TOPIX has created a computer animated 10-second tag, entitled "Futbol," promoting the new Mennen roll-on deodorant. The spot features an animated Mennen Speed Stick expertly juggling a soccer ball. "After viewing a video of a soccer player bouncing a ball around, I thought it would be interesting to utilize the feeling of a handheld camera," said TOPIX animation director Chris Johnson.
Geographical Region: North America
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: The 2nd Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction: Friday, August 03 - Sunday, August 26, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA. Animation Art Auction: Sunday, August 12 - Thursday, August 16, 2001, Calabasas, California USA. Maximum Pictures: The Visionary Cinema of Ridley Scott: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 23, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA. Television Business School: Wednesday, October 24 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, Lübeck, Germany.
Anima Mundi 2001 took place from Friday, July 13 - Monday, July 23, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil then moved to São Paulo, Brazil from Wednesday, July 25 - Sunday, July 29, 2001. The major animation festival in South America, Anima Mundi included a wide range of open activities, including workshops, lectures and exhibitions. A panel of twenty-six animation industry professionals from around the world chose the 2001 festival winners: Best Film: "Father And Daughter" by Michael Dudok de Wit, Holland.
Mohandiseen, Giza, Egypt's Alsahar Animation, a production company, is looking for a 2D ANIMATOR for a feature film. The animator will work through the Internet, no need to relocate. . . Los Angeles, California's Animation World Network is looking for a WEB DESIGNER to help manage and maintain the entire Animation World Network Website. . . San Francisco, California's Apex Pictures, producers of short comedy films, is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR for a series. . .
* 2002 International CES Conference: Tuesday, January 08 - Friday, January 11, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
The International CES is center stage for the interaction of digital content, technology, media and delivery. More than 100,000 industry professionals-retailers, manufacturers, content providers, government leaders, corporate buyers, financial analysts and journalists are expected to attend the 2002 International CES. For more information, visit: www.CESweb.org.
* NATPE Content Marketplace: Monday, January 21 - Thursday, January 24, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
* ASIFA-Hollywood Presents: Cal'Arts 2001 Character Animation Show: Wednesday, August 29, 2001, Burbank, California USA.
ASIFA-Hollywood is presenting "It Came From The Cubes!," CalArts 2001 Character Animation Producers show. The show will begin at 7:30 pm. The entry fee will be US$2 for members and $5 for non-members. Seating is limited. For more information, contact: ASIFA-Hollywood, 721 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502, USA; Tel: (818) 842-8330; Web: www.asifa-hollywood.org.
* Animation Workout With Guest Director Ginny McSwain: Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Burbank, California USA.
* RMCAD And ASIFA-Colorado Present Computer Animation Artist Barbara Mones-Hattal: Thursday, September 13, 2001, Denver, Colorado USA.
RMCAD and ASIFA-Colorado welcome Barbara Mones-Hattal, renowned computer animation artist. Barbara is also a faculty member at the University of Washington. For more information, contact: ASIFA-Colorado @ RMCAD, 6875 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80224, USA; Tel: (800) 888-ARTS; Fax: (303)759-4970; Email: EBakst@RMCAD.edu.
* Giant Screen Theater Association 2001 Conference & Trade Show: Thursday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 25, 2001, Chicago, Illinois USA.
Entry Deadline: Sunday, July 01, 2001
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Short Attention Span Film & Video Festival: Friday, August 03 - Thursday, October 18, 2001, North American Tour, USA. Side Effects' SIGGRAPH 2001 Houdini Training Seminar: Sunday, August 12, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA. Animation Brainstorming Session: Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Glendale, California USA. Daniel Langlois Foundation's Grants for Researchers in Residence: Thursday, January 31 - Tuesday, December 31, 2002, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada's Animation Resource Group is looking for a 3D CHARACTER MODELER, 3D TECHINCAL DIRECTOR and SENIOR 3D ANIMATOR. . . Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Evil Clown Animation is looking for an ANIMATOR for an animated short. . . Barcelona, Spain's FILMAX, a production and distribution company, is looking for a 2D ANIMATOR and ASSISTANT ANIMATOR. . . India's Spanfilms, a training center, is looking for an ALIAS WAVEFRONT INSTRUCTOR. . . London, UK's ITS, a computer game company, is looking for a 3D STUDIO MAX ANIMATOR and 3D STUDIO MAX GAME ARTIST. . .
