The vfx community is truly global. Sometimes when a large project ends, you have to say goodbye to some truly dear colleagues, as they fly to far corners of the world. The bittersweet memories are abated when you can start hiring for the next project. Today I had the pleasure of confirming my vfx supervisor, and procuring the services of my lead matte painter. With more to come, it does seem like that ole' feeling you get knowing you will soon be working with some of your friends again … and some of the world's best talent.