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September 14, 2018

THE MEG: How Imageworks Helped Make a Massive Megaldon

The Meg VFX Supervisor Sue Rowe on creating the final Megalodon battle(VFX Voice)

Dolphin Image And ARwall Partner To Augment Visual Effects

ARwall uses AR technology to create cheaper, more efficient visual effects for studios like Dolphin Image. (VR Focus)

ftrack Raise $3.5M Investment to Accelerate Global Expansion

ftrack, a leading cloud-based project management application for the media and entertainment industries, announced that it is being backed by Stockholm-based investment firm Alfvén & Didrikson (ftrack)

New Product Specialists to Drive Visual Effects Advancements at Notch

Notch announces it has appointed two new product specialists to drive visual effect advancements. (Live Design Online)

The Void announces new Disney and Marvel hyper-reality experiences

Ambitious VR-style projects are increasingly being designed as destination events rather than for personal headsets like Oculus and Magic Leap. (Fast Company)

Major expansion for Leeds facility The Other Planet

Leeds-based post house The Other Planet has invested £200K in editing, audio and VFX kit and infrastructure to cater for an increase in demand. (Broadcast)

Creative Arts Emmys: Game of Thrones Scores Sixth VFX Win

It topped a competitive field with its “Beyond the Wall” episode. (The Hollywood Reporter)

VFX Studio Real by Fake to Acquire Local Hero

Visual effect studio Real by Fake, (C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, and Demolition) are set to acquire the Santa Monica-based studio, Local Hero, whose credits include Mr. Robot, Captain Fantastic and Pitch Perfect.(Post Magazine)

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 Will be India’s First $75 million VFX wonder

Touted to be one of the most expensive Indian films to date, it will have Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson playing key roles (Business Standard)

People on the Move

The Mill NY adds EPs Desi Gonzalez, Eliana Carranza Pitcher

The Mill in New York has expanded its executive producer team with the appointments of Desi Gonzalez and Eliana Carranza Pitcher. (Shoot Online)

The Mill LA ramps up its emerging technology operation with Simon, Wong

The Mill has hired Aurelien Simon as executive producer for emerging technology in the Los Angeles studio. Simon’s arrival comes shortly after the relocation of Boo Wong, global director of emerging technology, from New York. (Shoot Online)

Christophe Archambault Named CTO SuperProd; New Projects Coming

SuperProd Studio has appointed Christophe Archambault as Chief Technical Officer for its Paris and Angoulême studios. (Animation Magazine)

Ron Hines Named SVP Creative Development for Nickelodeon Attractions

Nickelodeon has promoted Ron Hines to Senior Vice President, Creative Development, Global Experience Design. (Animation Magazine)

Legend 3D Adds Jeff Shapiro & Jeremy Nicolaides to India Management Team

On the heels of the its first anniversary, Pune, India facility to expand to nearly 50,000-square feet to accommodate growing artist teams. (Animation World Network)

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