July 29, 2014
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Rodeo FX Delivers Visual Effects for Lucy

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Rodeo FX Delivers Visual Effects for <em>Lucy</em>

Montreal-based VFX studio Rodeo FX completed more than 160 visual effects shots for Luc Besson's new thriller Lucy. This was the company's first collaboration with the French writer/director, who is behind some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history (La femme Nikita, The 5th Element). »

California Film Commission Reports on the Tax Credit Program

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California Film Commission Reports on the Tax Credit Program

The California Film Commission released its annual report on the progress of the state’s film and television tax credit program yesterday. Facing fierce competition from states with more generous tax credit programs, like Georgia, Louisiana and New York, California’s Senate is currently considering bill... »

Mike Marino Delivers Special Makeup Effects for Deliver Us From Evil

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Mike Marino Delivers Special Makeup Effects for <em>Deliver Us From Evil</em>

New York-based artist Mike Marino has been doing prosthetically-achieved makeup effects of all types of films and television shows for over 15 years. His notable recent projects include The Wolf of Wall Street, Black Swan and TV’s Boardwalk Empire. For the new horror project,... »

Rick Rosenthal Proposes Moral Questions in Drones

Rick Rosenthal Proposes Moral Questions in <em>Drones</em>

What if killing the real-life evildoers was as simple and harmless as playing a video game in the comfort of your own home wearing your own clothes? The 2014... »

TV Production Schedule Shift Boosts L.A. Filming

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TV Production Schedule Shift Boosts L.A. Filming

FilmL.A. updated its regional on-location filming report, showing a surge in television production for the second quarter of 2014. The organization, which serves as the official film office of... »

Dan Kramer on Edge of Tomorrow’s Visual Effects

Dan Kramer on <em>Edge of Tomorrow</em>’s Visual Effects

Tom Cruise has been facilitating starring vehicles for himself seemingly once a year now for the better part of the past decade. This year, he has embraced a much... »

MASTERSFX Develops Digital Makeup Effects for Falling Skies

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MASTERSFX Develops Digital Makeup Effects for <em>Falling Skies</em>

Character effects company MASTERSFX announced the launch of a new digital makeup division called dMFX in conjunction with the premiere of season four of the Amblin Television/TNT series Falling... »

Exceptional Minds Students Contribute to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Exceptional Minds Students Contribute to <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em>

Seated among the cast and crew for Wednesday’s screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at the Zanuck Theater, Los Angeles, were six crew members from Exceptional... »

Television Academy Announces Emmy Nominations

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Television Academy Announces Emmy Nominations

The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards this morning at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District, California. Television Academy chairman and... »

Jim Schwalm Coordinates Special Effects for Transformers: Age Of Extinction

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Jim Schwalm Coordinates Special Effects for <em>Transformers: Age Of Extinction</em>

To the uninformed reader, the term “special effects” as it pertains to cinema would include spaceships dogfighting against a starfield, digital aliens interacting with live-action humans, and a 10-story... »

There’s No Place Like Home at California Locations Expo

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“California is the edge. That is the incentive,” said Danny DeVito at the recent California Locations Expo, held this year in The Hollywood Museum, just kitty-corner from where the... »

The Sound of How to Train Your Dragon 2

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The Sound of <em>How to Train Your Dragon 2</em>

In this exclusive profile, SoundWorks Collection talks with Skywalker Sound re-recording mixer and sound designer Randy Thom and director Dean DeBlois about Dreamworks Animation’s animated action-adventure film How to... »

 
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