Zoic Studios VFX Supervisor Ralph Maiers and VFX Producer Lauren Weidel lead a team of artists into the dizzying world of Delhi’s slums during the end of British Colonial rule for Indian-born, Toronto-based director Deepa Mehta’s motion picture “Midnight’s Children.”
Technical papers are previewed for the SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers program, the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
The COLLIDER Conference announces the master class instructors and schedule, which consists of eight career-boosting classes led by animation and visual effects masters from top studios including Weta Digital, Psyop, Blue Sky Studios, and more.
ITV and ZeptoLab appoint new agents for “Cut the Rope” in France, Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordic region and Israel.
Animated features entered into competition at this year’s Annecy International Festival of Animation are announced.
The Academy honors makeup effects in feature films with a special panel presentation, “Blending Makeup with Digital Arts in Film.”
DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg announces the launch of a new Chinese co-production at last week’s Beijing Film Festival.
Soho-based VFX company Double Negative launches a television arm, with Showtime's "The Vatican," directed by Ridley Scott, as the new division's first project.
Disney unearths a never-before-seen short starring the one and only Mickey Mouse in Get A Horse! featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse.
Canada's wonderful Cinematheque Quebecoise turns 50 this year. They celebrate with an animation by Diane Obomsawin.
The Cartoon Art Museum helps celebrate 75 years of Superman with an exhibition exploring the long and storied history of The Last Son of Krypton.
Generation Campus announces the names of the tutors for this year’s edition of Generation Campus and introduces the first ever Animation Lab.
The venue for the first annual Production Pipeline Expo, which takes place May 3-4, 2013, is changed to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
The Academy takes a look at the breakthrough stereoscopic and visual effects work that went into crafting the Oscar-winning film “Life of Pi,” featuring an onstage discussion with members of the film’s creative teams.
In one of the first effort to come out of Framestore's new LA studio, Framestore teams up with 180LA and Pepsi on a new advertising campaign featuring Beyoncé.
Award-winning children’s book, “The Fearsome Beastie,” by Giles Paley-Phillips, is to be adapted into an animated short co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt in collaboration with the UK’s University of Creative Arts.
VFX company LOOK Effects President Mark Driscoll weighs in on the “Panel Discussion on the Future of the VFX Industry” and visual effects supervisor Dan Schrecker presents the company’s visual effects work in “The Making of Warm Bodies” at the 2013 FMX conference in Suttgart, Germany.
International children’s channel KidsCo, Corus Entertainment’s joint-venture with NBCUniversal, launches its two-month-old Syfy Kids block in Asia this July.
British digital motion graphics company SquareZero updates its holographic representations of Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida for the ABBA museum, set to open in Stockholm in May.
Program highlights are announced for the 20th edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, which runs next week from April 23 through April 28.
Jean-Francois Laguionie’s “The Painting” (“Le Tableau”) opens May 10 in New York followed by expansion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta and other cities beginning May 24.
FMX 2013 to include talks on “Iron Man 3,” “Oblivion,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Assassin's Creed 3” in addition to the “Virtual Production” and “Virtual Humans Forum” track highlights.
Geneva Film’s stop-motion animated short “Foxed!” will premiere in 3D at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film on April 25.