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OptiTrack Headline News

Microsoft’s 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Tech for ‘Halo 5: Guardians’

Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries builds a new 50-foot by 50-foot motion capture stage outfitted with 50 Prime 41 cameras for character animation and camera tracking.

call for entries Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2016 Now Accepting Submissions

Forty-third International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be held July 24-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

Netflix Headline News

WATCH: Netflix Unveils ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- Sword of Destiny’ Trailer

Visual effects for the long-awaited sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ are led by production VFX supervisor is Mark Stetson, with VFX provided by Zoic, Pixomondo and Lola.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Krampus’ Surprises with $16M Debut

Universal and Legendary’s holiday horror-comedy ‘Krampus’ outperforms expectations in its North American debut, grossing $16 million from 2,902 theaters to come in at number two behind ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2.’

Commercials Headline News

Post Production Company Uppercut Launches in NYC

Led by veteran editor and Micah Scarpelli and VFX artist Joe Wenkoff, Uppercut is a full-service post-production company offering world-class editorial and visual effects services.

Genius Brands International Headline News

‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ Lands on 161 Public TV Stations Across the U.S.

Brand-new animated series from Genius Brands International now airing in key markets nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta and Houston.

Post-production Headline News

Ring the Alarm and Therapy Studios Form Creative Partnership

Emmy-Award winning post-production house and bicoastal music production company team up to provide seamless music and sound offerings to clients in the advertising, film, and television industries.

Spin VFX Headline News

Spin VFX Provides Effects for Warner Bros.’ ‘The 33’

Led by VFX supervisor Jeff Campbell and supervising VFX producer George Macri, SpinVFX delivers nearly 150 shots to help bring to life the remarkable true story of the 33 survivors of the Chilean mine disaster.

Cartoons Headline News

Paley Center for Media Counting Down ‘TV’S Funniest Animated Stars’

Two-hour special featuring Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Donald Duck, SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and more set to air Monday, December 7.

Stop-motion Headline News

New Featurette Explores the Stop-Motion World of ‘Anomalisa’

Taking three years to produce, the crew at Starburns Industries crafted 1,261 faces and 1,000 props for the Charlie Kaufman feature; the final cut has 118,089 frames of handmade animation.

Television Headline News

‘The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale’ Premieres December 14

Animated TV special airing on CBC-TV features the voices of hockey legends Phil Esposito and Bob Cole, dance icon Karen Kain and television luminaries Sheila McCarthy, Sara Botsford and Saara Chaudry.

Festivals Headline News

Cinefamily Unveils Animation Breakdown 2015 Lineup

Week-long slate of mind-expanding international animation, shorts and features includes live episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, screening of the 4K restoration of the Japanese ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ and more.

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