Oscar nominee David Fincher gets in the right headspace to talk about head replacement on Benjamin Button and the state of VFX.
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VFXWorld goes deeper into Autodesk's surprising acquisition of 3D rival Softimage with Autodesk Media & Ent. SVP Marc Petit and Softimage General Manager Marc Stevens.
Two of Pixar's principals take a look at the past, present and future of the landmark rendering system.
From the record-breaking lines to the ubiquitous eye candy, Mark Simon offers his take on the Con of Cons.
Leonard Cheshire Disability unveiled six new Creature Discomforts characters on July 3, to launch a new campaign to change attitudes to disability.
The new animations hope to challenge people's expectations about what disabled people can do.
Following on from last year's campaign, the team at Aardman has created another six characters for the charity's campaign including a blind chameleon, an owl and a shrimp in wheelchairs, and a hearing-impaired Cheshire cat.
The filmmakers from creative production company Shilo recently collaborated with an extraordinary group of individuals and organizations to create a powerful animated :90 public service announcement.
With today's release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, director Andrew Adamson reflects on his cinematic journey through C.S. Lewis' mythical realm.
Joe Strike visits the fourth annual Red Stick International Animation Festival in Baton Rouge and likes what he sees.
Peter Plantec previews the speakers, presentations and parties that will make fmx/08 the most fun media conference of the year.
SUPERNATURAL actor Jensen Ackles is in final negotiations to star in MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D for Lionsgate, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.Patrick Lussier will direct the remake of the 1981 slasher flick about a murderer who kills people for celebrating Valentine's Day.
Tara DiLullo Bennett tackles the Super Bowl spots once again, this time speaking with Filmworkers Club, Framestore NY, the Mill, ka-chew! and Method.
CIS Vancouver and CIS London (both formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) completed 397 shots for the new Columbia Pictures' action thriller VANTAGE POINT, which opened No. 1 at the box office on Feb. 22.
The film revolves around eight strangers with eight different points of view who try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the President of the United States.
Bill Desowitz gets the scoop on new innovations at Autodesk this year from Marc Petit, SVP of the Media & Ent. division.
For an upcoming edition of his "Mind Your Business" column, Mark Simon will be discussing what styles of animation people prefer to watch and work on.
Karl Cohen talks to the makers of Persepolis about fundamentalism, growing up in Iran, and the unexpected success of their groundbreaking film.
U.K. charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has teamed up with Aardman Animations in a new campaign to challenge and change attitudes towards disability. Based on the much-loved CREATURE COMFORTS series, Creature Discomforts features the hallmark plasticine characters with disabilities, combined with the real voices and experiences of disabled people. New characters include a bull terrier in a wheelchair, a stick insect with a walking stick, and a tortoise on crutches.
In this month's "Mind Your Business," Mark Simon goes face to face with the value of the face-to-face meeting in this virtual world.
In this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson paints the art of conversation, which should center on dialogue not monologues.
Exopolis was recently tapped by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to breath new life into the much-loved "Sunny Side of Life" promo that first aired on the network 13 years ago. Using modern-day animation techniques, Exopolis brought viewers into a moody Edward Hopper-esque cityscape. The :30 animated piece entitled "TCM Now Showing" introduces films on the classic movie channel.
While none of Hopper's actual paintings were used in the promo, Exopolis referenced several of his most well known works, including 1942's
Joe Strike chats with the stop-motion master at Aardman Animation about bringing their distinct British humor to an Americanized version of Creature Comforts.
Peter Plantec returns to Stuttgart, Germany, for another round of re-connecting with the global VFX community at fmx/07.
The criminal charges have been dropped against the two men who carried out the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie's guerilla marketing campaign, which caused a bomb scare in Boston in January, reports THE BOSTON GLOBE.
Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens had taken a plea deal to save them from a sentence that could have been up to five years in jail. Berdovsky performed 80 hours and Stevens 60 hours of community service at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where they designed a mural and helped with repairs on the facility's Charles River sailing docks.
Sarah Baisley attended the 2007 KidScreen Summit and reports back about an event that has quickly become a must-attend in the animation industry.
Chris Palmer, who directed the live-action SIMPSONS opening credits, has been tapped to direct A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON for Warner Bros. Pictures, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Wolfgang Petersen will produce through his Radiant Prods. along side David Benioff.
Based on the first book in Piers Anthonys long-running XANTH novel series, the tale takes place in the land of Xanth where all the people have magical powers. The story follows a young man who is banished for not having powers.