After chatting to the visual effects artisits, Tara DiLullo Bennett draws us a map to how Zoic BC. tackled the vfx work of the Viking epic, Pathfinder.
Category: AWN Profiles
Joseph Gilland puts aside his usual column to reflect upon the recently departed Ryan Larkin, whom he considered a great friend and inspiration.
Rick DeMott travels to the online animated communities to find out more about the growing corner of the animation business from leaders like Neopets and Habbo, as well as newer sites, such as Urbaniacs.
Chris Robinson gives a two fer one special in this months Animators Unearthed, digging up Chris Shepherds Who I Am and What I Want and Silence is Golden.
Jim Korkis speaks with Floyd Gottfredson, who brought Mickey Mouse to the world via daily comic strips.
Renee Dunlop describes the vfx tale that brought Garfield back to the big screen in Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.
Alain Bielik rides along with the visual effects artists on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for a trip to a virtual Japan.
In this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson travels into the fantastic world of Mait Laas, which gave birth to his new film, Generatio.
In 2001-2002 about 30% or 850 members of the Animation Guild Local 839 in the U.S. took advantage of the Contract Services Administration Fund (CSATF) Grant for retraining, according to Steve Hulett, business representative for the union.
Members who do hand drawing are retrained in storyboarding and CGI skills. The union has not been able to track these brave souls seeking new careers if theyve made it or not. Hulett guesses that maybe 20% have made some sort of transition into another animation job.
There are also countless people who have transitioned from what they considered a humdrum life into becoming part of the exciting industry of animation and visual effects.
Renee Dunlop finds out how directors Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood stretched their wings on First Flight, the new 3D-animated short from DreamWorks Animation.
Joe Strike chronicles the long journey Over the Hedge took to make the leap from comicstrips to the big screen.
For this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson gets the right prescription with Suzan Pitts El Doctor.
The Career Coach gives the top tips on turning an interview opportunity into a successful experience.
Todays videogames are visually slick, but are they venturing into the realm of fine art? Janet Hetherington takes a look at how videogame art is jumping off the screen and into the gallery. Includes a QuickTime clip!
Janet Hetherington checks in with vfx companies to ask about key trends and challenges, and how firms plan to improve their business this year.
J. Paul Peszko looks into the growing business trend of VFX companies branching out into 3D animation.
Alain Bielik chats with the chief vfx supervisors on videogame-turned-feature film Silent Hill about tackling a job that started with three vfx houses and grew to nine.
Karen Raugust reports on the importance of how three vfx houses developed guidelines for unique digital asset sharing while collaborating on The Chronicles of Narnia.
In this months Digital Eye column, Sony Pictures Imageworks Jenny Fulle discusses the recent advances in stereoscopic 3-D and how it may be bring the magic back to the theatrical experience.