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Deluxe Appoints Chicago Producer Joanna Woods

Accomplished producer to oversee projects for Deluxe co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios; Chicago-based Kendall Fash is also named Director of Marketing for Beast offices nationwide.

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team Headline News

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team

David Hoogenakker is named Head of Business Development, Jeff Werner as Head of Production and Meghan Lang as Executive Producer; Mike Wigart promoted to Executive Producer of MPC Creative.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Motion Graphics Take Center Stage at Half Rez 2015

MAXON teams with Greyscalegorilla and X-Particles to bring 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers together at Half Rez 2015 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on September 9.

Projection Mapping Headline News

Christie Powers Projection Mapping Sculpture at SIGGRAPH 2015

Originally shown at Burning Man 2014 and on display at SIGGRAPH 2015, ‘Shogyo Mujo’ is a 12-foot 3D projection-mapped skull displaying 30 different animations of temporal dimensional artwork that pulsate to music and can be changed using a touch interface.

PipelineFX Headline News

Escape Studios Taps Qube! to Help VFX Students Reach for the Stars

PipelineFX’s industry-standard render farm manager lets Europe’s leading VFX academy launch young artists into jobs on movies like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity.’

Pixeldust Studios Headline News

Pixeldust Interactive Delivers Three New Projects

Pixeldust Studios’ recently launched interactive division delivers first high-profile projects for clients NBCUniversal, Population Connection and Red Rock Films with new VR content, educational games and mobile apps on the way.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

14th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures Now Available

Every year the Visual Effects Society’s Awards committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the VFX community.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Public Beta is Now Available for Download

First-ever Mac-compatible release of visual effects and motion graphics software to be followed by a public beta for Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi-user workgroups.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Headed to Blu-ray

The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.

Visual Effects Headline News

MPC LA Scores with ‘Madden NFL 16’

Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Now Third Top-Grossing Animated Feature Worldwide

Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.