(Source: yourlocalguardian.co.uk) A charitable trust, set up following the death of man who died while filming for the Batman film, The Dark Knight, is being launched on Thursday at the Half Moon pub in Putney.

The Conway Wickliffe Trust (CWT) aims to raise funds so underprivileged children around the world can buy their first musical instrument or other creative materials.

Conway Wickliffe, a special effects technician born in New Zealand, died in a tragic accident while working on the film on September 24, 2007, in Chertsey, Surrey.


(Source: kelowna.com) As film studios seek ways to save money on live-action movies, they will increasingly turn to “previs” and to companies like Vancouver-based Twenty One Inc.

Pre-what?

Previs, short for pre-visualization, is a way for a producer to map out a complex and pricey live-action scene using 3-D digital animation. Production companies such as Pixar and Rainmaker do this already with their feature-length animations, but now live-action studios see the advantages of the technology.

Twenty One Inc., whose CEO Jericca Cleland is a former Pixar cinematographer with Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2 notched on her CV belt, does this sort of work.

    
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