My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.
Last Thursday night was the annual Visual Effects Bake-off held at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Theater in Beverly Hills. For your ninety bucks you could attend the pre-event party at Kate Mantellini and get packed together in what was called by my drill instructor during boot camp as “balls to butts.” Plus eat crab cakes.
The 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.
Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received eight nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010.
A year ago the National Film Board of Canada gave Canadians unprecedented access to 70 years of collective experience with the launch of its online screening room, NFB.ca.
So far, mecha seems to be the word of the month. And being a Voltron and Robotech fan from way back, I know mecha. Fortunately, Blassreiter doesn’t step on a beloved technological construct with that unimaginative, xeroxing heel.
Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Weta Digital describes the artistic challenge of pulling off Peter Jackson's vision for The Lovely Bones.
Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS), announced today that Sean Bailey has been named President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production as the segment continues to restructure its operation.
This week, DreamWorks Animation screened the first half hour of SHREK FOREVER AFTER for journalists.
For journalists this week, DreamWorks previewed its 2010 animation slate, including a roughly animated segment of its superhero spoof MEGAMIND, which hits theaters Nov. 5.
The Weinstein Co. is pushing the release of its horror remake PIRANHA 3-D from April to at least August, reports THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Marc Webb ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) is Sony's lead choice to helm the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN franchise. SPIDEY producers and exec find that Webb showed an understanding of young people in SUMMER, which fits well with the new high school set direction for the franchise. Screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has brought Peter Parker back to his teens. Other directors on Sony's list include heavyweights like James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson.
Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) will be part of Walt Disney's JOHN CARTER OF MARS, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Avatar, the breakthrough stereoscopic 3-D feature film from James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox opened on December 18, 2009 with a record breaking opening weekend of over $77 million for any 3-D movie, and grossing over $1 billion worldwide since then.
Academy Award-winning digital studio Digital Domain announced the key management team at its new visual effects outpost in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Troy Brooks joining as Studio Manager, Arin Finger and Tim Belsher coming aboard as Studio Producer and Pipeline Supervisor, respectively, and veteran Digital Domain staffer Darren Poe serving as Digital Supervisor.
PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the addition of advanced features for its render management support that integrates with Adobe After Effects.
As more movies, television shows and games move toward the total Stereoscopic 3-D (S3-D) experience, S3-D is generating unprecedented excitement and interest at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas this week.
Spider-Man 4, which has been showing outward signs of trouble for months, has been killed by Sony Pictures, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS confirmed this afternoon.
Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
James Cameron has ponied up his own money to option the rights to Charles Pellegrino's nonfiction book, THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA: THE SURVIVORS LOOK BACK, reports VARIETY.
Premium Hollywood via Bullz-Eye, reports that Bill Paxton has pitched a sequel idea for TWISTER to producer Kathleen Kennedy.
Collider.com posted an interview with GHOST RIDER producer Mike De Luca, where he revealed some details about future plans for the franchise.