The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International announces an animation-focused pitch event, Pitch-a-Palooza, and two supporting events, Pitch Lab and The Monkeyworks.
The growth of the Trans-Pacific animation production pipeline has created business opportunities for animation communities both in Asia and abroad.
This reflection is devoted to the spirit of imagination, innovation, ideation and invention: how these precious values are reflected through the architectural realizations of the country called the “New World”. In my humble perception, something has gotten lost in translation. Are we slipping, losing it?
As the week winds down and I find myself craving a simple green salad, I figured I'd share more images from my time at the festival. Formal write-ups will have to wait until early next week I'm afraid, when I've recovered from the jet lag, the lack of sleep and the searing memory of a student film in competition depicting a man being sodomized by an umbrella.
Minneapolis post studio Volt Adds MPC Remote Color Viewing, exclusive Minneapolis representation of editor Jonathan Del Gatto & new VFX/design talent.
Since I’m finding time so scarce this week, I have not yet finished any of my formal write-ups. So for now, I'm posting some initial images from the first couple days of the festival.
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I POSTED A BLOG ON PRODUCING FILMS BASED ON INDIGENOUS STORIES AND CHARACTERS. I PROMISED TO FOLLOW IT UP, SO HERE IT IS
William McDonald has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (FTVDM) at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), effective July 1, 2012.
Hanspeter Pfister, the SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Chair from Harvard University, shares his take on submission trends, jury selection and the jury process for SIGGRAPH 2012.
Video Games Live unveils the lineup for its eighth annual Los Angeles show with a cavalcade of special guests, first time ever music premieres, industry stars, new interactive technology and incredible prizes.
Framestore is further strengthening its CG department and integrated offering by hiring Liz Oliver, a CG line producer with extensive experience in multiplatform disciplines.
Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible reiterated his "buy" rating on shares of digital production and effects company Digital Domain Media Group, saying that recent news of a planned Abu Dhabi studio and Paramount's decision to push back the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will benefit the firm.
International visual effects company Pixomondo announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, Michigan, bringing their global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents.
Disney XD announced that Southern California viewers will have the opportunity to see a prelude episode of the new animated series “TRON: Uprising” in a state-of-the-art, high definition theatre on wheels.
AniMazSpot announced the top two short films from the Third Quarter entries selected to go on to vie for Best of Festival prize at the fourth annual AniMazSpot 2012 Festival, September 10-16, 2012.
Animation Spotlight announced that Kaj Pindal (Denmark/Canada) and Cinzia Bottini (Italy/Singapore) have joined the AniMazSpot international jury panel.
Digital Domain Media Group announced that it will establish a new animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.
Aardman director Bram Ttwheam has teamed up with artist Tristan Stevens to create the much-anticipated video release for the Nordic Giants‘ debut single, “Shine,” featuring the vocals and lyrics of Cate Ferris.
Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” will have its world premiere on June 18, 2012, in a special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival marking the Grand Opening of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
DreamWorks Animation held a press event promoting its forthcoming 3D animated feature “Rise of the Guardians” at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, screening 25 minutes of the film followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher.
Ten-year visual effects software industry veteran Todd Prives joins ZYNC to drive marketing strategy and customer adoption.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” has promoted Erica Branch-Ridley to Vice President, Executive in Charge of Production for Sesame Learning.
Production company Hornet announced that it has signed 2011 BAFTA Award-winning director Mikey Please to its talent roster.