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February 13, 2019

Mastering Water: Producing the Effects for AQUAMAN

AQUAMAN Visual Effects Producer Kimberly Nelson Locascio on how water impacted the effects, how a version of every single effects shot was completed for the director’s cut, and how the global VFX production was managed (VFX Voice)

How Ready Player One VFX Supervisor Re-Created Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

Roger Guyett recalls relying on director Steven Spielberg’s memory to pay homage to the late filmmaker’s classic: “I’d never studied a film in so much detail before.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

SIGGRAPH 2019 Set to Thrive in 46th Edition

Submissions open for summer 46th annual computer graphics conference running July 28 through August 1 in Los Angeles. (Animation World Network)

Academy Scientific and Technical Award Winning OpenColorIO Joins Academy Software Foundation

Open Source Color Management Solution Developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks Becomes Second Academy Software Foundation Project (Academy Software Foundation)

The Entire First Half of Scorsese’s The Irishman Features De-Aged Versions of the Cast

Scorsese hit upon the idea of using cutting-edge technology to de-age actors (Collider)

RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Grade

Complements your color correction arsenal by providing unique new ways to manipulate contrast, saturation, and exposure to create super sharp imagery even from video that might be considered unusable (Creative Cow)

Sony Announces the World Wide Launch of Sony Digital Cinema Premium Large-format Auditorium at Galaxy Theatres’ Las Vegas Location

Galaxy Theatres Luxury+® Boulevard to Offer Movie-goers an Exceptional Experience Highlighted by a Dual Laser Projection System, Powerful Sound and Luxury Recliners (PR Newswire)

After Record Results, Activision Blizzard Will Lay Off Nearly 800 Employees

After reporting a record year of $7.5 billion in net revenue, game publisher Activision Blizzard revealed this afternoon that it would lay off approximately 8% of its staff, or 775 employees. (Cartoon Brew)

Oscars 2019: Scientific and Technical Achievements Honored

This year’s ceremony recognized twenty-eight individuals for their contributions to fields ranging from motion graphics to facial capture technology (Oscars.org)

Women in Animation Awards Three Remarkable Women with 2019 WIA Scholarships

WIA Vice President Jinko Gotoh announces and honors recipients at the 2019 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit. (Animation World Network)

Ridley Scott and MPC on making Hennessy’s epic The Seven Worlds

The four-minute, visual effects-heavy spot, ‘The Seven Worlds’, was crafted in close collaboration with RSA Films and Ridley Scott at The Moving Picture Company [MPC] (The Drum)

Langara and Academy of Art University Launch New Curriculum for Digital Artists in Vancouver

In an effort to meet local industry demand for skilled artists, post-secondary institutions are stepping up to train students for careers in gaming and film. (Straight)

People on the Move

Bill Tlusty Joins Method Studios as Global Head of Production

Method Studios has brought veteran production executive and features VFX producer Bill Tlusty on board in the new role of global head of production. (SHOOT Online)


Kari Kim Named VP Animation Development at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has hired on digital and TV industry veteran Kari Kim as Vice President of Animation Development. Kim will be responsible for all aspects of original series development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production. (Animation Magazine)


Guru Studio Promotes Rachel Marcus to VP, Creative Development

Development exec to expand her role to lead the company’s overall development of new original IP, as well as oversee creative partnerships, co-productions and features. (Animation World Network)


Saddington Baynes Appoints New Head of Production

Louise Gray-Murray has joined Saddington Baynes as head of production. She brings more than 25 years of experience in post production, animation and CGI. (Post Magazine)


ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea

Joy was previously set lead TD and lead VAD artist at MPC (Little Black Book)

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