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Santa Monica-based previsualization company Halon Entertainment has set plans to expand in Vancouver and London.

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How Fox Exec Elizabeth Gabler Championed Life of Pi to the big screen despite the odds.

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HALON’s Gary Lee, Brad Alexander, and Andrew Moffett talked to CINFEX Magazine about working with Ang Lee on Life of Pi in previsualizing Pi’s ocean journey.

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HALON taps Fabric Engine’s Creation Platform to develop a virtual production environment capable of re-targeting motion capture data in real-time.

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Previs boutique, Halon Entertainment (The Hunger Games, Prometheus, Life of Pi), has formed a partnership with Minimo VFX of Barcelona that will usher in a new “build-it-once” philosophy for CG creatures during pre-production.

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Director Ridley Scott and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC, create a sci-fi epic with Prometheus.

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HALON’s Justin Denton and A.J. Briones talk about their work on Peter Berg’s Battleship with CINEFEX Magazine.

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Miri meets the team behind Halon Entertainment, a previsualization studio that does VFX and has worked on big films such as Avatar and Battleship.

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The value of rough drafting your movie ahead of time – HALON’s A.J. Briones talks with MOVIE MAKER Magazine on the importance of investing in previs.

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New movie John Carter brings the classic Rice Burroughs hero into the CGI age. Renee Dunlop discovers how leading VFX studios tackled the challenges of depicting this rich fantasy world.

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HALON’s Daniel Gregoire talks to ICG Magazine for the March cover story about John Carter. Gregoire and a team of four spent over a year working with director Andrew Stanton to realize the film’s epic sequences.

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Santa Monica’s Halon Entertainment, which specializes in previs and post-vis, is currently working on the Peter Berg-directed feature film Battleship. Inspired loosely by the classic game, and adding an alien invasion to the mix, the film starts Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna, and will be released in May of 2012.

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The digital simians in Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of Apes represent breakthrough performance capture work by Andy Serkis and incredible VFX tech via Weta Digital. To help in the planning effort for the effects-heavy film, a bevy of previs artists tasked with literally choreographing just about every shot featuring a digital ape. We talk with several studios involved in the previs for Apes.

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Santa Monica-based previsualization company HALON Entertainment contributed extensive previs for Jon Favreau‘s highly anticipated film Cowboys & Aliens. Set in the town of Absolution where cowboys and Apache warriors find themselves battling aliens for their survival, audiences will be awestruck by the action-packed sequences on the big screen.

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Motion capture is breaking boundaries. No longer confined to large stages where the performance data it generates is painstakingly translated to final VFX shots, motion capture has become part of the previsualization process. It can take place outdoors and in ad hoc volumes, or shooting spaces; it offers quick and cost-effective solutions for many projects; and its realtime collaborative approach to live-action/CG productions broadens its appeal beyond VFX professionals.

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