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Animation Production Day Headline News

Animation Production Day 2015 Continues Successful Run

Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

Cogswell College Headline News

Disney’s Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell College Keynote

Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.

ASIFA-East Headline News

46th Annual ASIFA-EAST Festival Awards Ceremony to be Held May 17

Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Warner Bros. Headline News

‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-city tour includes special performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Blue Sky’s Chip Lotierzo & Tom Cardone

Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Animal Logic’s Damien Gray

CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Doug Cooper

Doug Cooper discusses the role of Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation’s as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbridge

The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Ed Hooks & Acting for Animators

Actor, teacher, and “Acting for Animators” author Ed Hooks discusses his transition from teaching actors to teaching animators and some of the common misconceptions about character performance as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Microsoft Xbox’s Habib Zargarpour

Xbox creative director Habib Zargarpour talks about moving from the feature film business into the gaming industry as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Children’s Media Conference Headline News

Michael Stevens to Deliver Keynote at 2015 Children’s Media Conference

Michael Stevens, creator of hit online YouTube channel Vsauce1, is set to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Children’s Media Conference, taking place July 1-3, 2015 in Sheffield.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Juan Pablo Zaramella

Independent animation director Juan Pablo Zaramella discusses his beginnings as a filmmaker making animated shorts, his inspiration and his creative process.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – NYU Media Research Lab’s Ken Perlin

NYU Department of Computer Science Media Research Lab Professor Ken Perlin discusses the extensive use of graphical user interface technology in our daily lives and what types of innovative GUI applications he envisions for the future.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation’s Kris Pearn

Sony Pictures Animation story artist and director Kris Pearn discusses the many different hats a big studio animated feature film director wears.

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FMX at 20: The Enduring Legacy of Professor Thomas Haegele

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:34am

Entering retirement, humility and grace continue to define the FMX Conference founder and creator of the world-renowned Animationinstitut in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

AWN Professional Spotlight Headline News

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Framestore R&D Head Martin Preston

Martin Preston discusses the use of the Arnold renderer from Solid Angle on 'Gravity,’ and his role as head of research and development at Framestore.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – ILM’s Olivier Maury

Industrial Light & Magic Principle R&D Engineer and Lead Renderer Olivier Maury discusses recent advancements in digital pyrotechnics.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Regina Pessoa

Independent animation filmmaker Regina Pessoa discusses the creative development process on her latest project, ‘Uncle Thomas and the Accounting of Days.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Paul Debevec

USC’s chief visual officer Paul Debevec outlines the creative technology research underway, as well as the school’s groundbreaking work at the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Proof Inc.’s Ron Frankel

Proof Inc.’s Ron Frankel talks about the visualization house’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Scott Peterson

Co-head of fffects Scott Peterson discusses DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated sequel, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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