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August 15, 2019

VES Announces 2019 Special Honorees

Stan Lee, Walt Disney and Stanley Kubrick will be posthumously inducted into the VES Hall of Fame, and Susan Thurmond O’Neal, Michael Fink and Mike Brodersen will receive VES honors. (Visual Effects Society)

WHEN THEY SEE US: Era-Specific Visual Effects Filmmaking

FuseFX Visual Effects Supervisor Greg Anderson on the VFX of Netflix’s WHEN THEY SEE US (VFX Voice)

Dynamixyz and Pixelgun Studios Introduce Scan-Based Facial Animation

New ‘Performer’ markerless facial animation software provides facial tracking trained directly from scans as well as a direct solve onto a Maya rig (Animation World Network)

Magix, FXhome Extend Vegas Pro NLE with New Vegas Post

Creative Software Suite Includes VFX Tools, Image Editor (Studio Daily)

Roger and Big Machine Merge, Open New L.A. Studio

The Los Angeles-based shops join forces to become a multidisciplinary creative studio under the Roger name, offering expanded creative talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live action and content development (SHOOT Online)

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines. (Visual Effects Society)

Chaos Group Previews the Future of Real-Time in Project Lavinia Vid

In a newly released video, Chaos Group previews major features coming to Project Lavina, its groundbreaking application for 100% ray tracing in real-time (Animation Magazine)

Four Resources That Will Help You Understand How The New Lion King Was Made

Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King, now the highest-grossing animated film of all time, has generated a a good deal of confusion over how it was made (Cartoon Brew)

New York Post House Harbor Expands to London and LA

Facility based out of London and Windsor in the UK, offering access to Habor’s US talent pool (Broadcast)

People on the Move

Steffen Wild to Head Technicolor’s Virtual Production Dept.

Steffen Wild will partner with storytellers to bridge the gap between filmmakers and VFX throughout the production pipeline (Post Magazine)


Jellyfish Pictures Appoints Matthew Bristowe as Director of Operations

Industry veteran with 20+ years of creative and commercial experience to bolster studio’s continued growth in animation and VFX (Animation World Network)


Method adds Brian Farhy, Michael Bennett

Bryan Farhy has been named managing director, West Coast, for Method Studios, while Michael Bennett comes aboard as sr. VP and executive producer, West Coast, for MethodMade, the design-focused arm of Method Studios (SHOOT Online)


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