Visual Effects

RodeoFX Contributed Arrival VFX Shots

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:42 -- Nick Dager

Montreal’s Rodeo FX completed 60 visual effects shots for Arrival, the alien visitation movie from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Enemy). Working once again with VFX supervisor Louis Morin, the studio helped create a gravity shift sequence, multiple aircrafts, digital doubles of actors and the scene when they entered the alien shift.

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Rising Sun Nominated for VES Award

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures has been nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature in the Visual Effects Society’s 15th Annual VES Awards. The nomination comes for the studio’s work on the Quicksilver Extraction sequence from the 20th Century Fox film X-Men: Apocalypse. Nominees include Alana Newell and compositors Jess Burnheim, Andy Peel and Matthew Shaw.

Creative Director/Flame Artist Les Umberger Joins Nine Mile Circle

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:25 -- Nick Dager

Atlanta boutique post-production house Nine Mile Circle has added creative director, Flame artist and finishing editor Les Umberger to its creative team. Umberger is an Emmy Award-winning artist who brings experience with major brands and top agencies through past stints at West Coast shops Digital Domain and R!OT. His presence will allow Nine Mile to offer clients comprehensive post-production packages, encompassing creative editorial, color grading, visual effects, editorial finishing and sound at a level on par with companies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

VFX Supervisors Dan Levitan, Sam Edwards Join FuseFX

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:37 -- Nick Dager

FuseFX has added two experienced visual effects supervisors to its creative team in Los Angeles. Dan Levitan brings more than 80 credits as a supervisor and artist on motion picture and television projects spanning two decades. At FuseFX, he is VFX supervisor for the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in addition to co-supervising the ABC drama Notorious.

FuseFX Appoints Randall Rosa, Wendy Lanning to Lead Vancouver Team

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 15:24 -- Nick Dager

FuseFX has appointed visual effects industry veterans Randall Rosa and Wendy Lanning to head its production facility in Vancouver. Rosa will lead the creative team as head of production/senior VFX supervisor. He brings more than 20 years of experience in senior creative and management roles, including posts with Stan Winston Digital and Digital Domain. Lanning arrives as executive producer and will oversee client relations, business development and strategic planning.

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