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Disney Headline News

WATCH: Disney Unveils New Trailer for Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’

‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau relies heavily on motion-capture techniques for his live-action adaptation, surrounding actor Neel Sethi (as Mowgli) with a slew of CG animals and environments.

Awards Headline News

‘Over the Garden Wall,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

Cartoon Network wins big at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards with ‘Over the Garden Wall’ and ‘Adventure Time’; HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ and FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ win in the VFX categories.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Receives Emmy Nomination for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Montreal-based VFX studio completes nearly 200 shots for Season 5 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis.

Business Headline News

Deluxe Appoints Chicago Producer Joanna Woods

Accomplished producer to oversee projects for Deluxe co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios; Chicago-based Kendall Fash is also named Director of Marketing for Beast offices nationwide.

PipelineFX Headline News

Escape Studios Taps Qube! to Help VFX Students Reach for the Stars

PipelineFX’s industry-standard render farm manager lets Europe’s leading VFX academy launch young artists into jobs on movies like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity.’

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

14th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures Now Available

Every year the Visual Effects Society’s Awards committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the VFX community.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Public Beta is Now Available for Download

First-ever Mac-compatible release of visual effects and motion graphics software to be followed by a public beta for Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi-user workgroups.

Animation Events

Industry Giants 2015: Navigating the Future

By Megahertz | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:49am
Begins: September 19, 2015

A Bunch of Short Guys presents


DALLAS: Step behind the scenes and into the world of visual effects, animation design and game creation at the Industry Giants 2015 Conference. The annual event for animators, special effects designers, students and professionals takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Addison Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, 70001, Conference tickets are $150. Tickets to the Life Drawing Master Class are $30. Both can be purchased online at or at the door the day of the event.

Industry Giants 2015 includes a Concept Artist Panel featuring Lorin Wood, Senior Concept Designer/Gearbox Software; Eliott Lilly, Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator; Elise Hatheway, Visual Development Artist/Reel FX Studios and Samantha Youssef, Artistic Director/Studio Technique. The Life Drawing Master Class will be lead by Samantha Youssef and Stephen Silver. Confirmed speakers to date include:

Armand Serrano - Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios

James Gentile – Senior Motion Capture Technician at Monolith Productions Game Studio
Jorge Gutierrez - Writer, Director and Creator at Reel FX Creative Studios
Katy Heckey – Visual Development Artist at Brazen Animation
Rachelle Lewis - Animation and FX Talent Recruiter

Samantha Youssef – Artistic Director at Studio Technique

Stephen Silver -Character Designer with Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation

Tony Bancroft - Animator, Author and Director with Disney, Sony and other studios
Tyson Murphy - Lead Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment

A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a Dallas-based nonprofit animation guild established to foster a community of artists and storytellers. The group serves as educational resource to the local community of entertainment educators and students. Industry Giants is the organization’s annual professional development seminar that brings industry professionals to Dallas for workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Additional information is available at

ABOSG gets its name from a group of 10 animators who came together over 15 years ago to create an animated short for the Siggraph Electronic Theater competition. The name refers to the group of "short film" makers. The original Short Guys silhouetted in the logo feature (from left to right): Vince Sidwell, Brandon Bruce, T.G. Weems, Will Nicholson, Eric Craft, Chad Briggs, Tom Ottinger, J. Marshall Pittman and J. Schuh. The members have changed over the years, evolving from a "bunch of guys" to a community of like-minded individuals working to improve the Texas animation economy. For more information visit


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Visual Effects Headline News

MPC LA Scores with ‘Madden NFL 16’

Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’

lawsuits Headline News

Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.