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The Mill Headline News

The Mill+ Brings LEGOLAND to Life for ‘Awesome Awaits’

The Mill+ creates a host of colorful characters, including dancing camels, pirates, pharaohs and parrots, all led by a LEGO dragon which sweeps through the city, mimicking the iconic LEGOLAND rollercoaster ride.

Gaumont Animation Headline News

Gaumont Secures New Territories for ‘Calimero’

Iconic animated series from headed to Discovery Kids Latin America, Russia’s TiJI, Ireland’s TG4, Belgium’s RTBF and Ketnet , Zappelin in The Netherlands, Just4Kids in Benelux, Isreal’s Hop, Serbia’s Prava i Prevodi, and Slovenia’s RTV.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Host Virtual Reality Pioneer Mark Bolas

FMX 2015 conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to spotlight ‘Minions’ and ‘Assassin's Creed 4.’

Awards Headline News

Moonbot Short, ‘Silent,’ Nominated for Five Daytime Emmy Awards

Animated short film collaboration between Moonbot Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency receives five Daytime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program.

Autodesk Headline News

‘Star Wars’-Inspired Short ‘Artoo in Love’ is Filled with CG Awesomeness

Autodesk engineer and designer Evan Atherton creates ‘Star Wars’-inspired short using RED Epic and Scarlet cameras, as well as a DGI drone and Movi free fly gimbal for aerial shots.

Nvizible Headline News

Nvizible Creates Stunning Visuals for ‘Robot Overlords’

UK VFX house creates fully CG animated robots, environments and explosions, as well as flying vehicles, a Spitfire plane, a castle fight sequence and dramatic climax involving a giant CG robot spaceship.

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.

VanCG Headline News

Vancouver VFX Artists Rely on Shotgun for ‘Galactic Battles’ Short

Vancouver-based VanCG meetup group taps Shotgun production management and review software for its latest open-movie live-action/CG project, ‘Galactic Battles.’

Awards Headline News

‘Johnny Express’ Wins Short Film Award at NYCFF 2015

South Korea’s ‘Johnny Express,’ directed by James Woo, also wins an Audience Award and Jury Award at the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

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.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar Releases Free Non-Commercial RenderMan

Featuring Pixar’s new RIS technology, RenderMan is now completely free for use in research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and personal projects that do not generate commercial profits.

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.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Unveils Updated Multi-Product Roadmap at GTC 2015

Updates include the new Quadro M6000 GPU with 12 GB of memory and Maxwell GPU architecture, new features and performance in Iray 2015, and an upgraded Quadro Visual Computing Appliance.