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September 18, 2019, 1:13 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Endcrawl (https://endcrawl.com) offers a software tool that’s dedicated to managing and rendering film and television credits. The company was co-founded by John 'Pliny' Eremic, who once ran the post facility Offhollywood, which was later sold to Light Iron. It was during his time at Offhollywood that Eremic witnessed the challanges that came with creating end credits. Endcrawl was born and the company recently raised a $450,000 seed round.
January 21, 2020, 2:29 pm
HOLLYWOOD — On Sunday, January 19th, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing. Honors were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.
January 18, 2020, 8:52 pm
LOS ANGELES — Technicolor’s (www.technicolor.com) MPC scored two Oscar nominations in the Visual Effects category for the studio’s work on The Lion King and 1917. The Lion King, from director Jon Favreau and Walt Disney Pictures, was the second highest-grossing film of 2019 with over $1.6 billion in theatrical sales. In addition to the VFX nomination from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Lion King also received nominations for the film’s visu...
January 17, 2020, 2:15 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced its 2020 board of directors' officers. The officers, who comprise the VES board executive committee, were elected at the January 2020 board meeting, and include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as board chair.
January 15, 2020, 2:10 pm
STUDIO CITY, CA — On January 19th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) will honor Cecelia “Cece” Hall with its Career Achievement Award at the 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. One of the most accomplished women in entertainment sound, Hall received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for her work on Top Gun and four years later won the Oscar for The Hunt for Red October. Her other credits include such classics as Star Trek I, II & III; Beverly Hills Cop I & I...
January 15, 2020, 2:10 pm
LOS ANGELES – Nominees for the 92nd Oscars (www.oscars.org) were announced this morning, covering 24 categories. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Thursday, January 30th, through Tuesday, February 4th.
January 12, 2020, 2:36 pm
LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry (foundry.com) has released Katana 3.5, the latest version of its asset-based look development and lighting tool. Katana 3.5 has a newly rebuilt core engine, making it quicker to perform key operations so artists can iterate faster. A new option to render images directly to the viewer means artists now interact directly with their work. A Foundry-supported, render agnostic USD plug-in allows studios to build powerful USD pipelines with less devel...
January 10, 2020, 2:17 pm
LOS ANGELES — Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been selected by the board of directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to receive the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Award. The honor will be presented at the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 17th in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, film editors Alan Heim, ACE and Tina Hirsch, ACE are set to receive Career Achievement awards for their outstanding contribut...
January 10, 2020, 2:16 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) announced the nominees for the 18th 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 9, 2020, 1:43 pm
AUSTIN, TX — Dell Blue (http://dellblue.com), the internal creative agency for Dell, has added Jason Uson as senior lead creative editor. Uson has worked on commercials, online content, films and documentaries throughout the course of his career. Some of his credits include work for Zales, Southwest Airlines, Nike, Budweiser, Walgreens and Harpo Films. At Dell Blue, he has already cut a campaign for Alienware, directed by Tony Kaye.
January 3, 2020, 3:36 pm
LOS ANGELES — Shape+Light (www.shapeandlight.com) is a new boutique visual effects and design studio in Los Angeles. Led by managing and creative director Rob Trent and executive producer Cara Lehr, the studio will serve the global advertising industry, providing high-end VFX, design and finishing services. Shape+Light has already delivered work for Nike, Apple, Gatorade, Lexus and Proctor & Gamble.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
In this bonus episode, Gordon sits down with Dan Deleeuw, the visual effects supervisor for Avengers: Endgame.
Gordon sits down with Jinmo Yang to discuss the editing of Parasite, the hit Korean film and a must see for everyone.
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