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Animation Production Day Headline News

Animation Production Day 2015 Continues Successful Run

Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Blue Sky’s Chip Lotierzo & Tom Cardone

Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Animal Logic’s Damien Gray

CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Doug Cooper

Doug Cooper discusses the role of Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation’s as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbridge

The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Ed Hooks & Acting for Animators

Actor, teacher, and “Acting for Animators” author Ed Hooks discusses his transition from teaching actors to teaching animators and some of the common misconceptions about character performance as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Microsoft Xbox’s Habib Zargarpour

Xbox creative director Habib Zargarpour talks about moving from the feature film business into the gaming industry as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Juan Pablo Zaramella

Independent animation director Juan Pablo Zaramella discusses his beginnings as a filmmaker making animated shorts, his inspiration and his creative process.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – NYU Media Research Lab’s Ken Perlin

NYU Department of Computer Science Media Research Lab Professor Ken Perlin discusses the extensive use of graphical user interface technology in our daily lives and what types of innovative GUI applications he envisions for the future.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation’s Kris Pearn

Sony Pictures Animation story artist and director Kris Pearn discusses the many different hats a big studio animated feature film director wears.

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FMX at 20: The Enduring Legacy of Professor Thomas Haegele

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:34am

Entering retirement, humility and grace continue to define the FMX Conference founder and creator of the world-renowned Animationinstitut in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Framestore R&D Head Martin Preston

Martin Preston discusses the use of the Arnold renderer from Solid Angle on 'Gravity,’ and his role as head of research and development at Framestore.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – ILM’s Olivier Maury

Industrial Light & Magic Principle R&D Engineer and Lead Renderer Olivier Maury discusses recent advancements in digital pyrotechnics.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Regina Pessoa

Independent animation filmmaker Regina Pessoa discusses the creative development process on her latest project, ‘Uncle Thomas and the Accounting of Days.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Paul Debevec

USC’s chief visual officer Paul Debevec outlines the creative technology research underway, as well as the school’s groundbreaking work at the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Proof Inc.’s Ron Frankel

Proof Inc.’s Ron Frankel talks about the visualization house’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Scott Peterson

Co-head of fffects Scott Peterson discusses DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated sequel, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

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AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Scanline VFX’s Thomas Zauner

Scanline VFX founder Thomas Zauner discusses the history and evolution of his company and eventual move into visual effects production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

FMX 2015 Headline News

Proof Details Plans for FMX 2015

Proof Inc. creative director and founder Ron Frankel to present inside look at previs and postvis work from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ during 2015 FMX conference in Germany.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Top industry professionals in animation, effects, games and transmedia share their thoughts on the success of the FMX Conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.

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