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Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Headline News

FMX 2015 Trailer Features Filmakademie Short, ‘Wrapped’

Created by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg students Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, diploma project has won several awards at animation and visual effects events around the world.

Animated Series Development Blogs

HOW TO TURN A HOT NEW TOY INTO A HOT NEW ANIMATED SERIES

When toy companies have hot-selling toys they often decide to turn them into animated series or feature films. Here are some tips on how to do it successfully...

Technology Blogs

Chapman University Showcases Xsens Motion Capture Solutions at CTN 2014

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts showcases the new Xsens MVN motion capture system live on the show floor at CTN 2014.

Vicon Headline News

Vicon Tapped to Create Dancing Dinosaur for Live Stage Show

Vicon motion capture technologies help Henry Ford College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab enhance the audience experience of its live stage performances.

Installations Headline News

Leviathan Creates Interactive Exhibit to Help Explain Math

New permanent display at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere encompasses effects-laden film presentation and multiple interactive installations.

Media Design School Headline News

New Zealand’s ‘Over The Moon’ Wins Special Jury Award at sa2014

Award winning short is Media Design School’s most ambitious project to date, with 15 BA students working for 23 weeks to complete the film.

USC Headline News

USC Taps OptiTrack Mocap Technology for Next-Gen Filmmakers

Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, USC School of Cinematic Arts installs OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

Cogswell College Headline News

Cogswell College Student Wins Horror Game Design Contest

Cogswell College’s Dalton Techmanski wins “Best Horror Game Design” Award from Ares Magazine for his tabletop game “Affliction: Purity’s Sorrow.”

ZORK Headline News

Faculty, Students & Industry Collaborate on Classic Game-Inspired Cinematics

Classic text-based adventure game ‘ZORK’ inspires live-action and computer generated cinematics for University of Wisconsin-Stout Art and Design project.

Stop Motion Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Teams with Vimeo on Online Stop Motion Course

Aspiring animators will have opportunity to learn from the award-winning team behind ‘Robot Chicken’ with "Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Class."

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Re-Ups Sponsorship for VES Student Award

Technology developer Autodesk supports the Steven Spielberg-inspired award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project for the seventh year in a row.

Animation Skillnet Headline News

‘The Bridge’ Delivers Industry-Ready U.K. Talent

‘The Bridge’ program is a collaboration between Animation Skillnet, the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin BIC and creative industry players such as Treehouse Republic, Windmill Lane and Piranha Bar.

24-Hour Animation Challenge Headline News

24-Hour Animation Challenge Announces 2014 Winners

Student team from California State University, San Jose wins nationwide competition to create 30-second animated short in just 24 hours.

Short Films Headline News

Watch ‘Murphy,’ a Short Film by Bruno Leveque

An English paratrooper crash-lands in a forest, leaving him wounded. The injured soldier meets a creature that tries its best to help him, but his ordeal is just beginning.

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