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Headline News Wonder Pets Creator Has Time Out with Live-Action Short

Little Airplane Productions Founder and President Josh Selig will have his short, live-action film “The Time-Out Chair” featured in The Museum of Modern Art’s Family Films series.

Headline News Inception Leads VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for the 9th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Blogs Levy Hits the Bullseye with 'Directing Animation'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:06pm

Without good direction, you end up with drek. Problems with sequence timing or the render pipeline can be solved with relative ease – problems of mismanagement are difficult to overcome and usually spell doom. Animation directors aren’t directing animation, they’re directing a group of people who are working in arguably the most time consuming and exacting of creative mediums. David Levy's new book Directing Animation at its heart strives to teach the reader how to keep an animation production crew happy, productive and on task.

Headline News Aniboom Virtual Studio Adds Leeor Goldberg as VP Production

The Aniboom Virtual Studio (aniboom.com), the world’s first virtual animation studio, is proud to announce the arrival of Leeor Goldberg to Aniboom.

Headline News Toyota Teams up with Aniboom Winner for ‘Auto-Biography’ Campaign

Based on the premise that every Toyota owner has an anecdote about why they love their car, Mike McKay, Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, led the team who came up with ‘Auto-Biography’, a Facebook community where Toyota drivers can share their stories.

Headline News PHYX Inc. Raises the VFX Bar with New Plug-In for Final Cut Studio and After Effects

Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that development partner PHYX Inc. has released PHYX Stylist for the FxFactory® platform.

Blogs Steven Woloshen: At the Heart of Experimental Animation

Steven Woloshen creates animation in cars, at work, in airports, on planes… in other words wherever and whenever he has ten consecutive minutes to play. We chatted over bottled water at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this past October, and continued by email after his return to Montreal.

Blogs Idiots’ Diary #24: Surprises with the Academy Shortlist

Several weeks ago, I went to the Academy screening of all the eligible animated shorts – about 30 films. It's one of my favorite events, because often I discover films I've never seen before and I always have a film that I'm trying to get nominated.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 20

Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 1. Full laurels, keys to capitals, and banks of international accolades might weigh down other comedy podcast journaltarians of animation, but never for the lion-hearted, docu-brave, master news-making martyrs (and hyperbolically humble) Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman. Join them as they interview animation's brightest and best about books, inappropriate cartoons, competing podcasts, pirates, and pumpkins - live from North America's largest festival of international animation in Ottawa, ON in 2010 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010.

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