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Unionisation at MPC!

BREAKING NEWS! The VFX branch of BECTU has given formal notice to MPC’s management that the Compositing Department at MPC are unionising, and will be applying for union recognition. Yesterday (2nd Dec. 2015), MPC responded to this, and called the

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London VFX house closing shop?

    News has it that Method London is undergoing a huge restructuring which will result in the loss of many jobs during a huge shrinkage. Method currently has around 70 employees, so if true this would be a substantial

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TECHNICOLOR makes deal to buy THE MILL for €259 MILLION

The Mill has been bought..     More companies merging it looks like in visual effects. The Mill has been acquired by Technicolor for €259 million. I hope this doesn’t mean lay offs for any of the crew. Technicolor already

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What’s new in VFX?

A new article is out from Cinefex that asks some visual effects experts what’s new in Visual Effects.  I’m sure a lot of it is stuff we’ve experienced ourselves at work.  Most notably was a lot of talk about VR

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This Thursday… Leaflets!

Thanks to everyone who came last week to the Thursday VFX lunchtime meet up! Wow – This is really taking off! There were some terrific regulars who showed up and a whole lot of new faces too! Great to meet

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Soho VFX lunchtime meetup

Something’s been happening in Soho for the last month or so. Every Thursday from 1:00-2:00 we gather in the courtyard of St. Anne’s Church (a.k.a. “Jurassic Church” on Wardour Street nr. Shaftesbury Avenue) for an informal vfx lunchtime meetup. Visual

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VFX Emmy 2015 nominations

Digital Arts recently posted an article on the VFX Emmy nominates which include a lot of great tv shows like:  Game of Thrones, Black Sails and Vikings to name a few.  Here is the game of thrones one below!  

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Unbelievable, unwatchable and unavoidable?

A recent article on cracked.com titled: 6 Reasons Modern Movie CGI Looks Surprisingly Crappy has been making the rounds on social media recently. I’ve seen people sharing it with myself and other visual effects artists and including comments along the

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New kid on the block

  Check out the new VFX Pub Cheers! #vfx #socialmedia #discourse

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Could you use an extra £8,720?!

UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year – an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid – according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC for Work Your Proper

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