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Podcast EP119: VFX Production Manager Wahid Ibn Reza's Career Move from Bangladesh to Canada

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:40pm

The writer, director, and VFX/animation production manager talks about how he became an accomplished actor before giving up everything to pursue a film career in Vancouver.

Makeup FX Headline News

MastersFX Celebrates 5 Years in Toronto

Since new studio launched in 2016, facility has done makeup FX for a number of popular TV series including ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Umbrella Academy,’ ‘The Boys’ and ‘Coroner;’ next up is SYFY series ‘Day of the Dead’ slated for release in Fall 2021.

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Animal Logic Begins Work on Animated Musical ‘Toto’ for Warner Bros.

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:20pm

Pre-production begins at studio’s Vancouver facility on adaptation of Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark’s 2017 book, ‘Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz.’

Awards Headline News

‘The Torture Letters’ Takes Best in Show at SPARK Animation 2020

‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.

 

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Titmouse Adds 2 Senior Hires to Vancouver Studio

Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.

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Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees

In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.

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Cinesite Bolsters Management Team with Three New Hires

Melissa Taylor, Siobhan Bentley and Tamara Boutcher will oversee feature animation and VFX services in London and Montreal studios.

wia Headline News

Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

Spark CG Headline News

‘Sister,’ ‘Zog,’ and ‘The Seahorse Trainer’ Among Winners at Spark Animation 2019

Films by Siqi Song, Daniel Snaddon & Max Lang, and Babak Bina & Ricardo Bonisoli take top honors at 11th annual Spark CG festival in Vancouver, Canada. 

Events Events

Spark Animation Festival Returns October 24 - 27

Begins: October 24, 2019

Spark CG hosts the 11th annual Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of GC and animation.

People Headline News

Former Illumination Exec Amir Nasrabadi to Head DHX Media’s Vancouver Animation Studio

Industry veteran, with long stints at Illumination, Paramount Animation and DisneyToon Studios, is named executive vice president and general manager of the Canadian production house. 

DNeg Headline News

DNEG Expands TV Business in Vancouver and Montréal

Award-winning VFX house expands Vancouver and Montréal facilities, hires veteran television and VFX producer Michelle Eisenreich to lead Vancouver operations.

Method Studios Headline News

VFX Breakdown: Method Studios Helps Santa’s Reindeer Take Flight in ‘The Christmas Chronicles’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, Method Studios Vancouver delivers holiday cheer for the Netflix Christmas movie with everything from photoreal reindeer taking flight through a Northern Lights night sky to a sprightly cast of CG elves.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees at Spark ANIMATION 2018

Women in Animation honoring Michael Fukushima of the National Film Board Of Canada, animation legend Brenda Banks, and director Alex Widdowson’s ‘Music & Clowns’ with its second annual WIA Diversity Awards at Spark ANIMATION 2018.

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