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Thanks Dr. Catmull

At The Eighth Annual VES Awards Show Dr. Ed Catmull was rightly presented with the George Melies Award for Pioneering. His contributions to computer motion graphics and the entertainment industry as we know it today are myriad and foundational. Dr.Catmull gave a thoughtful, moving and understated speech while accepting the award. At the end of his speech he softly expressed that the best part of the journey had been the people that he had gotten to know. This brought to my mind two very special people that have since moved on.

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Illustrator David Levine Dead at 83

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:51am

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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Brittany Murphy Dies at 32

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2:04pm

A variety of news outlets, including TMZ reported that actress Brittany Murphy died early Sunday morning after going into full cardiac arrest. She was declared dead on arrival after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. A cause of death has not been determined.

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Boris FX Unveils New XML Transfer Plug-In

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:51am

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Boris XML Transfer, a new Adobe After Effects plug-in designed for seamless transfer of Apple Final Cut Pro program sequences to Adobe After Effects.

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Yellow Submarine Art Director Passes Away

Graphic designer Heinz Edelmann, known best for his work art directing the Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE in 1968, has died at the age of 75, reports the AP.

Edelmann died Tuesday afternoon in a Stuttgart, Germany hospital according to a spokesperson for the city's State Academy of Art and Design. No cause of death was announced.

Edelmann also designed book covers, including the first German edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS and won a competition in 1989 to design the mascot of Seville's Expo '92 world fair.