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Submission Headline News

Upcoming SIGGRAPH 2011 Submission Deadlines

SIGGRAPH 2011 invites you to bring your best work to the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7 - 11 August 2011 in Vancouver.

Animation Headline News

Charged Studios Taps Into The Psyche Of An Egg For The Ad Council

Which came first: the idea or the egg? The question isn’t as mind-bending as its chicken vs. egg predecessor, but Charged Studios’ skewed artistic sensibilities, appreciation of the absurd and ability to create a visual story with style and wit is.

Headline News

Bigsmack Designs/Animates Oprah Winfrey Network’s On-Air Branding

From its initial pitch, to designing the hugely successful upfront campaign, to the numerous branding twists and turns taken in the two-plus years since mega-brand Oprah Winfrey announced the end of her popular syndicated talk show and the January 1, 2011 launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), one company has remained constant –- creative agency/design studio BIGSMACK.

Headline News

Pixel Magic, cebas Enter Long-Term Deal for 2-D to 3-D Conversion

The software company, cebas Visual Technology Inc., developed advanced 3D stereo conversion software for the major studio epic "The Chronicles of Narnia -- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" from 20th Century Fox.

Effects Headline News

Dragon Age VFX Artist Teaches Workflows For Gnomon

The Gnomon Workshop, the leader in professional training for artists in entertainment and design, has announced a new FX workflows training DVD taught by artist Brandon Young, best known for his work on Dragon Age: Origins.

Effects Headline News

Inception Leads VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for the 9th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Blogs

Levy Hits the Bullseye with 'Directing Animation'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:06pm

Without good direction, you end up with drek. Problems with sequence timing or the render pipeline can be solved with relative ease – problems of mismanagement are difficult to overcome and usually spell doom. Animation directors aren’t directing animation, they’re directing a group of people who are working in arguably the most time consuming and exacting of creative mediums. David Levy's new book Directing Animation at its heart strives to teach the reader how to keep an animation production crew happy, productive and on task.

Headline News

Legend3D Converts First Three Shreks in 3-D

Legend3D, the leading innovator in 2D-to-3D catalog film and motion picture conversion technology, today announced that it completed the 2D-to-3D conversion of the most successful animated film franchise of all time—DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third.

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