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Creative Circle Awards 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Last night saw the who's who of the advertising world gather at London's Roundhouse in Camden for the Creative Circle Ball & Awards.
 
The awards, which recognise great ideas, fresh thinking and craft, were introduced by current Creative Circle president Ed Morris, who later announced that he would be stepping down from the position, allowing Leo Burnett ECD Justin Tindle to take up the mantle.
 
It was a fantastic night, hosted for the third year running by Edith Bowman and topped off with a brilliant performance by Eliza Doolitle.
 
Congratulations to all of the winners and a big thank you to Creative Circle for a wonderful evening.

OFFF QC

Friday, March 14, 2014

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OFFF on Tour stops in Quebec today. ‪The festival is hosted throughout the world with speakers from the design and digital community. ‬

‪Mill+ Creative Director Rama Allen will ‬be speaking about ‪‪his process and creative development in his talk‬ "‬Pitch Black Rollercoaster".

Full list of speakers on the website.

David Lawson talks to FX Guide about Titanfall "Shadow"

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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David Lawson, lead 3D artist at The Mill spoke to FX Guide about Titanfall's "Shadow". Titanfall the game was launched this week. Go behind the scenes with David, CG titans and team.

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/vfx-in-tvcs-cg-robots-milk-sims-digi-enviros-macro-cloth/ 

SXSW 2014 Underway

Monday, March 10, 2014

SXSW, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas is well underway.

For over a week talks, sessions and installations from across all creative industries take place. Advancements in tech are showcased, ideas are shared and the world gets a look at what's coming over the next year.

The festival runs until Sunday March 16th.

Go to the website to follow all the news.

Robin Shenfield on 2014 AICP Show Curatorial Committee

Friday, March 07, 2014

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The 2014 AICP Show Curatorial Committee was announced this week.  Led by Matt Miller, President/CEO of the AICP alongside Michael Sagol as this year's Show Chairman and Partner/Managing Director of Caviar. The committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders and among the members is The Mill's Chief Executive, Robin Shenfield.
 
The AICP awards honor the craft of the commercial, recognizing every aspect of commercial making and will take place in New York from June 10-12.

The Mill welcomes Andres Eguiguren as Senior VFX Supervisor

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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The Mill in New York is pleased to announce they have added Andres Eguiguren as Senior VFX Supervisor to help continue to drive their highly acclaimed VFX team.  

Vince Baertsoen, head of 3D at The Mill in New York comments: "We have worked extensively with Andres over the past few years and he has proved himself time and time again, his expertise in crafting complex CG means he brings a wealth of experience to our VFX team. We are all very excited to have him on board." 

Prior to joining The Mill, Andres has collaborated on a range of high profile projects with some of the industry's best directors, including Oliver Stone, Johan Renck, John Hilcoat, and Victor Garcia. And worked with top brands such as Audi, Bud Light, ESPN, and Samsung. He brings with him more than 20 years expertise in visual effects working with the industry's most known brands as a 3D artist at Digital Pictures. He was a VFX artist at Glassworks, head of 3D/VFX at Red Post in London, and VideoEfecto and La Truka in Barcelona. He then went freelance, where he worked at The Mill on a number of project through out the years including Chevrolet and DirecTV.

Andres has won a number of awards including a Bronze Cannes Cyber Lion and British Arrows Best Integrated Award for Asos "Urban Tour"; AICE and Silver Cannes Lion awards for his work on Hennessy "Manny"; and a Clio award for Absolut "Protest".

A big welcome to Andres!

Richard Lyons talks to Communication Arts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Richard Lyons, VFX Supervisor and Senior Compositor at The Mill, was interviewed in Communication Art's most recent "Insights". Read about how he started in the industry, his inspirations, favourite tools and why common sense is key.

http://www.commarts.com/insights/cgi-common-sense.html 

FITC starts today: Where Design, Technology and Interactivity Intersect

Monday, February 24, 2014

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FITC festival, now in its 7th year, opened its doors in Amsterdam today to creative technologists, designers and developers from around the globe. The two-day conference features talks from a host of world-renowned speakers and creative thinkers. Mill+'s creative director Carl Addy will be speaking about The Mill's design and content origination studio, Mill+.

Find out more about the festival and the speakers here.

YDA Entries Now Open

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Entries for the 2014 Young Director Award are now open.

The awards support new directing talent across the globe and focus on the next generation of filmmakers. All work submitted is presented to a panel of industry experts. Shortlists and winners will be shown at the Cannes Lions Festival in June.

The Mill has been a long-term supporter of YDA, creating the opening title sequences for their 2012 and 2013 award ceremonies and looks forward to another creative collaboration this year.

See here for rules, eligibility and how to enter.

 

The Mill team up with LightFilm to offer remote grading in Lisbon

Friday, February 14, 2014

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The Mill is pleased to announce the continued growth of their award-winning Colour offering with the launch of the latest addition to their Remote Grading capabilities; partnering with LightFilm based in Lisbon.

The further growth of The Mill's global remote grading network means they now span across eight global locations from London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, France, Norway, and Portugal.

The team of Mill Colourists are regarded amongst the best in the industry, offering Agencies, Directors and DoPs the ability to handpick the unique talent and expertise of the artist of their choice, in a dedicated grading session from a variety of global locations.

All of the grading facilities operate monitors that are calibrated across all Mill locations, enabling clients to feel that they are in the same room as the artist of their choice. As well as being able to seamlessly stream HD pictures from grading suites, projects can all be shared between all of the Mill studio locations, allowing colourists to set the look in one office and finish it in another.

The global colour team is made up of Adam Scott, Fergus McCall, Greg Reese, James Bamford, Luke Morrison, Matt Osborne, Mick Vincent, Mikey Rossiter, Sal Malfitano, Seamus O'Kane and Shane Reed.

Cath Short, The Mill's Executive Producer, Telecine comments; "It's great to be working alongside our new partners at LightFilm in Lisbon. For us, collaborating with one of the leading local studios in Lisbon enables us to give our clients exactly what they need: flexibility and choice with direct access to our full roster of talent from around the world".

 

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