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September 6, 2019

Inside the ‘Hyper Fantastical’ VFX of STRANGE ANGEL

Barnstorm VFX Visual Effects Supervisors and Co-founders Cory Jamieson and Lawson Deming on the VFX of CBS All Access’ STRANGE ANGEL (VFX Voice)

Jim Henson’s Daughter on Continuing Her Father’s Legacy with DARK CRYSTAL Prequel Series

Lisa Henson was in her early 20s when she first journeyed to Thra, the fantasy universe created by her father, Jim Henson, in the 1982 feature film, DARK CRYSTAL (Yahoo!)

Exfinity Leads $5 Million Round in 3rdFlix

Hyderabad-based educational technology startup 3rdFlix Visual Effects has raised $5 million in a pre-Series-A round led by Exfinity Ventures. The company aims to launch in international markets, including the US, Africa, UAE and Southeast Asia, in the next 18 months (Economic Times India)

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.23

Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.23, a new version featuring next-generation virtual production tools that will allow users to achieve final pixel quality in realtime, as well as developer-focused tools to maximize performance (Post Magazine)

Foundry Updates Katana look Development & Lighting Tool

The new Katana release has an artist-focused, material node graph user interface for faster workflows (Post Magazine)

UK BAME Workforce Exceeds Average for VFX, Post and Animation Sectors

VFX, post and animation sectors exceed the 14% UK average for people of colour in the work force (IBC)

Challenges of the Post Boom

Broadcast TECH surveyed 28 leading post houses for their views on the current strength of the sector and their hopes and fears for the future (Broadcast)

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 21 Now Available

Next generation of leading 3D software program provides numerous program enhancements, better integration with other production tools and new low-cost subscription pricing (Animation World Network)

People on the Move

Laika Hires Universal Exec David Burke As First Chief Marketing Officer

David Burke, who has been Universal Pictures’ GM for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 2006, has been named chief marketing officer at Lakia. It’s a new position for the animation studio. (Deadline)


CVLT Adds Creative Director/VFX supervisor Paek, EP/Creative Producer Sun

Bicoastal content creation studio CVLT Production has expanded its executive suite with the additions of Charles Paek as creative director/VFX supervisor, and Frank Sun as executive producer/creative producer (SHOOT Online)


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