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June 21, 2019

Capturing the Frenzied Helicopter Crash in Netflix’s TRIPLE FRONTIER

DNEG VFX Supervisor Chris Keller on the visual effects of the Netflix original action film TRIPLE FRONTIER (VFX Voice)

Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects

Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside Adobe After Effects (Creative Cow)

Chaos Czech Releases Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D

Chaos Czech has released its second major update in two weeks, bringing the power of one-click caustics to Cinema 4D (Animation Magazine)

How The Umbrella Academy Effects Supervisor Brought the Walking, Talking Ape Pogo to Life

“We barely made it,” said visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell with a laugh, remembering the rush to finish postproduction on the first season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy (The Wrap)

Tippett Studio Selects Igneous to Manage Iconic and Cutting Edge Visual Effects Content

Igneous, Inc., the Seattle-based startup delivering the only Unstructured Data Management (UDM) as-a-Service solution, has been selected by Tippett Studio to modernize and simplify its ever-expanding data management and protection operations. (Yahoo!)

Zoic Studios on Grisly VFX Perfection for the Netflix Revenge Drama That Took Social Media by Storm

How Stomach-Turning CG Imagery Amplified the Emotions of Director Richard Shepard’s Lurid Story of Jealousy, Conflict and Revenge (Studio Daily)

SIGGRAPH 2019 Announces Exclusive ‘Making Of’ VFX Production Sessions

Oscar winners Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and First Man, Stranger Things, Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4 and Game of Thrones among expansive slate of planned feature film, streaming, games and VR presentations (Animation World Network)

Ron Howard to Direct First Animated Film as Imagine Sets Ambitious Feature Slate With Animal Logic

Howard is attached to direct The Shrinking of Treehorn, a children’s book by Florence Parry Heide with illustrations from Edward Gorey, originally published in 1971 (Variety)

Disney’s New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

The new Lion King rides an atomically thin line between CGI animation and live action. (Wired)

VFX Pros Share Secrets Behind Jack Ryan Explosions, Good Omens Scary Dogs and More

The visual effects supervisors on The Umbrella Academy and Star Trek: Discovery also reveal the work that went into key scenes (The Hollywood Reporter)

Lucidity and Beyond: How Toy Story‘s Visual Effects Transformed Cinema

Woody, Buzz and co didn’t just charm families in 1995 – they started an arms race that ushered in a new era of filmmaking (The Guardian)

People on the Move

DNEG Promotes Aaron Gilman to Vancouver Studio Head of Animation

High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans. (Animation World Network)


Yoomin Lee Joins MPC’s London Studio as Sr. Colorist

Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bolstered its color team in London with the arrival of Yoomin Lee. (SHOOT Online)


VFX Artist Eugene Richards Joins ARC Edit

Joining new recruits Freya Maddock and Jo Scott, Richards will head up ARC’s offering in post and FX, joining an already outstanding roster of post-production talent working across their Melbourne and Sydney studios (Branding in Asia)


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