There’s a reason very few studios make stop-motion feature films – like trying to out-talk Lena Dunham, it’s unbelievably difficult. Credit LAIKA - ParaNorman is exquisitely animated, with a depth of visuals and fluidity of motion that is truly fantastic. You’ve never seen stop-motion like this. The acting, the range of motion, the sets, the props, the costumes, and the attention to detail is apparent in every scene.
LAIKA’s top gun discusses their latest stop-motion gem and the ground-breaking effort behind its production.
I really enjoyed this film, and can relate to Norman because I have been bullied before, like most people, for being different. The film is very emotional and about proving one’s inner power. I am really impressed by how the animators created the film out of stop motion! I marveled at the intricate metal skeleton design of the assembly for the puppets used for the making of the film.
The producer of LAIKA’s latest feature discusses the challenges of pushing every imaginable stop-motion animation boundary.
At the 39th SIGGRAPH conference in LA this week it was all about improving the virtual production workflow.
Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics Group previewed the fourth edition of Poser’s most popular 3D figure, Miki and will unveil Tyler GND, the first male GND (Girl/Guy Next Door) from Poser artist Blackhearted, at the SIGGRAPH 2012 conference in Los Angeles, Calif.
Legend3D, the largest provider of 2D-to-3D media content conversions, has standardized on EMC Isilon scale-out storage for all of its visual entertainment assets.
NewTek announced the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, CA.
Adobe powers “Krishna aur Kans,” India’s first stereoscopic 3D animated feature film Set for release on August 3, 2012.
Faceware Technologies announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world.
Digital effects supervisor David Smith describes the arduous task of building the stunning humanoid villain, the Lizard.
Animation supervisor Dave Schaub describes the challenges animating Spider-Man’s latest nemesis, the Lizard.
Ingenuity Engine completed extensive work on the 3D music video for “Wide Awake,” which was written for the 3D “Katy Perry: Part of Me” film.
Spain’s Neptuno Films has signed a raft of deals for “Rupert and Sam,” a co-production with TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya), IB3 and 3D Videographics.
The producer of Seth MacFarlane’s new hit film talks about blending motion-capture, CG and improvisational comedy.
Summer blues bring on a softer mood. This week: "Bubble" (Elliot Dear), "TELEPHONEME" (MK12), "Cherry Blossom Elephant in Forest" (Young-jun Kim/Earth Design Works), "Blue Whale" (Sivan Kidron), "Kali le petit Vampire" (Regina Pessoa)