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Skeffington Breaks into Artjail

Former MPC NY senior producer John Skeffington takes over as the new head of production at Manhattan VFX boutique Artjail. [Watch]

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MPC Grows LA Studio with EP Jo Arghiris

After rising thru the ranks at The Mill in London, New York, and Los Angeles, Jo Arghiris returns to her roots at MPC as EP for VFX in the LA studio. [Watch]

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Todd Akita Moves to The Mill

Psyop veteran and art-meets-science guru Todd Akita takes his considerable skills west to Broadway, joining The Mill crew as senior technical director. [Watch]

Inky Drama for Netflix Marco Polo Titles

Mill+ co-directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer hit themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry in the title sequence for the new Netflix original “Marco Polo” written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.

“Bryce developed a technique to capture the images being ‘invisibly painted’ using an overhead projector and meticulously hand-painting the images onto a dense paper stock that allowed the water to sit on the surface of the paper.

“Sumi ink (ink formulated for sumi painting and calligraphy) was then dripped onto the invisible water paintings, spreading beautifully throughout the entire image. This was captured through high-speed photography to create an elegant, monotone image, confined to the waters edges.”

Compare and contrast: Here’s a smaller scale ink-in-water treatment from 2011 called “Dirty Water” from hush.fr director/illustrator Clément Beauvais For BDDP Unlimited:

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Mill+ Breaks the Sound Barrier with “My Way”

Director Nils Kloth and the Mill+ crew handled everything including the song writing on this three-minute clip for the B&B industry booking system Eviivo. Mill+ EP Luke Colson: “This is probably the most diverse Mill+ Design project we’ve done. The fact that we wrote the lyrics and composed the song, [Watch]

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Great Line-up for Faux Images December 16

Catch Audionerve, Bif/The Mill and Studio AKA at the next Faux Image gathering Tuesday, December 16, 8:00pm at LEAP in Berlin. [Watch]