Whoops, my bad: what I called Red Stick’s ‘Best of the Fest’ award yesterday is actually their “Golden Baton” prize, and I saw all three films last night. In addition to the music video Lilac Wine, the two other contenders were a Hitchcockian spy spoof (Pigeon: Impossible) and the student effort Blackface, a mystical jungle tale.
I arrive at Baton Rouge’s Belle Hotel, which until April was the Sheraton Baton Rouge. (BR from here on, saves space.) The hotel’s terrible online reviews don’t seem to apply, as the place is actually quite nice. (Wish the internet service was a little more steady, but I’m online now – for the moment…)
Guillermo del Toro and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA executive producer David Eick are teaming up to develop the new HULK TV series for Marvel TV and ABC Studios, reports Deadline.com.
Relativity Media is negotiating with director Antoine Fuqua (BROOKLYN'S FINEST) and star Gerard Butler to join their adaptation of the comic series AFTERBURN, reports Deadline.com.
Omnilab Media and Oktobor, its award winning visual effects, animation and digital creative convergence studio, today officially opened their new Auckland-based Computer Generated (CG) animation studio - Oktobor Animation, which it has created and launched in conjunction with Backyard Animated Pictures (USA).
Pixar Animation Studios today announced a new price for its Academy Award®-winning RenderMan Pro Server software.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) brings the wilderness home with the 3D release of Sony Pictures Animation’s hit family comedy Open Season, debuting Nov. 16, 2010 on high definition Blu-ray 3D.
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.
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.