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Poems Come to Life in Artful Interpretations from motion504

Broadcast design and animation studio motion504 created original animated pieces for the third annual MotionPoems event, which showcases visual explorations of previously published poetry.

Software Headline News

e-on Software Ships German & French Versions of Vue 10 for 3D Artists

e-on software today announced the immediate availability of the French and German versions of its product line for 3D Enthusiasts and 3D Artists: Vue 10.

Effects Headline News

Double Negative VFX Supervisor Nominated for VFX Oscar

Following on Double Negative's Oscar win for Inception in 2011, Dneg's work has again been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar, this year for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Effects Headline News

Pixomondo Recognized with Academy, BAFTA & VES Award Noms

Artists from international VFX company Pixomondo have earned the company's first-ever Academy Award nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure, Hugo.

Films Headline News

Studio Ghibli Retrospective Features New 35mm Prints of Hayao Miyazaki Classics

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres is the exclusive Los Angeles venue for the G-Kids tour of a 20-year retrospective of the work of Japan's Studio Ghibli, renowned for their masterpieces of animation. The retrospective runs Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, February 12.

Movie Headline News

The Crow Remake Gets Director, Writer

Days after settling a lawsuit regarding the long-gestating remake of The Crow, Relativity has closed a deal with F. Javier Gutierrez to direct the comic book adaptation. Jesse Wigutow has been signed to write the script.

Digital Headline News

Digital Domain Features Nominated for Two Academy Awards

Digital Domain had two of the feature films it worked on nominated for the visual effects Academy Award: Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Visual Headline News

Patton Oswalt Returns to Host The VES Awards

Patton Oswalt (Young Adult, Ratatouille) will host the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Animation Headline News

CoreCG Launches MentalCore for Maya and mental ray

CoreCG announced the release of MentalCore -- a cross-platform, standalone plugin designed to help artists achieve maximum creativity and efficiency while using NVIDIA mental ray with Autodesk® Maya.

Film Headline News

And the Race is On! 2012 Oscar Nominees Announced

3D animated feature Hugo leads the field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Writing.

Work Headline News

Unfolding the World of Bunraku

Bunraku, the second film from acclaimed director Guy Moshe, is a unique blend of cutting-edge computer graphics and choreographed live action, comic book and video game styles, gritty reality and fantasy, and samurai and spaghetti western genres.

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