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Sony Pictures Imageworks Delivers VFX for Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

By Staff

Culver City-based visual effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks recently contributed a total of 88 VFX shots for Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, working in tandem with lead VFX facility MPC. »

Proof Provides Previs and Postvis for Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

By Staff

Los Angeles-based visualization facility Proof recently provided extensive previs and postvis services for the new Marvel Studios motion picture Guardians Of The Galaxy. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on Aug. 1. »

Contender – Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By Mark London Williams

The first installment of the prequel trilogy to Lord of the Rings, a reworked telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, now features material from the appendices found in "The Lord of the Rings" book trilogy, (which is filled with encyclopedic background information on Middle Earth), which expands the story and scope of the visual... »

Contender – Best Animated Film, Frankenweenie

By Scott Essman

Director Tim Burton once proclaimed that he would love the chance to direct a gothic horror movie. In its own way, the 2012 stop-motion animated film Frankenweenie might represent his best chance to date. Heavily based on Burton’s 1984 short of the same name, in its essence about a boy scientist who brings a... »

Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Celebrates 75 Years

By Scott Essman

“When you are doing your job right, people don’t notice it,” said event communications director Rick Markovitz. And so can be said for many crafts in cinema, makeup being foremost among them. Though they are often listed in a film’s end credits, makeup and hair styling artists can be counted as integrally essential aspects of... »

Framestore Creates CG Dinosaurs for Kellogg’s

By Staff

Framestore recently completed its second Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut spot for Leo Burnett. The commercial gave Framestore an opportunity to create a CG dinosaur from scratch and fit it into a cramped and effects-laden kitchen. »

Penske Media Buys Variety

By Staff

Penske Media Corporation, (PMC) owners of Deadline, TVLine, MovieLine, HollywoodLife, BGR and ENTV announced today that it has purchased Variety from Reed Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. »

IBC 2012 Wrap Up

By Phil Rhodes

I must admit that I arrived in Amsterdam with a sense of deep foreboding at the amount of pixel peeping I was going to be asked to do at IBC this year. The recent availability of cameras like the Sony FS700 and Canon C300, and the realization that they're both quite decent, is an... »

Framestore Gives British Airways the Home Field Advantage

By Staff

London-based Framestore recently worked with ad agency BBH to deliver an integrated Olympics campaign for British Airways – comprising an iconic TV ad, a viral teaser and a customizable application that creates personalized edits of the TV spot. Centering on a Boeing 777-200 taxiing through the streets of London, the campaign follows the plane... »

Special Olympics PSA Leaves Audiences “Speechless”

By Staff

Director Martin Rodahl, recently produced a public service announcement for Special Olympics Illinois, which provides year-round sports training and competition and leadership programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Illinois. The spot focuses on athlete Susie Doyens. Born with Down syndrome, Doyens remained practically mute for most of her childhood due... »

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