Marisa Materna talks with the artists behind Gang of Seven, a collective of animators who have pooled their talent to form their own privately owned studio.
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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is hosting its second online exhibit titled, NOW THEN. The theme of the exhibit is -- what did professional comic artists draw like when they were 12 years old?
Comic artist Dave Bamundo had the idea for an exhibit that featured comic artists current work, compared to something they had done as a child. This idea was combined with Robert Zimmermans idea to poll professional comic artists, asking who their favorites in the business were. The top 25 artists current and childhood are displayed in the exhibit.
Karen Raugust investigates how business, creative and technological trends are transforming the vfx industry and the artists place in it.
The Gnomon Workshop released three DVD titles on Dec. 15, 2004, dedicated to understanding the complexity and power of Pixologic's ZBrush. Accomplished artists Meats Meier and Zack Petroc take the artist through the basics and intricacies of this remarkable digital sculpting tool.
A new creative talent network for 2D and 3D artists has hung its shingle on the worldwide Web, The Creative Talent Network (CTN), the first online portfolio community for the film, game and video industries.
With large film studios downsizing in 2001, combined with the increasing amount of outsourcing in the film industry, it became obvious to the founders of The Creative Talent Network that an online community was the next environment where these and other professionals could work and stay connected, said Tina Price, one of the founders.
Wicked RGB has extended its impressive stable of artists with the addition of Ira Shain, Micah Henrie, Pascal Blanché and Raphael Lacoste.
"We are here to push projects to the maximum level of graphical quality -- and we are here to stay," said founder/president Michael Christensen.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors board of directors has voted to create a new category of membership for foley artists. The MPSE is dedicated to improving recognition of its members by educating the entertainment community as to the artistic merit of sound editing and related arts.
"I consider this to be a huge step forward for our organization, said MPSE president David Bondelevitch. This decision will allow us to grow not only in size and stature, but in the scope of what we hope to accomplish."
Discreet 3ds max 7 will utilize ATI shader technology to provide impressive realtime hardware accelerated rendering in the 3ds max viewport. Created for game developers, 3D visual effects artists and artists creating 3D cinematics, the co-developed technology by Discreet and ATI will make a realtime 3D image rendered in the 3ds max viewport appear close in appearance to the final offline rendered 3D image or animation.
Converse Film FestivalWorld Wide WebSeptember 21, 2004Deadline: September 21, 2004
Converse/Chuck Taylor is hosting a film competition to support emerging artists. For more than 90 years, Converse has stood for creativity and originality and now it wants to know what that means to artists by asking them to express themselves.
Mike Young Prods., the producers of JAKERS! and the new HE-MAN, are holding job fair on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California!
Digital Artists Agency (DAA) has hired Jenn Heusser as client liaison and marketing assistant. Heusser's day-to-day involvement in the company will increase DAA's capacity for new clients while greatly extending its ability to identify and act on new opportunities for all DAA clients. The newly created role also represents a commitment to the infrastructure of the company as it expands and prepares to bring on additional talent agents and managers.
Greg Singer speaks with The Animation Guild, Rhythm & Hues and DreamWorks to see how 2D traditional artists are training for the new 3D/CG economy.
2004 Visual Arts Development AwardsVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaMay 30, 2004Deadline: May 30, 2004
For your 3D art gallery viewing pleasure check out the recently launched 3D CG Art Gallery. Titled VR-FX Galleries, this online gallery specializes in 3D CG art only. The site claims to be the only one that promotes the work of 3D artists and pays the artists royalties.
WIA/LA is hosting "Pitch Perfect," a two-part workshop for creative people who want to learn how to package, present and protect their concepts. The morning session will be a panel of artists and executives, people who pitch and who listen to pitches. They will discuss how to find the selling points in your material, how to reduce your story to its essence and tell attendees what the networks are looking for.
Rtzen Inc., the new company dedicated to empowering 3D artists, today announced the Pre-release of its advanced visual 3D editing tool, RT/shader. Designed to unleash the creativity of today's game development production artists, technical artists and programmers, RT/shader is the first software that makes developing realistic hardware 3D shaders quick and easy.
Metro Art Poster ContestLos Angeles, California, USAFebruary 13, 2004Deadline: February 13, 2004
MTA Metro Art is holding the 2004 Neighborhood Poster Series. The selected artworks will be reproduced in a range of poster formats and displayed throughout the Metro system including stations, trains, buses and various other locations. Please note that this is a qualification based call so no proposals are requested. Eligibility is limited to Los Angeles County-based professional artists and illustrators.
Artwork to be considered for EXPOSÉ 2 needs to be submitted before Jan. 29, 2004, four weeks prior to the previous deadline, in order for the book to be shipped in time for SIGGRAPH 2004. EXPOSÉ 2 will go into full production in March 2004, with a release date of July 2004. EXPOSÉ 2 Pre-orders for EXPOSÉ 2 will start in June 2004.
Alias Systems announced the start of Expose Yourself, the upcoming contest for digital artists who use Alias SketchBook Pro, the sketching tool for Tablet PCs and Wacom tablets. From Nov. 17, 2003 until Feb. 13, 2004, artists, illustrators and designers can submit their sketches at www.sketchbookpro.com/contest. The contest is sponsored by Microsoft, Acer, Wacom, PC Mall and Intel.
Pow Wow Productions recently added five new animation directors to its roster: illustrator Sheila Aldridge; Tim Biskup, art director/designer for Cartoon Network's TIME SQUAD, and creator of his own short FREDDY SEYMORE'S AMAZING LIFE for Nickelodeon; David Brewster, supervising animator for feature films including OSMOSIS JONES, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO and THE PRINCE OF EGYPT; John Corbitt, illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in TIME Magazine and the Chicago Tribune; and Miles Thompson an illustrator and painter who has worked on the animated series DEXTER'S LABORATORY and JOHNNY
NorthAmerican anime distributor A.D. Vision, Inc. (ADV), has partneredwith CoMix Wave, Inc., a Japanese anime and manga management andproduction company, to promote and popularize CoMix Wave's creativetalent and holdings. CoMix Wave manages more than 50 of Japan's topmanga artists and illustrators, and works to discover and promote newtalent within the industry. The company also manages production --both in Japan and overseas -- of a variety of anime projects,