Post production and visual effects company Encore promotes Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations.
Category: Visual Effects
Visual effects studio Luma Pictures standardizes render management and data processing across studios with the purchase of more than 400 seats of Deadline for its Linux-based pipeline.
Rising VFX studio establishes pipeline around Shotgun for production tracking, review, and asset management.
Burbank-based visual effects company Stereo D plans to reduce its California employee base as part of its upcoming move to open a Toronto office.
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning maestro of makeup who helped create the effects for ‘The Exorcist,’ dies at the age of 92.
Following director Christopher Nolan’s surprise appearance at last week’s Comic-Con International, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures release the latest trailer for sci-fi epic ‘Interstellar’ onto the web.
Encore VFX helps realize a fictional Middle Eastern nation for FX’s new drama with exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication.
Disney releases the first teaser and a dozen new images for ‘Into the Woods,’ arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies release the first trailer for the animated/live action hybrid, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.’
London-based production company and animation studio announces the appointment of Judy Hill as Executive Producer in charge of New Business.
Leading visual effects post production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing appoints Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive.
Minneapolis-based creative studio expands its visual effects department with the new hire of VFX artist Patricio Fernandez.
ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain among featured presenters; Real-Time Live event to showcase rendering advancements for independent filmmaking.
Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features.
Montreal-based VFX studio completes more than 160 visual effects shots for key sequences of Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy,’ including a breathtaking car chase through the busy streets of Paris.
UPDATE: Textor makes a statement regarding the Florida lawsuit, which he claims is politically motivated. The state of Florida files a lawsuit against former executives of Digital Domain Media Group Inc., saying the visual effects company was essentially a Ponzi scheme that defrauded the state out of more than $80 million in job-creation grants.
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio is tapped by 180LA for a two-spot campaign for Boost Mobile featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans.
MPC is out in force at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver presenting work on some of the biggest movies of the year, including ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Maleficent,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
Origin Digital Studios opens in Burbank as new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors.
Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital have been sued for alleged copyright infringement for their hit comedy ‘Ted.’
Stereoscopic technology specialist RealD sees a trio of exec departures: COO and general counsel Craig Gatarz and senior VPs Rick Heineman and Jed Harmsen.