege,’ Ubisoft’s ‘ADR1FT’ and Bethesda Softworks’ ‘Dishonored 2.’

Annecy 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Buzz: Wednesday, June 17

Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.

Method Studios Headline News

Method Demolishes Downtown Los Angeles in ‘San Andreas’

As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method Studios delivers 247 complex VFX shots for ‘San Andreas,’ including the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city.

Festivals Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV

Unique, annual five-day festival for digital artists running September 15-19 announces a fresh line-up of 31 renowned speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Company 3 Leverages DaVinci Resolve for ‘Tomorrowland’

Leading DI house colorist Stephen Nakamura employs Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for D-Cinema and Dolby Vision color grades for director Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure ‘Tomorrowland.’

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