Ian Markiewicz
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The Sandman VFX Supervisor Ian Markiewicz on Sticking to the Source Material While Still Making Netflix’s Series Its Own Thing

The Sandman, Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s beloved DC Comic, is a bold undertaking, one that brings with it a legion of fans who feel strongly about the way they experienced the Dreaming realm when they first read it on the page. But the dark fantasy series, which has already been renewed for a second season, places a major emphasis on its look and feel, one that is both in […]

Ryan Tudhope
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Top Gun: Maverick VFX Supervisor Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director

Veteran VFX Supervisor Ryan Tudhope has joined the Oscar and Emmy-winning creative studio Framestore as the newest Creative Director and VFX Supervisor on its film and episodic team. Tudhope worked as production-side VFX Supervisor on Top Gun: Maverick, delivering faultless supporting VFX for this year’s highest-gross movie, which once again soared to the top of the domestic box office over Labor Day weekend, and is also flying high on VOD as […]

Jennie Zeiher
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The Fuse Group Names Jennie Zeiher President of New Rising Sun Pictures

The Fuse Group has promoted longtime Rising Sun Pictures executive Jennie Zeiher to the role of President of RSP, it was announced Thursday. In her new position, Zeiher will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business, thereby succeeding Managing Director and Co-Founder Tony Clark. Zeiher will report to The Fuse Group’s CEO, Sébastien Bergeron, while Clark will continue as Managing Director, consulting for both Bergeron and Zeiher. Zeiher has spent […]

Secrets of the Hollywood Archives
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Craig Barron and Ben Burtt on How Secrets of the Hollywood Archives Reveals the Movie Magic of the Industry’s Golden Era

Earlier this summer, The Criterion Channel premiered a series of newly-created short documentaries titled Secrets of the Hollywood Archives that was produced by Visual Effects Artist Craig Barron and Sound Designer Ben Burtt, both of whom are Oscar winners. Secrets of the Hollywood Archives explores the movie magic and technical tricks employed by artisans of the past, utilizing the vaults of major movie studios. The five-minute shorts offer a deep dive […]

VES Hall of Fame 2022
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VES Hall of Fame Inductees Include “Grandma COBOL” and the World’s Very First Female Director

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the newest inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, who will be celebrated at a special event this fall along with other special honorees. The 2022 class of VES Hall of Fame honorees includes Mary Ellen Bute, Alice Guy-Blaché, Grace Hopper, Bill Kovacs, and George Pal. “Our VES honorees represent a group of exceptional artists, innovators, and professionals who have had a profound […]

Mark Russell
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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film on Aug. 31

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on August 31st with “The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film” featuring VFX Supervisor Jake Morrison (Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, The Avengers, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Director & VFX Supervisor Mark Russell (In the Heights, The Wolf of Wall Street, Minority Report) with Moderator Ross Shain (Chief Product […]

Francois
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VFX Supervisor Francois Dumoulin Joins Framestore’s Montreal Team

VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin has joined the talented Montreal team of award-winning creative studio Framestore, the company announced this week. Dumoulin is the latest high-level creative to join the company’s Canadian team, which has been bolstered of late by the addition of six talented VFX supervisors who joined the company’s Vancouver and Montreal branches. François joins Framestore from Rodeo FX, where his recent high-profile credits included Dune, The Sandman, and Loki. His experience […]

Stranger Things 4
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Stranger Things 4 VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on Creating That Epic Helicopter Crash and the Attack on the Rainbow Room

Following a long COVID delay, Stranger Things 4 finally premiered in May nearly three years after Season 3, with two volumes, no less, to keep in suspense regarding the fate of Hawkins. On July 1, the Duffer brothers unleashed the explosive finale, which saw Eleven and her friends battling an onslaught of evil forces, including Vecna, who was dead set on destroying them limb by limb. Megafans of the supernatural […]

Patrick Davenport
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Ghost VFX to Open New Studio in India Led By Prashant Shitole

Ghost VFX, Streamland Media’s visual effects division, has announced that early next year it will open a new 32,000 square-feet studio in Pune, Maharashtra, India in order to meet the growing needs of filmmakers worldwide. Ghost India will offer clients a full range of high-end visual effects through cloud-based technology and an industry-leading talent roster that will function as a hybrid of work-from-home and in-studio. “We are very excited to […]

Nico Van den Bosch
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Veteran VFX Supervisor/Artist Nico Van den Bosch Joins Alkemy X as Head of Pipeline

Alkemy X has brought on VFX industry veteran Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline across all of its offices. Van den Bosch brings over 20 years of experience in visual effects and 3D animation in feature films and commercials, combining an engineering and computer science background with a passion for creative problem solving and developing VFX pipeline strategies that focus on efficient workflows. His broad range of experience […]