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June 20, 2019, 1:43 pm
FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the color pipeline of Paramount’s musical biopic about Elton John. Produced by Marv Films & Rocket Pictures and directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman was shot by George Richmond, BSC.
December 13, 2019, 2:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has released Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU, which is designed to simplify how artists and studios create content, giving them speed and flexibility, as well as the ability to scale rendering capacity. Arnold’s intuitive interface makes it easy to toggle between CPU and GPU rendering, maintaining the same settings with a single click. Arnold GPU is based on Nvidia’s OptiX framework and is optimized to take advantage of Nvidia RTX technology.
December 13, 2019, 2:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (autodesk.com) has released Maya 2020, giving animators, modelers, riggers and technical artists a host of new tools and improvements. Building on the powerful animation features introduced in Maya 2019, Maya 2020 adds more than 60 updates that animators will notice in their day-to-day work. The release also includes Arnold 6, which can now be used for production rendering on both the CPU and GPU, as well as significant performance enhancements and new simulation f...
December 13, 2019, 2:18 pm
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Coinciding with Apple’s launch of their latest Mac Pro workstation, Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) has announced a new, annual rental model for its Colorfront Express Dailies, which dramatically reduces the cost of operating the software. Launching in Q1, Colorfront’s subscription service will enable users to rent Express Dailies 2020 for an annual fee of $5,000, including maintenance support, updates and upgrades.
December 6, 2019, 2:08 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (oscars.org) has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards. The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration. Later this month, the committee will select a shortlist of 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.
November 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Veteran colorist Anthony Raffaele, whose work includes Café Society, Mapplethorpe and Fahrenheit 11/9, has joined the finishing staff at Sim, New York (siminternational.com). With credits that spread across features, episodic television and high-end documentaries, Raffaele brings both versatility and experience to his position at Sim, along with established relationships with top filmmakers and cinematographers.
November 21, 2019, 2:26 pm
HOLLYWOOD — Veteran colorist Kevin Michael Kirwan has joined Periscope Post & Audio (periscopepa.com). Kirwan brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior colorist and credits on more than 40 television series, including American Crime Story and American Horror Story. At Periscope, he will perform final color out of an all-new grading suite at the Hollywood studio, which launched earlier this year.
November 19, 2019, 1:49 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Creative editorial shop Uppercut (https://uppercutedit.com) has added London-based editor Billy Mead to its roster, marking his first representation in the US. Mead joins Uppercut with over two decades of experience as an editor in London. He brings with him a subtle approach to emotive storytelling and a passion for telling stories that allow viewers to discover their own experiences.
November 16, 2019, 2:13 pm
NEW YORK CITY - Foundry (foundry.com) and AccessVFX (accessvfx.org) teamed up with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) to present a networking event designed to provide students with advice on how to break into the visual effects industry. The two-hour event took place at SVA in NYC and featured a number of speakers, as well as a classroom full of students pursuing careers in VFX. Foundry's Sarah Leavitt kicked off the event. She serves as head of education and creative services at Fo...
November 5, 2019, 2:09 pm
LOS ANGELES — Zoe Schack has been promoted to editor at Final Cut (www.finalcut-edit.com), which has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, where she is based. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Schack began working at Final Cut as an assistant editor. She held this position for three years before being promoted to editor.
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