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Category: Visual Effects

Alexandra Institute Headline News

Alexandra Institute Releases Elementacular 1.2

Based on cutting-edge computer graphics research, Elementacular 1.2 includes a wide range of demonstration scenes, full 32-bit HDR pipeline, much-improved noise generation, and a new plug-in deployment that allows easy install and updates.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Wins HPA Recognition for ‘Game of Thrones’

Rodeo FX announces their Outstanding Visual Effects – Television win at the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards for their work as one of the main VFX vendors for HBO’s ‘Game of Throne.’

Matt Danner Headline News

Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ Gets Animated

Animator Matt Danner and comics writer/illustrator Tony Millionaire team up to create a first look at a CG/live-action hybrid film adaptation of ‘Sock Monkey: Into The Deep Woods.’

Installations Headline News

Leviathan Creates Interactive Exhibit to Help Explain Math

New permanent display at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere encompasses effects-laden film presentation and multiple interactive installations.

Blur Studio Headline News

Blur Helps Launch ‘Halo’ Master Collection Anniversary Release

Blur Studio produces almost an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences and refreshes over forty characters for the ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection' anniversary release.

sa2014 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Announces Keynote Speakers

Digital Domain co-founder Scott Ross and Columbia University Professor Steven Feiner to share expert insights into computer graphics and augmented reality at the 7th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition running December 3-6 in Shenzhen, China.

Technology Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 7 Now Available for Free Download

Blackmagic Design also announces Fusion 7 Studio, a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics solutions with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities. 

iPi Soft Headline News

iPi Soft Unveils iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0

iPi Soft announces the availability of iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0, which includes new features for improved workflow, including support for the new Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor and increased tracking speed.

MPC Headline News

Workplace Conditions at MPC Called ‘Poisonous’

A Nov. 4 story on MPC in Hollywood trade ‘Variety’ is met with negative commentary from the VFX community, including descriptions of deplorable working conditions and a toxic corporate environment.

Hollywood Post Alliance Headline News

9th Annual HPA Awards to Spotlight Excellence in Post

MACOM, NVIDIA and Wohler/Cinnafilm Joint Venture to receive Engineering Excellence Awards; the American Society of Cinematographers and DigitalFilm Tree to receive the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.

Commercials Headline News

Zoic Delivers Action-Packed VFX for Sony PlayStation

Culver City, CA-based visual effects house creates the VFX for the new “Friendly Competition” spot for PlayStation promoting the ‘NBA 2K15,’ ‘Far Cry 4’ and ‘Destiny’ titles. 

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