The American Society of Cinematographers, founded in 1919, is an invitation-only organization that recognizes industry professionals in the director of photography and visual effects fields. Membership has become a mark of prestige, as the title of ASC member is considered one of the highest honors a Hollywood Industry professional can receive.
FutureWorks helped to recreate Delhi’s Uphaar Cinema disaster for the recent Netflix drama Trial by Fire, delivering all previs images for the devastating fire scenes. The seven-part miniseries is a dramatization of the tragic events of June 13, 1997, where a fire caused by ill-maintained equipment during an afternoon screening of the war epic Border resulted in the deaths of 59 people, with a further 103 injured in the resulting stampede. Due to multiple safety violations, many cinema-goers were trapped inside, eventually succumbing to smoke inhalation.
The Indian special effects company FutureWorks was brought on board by Dharma Productions to work on more than 1,500 shots, including a computer-generated helicopter, for the comedy-drama Selfiee. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film is a remake of the Malayalam film Driving Licence.
Invisible — a complete technology bundle for real-time marker-less motion capture developed by disguise in partnership with Move.ai – is available now. By removing the need for markers, wearable suits, and long calibration setups, Invisible allows anyone to easily mirror their movements onto a character rig within disguise’s Designer software, all in real time.
Director and visual artist David Orr weaves a single bird’s feather into a shimmering kaleidoscope of incredible complexity and stunning beauty in a video accompanying the new Nick Cave song Wood Dove. Produced by Cave with longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, the song is one of 242 recordings included in a new compilation titled For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, created by music supervisor Randall Poster and producer Rebecca Reagan to benefit the Audubon Society.
Mr Wolf, a creative studio with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Atlanta, is expanding its advertising division with creative director Ryan Tuttle and creative director/computer generation supervisor Charles Paek joining its senior creative team.
VFX Legion created more than 100 digital effects for the premiere season of NBC Television Network’s new series Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the '90s sci-fi cult classic. Stepping in during pre-production of the first episode, the Los Angeles and British Columbia-based company created a complex mix of 2D and 3D assets across the first season.
FutureWorks, a fast-growing end-to-end film studio with a portfolio of productions such as The Peripheral, Darlings and Westworld, is expanding its presence with the opening of a visual effects studio in Hyderabad, India. Offering complete visual effects services, the new facility will extend the capacity of the FutureWorks studio ecosystem.
Visual effects studio Digital Domain has appointed industry veteran Matt McClurg as its new head of visualization. McClurg will oversee the VFX studio's full range of visualization efforts, including comprehensive previs and post viz work and a virtual production department that ranks among the top in the industry.
VFX Legion’s British Columbia studio recently delivered a mix of photoreal visual effects for the debut season of Wednesday, Netflix’s coming-of-age supernatural series. The show revolves around the Addams family’s eldest sibling, Wednesday, a mirthless, death-obsessed teenage girl, with a penchant for the macabre – and psychic abilities. Creators Alfred Gough and Miles Milla were also Wednesday’s showrunners and executive produced the sleuthing teen dramedy alongside filmmaker Tim Burton.