Brickyard VFX Brings Beauty to Life in Ruby Sparks

Directorial duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris recently tapped longtime collaborators at bi-coastal Brickyard VFX for all visual effects work on their second indie feature, Ruby Sparks. Dayton and Faris have partnered with Brickyard VFX since the company’s inception on numerous music videos, commercials and other projects. […]


KANDOR Graphics Invests in Mistika

European CG animation production studio, KANDOR Graphics, has invested in a Mistika postproduction system. SGO’s Mistika produces high-end animated short and feature films, and one reason KANDOR chose Mistika is its versatility to support animation in 2D and stereo 3D. […]

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LOOK Effects Hires Jeff Wozniak as Digital Effects Supervisor

Los Angeles-based LOOK Effects has named industry veteran Jeff Wozniak as digital effects supervisor. After 11 years with Industrial Light & Magic as sequence supervisor and senior digital artist, Wozniak has made the move to the east coast to work in LOOK’s New York office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects. Jeff brings extensive live-action and feature animation experience to his new position. […]


The Real Meaning of “High End”

There was a time when the world was simple. Ampex made video tape recorders, Pye made cameras, and the western world had manufacturing industries. Even in the modern world, where we’re more likely to be using specialist software running on commodity hardware, there are go-to names for the big stuff: Digidesign for audio editing on Pro Tools, da Vinci for color correction, Teranex for standards conversion and Cintel for telecine. […]


Rock Paper Scissors Cuts Viral Hit for Pepsi MAX

During the NBA Finals, Pepsi MAX drove millions of fans to a YouTube video profiling a breakout basketball sensation – a 70-year-old man known only as Uncle Drew. The secret is that the crusty septuagenarian is actually 20-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving in an elaborate special effects makeup disguise. […]

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Reliance MediaWorks Joins Digital Domain’s 3D Licensing Program

Digital Domain Media Group announced that Reliance MediaWorks, an Indian film and entertainment services company, has joined DDMG’s 3D technology licensing program. The licensing deal covers processes patented by DDMG to provide stereo 3D conversion services for feature films. Reliance MediaWorks, also Digital Domain’s preferred visual effects production partner in London and Mumbai, joins Prime Focus World and Samsung Electronics, which have also licensed DDMG’s 3D technology for 2D-3D conversion services and consumer electronics respectively. […]

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New Art Miami Provides ADR Services for Summer Films

New Art Miami recently completed ADR for the summer blockbuster films Ted, Savages and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Actors Mark Walhber, Anthony Mackie and Sandra Echeverria worked with senior ADR recordist, Juan Dieguez, in the boutique’s Hollywood-scale recording studio. Dieguez, who has honed his craft looping a long roster of high-profile feature films, recorded and engineered the sessions for the trio of movies directed by Seth McFarlane, Oliver Stone and Tim Burton, respectively. […]