While the U.S. isnt seeing much hockey action these days, those Canadians stay animated about the sport as hockey star Trevor Linden is featured in Studio Bs animated series, BEING IAN, airing at 6:30 pm on March 15, 2005, in the episode 'Hockey Night In Burnaby, on YTV.
The WB has greenlit a pilot for an animated sketch-comedy show based on LiquidGeneration.com, reports VARIETY. The Website features irreverent Flash animation that parodies pop culture. LiquidGeneration.com founder/CEO Bruce Freud will exec produce with Brad Saranecki, Kim Klechner and Jerry Offsay. Freud was formerly the programming chief at Showtime.
Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Studio v2.5 for Windows and Mac in French. The company, based in Montreal, a bilingual territory in Canada, said it was only natural to add the French capability to Toon Boom Studio's advanced feature set.
Toon Boom Studio integrates many outstanding features including:* 3D Sceneplanning to Layout your Animation* Dynamic Multiplane Camera Moves and Effects* Drawing Mode to Draw and Organize Your Assets* Optimized Library for Reuse of Templates* Automated Lip Sync Mapping
fmx, a key event in animation, visual effects, games and other 3D content, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (April 27-30 in Stuttgart, Germany) by continuing to offer a holistic, cinematic and integrated approach to the booming CGI industry. You can see the changes in CGI reflected in the new design for the fmx/05 logo and trailer, based on the clip, Timeless, by Filmakademie graduate student Linus Ewers.
pasi, Philippine animation studio inc., will be moving its production studio facilities on March 1, 2005, to a new home after 15 years at its current Makati, Manila location. The new facilities located in the upscale Legaspi Village, business district of Metro Makati, encompasses six floors with 3,709 square meters of production and office floor space. The building offers an upgraded technical infrastructure and floor to ceiling windows to give artists ample natural light.
Gang of Seven (G7) Animation recently completed work on a number of animated sequences for the upcoming New Line feature film, SON OF THE MASK, the sequel to the hit film, THE MASK and stars Jamie Kennedy as animator Tim Avery. The feature is set for release Feb. 18, 2005.
AWN always maintains an aggressive slate of special Animation Flash event-based newsletters. Sent to to more than 40,000 subscribers, these full-color Adobe Acrobat publications are the perfect way for advertisers to reach the heart of the professional animation, visual effects and gaming communities. Download your copies (high resolution versions - low resolution available upon request) of past issues and check for upcoming publication dates below:
MIPCOM 2008 Animation Flash:
wondertouch has launched particleIllusion 2.0 SE for Mac OS X, marking the companys first product to support the advanced operating system from Apple.
BrainPOP's has created a new TSUNAMI movie to give kids the information they need to make connections and gain understanding of the devastation caused by natural disasters. The film is available for free distribution to every media company and Website.
This week in AWN's Forums, the big question is where is 2D headed? A member wants some advice on authoring DVDs. A senior member wants to know why Santa doesnt have a pet. Another member wants peoples opinions on what masterclasses to take. A junior member wants advice on starting an independent animation studio. Additionally, theres a thread regarding the possibilities of broadcast quality Flash animation. Other thread ask software and school questions.
This week in AWN's Forums, a senior member shares a picture of his new baby girl. A junior member wants advice of timing rates in Flash. More members give their answers to the question -- what is it that you want that no one can give you this Christmas? Another thread collects the odd jobs that people do until they land their next animation gig. Another member asks about animation education in India. Others are posting their work, asking technical advice and software questions.
13th Flashforward and the Flash Film FestivalSan Francisco, California, USAApril 6-8, 2005Deadline: January 10, 2005
Flashforward and the Flash Film Festival are the world's first and largest gathering of Flash users. The event has more than 70 confirmed speakers, which include digital and design visionaries Matthew Carter, legendary type designer; Stefan Sagmeister, renown graphic designer; Laurence Lessig, digital rights attorney; and Ze Frank, Website humorist and developer.
This week in AWN's Forums, a senior member is asking others for their opinions of living in Chicago. A new member is looking to find out what the going rates are for character design. Another poster proposes the question: what is it that you want that no one can give you for Christmas? A senior member declares that communism works. Give your thoughts on the matter. Another thread asks for word on the new version of Flash. Another post provides a link to a hilarious new Webtoon from Camp Chaos, titled ANIME POPEYE.
