TITLE

New Effects Company

PUB. DATE
February 1987
SOURCE
Image Technology;Feb1987, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Meddings Magic Camera Co. located at the Shepperton Studios in London, England. The company is established to serve as a counterpart for the special effect houses based in Los Angeles, California. It aims to offer a centralized special effects facility equipped with motion control rigs, optical printers, rostrum and matt painting. Meddings Magic is a subsidiary of Lees and is run by Derek Meddings and producer Bob Simmons. The company's services range from live action to mechanical effects.
ACCESSION #
24265980

 

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