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Reel FX Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chuck Peil

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:34pm

Chuck Peil, co-founder of Reel FX, talks about his studio’s evolution from animation and visual effects service house to mainstream animated feature film studio, the recently released ‘The Book of Life’ and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Shotgun Software Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Don Parker

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:05pm

Don Parker, senior director on Autodesk’s Shotgun team, talks about the software’s use on 300: Rise of an Empire as well as how integrating production technologies impacts a studio’s ability to manage movie production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar Releases Free Non-Commercial RenderMan

Featuring Pixar’s new RIS technology, RenderMan is now completely free for use in research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and personal projects that do not generate commercial profits.

virtual production Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – David Morin

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:26pm

David Morin, a driving force at Autodesk in virtual production standards and technology, talks about the growing significance and future role of virtual production technologies in moviemaking as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Unveils Updated Multi-Product Roadmap at GTC 2015

Updates include the new Quadro M6000 GPU with 12 GB of memory and Maxwell GPU architecture, new features and performance in Iray 2015, and an upgraded Quadro Visual Computing Appliance. 

VFX Headline News

MPC Delivers Magic Effects for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

As lead VFX studio, MPC was responsible for a variety of 3D and 2D effects, including creating Jack’s beanstalk, creatures such as Cinderella’s birds, mice, snakes and a cow, magic effects, fantasy environments, and transformation shots.

Previs Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Daniel Gregoire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:11pm

Daniel Gregoire, CEO of leading previs firm Halon Entertainment, talks about the previs of World War Z, its vital role in story development, visual development and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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