As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful employment in a booming visual effects industry.
Rising Sun Pictures Education has served as the stepping stone that many young artists have used to make the leap from the classroom to industry. Joannah Anderson is one. Having successfully completed the RSP / UniSA 12-week Graduate Certificate Program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year, Joannah has just landed her first job as a Junior 3D Lighting Artist at Technicolor’s newly-launched Mill Film studio in Adelaide.
In a tour de force effort, boutique visual effects studio MOD teamed with director Dave Meyers for Sicko Mode, the trippy, new music video from artist Travis Scott, featuring Drake. Led by creative director/VFX supervisor Les Umberger, MOD produced nearly 200 visual effects shots in a month for the video, a surreal tribute to Scott’s hometown of Houston.
Nine Mile Circle provided the visual effects firepower for Win, the new music video from Jay Rock. Nine Mile’s Creative director Les Umberger served as visual effects supervisor on the project, which was directed by Dave Meyers and Dave Free, and features the superstar rapper with a marching band, playing pool, hunting ducks and dodging projectiles on a battlefield.
PowerHouse VFX Leverages World-Class Talent and Strategic Partnership with Sixteen19 to Rise to the Top of New York’s VFX industry
Buoyed by a string of high-profile film and television projects, PowerHouse VFX has quickly solidified its place as an industry leader on New York’s VFX scene.