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Rising Sun Pictures’ Thomas Maher Helps Young Artists Turn Their Passion into Careers

Having completed the school’s Graduate Certificate program himself, Maher brings a special brand of enthusiasm to the classroom. Adelaide, South Australia—Thomas Maher is the youngest member of the teaching staff at Rising Sun Pictures Education. The Adelaide native is himself an alumnus of the program, having completed the Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting in 2017, delivered in conjunction ...

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Creative Category Nominations for 2019 HPA Awards Announced

The HPA Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the creative categories for the 2019 HPA Awards. A standard bearer for creative excellence and technical innovation, the HPA Awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by the individuals and teams who help bring stories to life. Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards recognize outstanding achievement in color grading, editing, sound, ...

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FotoKem Expands Footprint in Santa Monica

FotoKem has expanded its creative post production services in Santa Monica, furthering the company’s ongoing commitment to filmmakers in the Los Angeles area. By providing access to its talented roster of artists and technical expertise, the expansion provides a convenient location on the west side connected to the company’s Burbank and Hollywood sites. Designed to support an entire pipeline of services, the FotoKem Santa Monica facility ...

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Pace Pictures and ShockBox VFX Forge an Alliance

Full service post facility and visual effects house formalize a long-standing creative partnership to provide turnkey services for film and television and virtual reality finishing. HOLLYWOOD—Pace Pictures, a full-service sound and picture post-production facility based in Hollywood, and ShockBox VFX, a bi-coastal specialist in visual effects, animation and motion graphics, have formed a strategic alliance for film and television projects. ...

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MOD Delivers VFX for VMA Nominees

Boutique VFX studio contributes to videos for many of the top nominees and performers in this year’s awards competition. ATLANTA—Ariana Grande, Cardi B, H.E.R., Lizzo and Normani are not only among the top contenders in this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, all are also beneficiaries of the magic of MOD. The boutique visual effects studio created fantastical imagery for videos ...

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Francesca Milde Used Training at RSP Education to Launch a Thriving Career as a VFX Artist

Former RSP Student Returns to RSP as a Compositor   Adelaide, South Australia—A little more than three years into her professional career, Francesca Milde has already amassed an impressive credit list as a visual effects compositor. The Adelaide native, who rejoins Rising Sun Pictures this month after a stint with Luma Pictures, Melbourne, has contributed to such films as Alien: ...

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HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media ...

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Method’s Lewie Carson Learned How to Succeed as a VFX Artist at RSP Education

“I’m loving it!” Adelaide, South Australia–Lewie Carson is a junior compositor at Method in Melbourne, where he has worked on several studio films including Men in Black: International, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Tomb Raider, Christopher Robin, Aquaman and A-X-L. Originally from Melbourne, Lewie completed Rising Sun Pictures’ Graduate Certificate Program in Compositing and Tracking in 2016. At RSP, ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

In its first contribution to the Spider-Man franchise, studio produces hologram that reveals the origin of the Elementals. Adelaide, South Australia—Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ superhero epic Spider-Man: Far From Home, one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters. The studio’s work included a memorable holographic sequence that reveals one ...

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Roto Artist Chris La Jump Starts His Career at RSP Education

Adelaide, South Australia— Adelaide native Chris La grew up enamored with movie magic. As a young man in 2016, he took a step toward turning his infatuation into a lifetime career by enrolling in Rising Sun Pictures’ Graduate Certificate Program in Compositing and Tracking. Conducted on the premises of the award-winning visual effects studio, the program required long hours and ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”

Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past. Adelaide, South Australia— Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned ...

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HPA Awards Open the Call for Entries in Creative Categories

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning ...

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VFX Veteran Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X

Compositing Supervisor’s credits include “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Jungle Book” and “Avatar.” PHILADELPHIA— Alkemy X has hired Rebecca Manning as Compositing Supervisor for its Visual Effects division. Manning brings 16 years of experience and more than 40 major feature film and television credits, including Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avatar. Manning ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel”

Studio delivers hundreds of complex VFX shots for the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Adelaide, South Australia— Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying a mania for detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ latest film Captain Marvel. The studio executed a host of challenging visuals for the blockbuster production including a fully ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Teams with Weta Digital for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel”

Studio collaborates on new film’s lunar battle and zero-gravity training sequences. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures’ ability to deliver amazing visuals is on full display in the 20th Century Fox’s new cyberpunk adventure film Alita: Battle Angel. Working in tandem with Weta Digital, the lead visual effects studio, RSP created breathtaking shots for two key sequences in the film, including a furious battle ...

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Monika Batchelor Uses RSP Training as a Springboard to a Career in Hollywood

Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education measures its success one student at a time. It takes great pride in the number of students who’ve come through its program and gone onto successful careers in the visual effects industry. RSP graduates are today doing incredible work on movies, television shows, commercials and games at studios across Australia and worldwide. Monika ...

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