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Zoic completes VFX for Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'
Zoic completes VFX for Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'
January 5, 2015 –  VANCOUVER — Zoic Studios (www.zoicstudios.com) completed work on 155 visual effects shots for Tim Burton’s latest live action feature, Big Eyes. VFX supervisors Mark Stetson and Ralph Maiers led a team of Zoic artists to revisit the effervescence of a pop art sensation in the wake of the Golden Gate ...
Boris FX to acquire Imagineer Systems
Boris FX to acquire Imagineer Systems
December 29, 2014 –  BOSTON — Boris FX (www.borisfx.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd. ( www.imagineersystems.com) , the UK-based developer of the Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s flagship product, mocha Pro is used in a number of major Hollywood films. In 2013 the team behind m ...
MPC completes 250 VFX shots for 'Secret of the Tomb'
MPC completes 250 VFX shots for 'Secret of the Tomb'
December 22, 2014 –  VANCOUVER — MPC’s (www.moving-picture.com) team recently completed 250 shots for the new feature film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The film brings back Ben Stiller as Larry, who unites both favorite and new characters while embarking on a quest to save the magic before it is gone foreve ...
Josh Goble wins big with The Foundry
Josh Goble wins big with The Foundry
December 22, 2014 –  ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Artist Josh Goble (josh@joshgoble.com) recently took top honors in a video competition presented by CG Society and The Foundry. The contest challenged participants to create a :60, broadcast-style spot that makes use of The Foundry’s tools, yet followed a specific creative mission ...
MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement
MPSE to honor Skip Lievsay for career achievement
December 18, 2014 –  STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 15, 2015, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay with its 2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Lievsay won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for his work on Gravity (with Niv Adiri, Christoph ...
Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
Assimilate updates Scratch/Lab, expands metadata support
December 17, 2014 –  SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate, the provider of digital dailies and DI workflow tools, has released V.8.2 of its Scratch and Scratch Lab. The latest release significantly expands metadata support, as well as gives DPs and DITs the ability to grade footage right from a camera feed and save those looks ...
Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
Former Sony Pictures Animation exec Nate Hopper joins Athena Project
December 16, 2014 –  EMERYVILLE, CA — Athena Studios (www.athenastudios.com) has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of the company’s original, stop-motion animated feature Auntie Claus, which is in development. Hopper was previously the senior VP of creative affairs at Sony Pictures Animation.
Golden Globe nominees announced
Golden Globe nominees announced
December 12, 2014 –  BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on on Sunday, January 11th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the third year in a row. The event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Four-time Golden Globe Award-winner George Cloon ...
Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
Cutting Room edits new Pharrell Williams Web series
December 11, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.tv) posted a new online series that looks at the squad of spirited women known as “The Baes,” who back up artist Pharrell Williams. Meet The Baes was produced by I Am Other and directed by aWhiteLabelProduct’s Crystal Moselle. The project was edited by Cuttin ...
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
Montreal's Rodeo FX opens LA office
December 10, 2014 –  VENICE, CA — Rodeo FX (www.rodeofx.com), the visual effects studio with locations in Montreal and Quebec City, has opened a new office in Venice, CA. Rodeo FX has contributed visual effects to over 70 films, including Angelina Jolie’s latest, Unbroken. The studio was also recently recognized with an ...

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