Long-time VFX executive Andrew Bell has joined LA-based Method Studios as senior EP/VP of its Advertising division. He will report to Method Advertising MD/EVP Stuart Robinson.
Bell spent nearly two decades with MPC, first as a producer in London and then spearheading its initial foray into Los Angeles. When they expanded and relocated, Continue reading
May 22, 2018
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Framestore has named Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph as joint heads of CG at its London studio. The two will lead the company’s advertising, television and immersive work alongside head of animation Ross Burgess.
Gharraph has returned to Framestore after a two-year stint at ILM, where he was lead FX artist on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Continue reading
May 21, 2018
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The HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) has opened the call for entries in creative categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards recognize artistic excellence in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects in feature film, television and commercials.
The 13th annual awards presentation will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on November 15. Continue reading
May 18, 2018
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Freefolk’s New York studio has beefed up its staff with the addition of Brandon Danowski as lead Flame artist. Danowski joins Freefolk after spending four years at The Mill’s New York City office, where he worked on the NFL’s 2015 Super Bowl Babies spot, among other things. Continue reading
May 15, 2018
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LipSync Post, located in London’s Soho, has upgraded its studio with Dolby Atmos capabilities to LipSync. They also installed a new control system. To accomplish this, LipSync teamed up with HHB Communications’ Scrub division to create a hybrid, dual Avid S6 and AMS Neve DFC-3D desk while also upgrading the room to create Dolby Atmos mixes with a new HE-RMU. Continue reading
May 14, 2018
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Full-service editorial equipment rental and services provider Pacific Post has expanded its footprint with the opening of a new 10,000 square-foot facility in Sherman Oaks, California. This brings the total locations in the LA area to three, including North Hollywood and Hollywood.
The new location offers 25 Avid suites with 24/7 technical support, Continue reading
May 10, 2018
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Mill Film will open a new facility in Montréal, Québec with operations starting this summer. The announcement follows the February launch of Mill Film in Adelaide, Australia.
Mill Film, a Technicolor studio that won an Academy Award for best visual effects for the movie Gladiator in 2001, Continue reading
May 10, 2018
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Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has named Rob Bredow as SVP, executive creative director and head of ILM, which is a division of Lucasfilm. Bredow will be in charge of all of ILM’s four studios worldwide — in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Vancouver — and report to Lucasfilm GM Lynwen Brennan. Continue reading
May 9, 2018
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Recently, Dell made updates to its line of Precision mobile workstations targeting the media and entertainment industries. The Dell Precision 7730 and 7530 mobile workstations feature the latest eighth-generation IntelCore and Xeon processors, AMD Radeon WX and Nvidia Quadro professional graphics, 3200MHz SuperSpeed memory and memory capacity up to 128GB. Continue reading
May 1, 2018
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TVLogic, a designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED high-definition displays, has acquired Nexto DI, a provider of portable field backup storage for digital cameras. They are located in South Korea.
Nexto DI uses the company’s patented “X-copy” technology, while M-copy (copy to multiple drives simultaneously), Continue reading
May 1, 2018
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