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Ghost VFX Names Patrick Davenport President

Company mixes it up with president Tom Kendall changing hats as new head of business development; new hires include Paul Richards as EVP of Technology, and Crys Forsyth-Smith as EVP of Global Production.

Business Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Opens Vancouver Pop-Up Studio

Set in one of the industry’s major VFX hubs, new location to play key role in recruitment while providing closer proximity to existing and potential clients; Peter Muyzers to head operations.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

PLAYSENSE Expands to the Cloud with AWS

After doubling in size over the last year, creative CG studio continues to expand its cloud-based rendering pipeline to work on projects like ‘Wargaming’ cinematic trailers, ‘Wargaming Holiday Adventure,’ and ‘World of Tanks – Soul Hunter’ as well as titles for the upcoming RPG ‘Grime’ from Clover Bite.

virtual production Headline News

Academy’s ‘Virtual Production Filmmaking: Are You Game?’ Talk Now Live

Don’t miss the Academy’s Science and Technology Council tour of the latest virtual production technologies and innovations; Jon Favreau, Rob Bredow, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Glauberman, and Rob Legato share their experiences October 21 at 1 PM PST.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Substance Founder Scott Geersen

Industry veteran in motion design, VFX supervision and direction shares advice for mid-level creatives; topics include running your own studio, international collaboration, compositing and VFX, learning 3D, working on title sequences, and reflection on the future.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Teaser

The countdown begins for the all-new action-packed space western featuring a scrappy, snarky crew of bounty hunters; starring Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, series debuts globally on November 19.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coppelia’ Now Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo

Also coming to all major digital platforms, the live-action / animated hybrid fairy tale features a modern twist on the classic ballet; part of #PBSForTheArts, the film will be presented November 26 on PBS platforms.

MCU on the Move! Headline News

Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Thor,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ Sequels

Superhero fans everywhere will have to wait a bit longer to get their franchise fixes, as the studio has pushed theatrical release dates on its next wave of Marvel Studio features, as well as the upcoming untitled ‘Indiana Jones 5.’

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray

Watch the MCU’s newest martial arts master fight against his own destiny in the non-stop action-adventure; film hits all major digital platforms November 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD November 30, complete with never-before-seen bonus material and deleted scenes.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

VFX for TV Headline News

Moonraker VFX Brings Cosmic Noir to Discovery’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’

The Bristol-based VFX studio developed its own software tools to create over 700 shots in a new genre-defining style for the show’s host, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Aiden Gillen.

People Headline News

Michael Stein Named New Framestore CTO

The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.

Technology Headline News

Chaos V-Ray Awarded Engineering Emmy

Technology is honored for elevating photorealistic VFX to new heights in episodic productions; the award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21

Conferences Headline News

FMX Returns to Stuttgart for In-Person 2022 Conference

Centered on the theme ‘Changing the Game,’ storied event heads back to Haus der Wirtschaft this coming May 3-5, with a virtual program following on May 6; director and producer Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul joins as first ever program chair.

Happy 30th! Headline News

Cinesite Releases Showreel Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

The VFX and animation studio credits the dedication of talented artists, engineers, and support staff as its highlights some of the company’s most memorable work.

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

Virtual DC ‘Fandome’ Coming October 16

DC’s free, virtual fan-first experience will be filled with epic content from the studio’s biggest movies, games, shows and comics; just released teaser trailers give fans a sneak peak of what’s in store for kids, families, and audiences of all ages.  

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

Danger Will Robinson! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Lost in Space’ Season 3 Trailer

Big rocks, wrecked ships, and at least one unfortunate person careen through space in the streamer’s first official glimpse of their acclaimed sci-fi series’ third and final season, premiering December 1.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

More Witchcraft Afoot? Headline News

‘WandaVision’ Spin-Off with Kathryn Hahn Reportedly in Development

The nosy neighbor Agnes / diabolical, incorrigible witch Agatha Harkness may be getting her own Marvel Studios series on Disney+.

Business Headline News

mCube, Xsens and Kinduct Rebrand as Movella

With a new name and a new mission, the service provider in sensing, capturing, and analyzing motion data seeks to bringing meaning to movement and to accelerate innovation in entertainment, sports, health, and industrial market.

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