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Blogs L.A. Bound: SoCal Leg Begins at Sony

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:58pm

The Los Angeles leg of the tour picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Sony. Jakob Schuh and Max Lang were back for the second round; while Bastien Dubois, the director of Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage, his producer Ron Dyens, and Michael Rose and Martin Pope, the producers of The Gruffalo, joined them for the first time.

Blogs Oscar Tour Day 3: A Pixar Tour de Force!

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:58pm

If it’s Friday, it must be Pixar. And as most would attest, a visit to Pixar is pretty special. In no particular order, we met John Lasseter, crawled around the infamous Love Lounge, drank Scotch with Andrew Gordon in the Lucky 7 Lounge, met up with Oscar-winner Ralph Eggleston and his mending broken finger, had lunch with Roger Gould, screened the nominated films for 235+ staff, saw concept art, original models and other visual goodies from several films and talked to Bob Peterson. And, we bought Girl Scout cookies in the Pixar lobby. Quite the day indeed.

Blogs More Oscar Tour Day 2: The Fantastic Digs of Tippett Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:10am

Tippett Studio is a well-known cg studio that specializes in feature film visual effects and creature animation. Legendary founder Phil Tippett is the creative force behind some of the most iconic animated creatures and characters in cinematic history. Our second day ended with a screening and highly anticipated tour of their main production facilities. We were not disappointed.

Blogs Oscar Tour Day 2: PDI/DreamWorks and Some Funky Berkeley Coffee Shop

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:50pm

Day 2 of our tour started exactly as Day 1 ended – everyone sleeping snugly in their rooms at the Skywalker Ranch Inn. Soon, we'd be off in the pouring ran in search of PDI...Dan Sarto continues the northern California leg of the 2011 AWN Oscar Tour with a trip to PDI/DreamWorks and a funky nameless Berkeley cafe.

Blogs Oscar Tour Day 1: The Walt Disney Family Museum and Skywalker Ranch

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:24am

Like intrepid but warmly dressed explorers venturing into mysterious but GPS-identified territory, our group set forth into the crisp morning air in search of our first tour stop, the new Walt Disney Family Museum. We caught a break – the rain had stopped, at least for a few hours, leaving behind a beautiful sunny sky. We weren't so lucky later in the day - we were pounded by rain and hail.

Headline News General Submissions and SIGGRAPH Dailies! Deadline Tomorrow

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:40am

Deadlines are quickly approaching to submit your work to SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7 - 11 August 2011 in Vancouver.

Blogs Day 1 of the 2011 Oscar Tour Brings Clear Blue San Francisco Skies

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:39am

In a couple hours we’re off to the Disney Museum and then over to Skywalker Ranch for the rest of the day and evening. It’s funny – in all the years we’ve been doing this annual tour and get-together with the animated short nominees, this is the first year I’ve gone on the northern California leg. One thing or another has always kept me in LA. I’m excited, though my room is freezing. I should drag this room heater back home – it would make a great air conditioner for my office.

Headline News DUCK Prepares to Make a Big Impactist

DUCK has strengthened its West Coast production roster with the signing of Portland, Ore.-based Impactist, a husband and wife commercial and short film directing duo with more than 15 years of advertising industry experience.

Headline News Toy Story 3, Eagleman Stag Win Animated BAFTAs

The King’s Speech was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, held at London’s Royal Opera House.

Headline News Tom And Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Now Available

Everyone’s favorite animated cat and mouse are back in Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, a new DVD collection from Warner Home Video (WHV) that features 14 rip-roaring cartoon shorts that will entertain both kids and adults.

Headline News Inception Wins Four VES Awards

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 10:13am

The Visual Effects Society announced the winners of the 9th Annual VES Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Headline News Vicon House of Moves Completes NHL/Stan Lee Superhero Franchise Debut

Vicon House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, was contracted by Guardian Media Entertainment (GME), a joint venture between the National Hockey League (NHL) and SLG Entertainment led by Stan Lee of POW! Entertainment, to develop a short film as part of their launch efforts for new superhero franchise titled The Guardian Project.

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