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February 21, 2020

WATCHMEN: Crafting a Cattle Battle

Outpost VFX on creating 50 CG cows for a wild battle sequence in HBO’s WATCHMEN (VFX Voice)

Explosives Engineer and SFX Expert Review Explosions from THE DARK KNIGHT, BREAKING BAD

Explosives Engineer and Professor Paul Worsey, and Special Effects Supervisor Tassilo Baur, fact check explosion scenes (Vanity Fair)

Moving to the Cloud: White Paper Examines Post, VFX Concerns

The paper looks at the workflows and processes in the industry that are ready for cloud migration in 2020; how to cost effectively setup cloud systems; and how to avoid common pitfalls in cloud migration (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance)

FuseFX Expands with New Atlanta Location

The Atlanta office will serve as FuseFX’s third U.S. location and fourth location globally (Animation Magazine)

Digital Dimension Launches Three Divisions

Digital Dimension has announced the establishment of the Digital Dimension Entertainment Group to support the worldwide growth and success of its creations and productions (Computer Graphics World)

Maxon and Red Giant Merger Completed

Maxon, the developers of professional 3D software solutions and Red Giant, creators of unique tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, are pleased to announce the completion of all financial and regulatory agreements required to complete their merger (Creative Cow)

New York’s VES Section to Honor Ken Perlin & Alex Weil

Academy Award Winner and Director of NYU’s Future Reality Lab Ken Perlin to Receive Empire Award; Charlex Co-Founder and Creative Director Alex Weil to Receive Posthumous Honors (Post Magazine)

India’s First CoE for Gaming, VFX and Computer Vision Opens in Hyderabad

Set up by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and backed by Telangana government, IMAGE is the first Incubation centre for companies focused on IP in gaming, VFX, computer vision and AI (The Hindu)

How the CGI Experts from MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Brought Back the Old, Iconic Penn Station on Film

When Edward Norton was planning his film Motherless Brooklyn, he requested that his digital effects team resurrect the grandeur of the former Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan (AM NY)

People on the Move

Katie Hooten Named Head of Technicolor’s LA Pre-Prod Studio

The outpost was launched last year as a resource for filmmakers, creating a seamless pipeline for feature projects – from concept art, visualization and real-time production, through to final VFX (Animation Magazine)

 

Framestore Chicago Hires Four New Artists

The office has welcomed Senior Nuke / Flame Artist Ruairi Twohig, Nuke Compositor Jon Rogala, Junior Compositor Isaac Spiegel, and Junior Designer Alma Kim (Reel Chicago)

 

Rob Churchill Joins Cutters Studios’ Flavor as VFX Director

Rob Churchill has joined creative production studio Flavor’s Chicago staff as VFX director (SHOOT Online)

 

Effects Supervisor Bill Georgiou Joins Technicolor VFX

Technicolor VFX expands its roster of VFX supervisors with the addition of Bill Georgiou (SHOOT Online)

 

Alkemy X Adds Creative Director Rupert Cresswell

Cresswell’s previous clients include Adidas, Samsung, Jaguar, Ford, Google, Sky One and Fox Searchlight (Creative Cow)

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