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With well over a decade's experience in CG and a BAFTA for Best VFX, Darren manages a team of 7 experts who cover the M&E portfolio and interface with key customers, helping them ensure their pipelines are ready for tomorrow's challenges.

Disney commission brings Hugglemonsters to Brown Bag
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Disney commission brings Hugglemonsters to Brown Bag

Posted 13 January 2012 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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Oscar-nominated Irish studio Brown Bag Films has been commissioned to make The Happy Hugglemonsters - a new CG series for Disney Junior

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A look back at 2011's best VFX commercials
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A look back at 2011's best VFX commercials

Posted 5 January 2012 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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What better way to start 2012 by looking back at the best VFX commercials of last year, as posted by the kind folks at fxguide.com

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First look at Luc Besson's forthcoming film: Lock-Out
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First look at Luc Besson's forthcoming film: Lock-Out

Posted 16 December 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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After several years away from the sci-fi genre, Lock-Out is the first of two films co-written and produced by Luc Besson to hit cinemas next year and looks like a fantastic mix of Escape from New York with a healthy dash of Die Hard. Here's the first peek...

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Runners vs. Flame ops...The Mill's christmas head-to-head
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Runners vs. Flame ops...The Mill's christmas head-to-head

Posted 14 December 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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As a contest, pitching The Mill's runners head-to-head against the considerable talent of its Flame team might seem like a bit of an unfair contest...but, as you, can see from The Mill's Christmas videos, the runners more than held their own.

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Giant futuristic Minority Report-style touchscreen lands at The Mill
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Giant futuristic Minority Report-style touchscreen lands at The Mill

Posted 9 December 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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Back in 2002, Minority Report's futurisitc giant interactive touchscreen seemed like a distant futurist dream. Well, what has just landed at The Mill NYC actually succeds in building on this concept with a beautiful human-centric UI experience.

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Hugo: Magic of the purest cinematic kind
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Hugo: Magic of the purest cinematic kind

Posted 7 December 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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Wow. Magical, marvelous and moving. Scorsese takes on stereoscopy and effortlessly adds it to his palette in this achingly beautiful homage to the director's art.

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Flame (& deadmau5) light up London
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Flame (& deadmau5) light up London

Posted 2 December 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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As light shows go, the spectacular showmanship of the 30-floor 4D projection that lit up London's Millbank this week takes some beating. And behind the vast 118 metre animation screening was a level of precision and logistic complexity that is equally breathtaking.

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The Amazing BAFTA Success of Gumball
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The Amazing BAFTA Success of Gumball

Posted 30 November 2011 5:33 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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First-rate nonsense and great writing is clearly a winning formula, especially if - like The Amazing World of Gumball - it's set within a beautifully visceral world of 2D, 3D and live action.

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Mark Hall: Rest in Peace
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Mark Hall: Rest in Peace

Posted 22 November 2011 12:00 am by Darren Brooker on You and M&E

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The passing of Mark Hall will leave a legion of people involved in UK animation deeply saddened.

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