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Boosting Creativity Is As Easy As “DPPO”

I just returned from the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas and the theme of the event was “The Changing Face of Media & Entertainment.” This topic seems particularly relevant due to the insatiable demand for content via traditional media … more »


How the Virtual Star of Ted Showed Up at the Oscars

The virtual star of “Ted” presented at the 2013 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with co-star Mark Wahlberg. Credit: Universal Pictures/ Tippett Studio So how does an animated character “appear” at the Oscars? Dell Precision’s Scott Hamilton interviewed Scott Liedtka, visual … more »

Feature Films on Kodak Dominate Academy Awards

Argo’s best picture win topped off a successful night at the Academy Awards for movies originating on Kodak film. In the 85-year history of the awards, no Oscar-winning best picture has ever been made without motion-picture film technology. In addition … more »

Dell Helps Power Visual Effects in Oscar-Nominated Films

·         Dell technology enables Pixomondo to deliver high-quality visual effects shots efficiently and on deadline for the Oscar-nominated film, “Snow White and the Huntsman” ·         ILP VFX standardized on Dell UltraSharp U2711 monitors for its visual effects work on “Kon-Tiki,” nominated in … more »

Films Using ARRI Equipment Win Big on Oscar Night

At the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, films making use of ARRI equipment have taken away many of the big prizes.   Argo took home Best Picture honors as well as Editing and Adapted Screenplay, while Life of Pi … more »


Weta Digital’s Guy Williams on The Avengers

Guy Williams was the visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital for The Avengers. We spoke to him last May upon the release of the film, and caught up with him again to talk about his Oscar and BAFTA nominations for … more »


ILM’s Jeff White on The Avengers

Jeff White’s nominations for a visual effects Oscar and BAFTA award for his work at Industrial Light & Magic on The Avengers are his first, but they follow five VES nominations and a VES award for Outstanding Visual Effects in … more »


VFX Supe Cedric Nicolas-Troyan on Snow White and the Huntsman

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is a commercials and feature film director. He traveled back into supervising visual effects on Snow White and the Huntsman, and received an Oscar nomination for his effort. Nicolas-Troyan began his career as a visual effects artist in … more »


Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Hobbit

Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri has won four visual effects Oscars (for the second and third Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, and Avatar), and has received seven Oscar nominations—including this year’s nomination for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected … more »


Oscar-Nominated VFX Supe Richard Stammers Talks Prometheus

Richard Stammers, nominated for an Oscar for his VFX work on Prometheus, joined the Moving Picture Company (MPC) as a digital compositor for the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone after working as a compositor and visual effects supervisor … more »