* Alias|Wavefront Siggraph User Group Meeting at SIGGRAPH 2001: Sunday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA.
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 01, 2001
* Vancouver Film School Presentation at Siggraph: Thursday, August 16, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA.
* Animation Workout With Guest Director Larry Hummel, ICM: Tuesday, August 21, 2001, Burbank, California USA.
* ASIFA-Hollywood Presents: Book Signing With Leslie Iwerks, Co-Author Of "The Hand Behind The Mouse.": Wednesday, August 22, 2001, Burbank, California USA.
Entertainment Rights plc has announced the creation of their home video company Right Entertainment. Along with its recent US$22.5 million acquisition of Link, Right will enable Entertainment Rights to exploit its properties around the globe in all mediums. In turn, Entertainment Rights has signed an exclusive deal with Universal Pictures Video UK to release its properties on video.
* Ed Hooks Acting Class for Animators: Saturday, August 04 - Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Stanford, California USA.
* Bill Plympton's Mutant Aliens West Coast Premiere: Wednesday, August 08, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA.
TV-Loonland has made several key sales to Kinderkanal, Germanys free children's television channel. CRAMP TWINS, THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY and YVON OF THE YUKON will premiere on Kinderkanal in November 2001. Directed by Becky Bristow and based on the graphic comic novels by Brian Wood, CRAMP TWINS is a story of two 10-year-old twins Wayne and Lucien Cramp, who are completely unalike. The series is a TV-Loonland, Sunbow Entertainment and Cartoon Network U.K co-production. THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY follows four ten-year-old boys as they struggle to get through adolescence.
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Giant Screen Theater Association 2001 Conference & Trade Show: Thursday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 25, 2001, Chicago, Illinois USA. 3rd Annual International Science and Technology Digital Art Competition: Thursday, October 04 - Friday, October 26, 2001, Houston, Texas USA. Digital Medial World /London Effects & Animation Festival (LEAF): Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 15, 2001, London, UK. RICA/Wissembourg Animated Film Festival: Thursday, November 15 - Saturday, November 24, 2001, Wissenbourg, France.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada's Animation Resource Group is looking for all level ANIMATORS. . . Montreal, Quebec, Canada's Chad Management, an agency promoting 3D game companies, is looking for an ART DIRECTOR. . . Toronto, Canada's Elliott Animation, a CGI animation studio, is looking for PROGRAMMERS with Web experience. . . Coquitlam, British Colombia, Canada's Golden Swallow Inc., a Web-based educational service company, is looking for a WEB DESIGNER/PROGRAMMER. . . London, UK's ITS Media, a game company, is looking for 3D MODELLERS with 3DS MAX & Photoshop experience. . .
This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: ASIFA-Hollywood Monthly Membership Meeting: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, Burbank, California USA. ASIFA-Hollywood Presents An Evening With Tom Sito: Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Burbank, California USA. Animation Workout With Guest Director Ginny McSwain: Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Burbank, California USA. Fantastisk Film Festival: Wednesday, September 19 - Sunday, September 23, 2001, Lund, Sweden.
The 3rd edition of the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival (SAFO) (October 18 - 21, 2001) will feature entries from all over the world competing in six categories. This year, students from the United States lead the pack with twelve films making it into the competition. Animation school Cal Arts receives a special honor as a nominee in the best school category. "With over 800 entries from 39 countries, it had been a difficult task for the selection committee," says Festival founder Chris Robinson.