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Netflix’s fourth series of Black Mirror debuted with an episode that turned the typical sci-fi space adventure trope on its head. (VFX Voice)
Chaos Group announced the V-Ray Days line-up for SIGGRAPH 2018, featuring in-depth production talks on Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Avengers: Infinity War. (Chaos Group)
The eery haze of the Upside Down rides again in Gradient Effects’ new short, Megan. Designed to test the LA studio’s new 8K infrastructure, Megan takes viewers deep into the heart of an alien hot zone, where monsters lay in wait in a spore-heavy world reminiscent of the one Gradient created for Stranger Things. (Vimeo.com)
Few in life get to walk on the Moon. Samsung says, do what you can’t. Working with creative agency Iris and engineering experts Mannetron, Framestore proudly joined Samsung’s mission to bring space travel to all (Framestore.com)
Mayfair Equity Partners has completed a majority investment in Pixomondo, the VFX house behind the Emmy-winning HBO series Game of Thrones and the Oscar-winning 2011 film Hugo. Founder Thilo Kuther will continue to lead the VFX operation. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The Women In Animation Vancouver Summit will take place ahead of SIGGRAPH 2018 on August 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC, and will be free to attend. (womeninanimation.org)
Scotland-based AR company Square Slice Studios, co-founded by comic book titan Grant Morrison, has inked a creative partnership deal with Rony Abovitz’s billion-dollar tech startup Magic Leap to create content for the latter’s buzzed-about Magic Leap One AR headset. (Deadline)
The Mill is excited to announce its first ever collaboration with Sesame Workshop’s digital platform, Sesame Studios, using real-time rendering. (YouTube)
Industry veteran will focus on studio’s upcoming slate of feature film projects. (Animation World Network)