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Headline News An Animated Academy Salute to UPA

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:42am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar” series will present eight rarely seen United Productions of America (UPA) shorts, including Academy Award winners “Gerald McBoing-Boing” (1950) and “Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper” (1956) on Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The program has been selected by and will be hosted by Oscar-winning animator, animation historian and author John Canemaker.

Headline News Organic Motion Unveil's Multiple-Person Tracking System

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 2:16am

Organic Motion, a leading computer vision company, today unveiled the world’s first multiple person motion tracking platform that does not require participants to wear any attached devices, tags or sensors.

Headline News Disney's A Christmas Carol Continues Strong Performance During Second Weekend in IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:27am

IMAX Corporation IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Disney's A Christmas Carol, the spectacular Disney Digital 3D(TM) holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, grossed $2.9 million from 182 IMAX(R) theatres domestically during its second weekend from November 13th through November 15, 2009.

Headline News IMAX Generates 14% of A Christmas Carol's Opening Weekend

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:56am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Disney's A Christmas Carol, the spectacular Disney Digital 3D(TM) holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, grossed $4.2 million from 181 IMAX(R) theatres domestically from November 6th through November 8, 2009, registering 14% of the film's total domestic gross of $30 million on approximately 3% of the screens.

Headline News Organic Motion and iDMAa Launch Student Animation Contest

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 7:50am

Organic Motion, the leading innovator of computer vision and advanced motion capture systems, in cooperation with the International Digital Media & Arts Association (iDMAa), today announce a new Student Animation Competition for iDMAa member programs.

Headline News D-BOX's Motion Seats Captivate Audiences with Terminator Salvation

Press Release from D-BOX Technologies Inc.

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 12 -- D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology for the Entertainment industry, is proud to announce that thrill-seekers and moviegoers alike can live the action-packed adventure of Warner Bros. Pictures' new feature film, TERMINATOR SALVATION from their very own motion-activated D-BOX MFX seating on May 21 in selected theatres.

Headline News onedotzero_adventures in motion 2009/2010 Call for Submissions

onedotzero_adventures in motion 2009/2010 Call for SubmissionsDeadline: May 29, 2009

onedotzero_adventures in motion has opened this year's call for submissions for this year's festival of innovative moving image and digital creativity.

The festival will premiere at the BFI Southbank, London on September 9-13, 2009, before an extensive U.K. and international tour.

Headline News RE:Vision Effects Releases ReelSmart Motion Blur v. 3.3.0 for Softimage

RE:Vision Effects has released version 3.3.0 of ReelSmart Motion Blur for Softimage animation software. ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) automatically tracks every pixel in a sequence and blurs based on calculated motion. RSMB is fully integrated with your 3D scene, so it also works from Motion Vectors generated by shaders and user-supplied points (for example, tracker positions). RSMB gives Softimage artists an extremely fast, intelligent 2D motion blur for 3D renders, dramatically speeding up the rendering pipeline.

Headline News Student-Athletes Mix Careers, Sport in New Campaign

Most NCAA student- athletes end up having careers in something other than sports. Motion Theory director Grady Hall teamed with Y&R San Francisco to dramatically illustrate this fact in a two-spot campaign launched during March Madness.

Headline News Watchmen Motion Comic, Black Freighter & Under the Hood Hit DVD/Blu-ray Soon

Re-live the acclaimed graphic novel WATCHMEN in a whole new way or experience it for the first time prior to the highly-anticipated film's theatrical opening when Warner Premiere's WATCHMEN: THE COMPLETE MOTION COMIC arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3 from Warner Home Video.

Headline News First iPhone/iTouch Motion Comic Debuts

SPARKS, the first motion comic created specifically for the iPhone and iTouch is now out from Catastrophic Comics. The SPARKS Application, which includes original artwork in addition to the original motion comic, can be downloaded for 99 cents at the iTunes Store (keywords: "Sparks Part 1" or "Catastrophic Comics").

A superhero noir-thriller that was published as a comic book series in 2008, SPARKS bridges the gap between the printed page and full-fledged animation.

Headline News WALL-E, Bolt, Kung Fu Panda Earn Golden Globe Nods

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released their nominations for the best in film and television Thursday morning in Los Angeles. WALL-E, BOLT and KUNG FU PANDA were chosen as the three Best Animated Feature Film nominees, and WALTZ WITH BASHIR got a nod for Best Foreign Film.

Below is a complete list of the nominees; winners will be announced January 11, 2009.

BEST MOTION PICTURE -- DRAMA

1. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONWarner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Headline News ActionBacks: Wedding Motion 8 HD is Released

Suite Imagery has announced the completion ActionBacks: Wedding Motion 8 in high definition. This volume is the 54th in the line of royalty-free stock animations by Suite Imagery. Wedding Motion 8 consists of 20 fresh looping video backgrounds for use in wedding videography and editing.

The motion graphics can quickly add elegance and value to wedding productions with enhanced visuals for title screens, photo montages and picture in picture effects. This collection is available for download at www.ActionBacks.com for $49.95 in either SD or HD formats.

Headline News Artbeats Hosts Free Video Podcast

Transform everyday projects into masterpieces in motion with expert tips from Artbeats' new video podcast. World-renowned for its extensive library of royalty-free stock footage, Artbeats is now widely recognized as a source for creative inspiration and educational tools for incorporating motion into your everyday projects.

Headline News VICON House of Moves Provides Mo-Cap for Changeling

VICON House of Moves, a motion capture service bureau and a division of VICON, developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems, has provided motion capture services for VFX facility CIS Vancouver (www.cis-vancouver.com) for the Clint Eastwood-directed drama from Universal Pictures, CHANGELING.

Headline News ActionBacks Makes HD Animations Downloadable

Suite Imagery has updated the pricing on their growing ActionBacks Animation Library. Now, all volumes are available for download for $49.95 per volume. There are still DVD and Hard Drive options available, including the ActionBacks Unlimited Drive, which includes all 52 volumes for $599.95. Additionally, ActionBacks has made all their High Definition royalty free animations available for download from their ActionBacks.com website for the same price of $49.95 per volume.

Headline News All About The Fuss

Former Goodby, Silverstein and Partners' Creative Director Randy Sotwell has merged with One Man Crime Wave's Jeff Linnell and Exec Producer Julia Scahill to launch a creative production company in San Francisco's Potrero Hill.

Autofuss will officially open on November 20.

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