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Blogs Cartoons on the Bay: A Different Bay, A Different Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10:15am

Cartoons on the Bay debuted in their new, more post-MIPTV friendly location. Now held in the three towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, the festival is just one jaw-droppingly stunning ride away from Cannes. What a place!

Blogs Disney Sneak Peeks Princess and The Frog at Red Stick Preview

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 4:31pm

The Ink and Paint Club held its premiere luncheon with Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Emily Hoppe on hand as the guest of honor. Hoppe, the studio’s senior manager of creative marketing outlined the role Disney and The Princess and the Frog, the studio’s first 2D animated film in five years, will play at Red Stick’s April festival.

Blogs Labour Pains and the Birth of Mary and Max

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 16, 2009 at 3:49pm

The opening night selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Mary and Max is a clayograph (a claymation biography hybrid) feature film from Academy Award winning writer/director Adam Elliot featuring the voice talents of Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana.

Blogs In the Hills Above Roma: I Castelli Animati

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 4:52pm

What is it about Italians?  Give any of them a microphone and invite them to speak and they immediately turn into the best public speakers known to man.  Joking, calling out to the audience, laughing, and then delivering interesting insight and banter.  This is I Castelli Animati.

Blogs SIGGRAPH Asia Feels Right, What Singapore Has To Do With

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:06pm

From what I see and hear, everybody seems happy at SIGGRAPH Asia in Singapore. The exhibition floor is busy; the quality of talks is high, the Electronic Theater has been praised for its quality selection, and everyone notes the intimate feeling and family flair in the air.

Blogs 3-D or not 3-D? That is the Question.

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 5:12pm

One of the hot topics at AnimfxNZ was 3-D stereo and digital cinema. Dave Scammell, the President of SohoNet, ran a panel on the issue with Steve Schklair from 3ality Digital, Patrick von Sychowski from Adlabs/Reliance India, and Habib Zargarpour from Electronic Arts Los Angeles.

Blogs A Few Words from Joseph Olin

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 4:46pm

Joseph Olin is the President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Just like that Other Academy, on which it's modeled, the AIAS exists to recognize and reward outstanding accomplishments in video games. The Academy is 12 years old, has 15,000 members, and acknowledges the best of the gaming best every year through the Interactive Achievement Awards.

Blogs How to Run Realistically with Henry LaBounta

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 4:57pm

According to Henry LaBounta, Chief Visual Officer for EA Black Box, Game Art Direction has three main focus areas – the look of the game, the characters and animation, and the graphic design (menus, user interface, and fonts) – and most of the unsolved problems are with the characters and animation.

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