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August 2, 2018, 9:54 am
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Animal Logic (www.animallogic.com) has made a new appointment to its group executive team, naming Darin Grant chief technology officer. Grant joins co-founder and chief executive officer, Zareh Nalbandian, chief operating officer, Sharon Taylor and chief business officer, Robert Norton. The executive team will oversee all three locations – Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
August 1, 2018, 9:20 am
FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon has unveiled Cinema 4D Release 20 (R20), the latest version of its 3D design and animation software. R20 introduces high-end features for VFX and motion graphics artists, including node-based materials, volume modeling, robust CAD import and a dramatic evolution of the MoGraph toolset. The company will debut Cinema 4D R20 live and online (C4DLive.com) at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2018 convention in Vancouver, BC.
August 1, 2018, 9:20 am
LONDON — Soho-based visual effects studio Union (www.unionvfx.com) has appointed Lucy Cooper managing director and Simon Hughes creative director. They will report directly to studio founders Tim Caplan and Adam Gascoyne.
July 31, 2018, 5:30 pm
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures (rsp.com.au) produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, a new fantasy adventure film that debuted at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival. The film is currently in international release. The work drew on the full gamut of the studio’s core strengths and included everything from a card-playing creature to a loopy dream sequence, a mind-blowing car chase and a moody hero shot of Destiny...
July 27, 2018, 1:38 pm
HOLLYWOOD — The Television Academy has announced which awards categories will be presented during the 70th Emmy Awards and each of the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies. The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17th on NBC. Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will co-host.
July 27, 2018, 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (bydeluxe.com), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire visual effects company Atomic Fiction, which has studios in Montreal and San Francisco. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe’s global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company’s talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodics, advertising and brands.
July 26, 2018, 9:19 am
STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the ‘MPSE & CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament’ on Sunday, October 14th at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, CA. Proceeds will benefit the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, as well as the two organizations’ work in promoting the craft of entertainment sound.
July 25, 2018, 4:13 pm
SANTA CLARA, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilateinc.com) has introduced Scratch Play Pro, a universal format player, immersive media player, look creator with version management, transcoder, and QC tool — all in one.
July 24, 2018, 11:13 am
SANTA MONICA, CA — Christjan Jordan has joined bicoastal Union Editorial (www.unioneditorial.com) as partner and editor. His credits include work for Amazon (Lucky Generals) and Madden NFL ( Heat), and his recent work for GEICO ( Longest Goal Celebration Ever), in which a soccer player celebrates his winning goal by sliding endlessly around the field on his knees, saw extensive play during this year’s World Cup. Jordan also cut the Alexa Loses Her Voicespot for Amazon, which feature...
July 23, 2018, 2:47 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Gattie and Lopez is a new editorial company that’s opened in a sun-filled penthouse in midtown Manhattan. Editors/partners Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors are joined by managing partner Susan Willis in the new venture, which will work across advertising, television and feature film projects.
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