14 October 2020
Spotlight on… Lexhag VFX & Arch Platform Technologies: Remote solutions for real-time success
This month we talk to Alexis Haggar, Visual Effects Supervisor at award-winning independent visual effects studio, Lexhag VFX, about how they recently began working with Arch Platform Technologies; the scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud-based system for content creation.
8 October 2020
“Angela’s Christmas Wish” Premieres Worldwide December 1st on Netflix
Netflix shared that Angela’s Christmas Wish, Brown Bag Film’s follow-up holiday special to the Angela’s Christmas, will be premiering Tuesday, December 1st, on their streaming platform.
7 October 2020
DOUBLE PROMOTION AT VINE FX
The Cambridge-based VFX facility has shared news of a double promotion with a new Head of 3D, and Head of 2D.
30 September 2020
Aquarium Studios select The Clear Cut Group as chosen partner for expansion
Award-winning audio facility Aquarium Studios have decided to leave their home of 22 years in Wardour Street and enter into a Services Agreement with the Clear Cut Group to facilitate a planned expansion of their business.
29 September 2020
NATALIE LLEWELLYN APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF JELLYFISH ORIGINALS
Jellyfish Pictures have announced their Head of IP Development, Natalie Llewellyn, has been appointed Managing Director of Jellyfish Originals, the company's new children’s animation original production division.
TWICKENHAM STUDIOS APPOINT CARA SHEPPARD AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
The Oscar and BAFTA-winning studios are a much-loved and world-renowned studios that have been reopened for the last four months with all the many numerous Covid-19 measures in place to ensure a safe industry leading standard in Film and TV production.
25 September 2020
Union illustrate the positive and negative impact of radium in ‘Radioactive’
London-based visual effects house Union VFX worked closely in creative collaboration with Director Marjane Satrapi on the film, providing artistic visualisations, period environments, and dramatic sequences using some SFX.
22 September 2020
Runners: an outdated way to recruit?
In a post-lockdown film & TV world, UK Screen Alliance brings together a number of industry experts, from across post-production, VFX and animation, to discuss whether runners an outdated position to recruit.
FILM AND TV CHARITY ANNOUNCE NEW COVID-19 FUND TO PROTECT DIVERSE TALENT PIPELINE
Grant Scheme established with donations from Amazon Prime Video, BAFTA, BBC, Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and VIACOMCBS
10 September 2020
Spotlight On…One of Us: Artful VFX Storytellers with a Finesse for Collaboration
This month we talk with Co-founder and Company Director Rachael Penfold of One of Us, the London-based studio known for their with an ethos of creative intelligence and masterful focus on design and collaboration. Discussing views on innovative storytelling through VFX, and their roster of incredible projects – past and upcoming.
2 September 2020
‘A SCREEN NEW DEAL – A ROUTE MAP TO SUSTAINABLE FILM PRODUCTION’ Launches
The practical guidance and case studies from BFI, Albert and Arup offer insights on how film production can work to meet a net zero target, including use of virtual environments in VFX, CGI, and remote collaboration
27 August 2020
Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre release new report on Class imbalances in UK Creative Jobs
Just 16% of people in creative jobs are from working class backgrounds and those from privileged backgrounds more likely to land a job, experience autonomy and progression, and shape what goes on stage, page and screen.
26 August 2020
Post & VFX Covid-19 Guidance updated to allow managed client attendance in edit sessions
Industry trade body, UK Screen Alliance has published version 2.0 of its Guidance for Covid-Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX.
24 August 2020
ENVY’S WORK BEHIND-THE-SCENES ON ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ’
Post-production house ENVY delivered sound mixing and colour-grading for the raw BBC Two documentary series, 'Once Upon a Time in Iraq', Produced by Keo Films & Directed by multi-award winning director James Bluemel.
21 August 2020
Spotlight on…Moonraker VFX: Out-of-this-world experts in creative and technical visuals
In our August Spotlight feature, we hear from Simon Clarke, Creative Director of Moonraker VFX, discussing the company’s technical and creative expertise providing visuals for TV, commercial, and film, branching out into immersive 3D content, and his views on the continuous necessary adaptation of the VFX industry.
20 August 2020
Union Launch Sea Dragon in For All Mankind season finale
Union VFX re-created the largest rocket ever planned to be built, in Ronald D Moore's Apple TV+ dystopian drama For All Mankind.
19 August 2020
Framestore brings the unfathomable to life for HBO’s Lovecraft Country
Working closely with the producers and show-runner Misha Green, Framestore provided a wide range of VFX which can be seen throughout the ten part HBO series.
10 August 2020
DNEG teams up with Dimension for Virtual Production LED Stage test
DNEG has joined forces with Dimension Studio, Unreal Engine, ARRI, Mo-Sys, 80six, ROE, Brompton Technologies and Malcolm Ryan to explore the future of filmmaking, using LED stages and real-time engines for virtual production.
29 July 2020
Emmy nomination for Framestore’s work on HBO’s Watchmen
As HBO’s Watchmen becomes the most-nominated show in the 72nd Emmy Awards, Framestore gets a nod for its work on the episode ‘See How They Fly’ with VFX Supervisor Ahmed Gharraph on the ticket for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.