DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV appoints Chapter One Films founder Matt Kaplan to head newly launched feature film division, Awesomeness Films.
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Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.
TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.
Tributes created for Annecy 2015 recognize female animation pioneers Mary Blair, Alison De Vere, Evelyn Lambert, Claire Parker and Charlotte Reiniger.
New release of popular subdivision surface library brings improved performance and reduced memory consumption, while continuing to leverage the massive parallelism available on modern GPU and CPU architectures.
CG-animated feature directed by Harald Siepermann arrives on DVD and two-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack on August 18.
Stop motion short film inspired by the works of Stephen and Timothy Quay and Jan Švankmajer employs puppets and sets made from found objects.
Distributed by eOne, family-friendly, feature-length adventure that reimagines the epic tale of Noah's Ark features the voice talents of Martin Sheen and Amy Grant.
Kids entertainment distributor CAKE to represent the entire catalogue of Angry Birds shorts, including ‘Angry Birds Toons,’ ‘Angry Birds Stella’ and ‘Piggy Tales.’
Deadline for submissions to the second year of the Toronto Animated Image Society’s four-month Research and Production Animation Residency program is July 31, 2015.
The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.
Tim Clark and Karine Lafranchise are selected as trainee animators and will be joining the feature animation team at Cinesite’s Montréal studios to work on ‘Charming.’
Blackmagic digital film cameras were used to shoot scenes and stunt work in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ while Fusion Studio was used for compositing and to help create action sequences for ‘Spy’ and ‘Barely Lethal.’
Immersive short from Portland-based experimental filmmaker Kurtis Hough combines animation and live action to create an awe-inspiring look at the universe.
New series of cartoon shorts from the creators of web series ‘Homestar Runner’ incorporates a variety of animation techniques, including flash, CGI and animation mixed with live-action.
Recognizing excellence in 3D animation, visual effects, visualization and game design, the animago AWARD will be presented on Thursday, October 15 at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE.
High-concept short from writer and director Aaron Martinez mixes gritty live-action 16mm film and handcrafted stop-motion animation to build an uncanny vision of the future.
Award-winning CG-animated short film from Bent Image Lab director Joshua Cox explores the kitschy depths of love and betrayal between three porcelain figurines.
Legendary superstar rock band KISS to receive prestigious 2015 “Special Commissioner’s Award” from Japan’s International Short Shorts Asian Film Festival for “Samurai Son” music video.
Universal and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World’ ends Pixar's number-one opening winning streak, but ‘Inside Out’ exceeds expectations to score the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title.
Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins Cristal award for best short film at the 39th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, while Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares’ ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ awarded Cristal for best feature film.
VisFX powerhouse Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic, to present a Masterclass revealing unseen content previews at The Children’s Media Conference 2015.