Fox Acquires Virtual Production Firm Technoprops

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox ‘Avatar’

Company founder Glenn Derry, who worked on the original ‘Avatar,’ was named vp VFX.

Virtual production — the process of filming on bluescreen stages with virtual sets, as used for films such as Avatar and The Jungle Book — has become one of the fastest-developing areas of visual effects.

With that in mind, 20th Century Fox Film has acquired virtual production and facial capture tool developer Technoprops, signing a multiyear agreement with the company’s founder, Glenn Derry, who will serve as vp visual effects and oversee virtual production efforts.

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