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June 26, 2018, 12:46 pm
RENO, NV — Virtual reality has the potential to become a mainstream technology, but it’s not a level playing field for men and women. An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Nevada, Reno aims to make VR more accessible to women. VR sickness, which can include symptoms like nausea, drowsiness and disorientation, is still considered a major barrier to the mass market success of virtual reality.
January 19, 2019, 9:37 am
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (VES) has named Chris Meledandri as the forthcoming recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. Meledandri is an Oscar-nominated producer and the founder and CEO of Illumination, the studio known for its work on Despicable Me and Minions. The award will be presented at the 17th Annual VES Awards on February 5th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
January 19, 2019, 9:37 am
STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) have announced the nominees for the 66th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 23 categories, encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work. The 66th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 17th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
January 18, 2019, 11:42 am
LONDON — Moving Picture Company (www.moving-picture.com) recently teamed up with Adam&EveDDB and John Lewis to work on their latest Christmas commercial. The Boy and the Piano uses the story of Sir Elton John to show how the gift of music - in this case a piano from the high-end department store - can affect so many people’s lives.
January 16, 2019, 11:43 am
GLENDALE, CA — Universal recently named Margie Cohn president of DreamWorks Animation. She was previously president of DreamWorks Animation Television, overseeing all television development and production, including the content for DWA TV’s multi-year deal with Netflix. In her new role, she will oversee both film and television operations.
January 16, 2019, 7:32 am
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced the nominees for its 17th Annual VES Awards. The yearly celebration recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life.
January 16, 2019, 7:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has launched Maya 2019, the latest version of its 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering software. The new release features significant updates to help artists achieve their creative vision within a faster, more interactive and visually engaging working environment.
January 10, 2019, 5:39 am
KANSAS CITY, MO — Back in August, 2017, the principals of creative company Cutters Studios announced the opening of a satellite studio in Kansas City. The decision resulted in collaborations for numerous brands, including Dairy Queen, Gatorade, Big O Tires, Frigidaire, Kansas City Ballet, S’well Water Bottles, Tropicana and Wendy’s. The successful exploratory test flight was built around editor/partner Matt Walsh, editor Dustin Kaufman and a handful of others. Now, in early 2019, Cutte...
January 5, 2019, 8:36 am
Damien Chazelle’s feature, First Man, about the United States’ effort to land a man on the moon, is on the short list for the Academy Award in the Outstanding Visual Effects category. Here, visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, who was part of the team that took home last year’s Oscars in the category for Blade Runner: 2049, provides some insight into the multitude of VFX techniques used in creating the film’s realism.
December 21, 2018, 1:08 pm
SYDNEY — The Monkeys Melbourne, In The Thicket and Alt recently teamed up to create a new campaign for Asahi that takes viewers on a journey through landscapes built around surreal Japanese iconography. The shoot for the Enter Asahi spot took place at Sydney’s Fox Studios, with In The Thicket’s Marco Prestini directing and Genevieve Triquet executive producing. Alt was brought on to help realize the creative vison through visual effects.
December 21, 2018, 10:10 am
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education (rsp.com.au) can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful employment in a booming visual effects industry. The only visual effects training program in Australia based within a working studio, the school has even more ambitious goals for 2019. Its plans include a new series of on-site cour...
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