Dale Hendrickson, who worked on the original She-Ra and He-Man series, chats with veteran producer Lou Scheimer about his work on the two series, as well as his overall career in animation.
Michael Hurwicz looks at Toon Boom Storyboard -- software for creating storyboards and animatics for 2D animation, 3D animation or live-action -- to see if it will draw you in or leave you staring blankly at the screen.
With visual effects work needed on a global scale, J. Paul Peszko investigates the rise in VFX throughout the Middle East.
Known mostly for its CG entertainment work, Indias emerging animation industry is increasingly adding vfx projects to its portfolio. Karen Raugust reports. Includes QuickTime clips of vfx showreels from Prasad EFX, Paprikaas Animation Studios and Rayudu Vision Media Ltd.!
Alain Bielik takes on the mission of uncovering the secrets behind the visual effects of Stormbreaker. Includes QuickTime clip of Baseblacks vfx work in the films climactic rooftop sequence!
In this months Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson makes an impression on the reader about business cards.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films cNote by Chris Hinton, First Flight by Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood, Tragic Story with Happy Ending (Histica Trica com Final Feliz) by Regina Pessoa, Puppet by Patrick Smith and Shipwrecked by Frodo Kuipers. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Carolyn Giardina reports on the growing popularity and importance of the eDIT 9. Filmmaker’s Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
Karen Raugust investigates how the vfx work featured in new and returning series this fall focuses on realism and subtlety.
Karen Raugust investigates a Purdue University research project using 3D animation and virtual reality to teach math concepts to hearing impaired school children.
In this months Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson lists the top seven ways to make a great impression on an interviewer.
Chris Landreth finds inspiration in all images computer-generated at SIGGRAPHs 2006 edition of the Electronic Theater.
Renee Dunlop looks into how Movas Contour Reality Capture System changes how we look at CG characters.
Steve Sullivan, director of R&D at Industrial Light & Magic, tells Barbara Robertson about the new interactive previs system ILM is developing.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Bar Fight by Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, Come On Strange by Gabriela Gruber, Le Couloir (The Corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, A Fish with a Smile by C. Jay Shih, and Jam Session by Isabela Plucinska. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Sarah Baisley reports on her experiences at Annecy 2006 where the MIFA market showcased more excitement than the festival.
AWN and VFXWorld editors Bill Desowitz, Sarah Baisley and Rick DeMott attended the VES Festival of Visual Effects, reporting back on secrets to the magic that were on display.
Orlando Luna stirs up Apples advanced composting tool, Shake 4.1, which is now priced for the masses.
Fred Galpern takes a sneak peek at Mudbox, the soon to be released digital sculpting tool from Skymatter, and the beta report is sure to whet your appetite.
In the final part of our Superman Returns coverage, Bill Desowitz reports on the challenges and accomplishments met by several participating vfx studios.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Rat Short by Alex Weil, Smile by Chris Mais, Memorial by Matt Clausen and Jon Gutman, Coffee by Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear, and Dog Worries by Chris Armstrong. Includes QuickTime movie clips!