Jan 19

THR states Avatar leads VES awards | Fxguide

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THR states Avatar leads VES awards , surprised?

The VES nominations have been released a tad early it seems by the Hollywood Reporter, which is claiming James Cameron’s “Avatar” led the list of nominations scoring 11 nominations.

The animated “Coraline,”also released in Stereo, followed with four nominations.

New Zealand-based Weta Digital, which worked on “Avatar,” led the company noms with nine.

For visual effects in an effects-driven motion picture feature, the nominees are “2012,” “Avatar,” “District 9,” “Star Trek” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Noms for supporting visual effects in a movie went to “Angels & Demons,” “The Box,” “Invictus,” “The Road” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

“9,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Caroline,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Up” were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature.

VES noms in 20 categories, covering film, animation, TV, commercials and video games were chosen Saturday by blue-ribbon panels of VES members, meeting in Burbank, San Francisco and London.

Information on the Night and the James Cameron Special Award: VES Awards site

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Jan 18

VFXWages – Global database

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Do you want to compare your salary? Do it here…

VFXWages is a global database of hourly monetary rates of people in the film and television visual effects, animation, motion graphics, and gaming industry. It allows you to see where you rate among the rest of the artists in your experience, occupation and location. Have you ever wondered if you’re earning too little? Pondering what a similar artist in your position is making on the other side of the world? Using our Wages system, you can graphically compare wages and salaries around the world.

VFXWages: Public Beta.

Jan 16

Fxpodcast with John Knoll, ILM on Avatar

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Avatar: ILM

This weeks fxpodcast from fxguide Mike Seymore speaks to John Knoll ILM vfx supervisor, on collaborating with Weta and stereoscopic for “Avatar”.

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Jan 13

Submit your work | Rushes Soho Shorts

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Submit your work to this years to this years Rushes Soho Shorts festival. Deadline 21 april 2010. This years festival is taking place the 21th-31 of July.

Soho Shorts Website : Rushes Soho Shorts Homepage.

Jan 13

Latest news from FilmTecknarna

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MORE NOMINATIONS FOR TUSSILAGO

The new short film Tussilago, by Jonas Odell,is nominated for a Golden Bear in the short film section of the Berlin Film Festival.It is an animated documentary about one of the most noted criminal cases in Sweden during the 20th century.

NEW TV-SERIES FROM JESSICA LAUREN

The new tv-series directed by Jessica Laurén – The Who-films, based on the books by Swedish author Stina Wirsén, will have world premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival this year.

TUSSILAGO NOMINATED IN GOTHENBURGJonas Odell’s new short film “Tussilago”has been nominated for an award in the upcoming Gothenburg International Filmfestival in January.

FilmTecknarna.

Jan 12

heart by laurent clermont

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Found this lovely animation from Laurent who works at Againstallodds. It is also featured on Motiongrapher really nice work!

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Jan 10

The Descent Part 2 | Filmgate

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The Descent 2 with vfx by Filmgate based in Göteborg was released this last friday in Sweden. Haven’t seen it yet, but it looks scary. Well done Filmgate!

Imdb link

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Jan 09

Avatar – Weta Digital – Joe Letteri | Fxguide

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A interview with Joe Letteri, senior vfx supervisor for Weta Digital at fxpodcast.

Avatar: Weta Digital
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Joe Letteri, senior vfx supervisor for Weta Digital, details their mocap/facial capture tech and other aspects of their work on Avatar.

Jan 08

The Third & The Seventh | Alex Roman

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If u haven’t seen this brilliant full CG work from Alex Roman, see it. Dont’t miss out the compositing breakdown.

Have a great weekend!

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Jan 08

Sci-Tech winners announced | Fxguide

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Sci-Tech academy awards winners! Big congratulations!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Scientific & Technical Awards Winners

Winners include : Paul Debevec, Tim Hawkins, John Monos & Mark Sagar for the Light Stage, Imocap on set system developed at ILM, Truelight real-time LUTS, The LUTher box, Ambient Occlusion (Pixar & ILM), The Spirit 4K/2K, ARRISCAN film scanner, Northlight film scanner, and Baselight & lustre DI systems.

Full details below but our most heartfelt congrats to all the winner this year – really well deserved.

Fifteen scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
Break out the bow ties guys !

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fxguide quick takes » Sci-Tech winners announced.