White House Down co-producers Marc Weigert and Volker Engel set up their management platform Uncharted Territory in 1999 to serve as the production and visual effects hub on films they’ve been involved with including 2012, Anonymous and others. Due to the very tight, 12-month delivery schedule for White House Down, Weigert and Engel, who also served as co-VFX supervisors on the film, recruited ten visual effects vendors around the world—all using Shotgun software to push and pull shots.
VFX studio MPC has standardized on Tweak Software's image and sequence viewer, RV, for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, London and Bangalore.
The Colonie, a boutique Chicago editorial and post-production studio, has added senior motion graphic designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team.
32Ten Studios in San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Paris-based animation studio Illumination Mac Guff used Shotgun software to keep on track for the 3D summer family film and one its most successful, Despicable Me 2.
Douglas Trumbull’s latest project UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film, has completed production.
Bad Robot, the production company founded by director J.J. Abrams, used Tweak Software’s RV-SDI to review visual effects shots from Star Trek Into Darkness.
Practical effects company 32Ten Studios of San Rafael, California has expanded its studio capabilities.
Foxed, an award-winning, 3D animated short by Toronto-based director James Stewart will have its Canadian 3D premiere and theatrical run in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, starting June 28.
Athena Studios, Emeryville, California has signed CG animation production manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio's forthcoming original stop motion and visual effects projects. Athena founder Jon V. Peters made the announcement.