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Headline News Dover Studios Releases Maya Advanced Surface Materials Training Video

Dover Studios announced the release of its latest visual effects training video, “Maya Advanced Surface Materials,” a practical guide to creating shading networks in Autodesk Maya.

Headline News HP to Unveil Z1 27-Inch All-in-One Workstation at Createasphere

Createasphere's Spring Entertainment Technology Expo will include an intensive session featuring the Hollywood unveiling of HP’s Z1, the world’s first 27-inch all-in-one-workstation.

Headline News Register Now for Spring 2012 Courses at Gnomon

Registration for Gnomon’s Spring 2012 term is now open; register before March 19th and Gnomon will waive your $75 registration fee.

Blogs GOT A RESEARCH QUESTION? ASK GOOGLE. GOT A STORY QUESTION? ASK YOUR MIND!

Every screenwriter is born with an amazing writing tool. It’s called the human mind. But if you don’t know how to use it effectively you could be wasting a lot of creative potential. I’ve found a very special way to resolve creative story problems that I think you’ll find very useful...

Headline News 3D Artist Josh Mossotti to Speak at SIGGRAPH Panel

3D Artist Josh Mossoitti , of LOOK Effects, will be participating in the Los Angeles SIGGRAPH CG Lighting Panel and Technology Session on Thursday, February 16th at Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

Headline News The DAVE School Students Receive Four VES Nominations

Four students from The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) have been selected by the prestigious Visual Effects Society as nominees in the student category for the 10th Annual VES Awards Gala, a ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.

Headline News Animation Director Brenda Chapman to Visit Ireland

Award-winning feature animation director and story artist Brenda Chapman has been confirmed as the second National Film School Visiting Fellow at IADT and she will be in residence on campus in Dún Laoghaire between the 17th and 27th February.

Blogs First Confirmed Speakers for FMX 2012

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:06pm

While winter continues to freeze our feet, the FMX program is already beginning to blossom. New speakers confirm their attendance, and further exciting presentations and screenings fill desks and desktops at our FMX house.

Headline News PipelineFX’s Qube! Prepares LMU Students for the Real World

PipelineFX’s render management solution, Qube!,is in use at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.

Blogs WISH IT WASN’T SO DAMNED HARD TO WRITE A GREAT SCREENPLAY? WISH NO MORE!

Wish it wasn’t so damned hard to write a great screenplay? Wish no more! Emmy-winning writer Jeffrey Scott reviews THE CORE ELEMENTS screenplay writing method.

Headline News Max Howard to Give Graduation Speech at The Animation Workshop

Animation producer Max Howard will hold a speech at the upcoming graduation event for Character Animators and Computer Graphic Artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

Headline News Create Ultra-Realistic Lens Flare Effects inside Adobe After Effects

In this Boris TV episode, Kevin P. McAuliffe works with a clip of the sun's rays peeking through the trees of a forest, and he would like to enhance the sun's light with a lens flare effect.

Headline News Cinesite opens its 2012 Inspire Internship Program for entries

Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, announced that it is now accepting applications for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire.

Blogs Encounter with Japan Part 3

Now, having observed Japanese society, the way it was taught to control their emotional and physical demeanor, I am un-startled by their adamantly unshaken, orderly, ongoing trust in authorities. It leads to a polite, restrained, reverently subdued reaction to what ensued due the corporate negligence, and a secretive, cunning cover up that continues to define what is being done to them.

Headline News Vicon Technologies Give USC Students Hands-On Motion Capture Experience

Vicon recently collaborated with the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to upgrade their motion capture system.

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