Pixar and Disney creative head John Lasseter is elected to the post of First Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Creative studio XYZ joins forces with Melbourne production company Suitcase Murphy to create the new ABC1 television series, Australian Encounters, directed by Duncan Imberger and Josh Moore with hand-drawn illustrations by renowned illustrator and satirical cartoonist Chris Grosz.
Executive Producer Dave Filoni discusses the influence of original concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on Star Wars Rebels with Star Wars Celebration Europe Attendees.
VFX industry leaders discuss a proposed plan aimed at addressing subsidies during a panel at the CG conference.
Visual effects production studio Rodeo FX tackles a comprehensive array of creative and technological challenges in the company’s ninth collaboration with ILM to create and produce 200 visual effects shots for Pacific Rim.
The Academy keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2013, “The Giants’ First Steps,” featuring the student works and early careers of animation directors Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise, is released online.
Thinkbox Software announces new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya at SIGGRAPH 2013, including the latest version of the company’s popular volumetric particle renderer, Krakatoa MY, XMesh MY for geometry caching, and Frost MY for point cloud meshing.
Pipeline toolkit unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2013 provides users with out-of-the-box integrations with Photoshop, Maya, Nuke and Houdini, and a flexible customization framework.
Following its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, where it received the prestigious Annecy Cristal award for best short film, Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password has its U.S. premiere at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy commences principal photography in the UK in preparation for August 1, 2014 film release.
Rising Sun Pictures and Flinders University announce the completion of their inaugural intensive ten-week training program in visual effects where students bolster their skills in rotoscoping, camera tracking, match-moving and compositing.
Cartoon Network gives an exclusive sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con of three brand-new original animated series from Cartoon Network Studios: Pete Browngardt’s Uncle Grandpa, Skyler Page’s Clarence, and Rebecca Sugar’s highly-anticipated Steven Universe.
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences computer science faculty members Hanspeter Pfister and Todd Zickler present three technical papers this week at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Faceware Technologies announces Faceware Live, a new product that captures a live actor’s facial performance with any video source, and instantly transfers that performance to a 3D character in real time, at SIGGRAPH 2013.
The Directors Guild of America hosts Digital Day 2013 on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a one-day event comprised of panels, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.
Artists from the Creative Talent Network to showcase how they create for feature films and independent personal projects with the Wacom Cintiq.
Pixar Animation Studios celebrates 25 years of Pixar’s RenderMan at SIGGRAPH 2013 with a commemorative Users Group Meeting and a number of special presentations.
Six films are nominated for the Cartoon d’Or 2013, the European award for the best animated short film.
Motion capture technology developer Vicon launches the latest addition to its suite of 3D motion capture tracking systems at SIGGRAPH 2013, booth #771, taking place July 23-25, in Anaheim, California.
A panel on the State of the Visual Effects Industry, moderated by Jim Hillin with panelists Dave Rand, Scott Squires, Scott Ross and IATSE representative Steve Kaplan, will be held at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Ballroom AB on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Representatives of the Department of Commerce in China’s Jilin Provence visit the ASIFA Hollywood booth at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Acme Filmworks announces the release of the Giants’ First Steps, a collection of 25 student films by 15 of Hollywood’s greatest animated feature film directors.