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Mac Guff
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Type {{{type}}}
Industry Visual effects
Headquarters Paris, France
Products Animated films

Mac Guff is a French visual effects company based in both Los Angeles, USA and Paris, France, where it is headquartered. Mac Guff specializes in the creation of computer-generated imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films. 270 graphic artists, vfx supervisors and producers, computer engineers and administrators are usually working on 100+ million files (for Despicable Me). In mid-2011, the company was split in two, and the animation department has been acquired by Illumination Entertainment (Universal Studios). The new company is named "Illumination Mac Guff" and has capital worth 3.2 million euros.[1][2]

Company name Edit

The company name Mac Guff was inspired by the term MacGuffin. The director and producer Alfred Hitchcock popularized both the term "MacGuffin" and the technique.

References Edit

  1. Juridic informations about Illumination Mac Guff
  2. Keslassy, Elsa. "Universal benefit in Mac Guff accord", December 12, 2011. Retrieved on December 17, 2011. 

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