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Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk’s Rok Predin Comes ‘Alive’ for Steve Mason Music Video

Director Rok Predin uses MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects to create an homage to the 1990s with the isometric look of early 16-bit video games such as ‘Street Fighter’ and ‘Sim City.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Epic Games' Kim Libreri and Ray Davis Talk VR with Unreal Engine at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:38pm

Kim Libreri, CTO, and Ray Davis, Unreal Engine GM, from Epic Games, talk about opportunities for Unreal Engine in VR.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Uncharted Territory's Marc Weigert Talks VFX Production Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:47pm

Marc Weigert, CEO of Uncharted Territory, talks about economic realities, production strategies and the inherent difficulties in making a good VFX-driven film.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Appoints New Licensing Agent across France, GSA & Benelux

Licensing agent TLC to build and manage the cable network’s original animated properties – including the newly-rebooted ‘Powerpuff Girls’ -- across France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux.

Double Negative Headline News

WATCH: Double Negative Breaks Down the VFX of ‘Ex Machina’

Tasked with the creation of the film’s main character, an artificially intelligent android named Ava, VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst and the DNeg team helped make the low-budget sci-fi feature one of the standout movies of the year.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Weta Digital's Joe Letteri Talks 'The Hobbit' and Virtual Production at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:12am

Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.

APD 2016 Headline News

Animation Production Day Reports Record Submissions for 2016

Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.

Television Headline News

SuperProd to Animate Ringo Starr's ‘Octopus's Garden’

French animation powerhouse teams with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for the TV adaptation of the book ‘Octopus's Garden,’ based on the famous song written and sung by Ringo Starr.

NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ Wins Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2016

Japan’s ‘Track’ by Tochka, Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, wins the Grand Prix award in the non-narrative short category; ‘Cafard,’ directed by Jan Bultheel, is awarded the Grand Prix for feature animation; Nina Gantz wins the Grand Prix award in the student film category for ‘Edmond.’

Television Headline News

‘We’re Going on A Bear Hunt’ Travels to New Territories

Animated special produced by Lupus Films and Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media secures significant overseas deals in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Games Headline News

Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Records Biggest First Week Ever

Ubisoft announces ongoing record sell-through sales for ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division,’ which has grossed more than $330 million worldwide in its first five days.

annecy Headline News

New Poster, Short Film Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2016

Official selections include 54 short films in competition -- 34 percent of them made by women -- out of nearly 2,700 submissions, with France, Belgium, Canada and Germany leading the pack.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

HAFF Unveils 2016 Dutch Grand Prix Nominees

Films nominated for the Grand Prix for Best Dutch Animation at HAFF 2016 are ‘Andrej’ by Julia Veldman c, ‘De Staat: Witch Doctor’ by Floris Kaayk/Studio Smack, and Professional Award for Dutch Animation winner ‘Zeezucht’ (‘Jonas and the Sea’) by Marlies van der Wel.

call for entries Headline News

BAFTA UK Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 17; previous recipients include ‘The Bigger Picture’ director Daisy Jacobs, ‘Edmond’ director of photography Ian Forbes, and ‘Manoman’ director of photography Steven Ferguson.

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