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October 24, 2020

PERRY MASON and the Case of the Vivid, Vintage VFX

PERRY MASON Overall VFX Supervisor Justin Ball on creating the 1930s period visual effects for the HBO series (VFX Voice)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Is TV’s First VFX-Heavy Show to Do Entire Post-Production from Home

Season 3 had all aspects of its post-production completed with a crew of artists working entirely from their homes (Indie Wire)

disguise Opens xR Stages in Three Continents

A high-spec demo stage opened in LA last year, with London following in August, and Hong Kong due to open in Q4 this year (AV Magazine)

It’s Time to Try Virtual Reality. Here’s Where to Start.

Running out of fun things to do at home? The new generation of VR headsets is surprisingly approachable, with games for players of all ages (New York Times)

The Greatest Special Effects Artist Receives His Due

An exhibition in Edinburgh honouring Ray Harryhausen gives film historians the chance to see Medusa, the Kraken, dinosaurs and giant sea creatures (Frieze)

WILLOW Sequel Series Officially a Go at Disney Plus, Jon M. Chu to Direct

The enchanting world of WILLOW, created by George Lucas, is officially coming to the small screen (Variety)

Historic Moment in Canadian Animation: 98% Of Titmouse Vancouver Workers Vote To Unionize

Animation workers at Titmouse Vancouver have voted nearly unanimously to unionize, putting them on the path to becoming the first animation studio in Canada to achieve that distinction (Cartoon Brew)

People on the Move

Carnegie Mellon U Big Brain Joe Marks Joins Weta Digital As Chief Technology Officer

Marks has over 35 years in as a technology executive with background in graphics, computer science and research and development (Deadline)

 

Scanline VFX Adds Veterans Derek Spears and Nicolas Aithadi

Long-time VFX supervisors join studio’s Los Angeles and Vancouver offices, respectively​ (Animation World Network)

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