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Steve Parish Blogs

Practical Magic: The State of the VFX Industry in 2015, Part 2 - Hug a VFX Artist

Despite many great VFX-driven films ahead, Steve bemoans the state of the VFX “business” responsible for their visual magic.

Reel FX Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chuck Peil

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:34pm

Chuck Peil, co-founder of Reel FX, talks about his studio’s evolution from animation and visual effects service house to mainstream animated feature film studio, the recently released ‘The Book of Life’ and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Shotgun Software Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Don Parker

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:05pm

Don Parker, senior director on Autodesk’s Shotgun team, talks about the software’s use on 300: Rise of an Empire as well as how integrating production technologies impacts a studio’s ability to manage movie production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

virtual production Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – David Morin

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:26pm

David Morin, a driving force at Autodesk in virtual production standards and technology, talks about the growing significance and future role of virtual production technologies in moviemaking as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Previs Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Daniel Gregoire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:11pm

Daniel Gregoire, CEO of leading previs firm Halon Entertainment, talks about the previs of World War Z, its vital role in story development, visual development and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Chris Landreth Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chris Landreth

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:43pm

Oscar-winning animation director Chris Landreth talks about his hyper-real narrative style, his new comedic short ‘Subconscious Password,’ his ‘Making Faces’ facial animation masterclass, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Gravity Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Max Solomon

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:13am

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 – Max Solomon, an animation supervisor at Framestore, talks about the animation, previs and onset virtual technology used on the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’

Google ATAP Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Jan Pinkava

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:24am

Jan Pinkava, an Oscar-winning director at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), discusses new digital storytelling platforms and technologies, today’s animated film business and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

PDI Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Richard Chuang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:06am

Richard Chuang, Co-Founder of PDI and Founder, CEO of Cloudpic Global talks about recent developments in real-time, collaborative animation production technology, the early days of PDI and their film 'Antz,' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Alex McDowell

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:35pm

Alex McDowell, world-building expert and Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, discusses world building, film and animation production design, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Animation Festivals Blogs

Anibar Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 20 - 26 August 2015: Call for Entires

Anibar Call for Entires

Animators around the world! We invite you all to become part of the competitions, for the 6th edition of Anibar Animation Festival! This year’s Anibar has four new crowns to award in the categories: Best Environmental, Best music video, Best production and Best children.

To enter our competition you should fill out the entry form  and read the regulations  on our website. The call is only open until 30 April 2015!

Disneytoon Studios Blogs

Straight From Pixie Hollow: ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’

Joe Strike is more than impressed with director Steve Loter and DisneyToon Studio’s newest Disney Fairies animated feature.

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