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Santa Monica and Melbourne-based VFX studio teams with John X Carey at Tool of North America to brings to life an immersive VR campaign by Wieden + Kennedy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Created in collaboration with Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures, animated short made for mobile and VR devices contains hidden surprises, including a musical homage to Queen.
Kids entertainment specialist and top French CGI studio team with Belgian creative house on medieval animated comedy aimed at kids 6-11; series has already sold to broadcasters including France’s Canal+ Family and Teletoon+, Germany’s Super RTL, and Belgium’s VRT-Ketnet and RTBF-Ouftivi.
Sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor to lead the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences.
Boutique effects house creates opening ‘Hive’ sequence and Cornhill chase sequence for Millennium Film’s crime/action-thriller.
9 Story Media Group signs licenses with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for second seasons of ‘Camp Lakebottom,’ ‘Numb Chucks’ and ‘Peg + Cat.’
Xsens GDC booth to feature full-body immersive VR Experience with The Virtual Dutch Men and presentations with Autodesk, Faceware, and Manus VR.
Cineversity releases CV-VR Cam plugin; new tutorials help streamline Cinema 4D workflow for Virtual Reality.
Animated shorts program curated by Whoopi Goldberg includes ‘The Orchestra,’ directed by Mikey Hill; ‘Lucens,’ directed and written by Marcel Barelli; ‘Fear,’ directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; ‘Violet,’ directed by Maurice Joyce; ‘Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,’ directed and written by Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger; ‘I am a Pencil’ (Je suis un Crayon), directed and written by Joe D’Arcy; and the U.S. premiere of Bill Plympton's ‘The Loneliest Stoplight.’
MODO 10 Series is built on a next-generation 3D modeling, texturing and rendering platform that enables creatives to iterate freely in order to realize the full potential of their ideas.
Award-winning VFX Supervisor and Lead Artist has worked with commercial directors including Jonathan Glazer, Traktor, Nick Gordon, Noam Murro, Mark Romanek, Tom Tagholm and Neil Gorringe.
‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.
Developers can create virtual production setups in Unreal Engine 4 without the use of third-party tools.
Nicole Fina hired as Executive Producer of Commercials; Leslie Sorrentino to head up New Business for Commercials.
CN’s reboot of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ to have its world debut at the South by Southwest festival on Monday, March 14; series premieres on Monday, April 4.
New trailer for the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature showcases dramatic camera work, elaborate visuals and epic-scale storytelling.
French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.
National Film Board of Canada introduces new initiatives in International Women’s Day announcement from NFB head Claude Joli-Coeur.
Visual effects studio behind Sony Picture Entertainment's photoreal film ‘The Walk’ leverages Avere FXT Edge filers to optimize production workflows.
Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kind among talent joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the cast of Disney Channel's ‘Tangled: Before Ever After.’
Markerless 3D facial motion capture product line now available with new software and hardware rental pricing; upgrades include localization, new workflow features and new hardware options.
Coinciding with the original film’s 10th anniversary, animated sequel directed by ‘Hotel Transylvania’ 1 & 2 story artist and Genndy Tartakovsky protégé Henry Yu is set to be released in 2017.
Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’