Tag Archives: VFX

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The Finest Hours

Podcast: Director Craig Gillespie on the Massive Effort Behind The Finest Hours

Disney’s The Finest Hours is the fifth full-length motion picture directed by Craig Gillespie, and far and away, the largest, most technically complicated, and highest-profile picture he has helmed. The movie relates the real-life story of a heroic Coast Guard … more »

Star Wars VFX supervisor Roger Guyett

ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett should have been stressed and exhausted, but he showed no signs of it when we met at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. As we walked down the hall … more »

VFX Oscar shortlist

And Then There Were 10: Academy Releases VFX Oscar Shortlist

After taking the unusual step earlier this month of listing a full 20 films being considered for the VFX Oscar, the Academy has narrowed the field. Only 10 films now appear on the VFX Oscar shortlist. Still in the race? Ex … more »

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Academy Announces 20 Contenders for VFX Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee has made its preliminary shortlist of 20 films for this year's VFX Oscar. They are, in alphabetical order: Ant-Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Bridge of Spies Chappie Everest … more »

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Jason Dowdeswell Will Lead FuseFX in Vancouver

Jason Dowdeswell has been named head of production and senior VFX supervisor at FuseFX in Vancouver. Formerly VP of production operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Dowdeswell will be in charge of production activities at FuseFX's Vancouver operations, including a … more »

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Watch Video: Alexa 65 Footage Debuts in Mission: Impossible 5

Camera buffs will have their first chance to check out footage from the ARRI Alexa 65 in the real world this weekend, when an underwater sequence captured with the new large-format camera system hits movie theater screens as part of Mission: Impossible — … more »

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Cinesite Merges with Image Engine

Making good on a promise of international expansion after its 2012 purchase by British private equity firm Endless [see our previous coverage], VFX and animation industry mainstay Cinesite has merged with Vancouver's Image Engine. The deal brings the total worldwide headcount … more »

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Pixar’s RenderMan Software Speeds Up Ray-Tracing Results

Pixar released version 20 of its RenderMan software, introducing a new noise-reduction technology designed to more efficiently deal with artifacts created by physically based ray tracers. The company said the new denoising system has allowed a "massive" reduction in the … more »

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SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »

Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Open VFX Studio in Mumbai

Prime Focus World and Double Negative are planning a new VFX facility in Mumbai's Film City, the epicenter of Bollywood filmmaking. The new studio will be modeled on Double Negative's existing facilities and infrastructure in London, Vancouver, and Singapore. The … more »