The British companies Disguise and Xplor have formed a partnership to tackle the skills gap in virtual production. Together, the two organizations are launching the first UK virtual production accelerator, a learning program that gives trainees hands-on experience with the latest real-time technologies and advanced LED volumes.
Rising Sun Pictures, Brisbane, has appointed Egan Wesener as a teaching, learning and development associate. He will work closely with Anna Hodge, manager of education and training, to oversee the Brisbane studio’s visual effects training program, which recently expanded to Queensland.
Fancy House of Visual Effects has hired veteran VFX artist, designer, and creative director Tim Sepulveda as head of computer graphics and sales and marketing specialist Amy Jones as executive producer/head of sales. The studio, a sister company of Goldcrest Post, has also promoted Alex Tracy, adding executive producer to his title as head of production.
The Advanced Imaging Society has presented Adobe with the 2023 Century Award for its revolutionary role in innovating filmmaking technology.
Goldcrest Post helped to prepare Cat Person for its recent world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, providing comprehensive post-production services for director Susanna Fogel’s psychological thriller, which Deadline called “a must see.”
Rising Sun Pictures has appointed Phil Barrenger to the new role of head of operations. This new position will oversee the artist and technological aspects of the business and will report to RSP president, Jennie Zeiher.
Impossible Objects, a Los Angeles-based creative studio is working to define the future of film and entertainment by embracing real-time technology to blend the physical and digital worlds. The company has established key relationships and partnerships across film, gaming, and technology, and has built innovative projects and workflows with a growing list of clients including Blizzard, Google Play, Western Digital, Honda, and Toyota.
Nice Shoes produced the main title sequence for Wedding Season, the new romantic comedy from Netflix about a pair of young Indian Americans under pressure from their parents to marry. Creative director Stefan Woronko collaborated with Tom Dey, the film’s director, in designing the witty, lighthearted opener, which draws inspiration from dating apps.
The award-winning visual effects studio Milk is opening a new studio in Bordeaux, France in January 2023. Leading the creative team and head of studio will be Milk VFX supervisor Andy Morley, who has been operating out of France for the last year. He will work with his extensive network of VFX talent in France and across Europe in addition to developing his relationships with key schools and universities to access the best emerging talent.
Rising Sun Pictures’ visual effects supervisor Julian Hutchens, alongside fellow nominees Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Joshua Simmonds and Adam Hammond have won the 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for their work on Elvis.