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- March 28, 2001
Continues Over Best Visual Effects Oscar Choice
Daily Variety states that Gladiator, "featured a scant 90 f/x shots, compared to Storm's 350 and Hollow Man's 572. Storm had been considered a shoo-in by f/x industryites to win the Oscar, thanks to its hard-to-create water visuals."
Industrial Light and Magic was responsible for the visual effects in The Perfect Storm. Sony Pictures Imageworks created most of the effects for Hollow Man. The effects for Gladiator were accomplished by a lesser known overseas FX company called The Mill. The Mill is quickly becoming a major player in the industry, however, recently nabbing work on some high profile projects including Tomb Raider and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The Best Visual Effects Oscar is also increasing awareness of The Mill's work, even amongst the criticism of the Academy's choice.
The Mill was founded by Robin Shenfield and Pat Joseph in 1990 and is based in London. Prior to the Academy Awards, The Mill had won dozens of FX awards overseas for its commercial and movie work. The Mill has operated an all digital visual effects facility since opening over a decade ago.
Digital Media FX congratulates The Mill and all the other visual artists who worked on Gladiator for their award.
Click here to see The Mill's Showreel.
Zeros & Ones
Studios Opens Digital Animation Division
According to Tim Rummel, Vice President-Managing Director of Zeros & Ones Studios, "We're building a cutting-edge digital animation production company that will maximize the potential of Flash and other in-house 2-D animation tools to create media that plays across all platforms. The same animation can be broadcast quality and optimized for viewing on the Internet."
Zeros & Ones Studio
has not announced the initial projects that the digital division will
be working on. Some of Zeros & Ones Studio's past work, like "Julius
& Friends," has been distributed on both the Internet and TV.
Could Hit Animation Division
News Link of the
Day - Special FX Spell Success
"We know Oscar winner Gladiator used them. So did Crouching Tiger, Matrix, Hollowman, M:I-2. But did you know that about 10 per cent of our own desi films use special effects?
Consider this: Media
Dream's trilingual Little John releasing next month, has over 30
minutes of special effects..."
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