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April 11, 2020

VFX Pros: Home Edition

VES launches new webcast series, VFX Pros: Home Edition – your new channel for VFX stories behind-the-scenes, live conversations about cutting-edge technologies and techniques, discussions around the VES 70 most influential visual effects films and more! (Visual Effects Society)

How Visual Effects Houses Are Managing Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic started to sweep the country and subsequently shut down businesses in the U.S., post-production houses with global offices were paying close attention, watching and strategizing (Variety)

With In-person Shoots Out of the Question, Advertisers Turn to CGI

Advertisers are increasingly turning to production companies with computer-generated imagery, visual-effects and animation capabilities to add the finishing touches to campaigns already in progress and — in some cases — start discussions about creating entirely new ones from scratch (Digiday)

DNEG Shuts Down TV VFX Unit In Los Angeles

Amid numerous reports of layoffs throughout the visual effects industry, global vfx producer Double Negative has shut down its tv vfx unit in Los Angeles (Cartoon Brew)

Plans for Frankenstein Museum in Bath Revealed

The museum plans to show life-size models and prosthetics, make-up, props, special effects, and interactive horror scenes (BBC)

How the International VFX Industry is Continuing to Work During the Coronavirus Shutdown

The visual effects industry is adapting to face the challenges of the coronavirus shutdown (ScreenDaily)

Social Networks And Virtual Reality Could Save The Media And Entertainment Economy

Consumption of media and home entertainment are way up, as we crave news and content while we follow lockdown mandates. What will be the net economic effect on the industry? (Forbes)

FuseFX and Montreal-Based Folks VFX Form Strategic Partnership

The news comes in the wake of FuseFX adding a fourth location in Atlanta in February (Variety)

How Future-Proof Planning Enabled Mainframe Studios Pivot to WFH

As animation and VFX producers around the world adjust to the work-from-home realities of pandemic lockdown, Mainframe Studios shares its swift transition to a fully remote workforce (Animation Magazine)

Ashley Ford Joins EightVFX’s Management Team

EightVFX has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Ashley Ford, who will serve as executive producer. (Post Magazine)

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