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.’
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Strike is more than impressed with director Steve Loter and DisneyToon Studio’s newest Disney Fairies animated feature.
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.
Shanghai-based studio, known for its radical reinvention of Batman, Catwoman and Bane in Cartoon Network’s 2012 DC Nation shorts ‘Batman of Shanghai,’ is one year into production on its first feature-length project.
LAIKA’s CEO discusses the Portland-based studio’s groundbreaking, Oscar-nominated stop-motion masterpiece.
The new DreamWorks feature animation co-president talks about her role as producer on the studio’s Oscar-nominated hit.
The Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor breaks down some of the key grand finale action on Marvel’s second ‘Captain America’ hit.
Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor discusses the challenges of creating two believable CG action heroes.
Volunteer organization dedicated to empowering women in the animation community boosts growth, going from 120 members in 2013 to more than 860.
The mastermind behind Nickelodeon’s 'El Tigre' teams with Reel FX to bring a mythical love story to the screen.
The Weta Digital visual effects supes discuss the intricacies of motion-capture and Andy Serkis’ outstanding performance in Matt Reeves ‘Planet of the Apes’ sequel.
The hit FX series creator preps us for a brand-new season of adventures with our favorite misfit spymasters.
The visual effects supe and second unit director discusses his work on Michael Bay’s biggest ‘Transformers’ film yet.
VFX supervisor Doug Bloom breaks down the final battle of Brett Ratner’s mythological action-adventure.