Independent animation filmmaker Regina Pessoa discusses the creative development process on her latest project, ‘Uncle Thomas and the Accounting of Days.’
USC’s chief visual officer Paul Debevec outlines the creative technology research underway, as well as the school’s groundbreaking work at the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’
Proof Inc.’s Ron Frankel talks about the visualization house’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’
Co-head of fffects Scott Peterson discusses DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated sequel, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
Scanline VFX founder Thomas Zauner discusses the history and evolution of his company and eventual move into visual effects production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
Initiated by the Public Enterprise “Belgrade Fortress”, FESA – Festival of European Student Animation, was established in 2012 under the auspices of the Serbian Ministry for Culture.
The main goal of the festival is to promote the art of animation from the European countries and to create conditions that will enable the younger generation to conquer new concepts and new technologies.
The Festival of European Student Animation is going to be held on August 29th and 30th 2015.
The Festival comprises of the Student's Competition programme (film schools and single student authors).
This year’s competition theme is SYMBOLS in the widest sense of the terms.
Most people that I know don’t really enjoy sitting on festival selection committees, but watching 14 or 16 hours a day of animation is my idea of heaven. I was delighted when festival director Nadezhda Slavova invited me to Sofia, Bulgaria to sit on the selection committee for the Golden Kuker Animation Festival which will be held on the 4th through the 10th of May in Sofia.
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival announces its call for entries for its 5th edition, 15-18 October 2015.
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival invites all directors to submit their animated films to the competitive festival section of the 4th festival edition, 15-18 October 2015.
The festival has three competitive programmes:
1. Short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.
2. Graduation short films: films which were completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin.
Films in the above categoies may range from a few seconds to 35 minutes in length, without restrictions in animation technique or genre.
3. Feature films: films over 50 minutes length, completed after 1/1/2014, regardless of geographic origin, technique or genre.
There are no submission fees. Submission forms will be completed online, while film prints and accompanying documents will be sent electronically to Competition Section Coordinator, Giorgos Oikonomou.
See the festival regulations for more details.
Submission Deadline (all programmes): 30 June 2015.
For all requests, email: info [at] betherefest.gr
Designer Mike Perry discusses the evolution of the animated title sequence and visual identity for Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City.’
The ‘Duet’ director and Disney master animator shared his wit, wisdom and love of animation with a packed MoMA crowd.
ANIMA Brussels ushered in the year of the sheep in grand style with the Belgian premier of Shaun the Sheep Movie on their opening night. Aardman Studio is back doing what it does best, pure entertainment in flawless claymation. The 85 minute film brings Shaun and his fellow sheep to the big screen with all of the usual suspects from the television series.
I spent a considerable time exploring the tree from all seemingly accessible angles, and I am convinced that it, in return, did no less.
A selection of intimate writings that didn’t make it into the final ‘Lipsett Diaries’ animated short.
The legendary animator talks in-depth about bringing hand-drawn animation to the virtual world of Motorola’s advanced mobile phone.
Despite many great VFX-driven films ahead, Steve bemoans the state of the VFX “business” responsible for their visual magic.
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.
The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival - 25th, 26th and 27th of September 2015 announces their Call for Entries, ending June 28, 2015.
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.
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.
Are we not all but puppets conceived for someone’s reasons, then delivered onto a stage, on which to learn, evolve, conform or rebel, impact on or be impacted, trampled on and shaped by the others?