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June 28, 2019

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE: A World Made With the Help of the Digital Backlot

Barnstorm Co-founder Lawson Deming on the “digital backlot” of Amazon’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (VFX Voice)

SIGGRAPH Unveils Immersive Pavilion, VR Theater Lineups

The SIGGRAPH 2019 Immersive Pavilion and VR Theater are set to roll into L.A. this summer with the conference’s largest selection of immersive programming to date, including four world-premiere experiences (SHOOT Online)

Toy Story 4 Sets Up Most Competitive Oscar Animation Race in Years

Woody and the gang will vie for the Oscar in a crowded field that includes sister company Disney’s Frozen 2 and DWA’s acclaimed The Hidden World (The Hollywood Reporter)

Unity Releases CG Short Sherman to Showcase Real-Time Production Template

Emmy Award-winning team behind the ‘Baymax Dreams’ shorts for Disney shares funny new film, the free tools and best practices used in its production (Animation World Network)

Taika Waititi To “Crack” Flash Gordon As Fox/Disney Animated Film

Fox/Disney has attached Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to “crack” Flash Gordon, as an animated feature film (Deadline)

Kerry Shea to Lead New Technicolor Pre-Production Studio in L.A.

Technicolor is creating a new Los Angeles studio dedicated to the pre-production pipeline, including concept art, previs, virtual production, and VFX prep. (Studio Daily)

“We are using visual effects to tell stories, not just to make things look good”

Sanath PC, co-founder of Firefly, says that VFX artists should be involved in the filmmaking process from the get-go (The Hindu)

People on the Move

Nice Shoes Launches Long Form VFX Division Led by EP Nick Litwinko

Seasoned EP Will Expand Nice Shoes’ VFX Work into Television and Film (Creative Cow)

 

Former Technicolor VFX Producer Joins RealtimeUK

RealtimeUK has appointed Jonathan Rawlinson as Executive Producer for television and film (Prolific North)

 

MPC’s LA Studio Promotes Dimitri Zola to Colorist

Dimitri Zola has been promoted from color assistant to colorist at MPC LA, bolstering its color team which includes U.S. creative director of color Mark Gethin, sr. colorist Ricky Gausis and colorist Kristopher Smale (SHOOT Online)

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