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May 30, 2019

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VFX Helps Pokémon Go Live in Hollywood

How the Framestore and MPC art departments designed the Pokémon characters for DETECTIVE PIKACHU (VFX Voice)

Martin Scorsese Is A Bit Worried About Irishman De-Aging VFX: ‘We’re All Concerned’

Scorsese is using VFX to make Robert De Niro and Al Pacino appear three decades younger during select scenes in The Irishman (IndieWire)

Moving Away from 3D: Are Theme Parks Going Back to the Basics?

An interesting evolution may be starting to take place within our theme parks. Could attractions be shifting away from using 3D projection technology? (blooloop)

Viveport To Offer Exclusive VR Game Of Thrones Experience

HTC VIVE announced that HBO has partnered exclusively with VIVEPORT to launch an immersive VR experience based on the massive hit show Game of Thrones (Yahoo! Finance)

Hollywood’s Digital World is Pushing us Further into the Unreal

With Hollywood forever enthralled with possibilities of digital effects, reducing the age of actors (or bringing others back from the dead) firmly places us at a weird (hyperreal) crossroads. (The Big Smoke)

How Bill Oberst Jr. and VFX Guru Christopher Cooksey Brought RAY BRADBURY LIVE to Life

“Working with Christopher Cooksey on this project has been, for both of us, an almost religious experience.” (Dread Central)

Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Production House Telegael

Toonz Media Group has acquired a majority stake in the large full-service Emmy winning production house Telegael (SHOOT Online)

Jellyfish Pictures Opens Virtual Animation Studio in Sheffield

New facility will operate solely using PC over IP without onsite hardware; ex-Framestore head of animation Kevin Spruce appointed new animation director (Animation World Network)

Vine FX expands in Cambridge

Two years after its launch, the VFX firm has moved to a larger office to meet growing demand (Broadcast)

What Is A VFX Supervisor? Sony Imageworks’ Mike Ford Explains

A great visual effects supervisor is essential for any animated or vfx-driven live-action film, but what does a supe actually do during a film’s production? (Cartoon Brew)

Engine Room’s QuickFX Takes High-End VFX Services to the Cloud

Custom cloud-based platform allows content producers to manage most projects on their mobile device. (Animation World Network)

Post Grapples with Gender Gap

More women in senior management positions but under-representation continues in tech roles (Broadcast)

People on the Move

John Kilshaw Joins Framestore as Sr. VFX Supervisor & TV Creative Director

Framestore has brought on board experienced visual effects supervisor and creative director John Kilshaw. (Animation Magazine)


Leading VFX Provider Crafty Apes Expands Creative Team With Two Supervisory Hires

Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects powerhouse with three production facilities nationwide, has hired Aldo Ruggiero and Jessica Chamberlin as VFX Supervisors at their Atlanta headquarters (Yahoo! Finance)


Halo Names Marcus Bayley as Managing Director

Former finance director promoted to take over from co-founder Alan Jones (Broadcast)


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