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FMX 2016 Headline News

FMX 2016 Sets ‘Blending Realities’ Theme

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to host director Mark Osborne and stop-motion creative director James Caliri as they discuss their successful blend of animation techniques in ‘The Little Prince.’

FMX Headline News

Filmakademie Short ‘Jazz Orgie’ Selected as FMX 2016 Trailer

Irina Rubina's one-minute animated tour de force is chosen as the new trailer for FMX 2016, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, Germany.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.

Uncanny Valley Headline News

Digital Human League Releases First Batch of Data for Digital Emily 2

First unveiled at FMX 2015 by Chaos Group’s Christopher Nichols, Digital Emily 2 is now available to everyone as a free download for any non-commercial use.

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

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.

AWN Professional Spotlight Headline News

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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