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Hollywood technicians rebel against long hours

September 3, 2021, 09:07 AM

Last month, Ben Gottlieb, a 27-year-old set lighting technician, wanted to show his support for his union's campaign to improve working conditions on film sets so he wrote an Instagram post calling for an end to 12- to 14-hour shifts.

FuseFX announces promotions to NYC team

September 2, 2021, 08:48 AM

NEW YORK CITY — Visual effects studio FuseFX ( has promoted key staff members to leadership positions at its New York studio. John Miller has been promoted to head of studio-NY/senior VFX supervisor. Joining him as part of the New York leadership team are executive producer Lauren Montuori and senior VFX supervisor/head of creative Ariel Altman.

Maxon’s Redshift now available as subscription

August 31, 2021, 08:51 AM

Maxon believes all customers should be running on the latest version of Redshift, in order to maintain compatibility with the latest hardware and drivers, and the subscription model is the way to go. At IBC 2020 Maxon announced Maxon One, a new annual and monthly subscription for all products in one all-encompassing package. The subscription [...]Read More...

ILMs VFX Help Marvel Studios Wing It in

August 31, 2021, 08:51 AM

The storied visual effects studio delivers 800 shots, tackling the high-octane opening small plane escape scenes, a Budapest shoot-out and car chase across the city, and the widows fight in villain Dreykov’s flying HQ, in Marvel Studios’ most recent MCU action-thriller.

Legendary NFB Pinscreen Animator Jacques Drouin Di

August 31, 2021, 08:50 AM

For more than 30 years, the filmmaker and editor championed use of the unique, legendary animation tool; for years, he was the only person in the world using it to animate, a skill pioneered by famed Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, in turn passed on by Drouin to filmmaker Michèle Lemieux.

Dune Firm DNEG Promotes Tom Jacomb To Prez O

August 31, 2021, 08:49 AM

Previously serving as Managing Director, Jacomb helped launch the Feature Animation division at DNEG in 2014. Based in London, he has guided the growth of the team to more than 500 employees across DNEG’s animation studios in London, Los Angeles, Montréal and Mumbai.

New Version of Avid Media Composer Offloads Data-Heavy Tasks

August 27, 2021, 09:16 AM

Avid has a new version of its Avid Media Composer | Distributed Processing that allows editors to focus more on their creative work by offloading processor-intensive media creation workflow tasks to any available local computers, freeing up their Media Composer edit workstations. Media Composer | Distributed Processing is included with Media Composer | Enterprise software subscriptions. Continue reading → August 26, 2021 The post New Version of Avid Media Composer Offloads Data-Heavy Tas...

VidCon US conference canceled due to COVID-19

August 21, 2021, 10:37 AM

The 11th annual VidCon US has been canceled, due to the recent increases in COVID-19 cases and evolving health and safety mandates. The conference returns in 2022. One of the largest of its kind, the VidCon multi-genre online video tech conference attracts thousands of online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide, since its first [...]Read More...

Adobe to acquire for $1.275B

August 20, 2021, 07:54 AM

SAN JOSE, CA — Adobe today has entered into an agreement to acquire (, a leading cloud-based video collaboration platform. With over a million users across media and entertainment companies, agencies and global brands, streamlines the video production process by enabling video editors and key project stakeholders to seamlessly collaborate using cloud-first workflows. The combination of Adobe’s creative software, including Premiere Pro and After Effects video...

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