Black Logic has added five 3D artists to its CG department. The new Black Logic CG staff members include: Scott Petill, senior animator; Sebastian Bilbao, technical director; Julio Soto and Andrew Dayton, CG artists; and Glenn Harper, visual effects animator. Prior to joining Black Logic, Petill was at Post Perfect and earlier at ad agency Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer. In addition, he has consulted with Pixar on their commercial software releases, and designed a library of 3D textures for broadcast and print applications. "Scott is a wizard with motion and light.
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Nicolas Gorse has been appointed distribution director for France and French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg for TBS Europe. Gorse will be responsible for the distribution of all three Turner channels, CNN International, Cartoon Network and TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Previously, Gorse served as development and marketing director of SOFIRAD. "Nicolas has an excellent knowledge of marketing and distribution, as well as of the various satellite platforms and their specific offerings in France.
In this issue we are looking at a few current topics in the technology realm. What does the future hold for the high-end computer software/hardware companies? Have their glory days passed? Are all these new software versions really necessary? With the help of industry veteran Richard Taylor, Bruce Manning tackles a few of these topics and more. Mark Winstanley is outlining how software packages are becoming Web-export capable and John Edgar Park profiles and offers advice on low cost software/hardware systems which offer high-end results.
Austin, Texas' Austin Community College, a higher education institution that offers degrees in graphic design, multimedia and Web design, is looking for a 3D ANIMATION INSTRUCTOR to teach a variety of traditional animation, 3D modeling and 3D computer-based classes. . . Worthington, Ohio's Big Fish Animation, a production company, is looking for ANIMATORS and ARTISTS to create 3D environments for commercials and other projects. . .
Twelve new events have been added to the Calendar of Events, including: Cal Arts' "The One Second Film" March 8, Valencia, California, U.S.A.; VEAF Digital Media Trade Show, April 4-6, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Stuttgart Luwigsburg Filmfest, June 6-12, Stuttgart, Germany; and the 8th Bradford Animation Festival, November 16-18, Bradford, U.K. With multiple search capabilities, AWN's new calendar of events gives you a customized way to look through the upcoming events - by Name, Location, Entry Deadline, Category, Event Type and more.
Looseleaf Productions, a New York City-based animation studio specializing in Flash animation production, just opened an online art gallery. You can view the first five entries at: http://www.looseleafproductions.com. They will be adding more images periodically, so please come back. And remember: Don't touch the paintings. Looseleaf Productions' gallery on AWN includes 21 images, plus a trailer for "The Space Program," episode 1.
Louis K. Wang is a visual artist with a background in photography. He studied and worked in the US before returning to his hometown, Taipei. His gallery on AWN features Web graphics, plus images from the pilot of an anime style show, plus more from a project for a CD production and an educational game. Also new this week in the Animation Showcase: "Liquid Fish," a new series of work by Jean Detheux, with images and clips.
This year, again, AWN is the place to go to discover all the animation nominees for the coveted Short Animated Film Oscar award...
The brand new trailer for Tim Burton's "Planet Of The Apes" and Chris Columbus' "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone" upcoming features are online and you can find them through AWN's Feature Film Release Database...
Leading experts in their respective fields are here to answer your questions and give personal advice and insight...
Plympton's new series of comics is extracted from the comic book "Polls Apart - How To Tell A Democrat From A Republican," by Kathy Paton & Bill Plympton...
Test your skills and challenge your brain with AWN's Animation Trivia Quiz. This week, we're asking questions about Oscar nominees and winners. What Oscar-winning animator took over the National Film Board of Canada from Norman McLaren? What was the year that UPA produced all three of the Oscar nominees for best animated short? What was Paramount's only Oscar-winning cartoon? Good luck...you'll need it!
* Wednesday, April 4 Sunday, April 8, 2001. Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
The fifth annual KC Filmmakers Jubilee is a celebration of independent filmmaking. All experimental and animation entries must be 30 minutes or less. A US$1000 prize will be awarded in each category. For more information contact: Tel.: (913) 649-0244; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Web: http://www.kcjubilee.org/.
There's no better way to stay current with animation trends than the Brussels 2001 Film Festival Catalogue...
* Saturday, October 27 Monday, October 29, 2001. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1st Entry Deadline: March 8, 2001
2nd Entry Deadline: March 22, 2001
3rd Entry Deadline: April 5, 2001
* September 2001. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Early Submission Deadline: April 30, 2001
Final Entry Deadline: May 15, 2001
Disney has signed a new licensing deal with Coca-Cola to place Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters on a new line of juices. No financial terms have been released for this 15-year marketing deal. However, Disney will receive royalty payments for Coke's use of all Disney characters on packages, in-store promotions and advertising. The first drinks, "Mickey's X-treme Coolers" and "Pooh's 100 Acre Wood Apple-Berry," will be sold in supermarkets in single-serve boxes and multi-serve plastic bottles.