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Prime Focus Technologies Buys Dax

Prime Focus subsidiary Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is buying cloud-based dailies provider Dax in a transaction worth at least $9.1 million. Mumbai-based Prime Focus said Dax's Digital Dailies system, widely used in TV production, will help bolster its relationship with … more »

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Animal Logic Reorganizes into Three Divisions

Sydney, Australia-based Animal Logic formalized a move into feature-film development this week, breaking itself up into three distinct divisions. The company's VFX operations—including Fuel VFX, which it purchased in 2012—will be combined to form Animal Logic VFX. Recent VFX projects … more »

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Autodesk to Discontinue Softimage with 2015 Release

Confirming rumors that started spreading in late February, Autodesk announced today that it will ship the final version of its 3D modeling and animation application Softimage in April. Autodesk said it will support Softimage, including offering hot fixes and service … more »

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Five Questions: Laundry! Founder Anthony Liu

You'd be hard-pressed to pick out a typical Laundry! project in a crowd. From their recent retro Max Headroom treatment for Eminem's Rap God video to a color-soaked spot for Beats by Dre, Laundry! prides itself on the range of its … more »

Claire McGrane to Run Company 3′s London Facility

Company 3 is putting Claire McGrane in charge of its London facility as director of operations. In making the announcement, the company pointed to her work as DI producer on Cold Mountain, one of the first shows to be finished … more »

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Lubezki Takes ASC Feature Award for Gravity

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC, won the award for feature-film cinematography for Gravity at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement, held Saturday Night in Hollywood. Lubezki is now a three-time ASC award-winner, having previously taken … more »

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Visual Effects Society Names 2014 Officers of Its Board of Directors

Jeffrey A. Okun was re-elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society (VES) at the January 2014 VES board meeting. This will mark Okun's sixth one-year term heading up the professional honorary society's board. His resume … more »

Facial Mocap Gets Easier as Faceware Integrates with Vicon’s Cara

Facial performance capture gets a little more flexible with news of a new global partnership between Vicon and Faceware Technologies. The deal makes it easy to process and use data from Vicon's head-mounted Cara rig, a sophisticated new system for … more »

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Avid Makes New VP Appointments, Hires New Audit Firm

Avid has made two new executive appointments aimed at bolstering its customer service and software development efforts, the company said last week. Rick Lowenstein, formerly VP of consulting at Adobe, has been named senior VP of customer success and professional … more »

MPSE Names Golden Reel Feature Film Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announced its nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards feature film categories, just ahead of the Oscar nominations. The television, animation, and computer entertainment category nominations will be announced on Friday. The awards … more »