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December 18, 2019, 1:59 pm
PORTLAND, OR & FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon, the developer of professional 3D software solutions, and Red Giant, the creator of tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, have announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to merge under the media and entertainment division of Nemetschek Group to better serve the post production and content creation industries. The transaction is expected to close in January 2020, subject to regulatory approval and customary closi...
February 16, 2020, 3:45 pm
LOS ANGELES — Efilm (www.efilm.com) helped create the vibrant and fun look featured in the new Paramount Pictures film, Sonic The Hedgehog. Inspired by the blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, the film teams the otherworldly blue hedgehog with small-town sheriff Tom (James Marsden) in a live-action adventure comedy.
February 15, 2020, 2:48 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) will mark its official launch at an open house on March 7th at Avid Technology in Burbank, CA. Open to educators, students and young professionals, the free event will feature speakers, panel discussions and information booths centered on behind-the-scenes careers in cinema, television and music.
February 15, 2020, 2:48 pm
FULTON, MD — Impact Soundworks (https://impactsoundworks.com) has released the Cinema Sound Foley Library, a new library that helps audio pros match realistic sounds to their visuals. The release was created in collaboration with Cinema Sound, a comprehensive resource of audio-for-film education. The Cinema Sound Foley Library makes the sound editing and Foley process much easier by providing a ton of carefully-edited and categorized samples that are ready to be triggered via a MIDI contro...
February 14, 2020, 1:41 pm
SEATTLE — Luma Touch (www.luma-touch.com) has announced support for XML export to Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). With this new feature, LumaFusion for iOS significantly extends workflow options for LumaFusion editors, and will transform the workflow for the FCPX community of editors, artists and content creators who are looking to expand their desktop editing experience to the iPad.
February 14, 2020, 1:41 pm
MONTREAL — Becca Scott has been appointed managing director of Outpost VFX in Montréal. Formerly head of production, Scott’s promotion is to a newly-created role that will see her manage the whole facility and its operations.
February 12, 2020, 1:18 pm
NEW YORK CITY — Creative studio Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has signed editor JK Carrington for representation as part of its recently-launched editorial division. Carrington boasts a diverse portfolio of editing and sound design work for brands and agencies. Her credits span the broadcast media, documentary and advertising industries, and her editing style openly syncs with audio, fusing the edit with a blend of sound, music and pacing.
February 6, 2020, 2:22 pm
LONDON – Technicolor’s MPC (mpcfilm.com) has launched a new episodic visual effects division. The effort is a response to increased demand for content brought on by streaming platforms. MPC, which is known for its photoreal VFX and animation work, will now offer episodic directors and producers access to the studio’s technology and talent - the same talent behind a number of recent blockbusters, including The Lion King, 1917, Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of The Monsters.
February 4, 2020, 2:05 pm
LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners for the EE British Academy Film Awards last night. The EE British Academy Film Awards recognise the very best in film of the past year. The event took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and was hosted by Graham Norton.
January 31, 2020, 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) held its 18th Annual VES Awards last night, recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the ninth time, entertaining the more than one thousand guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton, who were there to celebrate VFX talent in 25 awards categories.
January 30, 2020, 2:02 pm
Scare Me is a new film by writer, director and actor Josh Ruben. The project premiered at Sundance on Friday, January 24th and represents Ruben’s feature directorial debut. The film takes place in the Catskill Mountains during a power outage, where two strangers - Fanny and Fred - tell a series of scary stories. The more they commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of the cabin.
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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