In Toronto, digital visual effects and animation company C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures announced that it will be upgrading its entire VFX pipeline with The Foundry‘s Nuke and Furnace. With this new consistent VFX pipeline, all of C.O.R.E.’s 300 artists will have access to the same toolset.
Founded in 1994, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures was founded by Bob Munro, John Mariella, Kyle Menzies and William
Shatner (yes, that William Shatner). The company is divided into four division, providing VFX and animation for TV and feature films:Â C.O.R.E. Visual Effects, C.O.R.E. toons, C.O.R.E. Film Productions and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation. The Foundryâ€™s tools will replace the current systems of C.O.R.E. Digital Picturesâ€™ Visual Effects, Toons and Feature Animation divisions.
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures’ Jordan Thistlewood noted that “delivering results with ever-greater speed and efficiency without compromising qualityâ€ has become increasingly important in a global marketplace. “The Foundryâ€™sÂ tools will form a critical part of our next wave of efficiencies moving forward,” he said.
The company is currently wrapping production on the Copperheart Entertainment and Gaumaunt Production’s Splice, directed by Vincenzo Natali and staring Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody.Â C.O.R.E. Visual Effects recently wrapped production on Showtimeâ€™s third season of the mini-series The Tudors and is currently in pre-production on season four. C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures artists received the 2008 Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects for their work on the season on of The Tudors. C.O.R.E. toonâ€™s, over the course of 15 years, has produced 19 seasons, 400 episodes and120 hours ofÂ childrenâ€™s animation.Â Â The Feature Animation division recently completed work on the latest short film by Academy Award winning director, Chris Landreth.Â Previously, C.O.R.E. Feature Animation completed Disneyâ€™s The Wild.
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