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January 31, 2020

The BBC’S DOCTOR WHO Immerses in VR

The long-running BBC series DOCTOR WHO enters the VR world with DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY and DOCTOR WHO: THE EDGE OF TIME (VFX Voice)

1917: Inside the War Drama’s Seamless VFX Stitchery

Sam Mendes’ World War I film is edited to look like one continuous shot. To pull off this feat, the effects team had to make its work as invisible as possible (The Hollywood Reporter)

Award-Winning UK VFX Industry Threatened by Post-Brexit Visa Changes

The U.K.’s award-winning visual effects industry could be hard hit by the proposed new post-Brexit immigration system (Animation Magazine)

VFX, Animation Studio Framestore Launches Pre-Production Services Unit

Visual effects and animation studio Framestore has launched FPS, which offers a suite of pre-production services (Variety)

VR Lets You Step Inside King Tut’s Tomb Like Never Before

The attraction has been hugely popular in its opening in London, and is a great example of using today’s storytelling and virtual tools to take modern viewers to a place and time they could never have experienced (Computer Graphics Weekly)

LION KING, MANDALORIAN Crowned With Top Prizes at VES Awards

Disney’s THE LION KING, Disney Plus’ THE MANDALORIAN and Laika’s MISSING LINK scored top honors at the 18th Visual Effects Society Awards. (Variety)

THE KING’S MAN Is First to Receive VFX Funding from German Federal and State Sources

Germany looks to set become an even more attractive destination for handling VFX-laden projects (Screen Daily)

People on the Move

DNEG Founder to Join DNEG TV

Highly experienced VFX supervisor moves over to TV-focused wing of the leading visual effects house (Broadcast)

 

MPC Hires Gregory Roekens as Chief Innovation Officer

Appointment is a newly created position for visual effects facility (Broadcast)

 

Digital Domain Names Kevin Lau ECD of Advertising, Games & New Media

Visual effects studio Digital Domain has named Kevin Lau executive creative director of advertising, games and new media (SHOOT Online)

 

Fiona York Appointed Senior FX Producer at Realtime

UK animation and VFX house names longtime industry producer to manage inhouse team; studio affirms plan to add 50 jobs in Westby and Manchester (Animation World Network)

 

Brand New School Hires Animation Director Gerald Mark Soto

Over the past 20 years, Soto provided design, animation, and direction for commercial, experiential, broadcast, and film projects (Post Magazine)

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