Compositor Stefan Ihringer talks about his career as a freelance artist, sharing knowledge
and expertise, and making the most of compositing software, in particular eyeon Fusion.
Digital Domain Media Group has hired new Head of Studio at DDMG in Florida, Jim Berney,
an Academy Award nominee formerly in a leadership role at SPI’s New Mexico studio.
Identity FX contributed to the stereo optimisation of a large portion of ‘Prometheus’,
requiring stereo 3D correction and geometry and colour alignment, using the SGO
Mistika finishing system.
The Foundry Katana has now been adopted at MPC to improve and speed workflows for
their Lighting TDs and teams working on feature films.
SPIN VFX has taken on new senior artists with extensive, varied feature film experience,
CG Supervisor Mayur Patel, Tim Alexander as Asset Supervisor/Matte Painter and
Wojciech Zielinski, VFX Supervisor.
Autodesk's next M&E Webinar Series - 'Meet the Expert' event will again focus on Smoke 2013
in 'Autodesk Smoke 2013 – It's All In The Detail' presented by ANZ Creative Finishing
Specialist Rob O'Neill.
Thinkbox will be introducing Draft image automation engine for Deadline and demonstrating
EMBER field creation and manipulation plug-in at SIGGRAPH 2012.
Pixomondo has taken on two experienced VFX professionals at their London office, Executive
Producer Roma O’Connor and VFX Supervisor Joern Grosshans.
CoSA VFX in Los Angeles have developed their specialty in invisible visual effects with
a custom pipeline based on Luxology modo and Nuke from The Foundry.
Autodesk is celebrating 20 years since the launch of Flame. VFX artist Caroline Journo at
Digital District in France tells why her skills in Flame make a difference in the world of
The Foundry’s MARI is now at work as a primary paint tool at Rhythm & Hues, where the
team is using MARI on several projects in production.
eyeon Software’s Fusion 6.4 is now available and updates its fast compositing functions
with a new Avid workflow, more camera format support and a tool for geometry
particles, Replicate 3D.
Western X animal effects specialists have built a system based on PipelineFX Qube! render
farm software to manage graphics rendering for their kid’s film projects, including Disney’s
LipSync VFX facility welcomes Ben Shepherd as Head of 3D/Visual Effects Supervisor. Ben has
divese experience working as both VFX Supervisor and Digital Effects Supervisor.
Modus FX has opened a new previs division in Montreal. Using concept artistry, stunt
choreography and shot planning in previs, Modus aims to closely link preproduction
to VFX teams in post.
The Mill LA’s design team used extreme close-up, high speed photography in super
slow motion to produce a titles sequence echoing the magical themes of ‘Snow
White and the Huntsman’.
Authority FX, now in its fifth year, has been evolving its processes, pipeline and delivery
formats and will soon release a series of compositing plugins.
Golaem Crowd version 1.5 places fast crowd rendering directly into the Maya render window
for mental ray, V-Ray and Renderman.