Aussie VFX house Iloura gets a workout on Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot


Aussie visual effects and animation company Iloura, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, was behind 500 VFX shots for Paul Feig.s Ghostbusters reboot, including creation of the film.s ghosts.

The Iloura team was led by VFX supervisors Glenn Melenhorst — who helped to create the battle sequence in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season six, Battle of the Bastards —. and Andrew Hellen, along with Iloura VFX producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold.

Pete Travers, Sony Studios. VFX supervisor for Ghostbusters, said Iloura played .such a strong role in the design of our ghosts..

.From the first test in pre-production which they hit out of the park, everything Iloura produced was not only of extremely high quality, but had such a strong aspect of creative design, in ways that we hadn't asked [for] or expressed. They went the extra mile, and it always paid off from our vantage point.
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Fuel VFX announces new advertising post-production team

Fuel VFX has announced the front line of producers who will lead the combined Fuel and Animal Logic advertising post-production team: Samantha Daley, Sarah Hiddlestone and Alastair Stephen.

It follows Animal Logic's acquisition of Fuel VFX in early-October, which saved the VFX house after it hit cash flow troubles. Animal Logic then combined its short-form and advertising operations with Fuel VFX, which are now being run from Fuel's Newtown offices.

Animal Logic said Daley and Hiddlestone will provide continuity of service for the clients of Fuel and Animal Logic, while new team member Stephen joins the team with more than 20 years of industry experience. He began his career working with Sydney agencies Gp Bates, Ddb and Attik, transitioning to the VFX industry to lead facilities Engine, Digital Pictures and Iloura as executive producer. He most recently worked on ABC1 and ABC2 rebrands.

Animal Logic also said VFX supervisor Simon Maddison
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Animal Logic acquires Fuel VFX

Australian visual effects and production company Animal Logic has acquired the assets of Fuel VFX.

It ends Fuel VFX's near-death experience after the company, which has contributed visual effects work to a range of high-profile blockbusters, called in voluntary administrators Jirsch Sutherland on August 27 after suffering a cash crunch.

Animal Logic, which is based at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter, plans to continue running the company under the Fuel VFX brand (under a new company dubbed Animal Logic Fuel) at Fuel's current Newtown offices.

Animal Logic chief executive Zareh Nalbandian said there were synergies between the two companies.

"Highly regarded around the world for its advertising and film VFX work, it is a name with a great pedigree and a solid future," Nalbandian said in a statement. "We are committed to making sure that this great creative resource will not disappear from our Australian VFX landscape..

The acquisition price was not disclosed.
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