Except for “most” of the actors, there is very little in modern advertising that isn’t the product of long hours of software application coding followed by longer hours of someone pushing a mouse or waving a stylus at some digital display. I’m probably not going to lose too many artists when I say that even some of the people, the “folks” we see in advertising, are not…quite…real. Yes, watching an automobile commercial these days and believing what you see is sort of like being plugged into the Matrix.
Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards.
DreamWorks Animation's MEGAMIND secured the top spot at the U.S. box office for the second week in a row.
It was announced today that Stealth Media Group (SMG), an all rights Film Distributor and International Film and TV sales company, has signed on to handle sales for the Bron Studios / Forestlight Studios co-production ASTRID AND THE STAFF OF VIRTUES!
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Carl Rinsch has left LOGAN'S RUN to focus on his next project 47 RONIN.
Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, the Swedish directing team behind the upcoming Julianne Moore thriller SHELTER, have been tapped for UNDERWORLD 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
FAST FIVE has raced out of the summer to avoid going head to head with SUPER 8, reports ComingSoon.net.
Since the beginning of cinema there have been adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday ghost tale. Many think of the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim. I have a soft spot for A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL for its great humor. Director Robert Zemeckis makes his version with puppets as well, only digital puppets. Performance capture has allowed him to do anything with the tale.
Whether you hate performance capture or like it, this Blu-ray release will only support your opinion no matter what it is. That’s because the crystal clear presentation shows off everything. The color palette is rich with festive reds and golds in the cheery moments. The darker scenes are balanced wonderfully as well. Blacks are bold and there is no digital problems as characters emerge from the dark into light. Overall the picture shows no signs of aliasing, banding or any other kind of digital distortion.
Leslie Iwerks and Dennis Muren tell us about her Creating the Impossible doc about Industrial Light & Magic.
Berlin's subsidy board Filmstiftung NRW have handed out funds to two animated projects, reports Variety.
Deadline.com reports on the actress up for two female roles in Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
SIGGRAPH Asia continues its tradition to present the best in computer graphics and interactive techniques to a worldwide audience, this year from the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea where its third edition will be held.
Jane Lynch (TV's GLEE), Donald Glover (TV's COMMUNITY) and Danny Trejo (MACHETE) have all joined the cast of Disney's new MUPPET movie, reports TheWrap.
Tim Herlihy, who has penned such Adam Sandler comedies as BILLY MADISON and THE WEDDING SINGER, will adapt the web short PIXELS for Sandler's Happy Madison and Columbia Pictures, reports Heat Vision.
With the Weinstein's found footage flick APOLLO 18 already scaring away Roland Emmerich's found footage flick THE ZONE, Warner Bros. has dropped its found footage sci-fi tale DARK MOON, reports Heat Vision.
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired distribution rights for the U.S. and for most major international territories to Walking with Dinosaurs, the CGI and live-action 3D feature film being produced by Reliance Big Pictures, Evergreen Films and BBC Earth.
Dr. Toon shares some nagging reservations about martial arts animals, DVD double-dipping and Clone Wars.
While not directly based on the Disneyland attraction the Tiki Room, Disney is in talks with Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson (MONSTER WITNESS RELOCATION PROGRAM) to acquire their spec script TIKI, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
J Blakeson (THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED) is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' HELL AND GONE, written by Jonah Nolan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk), today announced that CG animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) has purchased a site license of Nuke to enhance its in-house pipeline beginning in 2012.