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May 1, 2019

Demystifying Visual Effects in the Cloud

Will McDonald, AWS Thinkbox Head of Business Development, on using the cloud for VFX to provide a baseline foundation for future cloud-based VFX workflows. (VFX Voice)

With its Latest Battle, Game of Thrones Solidifies its Seat on TV’s VFX Throne

You can kind of tell by looking, but Ars spoke with some VFX pros who concur. (Ars Technica)

Frame-By-Frame Animators Conference Announces Priit Pärn, Julia Pott, And Phil Tippett As Guests Of Honor

For its 2019 edition, the Frame-By-Frame Animators Conference (FxF) has put together an impressive lineup of animation industry guests to be part of a day-long event at Chicago’s DePaul University on May 4. (Cartoon Brew)

Oculus Quest And Oculus Rift S Pre-Orders Go Live; Dual Launch On 21st May

There has been a massive double whammy announcement for virtual reality (VR) fans with the news that both standalone headset Oculus Quest and tethered upgrade Oculus Rift S will both be released on the same day. (VRFocus)

UK Firms Get Boost from Avengers: Endgame Box Office Success

Framestore, the British special effects firm which worked on Avengers: Endgame, was cheered on Monday after the Disney film made box office history, with takings of $1.2 billion (£1.1 billion) in its opening weekend. (Evening Standard)

Motion Picture Academy Expands its Software Foundation With New Projects, Members

One of its new projects, OpenEXR, has been used on movies such as Avengers: Infinity War. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Creative Post-Production Studio, No. 8, Launched by Team Behind Big Buoy and Scramble Soho

New London sound and vision house combines audio expertise of Scramble Soho, VFX smarts of Big Buoy and colour services of Cheat (Little Black Book)

People on the Move

Zoic Studios Expands Ad Team with Bicoastal Hires

Emmy Award-winning entertainment company Zoic Studios has expanded its advertising team, adding Jason Cohon as executive producer, advertising, and RJ Peristere as business development strategist in LA, as well as signing with Carolyn Hill and Amanda Rosenberg of Carolyn Reps for East Coast sales representation. (SHOOT Online)


Henry Bull Heading up Film Recruitment at London’s Framestore

Henry Bull has joined Framestore as its new head of recruitment, film, for London. (Post Magazine)


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