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Digital Domain Takes On UFC
Published Date: 3-Feb-2012
LOS ANGELES — Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand, called on Digital Domain to create a new show open that will debut during the February 4th Pay-Per-View event, UFC 14 ...
Digital Domain Appoints Lipman VP Of Feature VFX
Published Date: 2-Feb-2012
VENICE, CA — Digital Domain Productions (www.digitaldomain.com) has named David Lipman vice president of features visual effects production. The 30-year industry veteran has served as an executive at ...
COPA Launches, Brings Together Top VFX Talent
Published Date: 1-Feb-2012
LOS ANGELES — VFX pros Vico Sharabani (right) and Alex Frisch (left) are launching COPA (Co-Op of Artists), a global collective of VFX artists working in the commercial and feature film space. COPA is ...
There Bases Business Around Digital Sets
Published Date: 1-Feb-2012
NEW YORK — Production veterans Elliott and Taylor Jobe have launched There (www.hellothere.tv), a new digital production company specializing in the capture and seamless compositing of digital sets wi ...
HPA Tech Retreat Lineup Announced
Published Date: 1-Feb-2012
LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the lineup for its HPA Tech Retreat, set to take place February 13-17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA.
Final Oscar Ballots Mailed
Published Date: 1-Feb-2012
BEVERLY HILLS — Final ballots for the 84th Academy Awards were mailed on February 1 to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Completed ballots must be returned t ...
Smith Micro & Wacom Partner On Multi-Touch Solution
Published Date: 27-Jan-2012
ALISO VIEJO, CA — Smith Micro Software, Inc. Productivity and Graphics Group and Wacom Americas ( www.wacom.com ) have formed a partnership to bring the ease of multi-touch functionality to animators ...
Pixomondo's 'Hugo' Work Gets Industry Attention
Published Date: 26-Jan-2012
LOS ANGELES — Pixomondo, an international visual effects company with a network of 11 facilities throughout the world, is gaining attention for its work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. The company has been ...
Plug-In Improves Maya/Mental Ray Workflow
Published Date: 26-Jan-2012
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — Research and development company CoreCG (www.core-cg.com) has released MentalCore, a cross-platform plug-in that’s designed to help artists achieve maximum creativity and effic ...
VES Elects 2012 Board
Published Date: 26-Jan-2012
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) recently elected its 2012 Board of Director officers.
Double Negative nominated for 'Harry Potter' work
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
LONDON — Double Negative, which won an Oscar in 2011 for its work on Inception, has been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar for the studio’s contributions to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Par ...
Escape Studios To Present Free Houdini Webinar
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
SANTA MONICA — Escape Studios will present a free Webinar on February 15 highlighting the capabilities of Side Effects’ Houdini application. The Webinar is geared towards pros who want to get to know ...
New Book Looks At Writing For Games
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
BOSTON — Mercury Learning and Information (www.merclearning.com) has published “Video Game Writing from Macro to Micro,” a new book that explores the challenging and evolving world of the games writer ...
AJA Ships Thunderbolt-Enabled Io XT
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA’s ( www.aja.com ) new Thunderbolt-enabled Io XT device is now shipping. The video I/O device features dual Thunderbolt ports allowing users to connect it to a Thunderbolt-enable ...
Oscar Nominees Announced, 'Hugo' Leads With 11
Published Date: 24-Jan-2012
HOLLYWOOD — After a lot of hype, positioning, and debate, the short-list nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were revealed, with director Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” garnering the most nods at 11 ...
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