Generation Campus announces the names of the tutors for this year’s edition of Generation Campus and introduces the first ever Animation Lab.
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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.
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.
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.
Chaos Group announces that they will demonstrate V-Ray, spotlight ILM’s production pipeline, and host a day of presentations and tutorials for 3D artists in training at FMX 2013.
V&S Entertainment signs a deal with RAI, bringing the second season of “Everything’s Rosie” to Italy.
Assorted Nuts and Frima Studio team up to create “Tiny Yeti,” an animated series and interactive game.
emotion3D announces the release of stereoscopic plugins, The Stereoscopic Suite X3, for The Foundry’s Nuke.
Nominees for the Animated Com Award -- in the fields of advertising, spatial communication and technology -- at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) are announced.
Proof Inc. founder and creative director Ron Frankel is scheduled to speak on the role of Previs in filmmaking at three upcoming industry events, including the “Virtual Production” track at FMX, the inaugural edition of the Production Pipeline Expo, and the Academy’s “Pre and Post Visualization – Today’s Storyboarding” Craft Series panel.
Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto will be officially awarded the prestigious ASIFA Prize 2012 at this year’s Annecy Festival for outstanding achievements in the art of animation.
DreamWorks Animation acquires IP for Trolls with plans to take iconic dolls' brand (and hair) to new heights. American Girl branding vet Shawn Dennis tapped to head Trolls global franchise.
LOOK Effects produces seamless visual effects for the Henry-Alex Rubin-directed “Disconnect,” from LD Entertainment and Wonderful Films.
Studio 100 Media announces a deal with Molly & The Monsters GbR to sell the international TV rights to “Molly Monster.”
VisitEngland teams up with Wallace & Gromit to launch "Great Adventure" – a nationwide campaign to boost tourism in the UK in 2013.
Buckinghamshire New University announces a new BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects program to be led by Alex Williams.
Design and production studio Süperfad, with offices in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and London, closes its doors.