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August 22, 2017, 5:20 am
As seems to happen all too quickly, the last day of SIGGRAPH was once again upon me. I left the house this morning looking at my watch, trying to remember what time we were officially married. Today was my 14th wedding anniversary, and I asked my wife what time it actually occurred at, as I wanted to at least text her if I could at the precise moment (you know how us die-hard romantics are). We knew it was after noon, most likely between 1pm and 2pm. Since neither of us could remember exac...
August 13, 2018, 12:26 pm
NEW YORK — The diversity initiative Free the Bid (http://freethebid.com) is expanding its footprint to include a colorist category among its representation of women directors, directors of photography and editors. The move, which was done with the support of creative studio Ntropic, expands its mission to promote equal opportunities for women across the full production pipeline.
August 10, 2018, 9:19 am
LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group (chaosgroup.com) has released the open beta for V-Ray for Houdini, bringing its Academy Award-winning rendering technology to every part of the VFX pipeline. With V-Ray for Houdini, artists can apply high-performance ray tracing to all of their creative projects, connecting standard applications like Autodesk’s 3ds Max and Maya and Foundry’s Katana and Nuke. Now, no matter where production artists are in the pipeline, they’ll be able to create and move asset...
August 9, 2018, 9:21 am
NEW YORK CITY — Colorist Vincent Taylor has joined Chimney (www.chimneygroup.com) in New York City, coming to the studio from MPC Shanghai. Chimney has 14 offices in nine countries. Taylor brings years of color grading and cinematography experience.
August 8, 2018, 4:33 pm
SECAUCUS, NJ — Panasonic has launched a free VariCam LUT Library that enables filmmakers to create a variety of looks with VariCam and EVA1 cinema cameras. The library contains 35 unique 3D Look Up Tables that were created by Panasonic and Local 600 DITs.
August 2, 2018, 4:16 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Creative editorial house PS260 has launched their own creative content studio, called We Know The Future, which offers in-house production capabilities and advertising solutions across any channel that uses a screen. The offerings will be available in New York and Los Angeles. JJ Lask, PS260’s co-founder/partner/editor, is leading the new content studio from the company’s LA office, with support from all PS260 editors and staff across both offices.
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.
Gordon Burkell sits down to discuss Selina MacArthur's Emmy nominated work on Black Mirror's USS Callister.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Beth Morgan to discuss the costume design for GLOW.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tanya Swerling to discuss her work on the show GLOW.
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