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December 4, 2018, 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that 20 films are now in the running in the “Visual Effects” category for the 91st Academy Awards (oscars.org). Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and the 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24th.
May 24, 2019, 5:52 am
NEW YORK CITY — Framestore (www.framestore.com) has appointed veteran VFX pro John Kilshaw senior VFX supervisor and creative director for television. He will be based in New York and will continue to build the studio’s presence within episodic television.
May 23, 2019, 8:21 am
HOLLYWOOD — In a move to bring high-end visual effects services to content producers anywhere, and at lower costs, VFX studio Engine Room has launched QuickFX.com, a cloud-based service platform.
May 21, 2019, 10:31 am
SAN JOSE, CA — Adobe (adobe.com) has released its cross-device editing app Premiere Rush on Android phones. The app is now available for download through the Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store, allowing Android users to capture, edit and share online videos fast and easy.
May 16, 2019, 5:39 pm
MEXICO CITY — Cinematic Media (www.cinematicmedia-mx.com), one of Mexico City’s largest, full-service post production facilities focused on television and cinema content, is teaming up with two-time Academy Award-nominated supervising sound editor Martín Hernández to bring Hollywood-caliber sound services to region. Hernández, sound supervisor for such films as The Revenant, Birdman and Pan’s Labyrinth, is overseeing construction of a new sound division at Cinematic Media...
May 16, 2019, 10:25 am
EMERYVILLE, CA — Pixar (https://renderman.pixar.com) has released RenderMan Version 22.5, featuring a completely rewritten RenderMan for Houdini plug-in, along with important new features and performance gains.
May 16, 2019, 4:15 am
LOS ANGELES — Jeremy Sawyer is returning to Panavision’s Light Iron (www.lightiron.com) facility in Los Angeles as a senior colorist. He brings over 20 years of color finishing experience to his role, and previously worked at the studio from 2015 to 2018. While there, he contributed to projects that include I’m Dying Up Here, Easy, The First, Goliath, Mr. Mercedes and The Walking Dead.
May 11, 2019, 7:13 am
LOS ANGELES — Tony Dustin has joined the Deluxe Post Production (www.bydeluxe.com) creative team as senior colorist, working from the Efilm and Encore post facilities in Hollywood. He brings more than 20 years of experience in color grading and a credit list that includes work on the Netflix dramatic series Sense8, the Hulu horror series Castle Rock, the Best Picture Academy Award nominee Silver Linings Playbook and Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino.
May 7, 2019, 10:22 am
SAN JOSE — Adobe’s Jason Levine used the recent Game of Thrones goof to show just how well the software maker’s tools work. In the recent GOT episode (Season 8, Episode 4), fans spotted a Starbucks coffee cup on the set of the show during an interior scene. Adobe’s After Effects software has a new feature called ‘Content-Aware Fill’, which helps users solve problems just like this. Levine created a short video showing how After Effects can fix production problems, leaving v...
May 2, 2019, 9:18 am
FilmLight had a number of grading solutions on display at NAB. This video highlights the company’s Prelight, Daylight and Baselight tools, as well as solutions for Avid, Nuke and Flame workflows. In addtion, colorists Doug Delaney (Captain Marvel) and Andrea Chlebak (Elysium, Chappie) stop by. Replay NAB2019 with FilmLight from FilmLight on Vimeo.
April 29, 2019, 9:13 am
Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) announced Flame 2020, the latest release of the Flame family of integrated visual effects (VFX), color grading, look development and finishing system for artists, during the 2019 NAB Show in a demo suite at the Renaissance Hotel. A new machine learning-powered feature set along with a host of new capabilities bring Flame artists significant creative flexibility and performance boosts.
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
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Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
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