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ANIMATIONWorld World Summit for Feature Films and Visual Effects

Robert Abel's keynote speech was one of the highlights of the World Summit for Feature Films and Visual Effects. Photo by and © Craig Skinner/Celebrity Photo, courtesy of WAC.Over the course of two days and six panel discussions, some of the most influential people in live-action effects and animation shared their views on where they think the animation industry is today and what its direction will take in the future. These panels marked the first meeting of the World Summit for Feature Films and Visual Effects. The summit is a new annual event being offered as part of the World Animation...

ANIMATIONWorld Thinking about the World Animation Celebration '98

Ray Harryhausen, who brought puppets from the production of his stop-motion visual effects, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by modern-day counterpart, Ken Ralston. © Craig Skinner/Celebrity Photo, courtesy of WAC.Well, here I am after a week of WAC and I'm pretty much none the worse for the wear. Then again, I spent a full day at the Internet Pow-Wow on Monday, took Tuesday completely off, went to only a few events on Wednesday and Thursday then attended solid screenings between 1 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Some of my friends who attended the festival did a lot more and they had the...

ANIMATIONWorld FernGully2: The Magical Rescue Storyboards

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 12:00am

"The storyboard is the visual blueprint of the film. Whatever strengths or weakness appear in the storyboard will almost certainly show up in the finished film. If you want to see it in the film, it must be in the boards, every pose, every expression, everything."

- Dave Marshall and Phil Robinson, Wild Brain.

Editor's note: As a supplement to Dave Marshall and Phil Robinson's article about the pre-production process of creating FernGully2: The Magical Rescue, Animation World Magazine is pleased to offer this visual supplement of storyboard panels from the film. All art on this...

ANIMATIONWorld RealFlash: The First Step

By Pat Boyle | Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 12:00am

South Park characters have been brought to the Web by Smashing Ideas Animation, using RealFlash. © Comedy Central.Let's say you've got a great piece of animation that you want to post on your web site. You advertise. You get your audience excited. They go to your site, and then...they wait. As incredible a tool as the Web is, its "instant communication" feature is obliterated if your audience has to wait ten minutes to download a file. More often than not, a viewer will become frustrated and leave your site before seeing the piece you've worked so hard to create.

Enter Streaming Media When...

ANIMATIONWorld How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RealFlash

Using Macromedia's Flash 2, POP! and Spümco partnered to create some of the most intriguing animations the web has seen to date. © Spümco.Last October we received a call from RealNetworks asking if we'd be interested in creating content for the upcoming launch of their new streaming media solution, RealSystem 5.0. Specifically, RealNetworks was searching for a company to create animation sequences in RealFlash streaming animation based on Macromedia's Flash technology, synchronized with RealAudio. We were in the process of wrapping up a long project for the Microsoft Network (MSN) that was...