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Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards Honor SMPTE

On Saturday night, Feb. 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 33 individuals at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards. AMPAS also honored the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers on … more »

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Life After Pi

Just in time for the Oscars, this new 30-minute documentary looks at the Rhythm & Hues bankruptcy, the changing world of filmmaking, and the pressure inherent in the business model of visual effects. Director-editor Scott Leberecht and producer Christina Lee … more »

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Ending the VFX Crisis: What Has to Happen

UPDATE: 4/17. The past two articles have garnered an unexpectedly large number of important, articulate responses from industry people. There is as much — or more — useful information in these comments as in the original blog. I ask you to … more »

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Cinematographer Claudio Miranda on Oblivion and Life of Pi

Already well-known for his work with director David Fincher, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, cinematographer Claudio Miranda saw his career reach a new peak this year with an Oscar win for Life of Pi, which he shot in stereo … more »

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Rhythm & Hues: A Brief History of Animal CGI

Online video essayist Kevin B. Lee created this montage of VFX breakdowns showing a decade's progression of CG creature work from the famed Rhythm & Hues Studios, whose VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer won an Oscar last night for his work … more »

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Rhythm & Hues to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Animation studio Rhythm & Hues, which is widely expected to win an Oscar this year for Life of Pi, is reportedly filing today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The El Segundo, CA-based company is said to have warned workers that … more »