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Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2011 Beckons for Films

SIGGRAPH 2011 invites you to “Make it Home” at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7 - 11 August 2011 in Vancouver.

Time Blogs

Getting Real…or Not

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.

Production Headline News

Stealth Media To Rep Astrid And The Staff Of Virtues

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!

Animation Blogs

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) (***)

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.


Blu-ray: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)

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.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Winners, Featured Speakers Revealed

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.

Headline News

Disney Makes Room for Tiki

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.

Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Selects Nuke

Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, 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.