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VFX Industry Veteran Tony Robins Joins Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising

May 23, 2022 | By
VFX Industry Veteran Tony Robins Joins Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising

VFX industry veteran Tony Robins has joined Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising, the company’s CEO, Zak Tucker, recently announced. Robins joins from The Mill’s New York studio, where he spent 14 years as a pioneering artist and creative leader, rising from Head of 2D to Director of Operations and then to Managing Director. Over... »

Framestore Names Mel Sullivan New CEO as Sir William Sargent Steps Down to Focus on Company 3

May 12, 2022 | By
Framestore Names Mel Sullivan New CEO as Sir William Sargent Steps Down to Focus on Company 3

Framestore, the Oscar and Emmy-winning VFX studio that has conjured visuals for the likes of Gravity, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Blade Runner 2049, has tapped Mel Sullivan as its new CEO, as Sir William Sargent is stepping down as CEO after 26 years to focus on the wider Framestore Company 3 Group. Sullivan has been with Framestore since 1998, most recently... »

Everything Everywhere All at Once VFX Team Reveals How They Delivered Eye-Popping Work With Such a Small Team

May 4, 2022 | By
<em>Everything Everywhere All at Once</em> VFX Team Reveals How They Delivered Eye-Popping Work With Such a Small Team

The eccentric visuals and impressive martial arts sequences in Daniels’ new A24 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once required a lot of work, both in pre-production and post, but it’s the latter where things really came together. Rather than go with a big VFX house as they did with their previous feature, Swiss Army Man,... »

BREAK+ENTER Adds Emmy-Winning VFX Supervisor David W. Reynolds

April 19, 2022 | By
BREAK+ENTER Adds Emmy-Winning VFX Supervisor David W. Reynolds

Emmy Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor David W. Reynolds has joined the creative team at BREAK+ENTER. A 20-year industry veteran, Reynolds brings top-level experience across features, television, and advertising, including such notable projects as Boardwalk Empire, The Get Down, Jessica Jones, Joker, and The Tick. In his new role, Reynolds will oversee film and television visual effects from... »

VFX Veteran Camille Geier Joins BREAK+ENTER as Executive Producer

April 11, 2022 | By
VFX Veteran Camille Geier Joins BREAK+ENTER as Executive Producer

VFX veteran Camille Geier has joined BREAK+ENTER as an Executive Producer. The industry stalwart brings with her more than 20 years of top-level experience spanning features, episodic television, and advertising. She will lead the studio’s creative, production and sales teams, overseeing current operations, directing sales, and setting strategic direction for the Nice Shoes company.... »

Foundation VFX Supervisors on Black Holes, the Star Bridge, and Designing a “New Sci-Fi Visual Language”

April 5, 2022 | By
<i>Foundation</i> VFX Supervisors on Black Holes, the Star Bridge, and Designing a “New Sci-Fi Visual Language”

Based on Isaac Asimov‘s Hugo Award-winning novels, Foundation follows efforts by rebels to establish a new society before the current ruling empire collapses. The 10-episode first season is currently streaming in its entirety on Apple TV+, where the series proved popular enough with sci-fi fans that it was renewed for a second season. Four... »

The Batman: Weta FX’s Anders Langlands on Creating That Insane Car Chase and Lots and Lots of Rain 

April 1, 2022 | By
<i>The Batman</i>: Weta FX’s Anders Langlands on Creating That Insane Car Chase and Lots and Lots of Rain 

When filmmaker Matt Reeves decided to director The Batman, he knew he’d need the help of Weta FX, the company that was instrumental in creating Andy Serkis‘ Caesar, as well as his primate friends and foes, for Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes — both of which earned Oscar nominations... »

Shang-Chi‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

March 14, 2022 | By
<i>Shang-Chi</i>‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

Marvel Studios released three movies in 2021 — four, if you count its collaboration on Spider-Man: No Way Home — but one of the best, in terms of its visual effects, was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which used those effects to enhance its physics-defying fight sequences. Though Shang-Chi was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the overall VFX... »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »

VES Awards Winners: Dune, Encanto, and Apple’s Foundation Take Top Prizes

March 8, 2022 | By
VES Awards Winners: <i>Dune</i>, <i>Encanto</i>, and Apple’s <i>Foundation</i> Take Top Prizes

The Visual Effects Society held its 20th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where WB/Legendary’s Dune won the top prize — Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, the award that hews closest to the VFX Oscar. Elsewhere, Disney’s animated movie Encanto and the Apple TV+ series Foundation won the night’s top prizes. There are more... »