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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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PowerHouse VFX Continues Breakthrough First Year with M. Night Shyamalan’s “GLASS” 

NEW YORK— PowerHouse VFX, the New York-based boutique VFX studio, rounded out its first year in business by serving as the sole visual effects vendor on M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS. In theaters on January 18, 2019, GLASS is a showcase for PowerHouse’s best-in-class talent and sterling client relationships. Founded in 2017 by veteran VFX Executive Producer Bob Lowery and Sr. ...

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MOD Begins 2019 on a High

Boutique VFX studio shifts into expansion mode as two recent music video projects earn Grammy nominations. ATLANTA—MOD is firing on all cylinders. The boutique visual effects studio has moved into a spacious, new, bungalow-style facility and two of its recent projects, the Travis Scott video Sicko Mode and Jay Rock’s Win¸ have earned Grammy nominations for their music. With several ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expects 2019 to be a Big Year for VFX Education

School builds on its success in training and placing aspiring visual effects artists with expanded curriculum and growing enrollment. Adelaide, South Australia—As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Education: Joannah Anderson Interview

Learning how to be a professional. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education has served as the stepping stone that many young artists have used to make the leap from the classroom to industry. Joannah Anderson is one. Having successfully completed the RSP / UniSA 12-week Graduate Certificate Program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year, Joannah has just ...

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MOD Shifts into “Sicko Mode

Boutique VFX studio delivers big-time effects for artist Travis Scott’s eye-popping video. ATLANTA—In a tour de force effort, boutique visual effects studio MOD teamed with director Dave Meyers for Sicko Mode, the trippy, new music video from artist Travis Scott, featuring Drake. Led by creative director/VFX supervisor Les Umberger, MOD produced nearly 200 visual effects shots in a month for ...

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Nine Mile Circle, Les Umberger Deliver VFX for Jay Rock’s “Win”

ATLANTA— Nine Mile Circle provided the visual effects firepower for Win, the new music video from Jay Rock. Nine Mile’s Creative director Les Umberger served as visual effects supervisor on the project, which was directed by Dave Meyers and Dave Free, and features the superstar rapper with a marching band, playing pool, hunting ducks and dodging projectiles on a battlefield. ...

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“Lucy and DiC” Receives Screen Australia Funding for Web Series

Former RSP instructor Jeremy Kelly-Bakker hires six RSP Education grads for production of 8-episode series to debut in January. Adelaide, South Australia—Former Rising Sun Pictures artist Jeremy Kelly-Bakker has received investment funding from Screen Australia to develop his short film, Lucy and DiC, into a web series through We Made a Thing Studios, the production company he formed with partner ...

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Nominees Announced for 2018 HPA Awards

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the 2018 nominees for the HPA Awards creative categories. The Awards are considered the standard bearer for creative excellence and technical innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, honoring achievement and artistic excellence by individuals and teams who bring stories to life and outstanding content to audiences ...

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PowerHouse VFX Leverages World-Class Talent and Strategic Partnership with Sixteen19 to Rise to the Top of New York’s VFX Industry

Building on a rock-solid foundation of quality work and deep relationships, the boutique VFX house looks back on a stellar first year in operation. NEW YORK—Buoyed by a string of high-profile film and television projects, PowerHouse VFX has quickly solidified its place as an industry leader on New York’s VFX scene. Founded last year by Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor ...

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Rising Sun Pictures’ Delivers Adrenaline-Fueled VFX for Fox’s “The Predator”

Working on a short schedule, studio produces more than 100 shots for alien adventure. Adelaide, South Australia— In The Predator, 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi horror franchise, the universe’s most lethal hunters return to Earth, stronger and deadlier than ever. Having upgraded themselves with DNA from other species, they take on a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an ...

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2036 Origin Unknown Delivered with DaVinci Resolve Live Visual Effects Workflow

Fremont, CA – August 24, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that post production, including an innovative live visual effects (VFX) workflow, for sci fi adventure, “2036 Origin Unknown,” was delivered in DaVinci Resolve Studio by editor Will Steer and Goldcrest Post colorist Maria Chamberlain. Directed by HaZ Dulull, and starring sci fi veteran Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick and Netflix’s Another ...

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