Originally posted on 1 September 2014. Scroll down for updates.
Need a quick way to find CG companies near you? New site VFX World Map may be what you’re looking for.
A searchable online directory of visual effects and animation studios, the site does exactly what the name suggests: it brings back listings within a set distance of a search location, and displays them on a map.
You can filter results by market sector (feature films, commercials, cinematics, episodic TV, and so on), and there’s also the option to use the name of a software package as a keyword when searching for jobs.
Coverage is pretty good for large cities, but thinner elsewhere. Still, the site has only been going less than a month, and it’s already a useful resource. Add a listing for your own studio, and it will get even better.
It’s still a work in progress, but it’s based on the Google Maps Engine, so if you type in the name of a studio that isn’t currently on the list, Google will show you where it is in relation to the existing listings.
It’s also based on Google Maps, and currently features just under 700 pins distributed across the world, including both studios and major CG training schools.
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