Visual Effects

Grading a VFX Tour de Force

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:38 -- Nick Dager

One of the most awaited drama series of 2019, His Dark Materials, produced by Bad Wolf for BBC and HBO, was finished at Technicolor in London. With a story set in a parallel universe that seems like the Britain of a century ago, and with fantastic elements such as giant armored polar bears and ever-present demons – animal representations of the human soul – the production is a tour de force of visual effects, and therefore somewhat demanding of the colorist, Jean-Clément Soret.

Jellyfish Pictures Claims World’s Largest Virtual VFX and Animation Studio

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:42 -- Nick Dager

Multi-award winning VFX and animation studio Jellyfish Pictures today announced that it has opened its newest facility in South London, Brixton. The new studio seats 200 artists and, in addition to its other four studios spread across South London and Sheffield, will be the company’s official headquarters.

Recreating One of History’s Biggest Races

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures helped to recreate one of the most thrilling events in the history of auto racing for Ford v Ferrari, the new film from 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. The studio produced 223 visual effects shots for the film, the majority for an eight-minute sequence depicting the first 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1966. Artists created a historically accurate, digital replica of the famous speedway and filled it with cheering fans.

Ziva Dynamics Wins Monolith Award for Ziva VFX

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:48 -- Nick Dager

Ziva Dynamics has won the Monolith Award for Technology for its flagship simulation software, Ziva VFX. The annual award is presented to the achievement that represents “the most outstanding innovations in technology" across the media and entertainment industry. It was presented live to Ziva Dynamics on November 9 at the Infinity Festival in Hollywood.

HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media content industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the recipients’ dedication to the betterment of the industry.

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