Visual Effects

Brittany Herriman, Data Wrangler

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:36 -- Nick Dager

As a senior data wrangler at Rising Sun Pictures, Brittany Herriman helps keep the studio’s production pipeline running in high gear. Her role is to manage the vast amounts of data exchanged each day between RSP and motion pictures studios and other production partners. Media arriving at the studio must be accessible to artists working in various aspects of visual effects production. Finished work needs to be delivered on time and on spec to stakeholders around the globe.

Chelsea Mirus Realizes Her Dream

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

An Adelaide native, Chelsea Mirus trained at Rising Sun Pictures in 2016 while working toward a Media Arts degree from the University of South Australia. Moving quickly into a staff position as a visual effects coordinator at RSP, she worked on a string of high-profile projects including Captain Marvel, Alita: Battle Angel, Thor: Ragnarok and Game of Thrones. Then, in 2019, she accepted a post with Important Looking Pirates, a VFX studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, and moved halfway around the globe to become part of a team attached to such hit shows as The Mandalorian, Westworld, Lost in Space and The Stand.

Technicolor Goes “Beyond Imagination”

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 09:46 -- Nick Dager

Technicolor has launched Technicolor Creative Studios, forming a collaborative global structure to drive innovation and creativity across its family of studios. As the company’s flagship division, it will focus on the transformation of the entertainment, experiential, and advertising industries. Technicolor Creative Studios’ new proposition – Beyond Imagination – comes from a desire to spark unparalleled creativity, pushing the boundaries of the imagination to bring groundbreaking and unforgettable ideas to life.

The Colonie Creates a New Look for the Black Experience on Xfinity

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:46 -- Nick Dager

Burrell Communications recently returned to The Colonie, tapping the talents of editor Graham Chapman and the Chicago-based company’s design team for the multi-platform launch of Black Experience on Xfinity (BEOX). The package of broadcast and social media spots introduces a first-of-its-kind collection of movies, TV shows, news, and more celebrating Black culture.

The Effects of a Road Trip

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:31 -- Nick Dager

Led by visual effects supervisor James David Hattin, VFX Legion's team delivered a challenging mix of shots for Half Brothers, director Luke Greenfield's new film for Focus Features. A fully remote company since its inception, Legion efficiently created a mix of complex photorealistic effects for the comedic road trip.

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Mixing Live Action with VFX

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

Following its Netflix launch in January, Fate: The Winx Saga, the live-action TV adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated series Winx Club quickly shot to number one in the U.S. and number three in the U.K. Cinematographer Frida Wendel FSF shot the series. As Wendell put it, one of her considerations during the live action shoot was how to play around with the visual effects.

Rising Sun Acquires New Space to Meet Production Demand

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

Buoyed by a boom in motion picture and series production, and commitments from multiple international film productions and streaming series Rising Sun Pictures has expanded by taking charge of the building next to its main studio located in Pulteney Street in Adelaide. The new 5,167 square-foot space, which was acquired to house additional staff, includes a cinema-style screening room, sound proofed meeting and review facilities, and a workspace for up to 80 artists.

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