/// Visual Effects Industry Does a Disappearing Act

February 24, 2013  |  All Things Digital

The Oscar for best visual effects on Sunday is widely expected to go to Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” which uses a digitally created tiger so realistic that it serves as the main character’s sole companion for most of a journey across the Pacific. But there may not be much celebrating at the El Segundo, Calif., offices of Rhythm & Hues Studios Inc., the 26-year-old company that served as lead effects producer for the film. On Feb. 13, just eight days after “Pi” won four prizes at the annual Visual Effects Society Awards, Rhythm & Hues filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The same week it laid off 254 of its 718 employees in the Los Angeles area, according to court documents. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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