Deluxe’s Method Studios Adds to Animation Staff

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:46 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe Entertainment's Method Studios has hired supervising art director and head of art department Olivier Pron, commercials VFX supervisor and creative director Jesse Bradstreet, commercials VFX supervisor James Rogers, animation supervisors Daryl Sawchuk and Tim Ranck, and VFX supervisor Gong Myung Lee. They will be based in Los Angeles and New York.

SMPTE Elevates 16 to Fellow Status

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:40 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. Here are the new SMPTE Fellows:

Chad Cortvriendt, Graeme Marshall Join FuseFX Vancouver

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

FuseFX, Vancouver, has hired VFX producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall both of whom bring lengthy experience in the Canadian visual effects industry and credits spanning television, features, advertising and other media. The two producers are working with teams creating visual effects for series such as Legion, Dark Matter and Zoo.

Christie Names Beiersdorf, Muscat Vice Presidents

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

Christie today announced that industry veteran Susie Beiersdorf has joined Christie as vice president, cinema sales – Americas, while long-time Christie stalwart Dave Muscat has been promoted to vice president, sales, enterprise solutions – Americas. The two new positions are effective immediately and will report to Dale Miller, executive vice-president, global sales, for Christie.

Carl Moore New Roundabout Senior Producer for Features

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

Roundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as senior producer for feature film services. Moore, who has helped guide more than 50 films through finishing, will work with clients in planning for post, and will manage projects through final editorial, color grading and delivery. Moore formerly served as a digital intermediate producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included The Young Messiah, Self/less and Veronica Mars.

Zeiss Celebrates Founding Father's 200th Birthday

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:48 -- Nick Dager

Carl Zeiss was born September 11, 1816 in the town of Weimar, Germany. The mechanic opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foundation for today’s global technology player Zeiss. "Without these achievements and the intellectual legacy of its founding father, Zeiss would not be as successful as it is today," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. This year the company will celebrate the 200th birthday of its founder with many different activities and events.



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