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PipelineFX’s Qube! Prepares LMU Students for the Real World

PipelineFX’s render management solution, Qube!,is in use at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.

Sound Headline News

mono Taps CRASH+SUES for Cross-Platform Initiative For Parsons

CRASH+SUES was tapped by mono to provide editing, color correction and graphics for SoundAffects, Parsons The New School for Design’s multi-platform exploration of the relationship between music, design and technology.

Headline News

Trunk Brings Poetry in Motion to the London Underground

Trunk Animation completed work for Smile for London on “Word in Motion,” their new moving image exhibition that aims to uplift and inspire London commuters with poetry and moving images during January 2012.

Cancer Headline News

Flickerlab Overpowers Cancer Monster for Lehigh Valley Health Network

Development, design and animation studio FlickerLab has created “Overpowering A Monster,” a :30 animated spot for the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Digital Headline News

Mothership’s David Rosenbaum Directs Robotarm for Cisco

Mothership director David Rosenbaum teamed with OgilvyWest for “Robotarm” for Cisco that broke during the NFC Championship broadcast on January 22.

Headline News

Pixomondo Taps David Garber as Executive Producer of Motion Graphics

David Garber has joined international VFX company Pixomondo as Executive Producer of Motion Graphics where he will head up the newly formed design division in the Los Angeles office.

Blogs

Become a SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 1:34pm

Are you science? Are you art? Do you daydream of computations or calculate in creativity? Are you a student? If so, you will find yourself right at home at SIGGRAPH 2012. Science and art will come together in one outstanding international conference to explore computer graphics and interactive techniques from both points of view, and YOU can be a part of it!

Blogs

Encounter with Japan Part 4

There are many impressive aspects of and qualities I now associate with Japanese people, their ways of lives and their culture with. However, what sets them apart in minds of those who have had a limited exposure to, or those who have never been there, are Anime and Manga, and to a lesser extent a mysterious Geisha.

Studios Headline News

Former ILM and Kerner Optical Staffers Launch 32ten Studios

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new company, 32TEN Studios, which will be based at the former site of ILM, at 3210 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael, CA.

Design Headline News

Cut&Paste Adds Helsinki to 2011-2012 Tour

Cut&Paste, the international digital design tournament pitting the best 2D, 3D and motion/animation pros across 12 global cities, announced the addition of Helsinki – the 2012 World Design Capital – to its 2011-12 tour.

Entertainment Headline News

Nelvana Enterprises Appoints Andrew Kerr as Head of Consumer Products

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced the appointment of respected industry veteran Andrew Kerr to Head of Consumer Products, The Americas and Australasia, effective immediately.

Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Secures Master Licensing Deal in Brazil for Dragon Ball

Toei Animation has closed a master licensing and merchandising agreement in Brazil with Abr-Art Bag Rio Comercio Importacao e Exportacao for Dragon Ball Z.

Festival Headline News

Date for Nippon Connection Festival 2012 Announced

The date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main is set: From May 2-6, 2012, the biggest festival for Japanese cinema worldwide will once more present more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films.

Blogs

The Crossroads of Art and Technology: Creating The Creators Project

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2012 at 3:10pm

The Creators Project, founded in part by Vice Media, was started to showcase innovative artists and enable them to realize new artwork. When The Creators Project launched in 2010, Vice used a variety of media -- including television, print, online and mobile outlets -- to document the work of more than 100 creators to date, hailing mostly from seven countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States).

Ideation Blogs

Encounter with Japan Part 3

Now, having observed Japanese society, the way it was taught to control their emotional and physical demeanor, I am un-startled by their adamantly unshaken, orderly, ongoing trust in authorities. It leads to a polite, restrained, reverently subdued reaction to what ensued due the corporate negligence, and a secretive, cunning cover up that continues to define what is being done to them.

Cartoon Headline News

Keith Knight and Stephan Pastis in conversation at Cartoon Art Museum

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 5:36pm

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Keith Knight, creator of "The Knight Life," and Stephan Pastis, creator of "Pearls Before Swine," for a discussion of their comics and careers in celebration of CAM’s latest exhibition, "Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium."

Animated Headline News

Funky Turns 40 at the ToonSeum, a Celebration of African American Animated Characters

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:46pm

The ToonSeum and the Museum of Uncut Funk present Funky Turns Forty, an exhibit celebrating the legacy of the first wave of positive Black animated characters of the 1970s.

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