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SIGGRAPH 2015: 2nd Annual Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors

Second annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors to feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer.

Short Films Headline News

3D Miyazaki Tribute Made with Open-Source Software

French 3D artist dono employs open-source 3D creation suite Blender, Photoshop alternative GIMP, 3D renderer Octane and free compositing software Natron to create stunning 3D backgrounds from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved classic films.

s2015 Headline News

Xsens Boosts ‘The Inheritance’ Real-Time Live! Performance at SIGGRAPH 2015

Innovative visual sculpture piece to be shown for first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015 alongside presentations from Autodesk, Dynamixyz, Morph3d and Unity.

ftrack Headline News

Lexhag Creates VFX for BBC Period Drama ‘Poldark’

London-based VFX house uses a mix of LIDAR scan technology, full-CG ship elements and the organizational capacity of ftrack production tracking and management software to deliver visual effects for the BBC’s period drama ‘Poldark.’

Nickelodeon Animation Studios Headline News

Nickelodeon to Debut ‘Shimmer and Shine’ August 24

Nickelodeon takes preschoolers on a magical genie adventure with animated preschool series ‘Shimmer and Shine,’ created by ‘Dora the Explorer’ production supervisor Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz.

Leftchannel Headline News

leftchannel Adds Character to ‘Brussels + Muscles’ Wellness Spots

Working with agency Karsh Hagan, award-winning design studio animates ‘Brussels + Muscles’ campaign for the University Of Colorado Health and Welfare Plan initiative.

Music Videos Headline News

Edit 1 Creates New Music Video for Electropop Songstress BECA

NYC-based previs studio stretches creative boundaries with ‘Bayonet’ music video tapping company’s strengths in motion capture, 3D animation, visual effects, editorial, and more.

Licensing Headline News

LIMA Releases Global Licensing Industry Survey Results

Report delivers detailed breakdowns of the $241.5 billion industry by property type, product category and geography; Extensive analysis reveals rapid growth in e-commerce, significant increase in products predominantly purchased and distributed digitally, and expected surge in Asia-Pacific region.

Anime Headline News

Latest ‘Naruto’ Feature to See Theatrical Run

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts debut ‘Boruto: Naruto The Movie’ in over 80 major U.S. CITIES this October; Action-filled new anime adventure features the rebellious son of the legendary ninja Naruto who seeks to become an even greater ninja.

Stop-motion Headline News

LCAD Students Bring ‘A Boy and His Beast’ to Life in Stop-Motion Animation Master Class

Led by producer Stephanie Alexander and director Calley MacDonald, 15 Laguna College of Art + Design students tackle story development, character design, puppet fabrication, scenery, filming, editing and scoring of a stop-motion animated short in just 10 weeks.