CG Today - VFX News

For over a year IATSE has been working with members of the Visual Effects community to establish an organizing campaign for artists. To that end they are formally and publicly announcing that effort. In addition they have hired Jim Goodman as a full time representative whose sole responsibility will be to organize VFX artists into IATSE. After the jump you will find a link to a letter sent by International President Matthew D. Loeb to the Visual Effects Society with the details of this effort. Here is an excerpt:

This year Bollywood has churned out a plethora of movies utilising visual effects (VFX) as an effective instrument to enhance their stories. The latest to join the bandwagon is Vipul Amrutlal Shah's Action Replayy. Based on a musical play, the flick brought in a retro Diwali for families who thronged PVR on a sparkling Friday leaving the audiences in splits with its witty gags. The film left spectators blushing and beaming which was evident in the faces of those who ventured out of their thrones for munchies at intermission.

Manchester-based Red Vision was working on the VFX for Atlantis, a £2.4m factual drama shot entirely in front of a green screen in South Africa. It was at an advanced stage of the post-production process when the unfinished show was seized by liquidators.

Visual Effects software developer, the Foundry announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has purchased a site licence of NUKE  to enhance its in-house pipeline beginning in 2012.

DreamWorks Animation is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through computer-generated (CG) animation.

Studio to Provide VFX Animation of Popular Toy Character In New Feature Film From Producers Avi Arad and Steven Paul

Starz Animation Toronto, the leading CG animation studio behind such notable theatrical releases as Focus Features’ 9 and Touchstone Pictures’/Rocket Pictures’ upcoming Gnomeo & Juliet, has partnered with producer Avi Arad and producer Steven Paul’s Crystal Sky Pictures to bring life to the VFX robot hero of the 2011 theatrical family adventure.