LONDON — VFX studio The Mill (www.themill.com), with locations in London, New York and Los Angeles, has invested in a global site license of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing solution.
Roy Trosh, technical director for The Mill, says the studio has seen an increased demand from its artists to use the advanced features of NukeX and needed more licenses. “Entering into a group-wide site license means all departments, whether it be commercials or long form in our London, LA or New York studios can have access any time they want.”
In related news, The Mill is expanding with the opening of a visual effects studio in Singapore. The new venture comes via a partnership with BBH Asia Pacific. The Singapore team is headed by 2D lead John Thornton, lead 3D artist Aiden Gibbons and head of operations Neil Evely. The studio will feature Nuke, Smoke, Smoke on Mac, 3D and Final Cut applications.
The Mill has been collaborating with BBH for 21 years, including on projects for Levis and the Singapore Tourism Board. The Mill Group’s CEO Robin Shenfield says the move is the first step in an ambitious effort for the Asia Pacific market where the studio “will work both in and with local markets to produce high end creative work, as we do across the entire business group.”