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2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

Contender – Visual Effects, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

January 20, 2017 | By
Contender – Visual Effects, <em>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</em>

When plans were put in place to make a standalone movie in the Star Wars universe but separated from the originally planned nine-film saga, Lucasfilm executives knew that they needed the services of the best in the visual effects industry to merge the new worlds of the film with the familiar tropes Star Wars... »

Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

December 15, 2016 | By
Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>

Rodeo FX delivered 126 visual effects shots for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world. Helmed by David Yates, who directed four Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts is a spinoff... »

20 Contenders Advance in VFX Oscar Race

December 2, 2016 | By

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: Alice through the Looking Glass       Arrival       The BFG       Batman v... »

Strange Days: VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Digits and the Dark Dimension

November 21, 2016 | By
<em>Strange</em> Days: VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Digits and the Dark Dimension

VFX supervisor Stephane Ceretti knows a little about multiple dimensions: From the interweaving timelines of Cloud Atlas, to the “Dark World” in Thor, along with his Oscar-nominated work in Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s helped render the light fantastic, all the way back to a pair of Matrix installments while working for Euro-centered FX shop... »

Doctor Strange End Credits Gallery

November 7, 2016 | By

Chicago-based production company Sarofsky has just handled its fifth main title project for Marvel Studios, Doctor Strange’s end credits sequence. Founded by Erin Sarofsky, the company has previously work on Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Ant-Man among others. Below The Line presents a gallery of their beautifully rendered visuals with a few words... »

Blur Studio Bolsters Technology and Creative Capabilities With New Talent

October 18, 2016 | By
Blur Studio Bolsters Technology and Creative Capabilities With New Talent

Award-winning animation, visual effects and design company Blur Studio has expanded with key new hires Eric Maurer, character effects supervisor and Oded Raz, asset supervisor. Maurer and Raz will bolster Blur’s leadership team, increase the studio’s capacity for larger projects, and foster the development of new technology as the company gears up for the next... »

Animal Logic Chooses FilmLight Baselight as End-to-End Finishing Solution

September 22, 2016 | By

Award-winning digital animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, has installed two Baselight grading systems in its Sydney head office. The company – whose credits range from The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge to Captain America: Civil War and the series of LEGO movies – also has operations in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Animal... »

Cut+Run Opens Additional Los Angeles Location At Newly Launched Playa Studios

September 19, 2016 | By
Cut+Run Opens Additional Los Angeles Location At Newly Launched Playa Studios

Cut+Run LA today announced the opening of an additional postproduction space within Playa Studios. Playa Studios is a beautifully curated 12,000 square foot space dedicated to fostering creativity and community. For Cut+Run, Playa Studios offers the opportunity to provide editing capabilities, as well as Jogger’s online and visual effects, close to a number of area... »

Deluxe’s Method Studios Builds Artistic Leadership, Animation Depth with Key Hires

September 13, 2016 | By

Deluxe Entertainment‘s global visual effects brand, Method Studios, today announced the expansion of its artistic leadership and animation depth with key new hires based in Los Angeles and New York. New talent includes supervising art director and head of art department Olivier Pron, commercials VFX supervisor and creative director Jesse Bradstreet, commercials VFX supervisor... »

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