's foray into making movies is turning out to be more than just another special effect.
Supported by Digital Domain
3.0 Group, the renowned VFX service provider under Sun Innovation, the late superstar Miss Teresa Teng became the first Chinese singer to be "reborn" through virtual image reconstruction technology.
is in the midst of a major transition, diversifying its f/x features business It has started making its own live action movies, and movie production comes with its own risks.
The ironic rock 'n roll tone set by legendary photographer Ethan Russell pervades the culture at Digital Domain
, whose roughly 125,000 square feet makes it one of the largest digital f/x houses in the world.
had to downsize and a round of layoffs ensued.
has worked on only about 10 musicvids in the past decade.
Grant, manager of technical directors and software departments at Digital Domain
, and his six-person jury of representatives from the animation and gaming worlds, reviewed 635 submissions to determine the final 76 best shorts.
"To say that it's picking up is being cautiously optimistic," says Ed Ulbrich, head of Digital Domain
's commercials division.
This short's version of the doomed vessel is up there in quality with Digital Domain
's replica in the bigscreen blockbuster.
Pentamedia has announced a series of recent ventures involving Hollywood animation companies of different sorts, including a recent deal to acquire a 3% stake in online animator Stan Lee Media and a co-financing agreement with digital studio Digital Domain
for one or more film projects.