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FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: VES Exec Director Eric Roth Talks VFX Industry Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:49pm

Eric Roth, executive director of the Visual Effects Society, discusses recent entertainment industry business trends, how they impact artists and studios and how the VES is addressing membership regarding these critical issues.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

Troika Headline News

Troika Hires Emmy Award-Winning Creative Director Kasumi Mihori

Former Turner Studios exec has worked with almost every major network, broadcaster and media company including Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, CBS, Fox, Warner Brothers Studio, CNN, ESPN, PBS, Disney Channel and Discovery.

People Headline News

The Academy Appoints Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Leadership Board

As part of The Academy’s recent diversity initiatives, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director joins Academy’s 51-seat Board of Governors for a three-year term; Disney animator Floyd Norman appointed to the Education and Outreach Committee.

call for entries Headline News

BAFTA UK Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 17; previous recipients include ‘The Bigger Picture’ director Daisy Jacobs, ‘Edmond’ director of photography Ian Forbes, and ‘Manoman’ director of photography Steven Ferguson.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

IT Staffing Agency Breed Launches in Los Angeles

New IT staffing agency connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: The Third Floor's Duncan Burbridge Talks 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Previs at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:01am

Duncan Burbridge, executive producer at The Third Floor, discusses how previs helped director Joss Whedon realize his creative vision on Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'

OptiTrack Headline News

OptiTrack Showcases Wide Area Interactive VR Basketball Experience at GDC 2016

Low latency, high precision motion capture system enables large scale, multi-player VR games with real-time rigid body tracking into Unreal Engine.

Faceware Headline News

The Sequence Group Gears Up with Faceware for ‘Halo: Fall of Reach’

The Sequence Group harnesses Faceware to deliver the emotive performances for animated ‘Halo’ series, ‘The Fall of Reach.’

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher Analyze CG and VR Tech Markets at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:20am

Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher discuss how computer graphics and VR technologies affect the entertainment industry.

call for entries Headline News

Australia’s The Rookies Issues Call for Entries

Created to discover emerging talent and help launch graduates into careers at the world’s top studios, over the past six years The Rookies has placed more than 70 young artists with internships at companies such as Weta Digital, Double Negative, The Mill, Gameloft, Crytek, Framestore and Epic Games.

Luma Pictures Headline News

Luma Brings Virtual Reality to Multiple Sclerosis Campaign

Santa Monica and Melbourne-based VFX studio teams with John X Carey at Tool of North America to brings to life an immersive VR campaign by Wieden + Kennedy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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