What words come to mind when you think of a summer tentpole? "Thrilling?" "Spectacular?" "Thunderous"? When director Guillermo del Toro talks about "Pacific Rim," his favorite description is…
Visual effects masters are called "magicians" for a reason: They really do seem like conjurers. The only limits on what they can put on the screen seem to be time, budget and imagination.
That's right: Moneygrubbing, mendacious, self-interested agents are just the thing to rescue the vfx industry.
Updated 5:56 p.m. PDT As news swirled of layoffs and retrenchment across the visual effects industry, Rhythm & Hues studios was officially sold to an affiliate of Prana Studios. Prana is often called…
Updated 8:58 p.m. PDT Bankrupt visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues announced this evening that Korean firm JS Communications, which had been the “stalking horse” bidder in the bankruptcy process, has…
The head of the South Korean firm looking to snap up Rhythm & Hues revealed in an exclusive interview Sunday with Variety that he intends to keep the company going. David Shim is managing partner of…
Updated at 8:50 p.m. PST JS Communications of South Korea’s “Stalking Horse” bid for bankrupt vfx firm Rhythm & Hues has been approved by the court. Peter Fishman of investment bank Houlihan Lokey…
We’re hearing that the “stalking horse” bid for bankrupt Rhythm & Hues Studios is due tomorrow. That bid will set the floor for the selling price. Per bankruptcy court filings, further bids would…
Over the weekend I heard from blogger “VFX Soldier” asking if this comment on his post regarding the visual effects demonstrations held the Sunday the Oscars were held might be from former Digital…
Ang Lee stayed stuck to his awards season line about vfx, praising the artists but condemning the costs, at a "Life of Pi" Blu-ray press event in New York.