The inspiration and music is from Japan but the animation talent and work is all done in America in Cartoon Networks new 2D series, HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI. The 30-minute animated comedy about the fictional adventures of two very real-life Japanese pop stars, debuts Nov. 19, 2004, at 7:30 pm during Fridays, CNs popular primetime block of animated comedies.
Held on Nov. 1, 2004, the British Television Advertising Craft Awards, in association with AFM Lighting, hand out its honors at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The awards were dominated by Sony PlayStation MOUNTAIN commercial, which was shortlisted for 10 out of 20 categories. Produced by Gorgeous Enterprises for TBWA/London, the spot landed six awards, including one awarded in recognition of The Mill's post-production.
Comedy Centrals animated series, SHORTIES WATCHIN' SHORTIES, returns with all-new episodes tonight, Oct. 28, 2004, at 10:30 pm. The inventive half-hour show pairs animation and stand-up comedy, with potty-mouthed, under-supervised infants whose primary babysitter is the television set. The show premiered on April 28.
Indie animator Mitch Butler did a short animation in two days for NIGHTLINE, which aired Oct. 22, 2004, at 11:30 pm on ABC and will be shown again sometime this week on ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH PETER JENNINGS. It shows little cartoon voters running around being influenced by campaign workers.
Ive been lucky enough to do a number of character animations for ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT and NIGHTLINE this year, said Butler. Animation for journalism is really an interesting area, a bit of the SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK approach.
ANIMAX has produced a series of six short-form animated Webisodes for the Starlight Starbright Foundation aimed to help teen copy with chemotherapy treatments. The series, COPING WITH CHEMO, can be found at www.slsb.org/chemo. The goal of the series is to help teens with cancer deal with the impact chemotherapy has on their lives and their bodies.
This week in AWN's Forums, the hot topic is the success of SHARK TALE. Is it deserved or not? A junior member wants to know if anyone knows any good books or Websites that show sequences of movements broken down into individual frames. More discussion continues about whether members should disclose what region of the world they are from. Members continue to post their favorite lines from animated films. Two animators want to know the job prospect skinny on the After Effects animation, character designs and Flash animation fields.
This week in AWN's Forums, a new member is looking for venture capital for several new projects. A junior member needs some help with lip-synching in Flash. More debate continues about the Nickelodeon Animation Festival. Members are still discussing Cartoon Networks FOSTERS HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS. In a fun thread, a member asks what is your favorite line from an animated film? Someone has inquired about the cost of a 20-minute children animation video. Another member is looking for volunteer animation help. Another post asks what members favorite animation style is.
Cartoon Network Studios has promoted Jennifer Pelphrey from director to vp of production. In her expanded role, Pelphrey will oversee day-to-day production of all the studios original series, maintaining responsibilities for scheduling, budgeting and administrative management.
Oregon animation guru Will Vinton has joined The Art Institute of Portland as Artist-in-Residence. Winner of Oscar, Emmy and Clio awards, Vinton is well known his pioneering work in Claymation and stop-motion animation. The Artist-in-Residence position helps further the mission of the College to support the creative community in Portland said Steve Goldman, president of the College. It is an honor to forge this new partnership with an artist of Will Vintons stature and accomplishment.
This week in AWN's Forums, a junior member wants to know if Macs or PCs are the standard in the animation community. Another thread wants others to recommend good books on Flash. More debate continues on why the anime style of animation is becoming more and more influential on U.S. productions. Theres a new thread asking about tutorials on animating smoke, fire, explosions and water. A senior member wants to know what other members have done to promote peace and understanding in the world?
This week in AWN's Forums, a junior member asks what the deal is with shows imitating anime style. Moderator Larry L wants to start up a project entitled Animators for Peace. Talk has begun about Macromedias development of a new version of Flash designed for animators and artists. Another member wants to know where they can find voice actors. One thread talks about the sad issue of clients who dont pay for work completed and what one can do about it. Several posts have new Flash animation to check out.