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July 26, 2019

Visual Effects in China: A VFX Supervisor’s Experience

Visual Effects Supervisor Samson Sing Wun Wong on working on the Chinese film SHADOW (VFX Voice)

SIGGRAPH to Livestream Select Sessions

For those who won’t make it to the SIGGRAPH show in LA next week, there’s still an opportunity to be a part of the excitement via a livestream (Post Magazine)

Visual Effects Firm DNEG Prepares for Multi-million Pound London IPO

British visual effects company DNEG, owned by India’sPrime Focus Ltd , has appointed bankers to prepare for a London listing that would value the company at “hundreds of millions of pounds” (Nasdaq)

Andrea Miloro Out as Fox Animation Co-President

State finance and IT minister Amit Mitra said the government is focused on making Kolkata the visual effects and animation capital of India (Times of India)

Andrea Miloro Out as Fox Animation Co-President

Andrea Miloro is stepping down as co-president of Fox Animation. Robert Baird, who was co-president of the division, will remain on board (Variety)

Disney Television Animation Signs 17 Overall Deals With Creators And Animators

With demand for series animation at an all-time high, Disney Television Animation has secured overall development deals with 17 animation creators and artists (Cartoon Brew)

The Lion King “Virtual Production” Could Be a Game-Changer for Filmmaking

Disney’s digital remake points to a future where VR could reduce the time (and money) it takes to make even the most complex movies “without the physical limitations” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Will Smith, Ang Lee Reveal Digital Human Secrets While Teasing New Gemini Man Footage

“Ang told me ‘I need to have you act less good,'” said Smith of the direction he received for the mocap performance of his CG younger self (The Hollywood Reporter)

VFX Companies Nvizible and Nvizage Rebrand as Nviz

VFX house and previs company join forces under single brand (Broadcast)

Disney Bought Marvel for $4 Billion in 2009, A Decade Later It’s Made More Than $18 Billion at the Global Box Office

Disney has earned more than $18.2 billion at the global box office from Marvel movies since purchasing the company in 2009 (CNBC)

The Void Plans 25 New VR Entertainment Centers in U.S. and Europe

The company announced that it’s working with major mall operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to open 25 new locations over the next two and a half years, notably including a large number of major cities across the U.S. and Europe (Venture Beat)

People on the Move

Outpost VFX Hires Ben Lock and Patric Roos to Further Global Expansion

Company expands its APAC footprint with two industry veterans who will lead the studios’ new regional visual effects operation (Animation World Network)

 

Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore’s Chicago Office as Senior Art Director

Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects and motion industry for over 15 years as an art director, lead compositor, and animator across film, television, and advertising (Shots)

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