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Sharon Calahan Talks Lighting and Visual Development on ‘The Good Dinosaur’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:32pm

Veteran Pixar DP explains how complex lighting studies and concept paintings done in Wyoming’s Big Sky country helped her capture the beauty of the outdoors in new ways never before seen at the studio.

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Animatrik Breaks World Mocap Record with Lightstorm’s Giant

Motion capture, previsualization and virtual production provider adopts advanced performance capture technology from Lightstorm Entertainment to capture 21 performers in a live capture volume at one time.

Short Films Headline News

Filmakademie’s ‘Natural Attraction’ Named Best Student Short at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Filmakademie to present ‘Best of Animation’ screening showcase at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 taking place November 2-5 in Kobe, Japan.

Voice Acting Headline News

Disney Unveils ‘Zootopia’ Voice Cast & Images

Voice cast for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Tiny Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio.

Awards Headline News

CG Short ‘Shift’ Wins 2015 VIEW Award

Second Place 2015 VIEW Award given to ‘Phantom Power’ by Sam Bourner; ‘Däwit,’ ‘The Story of Percival Pilts’ and ‘Olilo’ receive honorable mentions.

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Andrew Lauretta and Charles Boyd talk ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Fallen Empire’ Expansion

Bioware’s lead animator and lead writer on the new ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ MMORPG digital expansion discuss their biggest and most narrative-driven content addition to date.

Visual Effects Headline News

Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Arrives on Blu-ray Nov. 3

Blu-ray release is loaded with all-new, never-before-seen bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, sing-alongs and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes.