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.’
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.
The 38th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, 10 through 16 November, 2014 in Espinho, Portugal is one of the oldest and most respected animation festivals in the world. It has the reputation for screening not only the best of current animation, but is also a major showcase for Portuguese animation. The Grand Prix winning film at the festival qualifies for submission to the Academy Awards and the Cartoon D’ Or. Portugal has a rich literary history and a centuries old connection to the sea, and that is often reflected in their animation. When coupled with the country’s long years of isolation from the rest of Europe, I feel it often makes Portuguese animation difficult for other cultures to appreciate. With the exception of a few well-known Portuguese animators such as Regina Pessoa, Abe Feijo, Jose Miguel Ribeiro, and Joanna Toste, comparatively little animation from this country has been seen at other festivals in the past. There are numerous excellent animators such as Zepe (Jose Pedro Cavalheiro) whose films are well-known in his own country but seldom seen in the rest of the world.
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.
Russell Earl, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, discusses the extensive previs and visual effects work done on Marvel’s 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
Hugh describes the perseverance, support, and vision it has taken the festival to achieve such phenomenal success.
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.
Joe Strike is more than impressed with director Steve Loter and DisneyToon Studio’s newest Disney Fairies animated feature.
Combing through the uncertainty in what you want from your career is a process you should not be afraid of.
Shouting, swearing and outright bitchiness signal another year of festival submission review and selection for The Pimp.
Each time I return to New York, my spiritual home, it takes even less time for me to become uptight, tense, stressed and mistrustful towards others.
Entertainment legends discuss undying principles of storytelling, building relationships, and how audiences have changed.
To begin with, what more could any Disney fan ask for – this groundbreaking film has never looked sharper.
2014 brings us another year of great variety in animation style and storytelling, though my pick for Oscar winner and my favorite short are not the same this year.
In a world where animation is reality, how would animated characters judge the best of filmed narratives?
It’s that time of the year again where 6000 male, mostly-white, 60 year olds put on their bi-focal 3D glasses and try to figure out what visual effects are.
Wondering about copyright? Finally, a freely available guide to fair use (in accordance with American law) for the visual arts.
KLIK! INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL at THE EYE in AMSTERDAM, 4 - 9 November 2014
KLIK! is always a perfect blend of excellent animation and fun, Fun, FUN, but when Lesley the Pony pranced into the Eye this year he brought a whole new meaning to fun! The spirit of Lesley the Pony, created by Christian Larrave as his junior year project at the Rhode Island School of Design (USA), fit right in with this year’s festival theme of Gender Bending: Girls, Boys, and Beyond.
Did we utilize 3D scanning and printing to create a high-end party favor? Yes, but if the sex industry can do it, so can we.