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Inside Ontario’s Visual Effects Boom with Neishaw Ali

Inside Ontario’s Visual Effects Boom with Neishaw Ali

SPIN President/Executive Producer Neishaw Ali was interviewed by Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter about the explosive growth of Ontario’s visual effects industry. With major titles like The Umbrella Academy and Stephen King’s In the Tall Grass completing their post-production work in Toronto,…

The Allan McKay Podcast Hosts SPIN for a Roundtable Interview

The Allan McKay Podcast Hosts SPIN for a Roundtable Interview

Award-winning VFX Supervisor and Technical Director Allan McKay asked SPIN for an interview on his podcast called the Allan McKay Podcast. Speaking to visual effects industry professionals, as well as up-and-comers, the podcast sees over 40,000 monthly downloads. Allan spoke to Head…

SPIN Weighs in on the Direwolves of Game of Thrones

SPIN Weighs in on the Direwolves of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones may be over, but the discussions about the bombastic final season and the beloved cast of characters continue. Vulture waded in to the controversial treatment of the direwolves in the series, and reached out to SPIN VFX Supervisors…

Setting the Bar for Blood & Gore in the John Wick Movie Franchise

Setting the Bar for Blood & Gore in the John Wick Movie Franchise

VFX Supervisors Kirk Brillon and Jeff Campbell were interviewed by Variety for their work on the first two John Wick films. They talk about the challenges of creating a realistic bullet wound, “blood mist”, and the importance of storing syringes in your…

Toronto Film & TV Delegation Heads to L.A for Annual Mission

Toronto Film & TV Delegation Heads to L.A for Annual Mission

From May 9th – 10th, Toronto Mayor John Tory lead the annual film and television business mission to Los Angeles along with the city’s screen-based industry leaders. SpinVFX was a mission sponsor, and was a key member of the delegation,…

Celebrating Canadian Screen Week 2019

Celebrating Canadian Screen Week 2019

Canadian Screen Week in Toronto is a rousing spectacle that continues to grow year after year. The 2019 celebratory week was no different, with nightly award ceremonies, city-wide family-friendly activations, a vibrant Members Lounge with insightful panel discussions – all…

VFX Voice Magazine: Spring Issue Covers SpinVFX

VFX Voice Magazine: Spring Issue Covers SpinVFX

The spring 2019 issue of the VFX industry’s premiere publication, VFX Voice, covers Spin in two articles about the state of the sector today. Bright Northern Lights: The Evolution of the Canadian VFX Industry Global VFX: State of the Industry…

SPIN Visits Global News Morning Show

SPIN Visits Global News Morning Show

SPIN President Neishaw Ali did a segment on the Global Morning Show to talk about the film and television industry in Canada, and the visual effects sector in particular. Thank you to MADE | NOUS for inviting us to be part of…

2018 SAKE Awards

2018 SAKE Awards

The 5th annual Spin Awards for Creative Excellence (SAKE) 2018 gala was a party for the record books. With more staff than ever, we shared the evening with over 300 guests. We were proud to honour our incredible team, who…

SPINVFX Brings Home Two 2018 Softball Championship Trophies

SPINVFX Brings Home Two 2018 Softball Championship Trophies

Fielding powerhouse teams throughout the 2018 softball season, SPINVFX emerged the undisputed champions of both the Toronto Film & Television League, as well as the VFX Industry League! During the season, SPINVFX played on softball diamonds all over the city,…