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Gravity Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Max Solomon

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:13am

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 – Max Solomon, an animation supervisor at Framestore, talks about the animation, previs and onset virtual technology used on the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’

Google ATAP Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Jan Pinkava

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:24am

Jan Pinkava, an Oscar-winning director at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), discusses new digital storytelling platforms and technologies, today’s animated film business and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

PDI Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Richard Chuang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:06am

Richard Chuang, Co-Founder of PDI and Founder, CEO of Cloudpic Global talks about recent developments in real-time, collaborative animation production technology, the early days of PDI and their film 'Antz,' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

ILM Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Russell Earl

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:03pm

Russell Earl, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, discusses the extensive previs and visual effects work done on Marvel’s 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

World Building ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Alex McDowell

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:35pm

Alex McDowell, world-building expert and Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, discusses world building, film and animation production design, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Caesar ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Andy Serkis

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:51pm

Andy Serkis, actor, director and producer, discusses his pioneering performance capture work in roles like Gollum, Caesar, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

41st Annual Saturn Awards Headline News

‘Interstellar,’ ‘The Winter Soldier’ Lead 2015 Saturn Award Noms

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ lead nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ follows with nine nominations.

PDI ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Carl Rosendahl

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:38pm

Carl Rosendahl, PDI Co-founder and Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, discusses the founding of pioneering CG studio PDI, the industry’s ongoing economic volatility, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Warner Bros. ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 - Chris DeFaria

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:10pm

Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects at Warner Bros., discusses the success of ‘Gravity,’ assessing a film’s marketability, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

6 Point Harness Headline News

6 Point Harness Makes a Splash With ‘SpongeBob Movie’

Los Angeles-based animation studio 6PH leverages Toon Boom’s Harmony Software for the two-minute music video finale, “Rap Battle,” in ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.’

Disneytoon Studios Blogs

Straight From Pixie Hollow: ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’

Joe Strike is more than impressed with director Steve Loter and DisneyToon Studio’s newest Disney Fairies animated feature.

Lightstorm Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 - Jon Landau

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:06pm

Jon Landau, James Cameron’s longtime producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, discusses the ‘Avatar’ sequels, new technologies, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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