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Framestore LogoTop VFX Studio Purchases Global Site License for Production Tracking and Collaboration

Shotgun Software announced today that Framestore has invested in a Shotgun site license to track productions and collaborate on visual effects work across its London and New York studios. The global site license brings more than 500 Framestore digital artists online with Shotgun.

Bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently completed visual effects work on the "Always Epic" campaign for Major League Baseball via agency Hill Holliday.

Brickyard’s work focused on San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. Brickyard's work focused on San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. Wilson is a two-time All-Star selection and last season led Major League Baseball with 48 saves. Wilson was the pitcher on the mound when the Giants won the 2010 National League Division Series, National League Championship Series and the World Series.

VFX House Spatial Harmonics Group (SHG) Names Soto Executive ProducerExecutive Producer Marie Soto has partnered with the Spatial Harmonics Group, a visual effects and creative content development studio. Soto, who has an extensive background in visual effects and post production, will manage new business development and sales for the company, whose recent work includes visual effects for the film Green Lantern and advertising projects for AT&T, Lexus and Toyota's Scion.

"Marie is a dynamic and talented executive producer with an impressive background in production and sales," said SHG founder Wayne England. "We are thrilled to have her." Soto's background includes senior production and sales roles with Belief Design, Riot and @radical media.

X-Men First Class - Prime Focus

Prime Focus has been called in to provide 22 VFX shots for Matthew Vaughn's new superhero adventure 'X-Men: First Class.' Work on the Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox film was completed in London, Vancouver and Mumbai, using the Prime Focus 'Global Digital Pipeline'.

Cinesite work on x-men first classCinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 115 visual effects shots for Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men: First Class", which hit cinemas last week. Among the effects Cinesite created were a retro version of the Cerebro Room, Azazel’s fight sequences, a military parade in Red Square and Washington, DC devastated by nuclear war.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the prequel takes the viewer back to the beginning, before Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) took the names Professor X and Magneto, and when they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.