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Vancouver VFX Artists Rely on Shotgun for ‘Galactic Battles’ Short

Vancouver-based VanCG meetup group taps Shotgun production management and review software for its latest open-movie live-action/CG project, ‘Galactic Battles.’

Awards Headline News

‘Johnny Express’ Wins Short Film Award at NYCFF 2015

South Korea’s ‘Johnny Express,’ directed by James Woo, also wins an Audience Award and Jury Award at the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces U.S. Release Date for ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’

Salma Hayek’s animated passion project based on the 100 million-selling masterpiece by Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran opens August 7 In NYC & LA followed by national expansion.

Ireland Headline News

Irish Animation Stamps Go High-Tech

QR code-enabled stamp set features four internationally acclaimed animated properties from Ireland: Jam Media’s ‘Roy,’ Brown Bag Films’ ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Secret of Kells’ and Geronimo Productions’ ‘Nelly & Nora.’

Arsenalfx Headline News

ArsenalFX Expands into New Santa Monica Headquarters

Newly built, 7,000-square foot headquarters features state-of-the-art proprietary software as well as hardware capable of delivering short-form creative media via integrated global dark-fiber services housed within a secured environment.

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

2015 TAAFI Animation Job Fair to be Held May 2

Free annual animation recruitment event presented by the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across Ontario.

Awards Headline News

‘On the White Planet’ Receives Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2015

Estonia’s ‘House of Unconsciousness’ wins the Grand Prix award in the narrative short category; Japan’s ‘Dark Mixer’ wins in the non-narrative short category.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar Releases Free Non-Commercial RenderMan

Featuring Pixar’s new RIS technology, RenderMan is now completely free for use in research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and personal projects that do not generate commercial profits.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Unveils Updated Multi-Product Roadmap at GTC 2015

Updates include the new Quadro M6000 GPU with 12 GB of memory and Maxwell GPU architecture, new features and performance in Iray 2015, and an upgraded Quadro Visual Computing Appliance. 

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

The Academy to Host ‘Deconstructing Big Hero 6’ April 23

Special guests to include Disney directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, visual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish, and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

VFX Headline News

MPC Delivers Magic Effects for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

As lead VFX studio, MPC was responsible for a variety of 3D and 2D effects, including creating Jack’s beanstalk, creatures such as Cinderella’s birds, mice, snakes and a cow, magic effects, fantasy environments, and transformation shots.

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