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January 10, 2020

Bringing Out the Inner Daemons in HIS DARK MATERIALS

Framestore VFX speak about their work on the HBO series HIS DARK MATERIALS (VFX Voice)

How STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER VFX Pro Crafted Carrie Fisher’s Final Farewell

Roger Guyett explains how filmmakers revived Leia Organa in new scenes, resurrected Emperor Palpatine and gave birth to a diminutive new star, Babu Frik (The Hollywood Reporer)

How Math Makes Movies Like DOCTOR STRANGE So Otherworldly

Patterns called fractals are inspiring filmmakers with ideas for mind-bending worlds (Science News)

Carving Out a Niche with CG Animals

Ever since audiences fell in love with BABE in 1995, CG animals have been part of our lives, delighting us in film, television, ads and now, social media (Computer Graphics Weekly)

Baby Yoda, Alita, Simba Among Visual Effects Society Awards Nominees

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, GEMINI MAN, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and THE LION KING are nominated for VES’ top award (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tony Stark’s Death in AVENGERS: ENDGAME Could Have Looked a Lot More Grisly

The AVENGERS: ENDGAME visual effects team tells Insider what Tony’s final moments could have looked like, including seriously gruesome wounds (Insider)

Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for THE TWO POPES

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling (Animation World Network)

People on the Move

Xilam Animation Appoints Caterina Gonnelli as EVP, Content

Former Disney executive to oversee editorial content and market development from company’s head office in Paris (Animation World Network)

 

Animation Specialist Sumedha Saraogi Joins CMG

Cinema Management Group (CMG) has hired on Sumedha Saraogi as Head of Business Development (Animation Magazine)

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