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Headline News Chilemonos Animation Fest Issues 2015 Call for Entries

International Animation Festival Chilemonos premieres a new image and opens a call for entries for the 2015 edition, taking place May 5-10.

Headline News iPi Soft Unveils iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0

iPi Soft announces the availability of iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0, which includes new features for improved workflow, including support for the new Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor and increased tracking speed.

Headline News Anthony Bourdain Travels to Nickelodeon’s ‘Sanjay and Craig’

Anthony Bourdain lends his culinary expertise to Nickelodeon’s ‘Sanjay and Craig’ as famous TV food dude, Anthony Gourmand, in an episode slated to air in 2015.

Headline News Workplace Conditions at MPC Called ‘Poisonous’

A Nov. 4 story on MPC in Hollywood trade ‘Variety’ is met with negative commentary from the VFX community, including descriptions of deplorable working conditions and a toxic corporate environment.

Headline News 9th Annual HPA Awards to Spotlight Excellence in Post

MACOM, NVIDIA and Wohler/Cinnafilm Joint Venture to receive Engineering Excellence Awards; the American Society of Cinematographers and DigitalFilm Tree to receive the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.

Headline News Frederator’s ‘Bee & PuppyCat’ Launches on Cartoon Hangover

Created by ‘Adventure Time’ artist Natasha Allegri, the most successfully funded animation project in Kickstarter history premieres November 6 on Cartoon Hangover YouTube Channel.

Headline News Zoic Delivers Action-Packed VFX for Sony PlayStation

Culver City, CA-based visual effects house creates the VFX for the new “Friendly Competition” spot for PlayStation promoting the ‘NBA 2K15,’ ‘Far Cry 4’ and ‘Destiny’ titles. 

Headline News USC Taps OptiTrack Mocap Technology for Next-Gen Filmmakers

Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, USC School of Cinematic Arts installs OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

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