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August 30, 2019

Problem Solving, Fire and THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Mavericks VFX Visual Effects Supervisor Brendan Taylor on the fire and smoke effects in Hulu’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE. (VFX Voice)

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE: James Cameron On Rewired Franchise, Possible New Trilogy

“It’s special,” Cameron said of the TERMINATOR success that propelled him toward ever-grander spectacle projects like ALIENS, THE ABYSS, TITANIC, and AVATAR (Deadline)

Pixomondo’s Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

Led by Emmy-nominated VFX supervisor Mahmoud Rahnama, the studio’s visual effects work spanned 1,100 shots done in just 11 months across four different facilities (Animation World Network)

The VFX Secrets of Amazon’s The Boys

From scientific research to comedic timing, a VFX company in London helped bring The Boys TV show to life (Den of Geek UK)

Nine Scientific & Technical Areas Under Investigation for 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that nine distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for 2019 (Post Magazine)

A Complete List of D23 Coverage: Every Major Announcement From This Weekend’s Event

This year’s D23 Expo has come and gone, but the fan convention was practically with news about every aspect of Disney, from its theme parks to movies and TV shows (Slash Film)

Are VR Gamers Stumbling onto a Mental Health Power-up?

“If VR can help people recognize the potential of getting actual clinical help, it’s a good thing” (WHYY)

People on the Move

Technicolor Adds Steffen Wild as New Head of Virtual Production

Industry veteran joins company’s pre-production studio to help merge previs, techvis and postvis together into flexible, storyteller-focused integrated production pipeline (Animation World Network)

 

The Mill Chicago hires EP Jenny Lumpkin

Jenny Lumpkin has joined The Mill Chicago as executive producer. She spent the past seven years at Chicago-based Quriosity Productions (SHOOT Online)

 

Execs Ashley Kaplan, Luke Wahl Join Nickelodeon Digital Studios

Nickelodeon has appointed Ashley Kaplan as Senior Vice President, Digital Studios, and Luke Wahl as Vice President of the division (Animation Magazine)

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