For one more week, the worldwide online community has the chance to cast their votes to decide upon the winners of the Bitfilm Festival. The online voting runs until July 1, 2008 at www.bitfilm.com/festival. 91 films compete in six categories for the Bitfilm Awards. On July 9 the winners will be disclosed at the Bitfilm Award Show held at Planetarium Hamburg. The prize money, donated by the Hamburg Cultural Authority, totals 10,000 Euros.
NVIDIA ups the ante at NVISION 08 by throwing down hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and hardware and giving you a chance to win part of the largest prize package in North America this year.
All you need to do for your chance to win is participate in one of NVISION's marquee consumer events: GeForce LAN and NVScene. And you can watch the best video game players in the world battle it out for their share of the prize money at the Electronic Sports World Cup. All this happens this August in San Jose, California.
After a 16-month run, virtual world content creator The Electric Sheep Company (ESC) and its critically acclaimed machinima animation division, previously ILL Clan, have restructured to operate as distinct business entities.
In its 13th annual appearance, fmx/08 once more lived up to its reputation. For four days, the conference on all things relevant to digital entertainment drew the international CG community to Stuttgart's Haus der Wirtschaft to inform themselves about the latest developments and -- more importantly -- to exchange ideas and experiences.
CBS drama CSI: NY and the Electric Sheep Company partnered to wrap up the Virtual World killer plot line in recent episode "DOA for a Day."
The first part of the episode titled, "Down The Rabbit Hole" originally aired, Wednesday, October 24.
In "DOA for a Day" the CSI's, working with an anonymous tip, travel to an abandoned warehouse and back into the virtual 3D computer world where they hope to find one of the city's most-wanted criminals.
Antics Technologies released Tuesday new premium content for users of Antics V3 BasePack, the recently-released free version of Antics' core 3D animation software.
Antics is a leading provider of real-time, point-and-click 3D animation software.
The free V3 BasePack, the entry-level option to the Antics product family, features increased functionality, enhanced ease of use and improves users' ability to import 3D content.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, the first non-North American venue for a SIGGRAPH conference, to take place Dec. 10-13 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore, is anticipating 6,000 participants and some 80 exhibiting companies and country pavilions.
SIGGRAPH Asia committee overview:
* Conference Advisory Group Chair - Alyn Rockwood, VP of ACM SIGGRAPH (US)* Conference Chair - Lee Yong Tsui, associate professor at the Nanyang Technological University's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Singapore)
In 2006, Web animation viewers watched as beautiful swordswomen battled on a pyrotechnic chessboard. A gladiator with a steam-powered arm fled an army of wraiths. A sorcerer and an angel fought atop a cliff overlooking a fantasy city.
This was BLOODSPELL, the animated epic released online last year and downloaded by more than 100,000 visitors worldwide. Now, the "punk fantasy" has spawned an 84-minute feature film.
The 8th Int'l Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film has ended with an award ceremony in Barcelona. The Grand Prix TV Digital went to Zack Snyder's 300. The T-Home 3D Space Award was bestowed on Blur Studios' A GENTLEMEN'S DUEL, directed by Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally.
The Autodesk FX Mix Awards went to FISSION by Kun-I Chang while the MTV Flash Award was given to THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES, directed by JiHyun Ahn. Phix's I'M ONLY SLEEPING won the Gee Machinima Award with the Hamburg 4 Micromovie Award going to Michael Reissinger's VW PHAETON GALAXY SHOW.
EA has teamed with Machinima.com to create a completely original mini-series based on MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE. Recorded in high-definition and completely in-game, PATHFINDERS tells the story of the 82nd Airborne Pathfinders as they go deep behind enemy lines.
A virtual space of information about the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards has been set up inside the 3D virtual world of Second Life. This virtual platform brings together creators and new talent in emerging areas of entertainment, such as Internet and machinima.
BORG WAR, new Star Trek-themed animated feature-length film, will make its theatrical debut at the Official STAR TREK Convention 2007, at the Las Vegas Hilton on Aug. 10, 2007, at 6:20 pm.
Filmmaker Geoffrey James reprogrammed computer games to generate raw footage (utilizing machinima), which he then edited to create BORG WAR. Online clips from BORG WAR have received more than a million Internet downloads and were nominated for two awards by the Academy for Machinima Arts and Sciences (AMAS).
Tara DiLullo returns to Rome to discover how the Emmy Award-winning vfx team had to cope with less time and money in delivering work with greater scale.
Alain Bielik discovers how Passion Pictures and Cinesite bring exquisite literary creations to life with animation and vfx in Miss Potter.
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has announced the winners of this year's BAF Awards. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted by legendary stop-frame animator Barry Purves (KING KONG and MARS ATTACKS!) on Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2006, at the museum in Bradford.
Brad Blackbourn of DreamWorks Animation and Frank Passingham of Aardman Features describe how they met the challenges of layout/cinematography in marrying their two worlds on Flushed Away.
The worldwide Internet audience has decided in a public voting about the winners of the Bitfilm Awards. More than 750 films from 51 countries have applied for the prizes in seven categories.
The winners are:
T-Com 3D Space AwardVERSUS by François Caffiaux, Romain Noel and Thomas Salas (France)
Adobe FX Mix AwardTRAVEL DIARY by Keng-Ming Liu (Taiwan/U.S.)
MTV Flash AwardBLOW by Hermes Mangialardo (Italy)
Hamburg Machinima Award
Joe Strike takes the pitch, looking at the production of IDT Ent.s first theatrical animated feature, Everyones Hero.
Steve Sullivan, director of R&D at Industrial Light & Magic, tells Barbara Robertson about the new interactive previs system ILM is developing.
Edinburgh-based Strange Co. have released the first part of BLOODSPELL, a computer-animated feature film. Using computer games technology and machinima, a new way of making animated films, the studio was able to complete the film in under three years, with a mostly volunteer staff and a budget of less than 5,000 pounds.
Alain Bielik rides along with the visual effects artists on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for a trip to a virtual Japan.
Animation studio ILL Clan and 3D objects provider TurboSquid have partnered up to present TRASH TALK, which employs the use of machinima in the production of the latest talk show host to grace computer and iPod screens. This animated 3D game character wannabe named ILL Will, a cross between Jay Leno and Duke Nukem, reports on the latest gaming news and talks trash each week on the Internet with his sidekick, a missile named Mal Content.
fmx/06, the 11th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime and Content from May 3-6, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany, announces its prizes. With more than 5,000 international visitors 40% more than last year fmx/06 included 350 speakers from all over the world presented more than 300 lectures, demos, workshops and screenings about creation, production and distribution in all forms of digital content.