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Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 06

On this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan gives Joel a sneak peek at his decades-old experimental energy sleep activity cycle! Then, the most impressively twinned pair of animation super-star multi-makers Fran and Will Krause ride into the forum on their tandem bike to discuss making things, breaking things, and their high-octane bacon-powered recipe for dancin' dancin' dancin'.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 04

This week on the Forum, Joel attempts to summon the wisdom of ghosts while Alan has an identity crisis of historical proportions and unwittingly reveals one of Hollywood's best-kept summer blockbuster secrets. Then, Dave "David B." Levy stops by to talk about how to juggle animation multitasking, authoring books on pitching and job-getting, Ben Franklin, industry infestation, Mad Men, and popping one's bubble. And, you actually can rewind a clock, not that hard.

Headline News TEAK and BSSP Take on 'Priceline Negotiator'

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:41am

TEAK VFX Artist Mark Everson, working with @radical.media Director Steve Miller via Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, handled the post and FX for the latest in Priceline's well-regarded faux-superhero Priceline Negotiator campaign.

Blogs Motion Comics Put The Blam! Pow! Into Feature Film Marketing

When I was a kid, I loved going to visit my cousins in Seattle. They were avid comic collectors and I would spend hours carefully thumbing through issues of Spiderman, Fantastic Four and other plastic-sleeved titles. Perhaps this is why I enjoy the trend of motion comics as promotion. It speaks to childhood nostalgia while cutting through the clutter.

Clever marketing campaigns engage audiences in unexpected ways that connect, often with a nod and a wink, to the property’s intrinsic nature. Or to poorly paraphrase Marshall McLuhen; the medium can be a major part of the message. Motion comics are a great way of exciting prospective viewers about an upcoming film or television show, even if the property is not animated. And they provide increased opportunities for graphic designers, artists to collaborate with studios and directors.

Headline News Chris Volckmann named Executive Producer of Superfad/Seattle

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2010 at 2:32pm

Superfad has named Chris Volckmann Executive Producer of the Seattle office. Volckmann has been a senior producer with the company since 2008 and has been instrumental in numerous projects including the recent Sony "Make.Believe" film series, Voila featuring Wyclef Jean and the award-winning Sprint campaign for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.

Headline News AICE Adds Design Category to 2010 AICE Awards

The 2010 AICE Awards competition has expanded its categories for eligibility to include a new Design category, open to work created by editors, digital artists and other professionals involved in design work for TV commercials, virals, web videos, music videos, spec spots, and PSAs.

Headline News Pixel Liberation Front AMPs Up Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:29am

For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.

Headline News NVIDIA Demonstrates 3-D Blu-ray Playback Accelerated on GeForce and 3-D Vision

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:25pm

2010 is poised to be the year where consumers can enjoy stunning 3D experiences across all entertainment mediums, including gaming, photographs, Web browsing, and of course, movies. And, with the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be formally announced later this year, NVIDIA and its partners are pleased to announce that the amazing 3D experience that has proven so popular in movie theaters is about to come home.

Headline News Creative Group and Mantra Design Craft Jay-Z 9/11 Special

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:59am

Creative Group, the industry’s premier full-service post-production facility, and Mantra Design, an award-winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, have transformed Jay-Z’s renowned Answer the Call 9/11 benefit concert into a stirring hour-long special airing on the Fuse music network. Together, the two studios delivered a complete post package for Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call, including video editing, audio mixing and 3D graphics.

Headline News I3A Signs Google as Participating Member

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:53am

I3A (the International Imaging Industry Association; http://www.i3a.org), the leading global association for the imaging industry, today announced that Google (http://www.google.com/corporate/) has joined the non-profit organization at the Participating level of membership.

Headline News 37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Headline News Organic Motion and iDMAa Launch Student Animation Contest

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 7:50am

Organic Motion, the leading innovator of computer vision and advanced motion capture systems, in cooperation with the International Digital Media & Arts Association (iDMAa), today announce a new Student Animation Competition for iDMAa member programs.

Headline News BLITZ Delivers First Augmented Reality Marketing Solution for FOX

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:51am

BLITZ, a leading integrated marketing agency, today unveiled a new augmented reality application to promote the second season of FOX’s popular TV series “Dollhouse.”

Headline News FlickerLab and Gonzoft Television Animation Merge

Press Release from FlickerLab

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - October 5, 2009 – In the wake of a successful eighteen-month partnership designed to launch Gonzoft Television Animation’s live animation software in the U.S., FlickerLab and Gonzoft have agreed to merge. FlickerLab, LLC will formally announce the new company at MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, in Cannes France, October 5, where they will also present a range of products. The new company will operate from both New York and Copenhagen.

Headline News Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.

Headline News Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of Previsualization

The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of previsualization (“previs”), was officially announced today.

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