‘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.
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Reporting to Lucasfilm general manger Lynwen Brennan, veteran film producer will oversee Industrial Light & Magic’s four global studios located in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London.
HTC co-founder named chairman of the board of directors of parent company of the Academy Award-winning Hollywood digital production studio Digital Domain 3.0 Group.
International creative design and VFX studio maximizes efficiencies with its globally dispersed render farm thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software's Deadline.
For the second year in a row, Montreal-based studio is awarded for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for its work on Season 5.
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.
Emmy-nominated Senior VFX Supervisor for The CW series 'The Flash' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' to help set the look and guide direction of projects throughout Encore VFX.
Online teaser for Ridley Scott's ‘The Martian’ sets leading astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson against a digital backdrop created by up-and-coming Polish VFX house Juice.
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.
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.
Screening series for Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and Puppetoons creator runs September 10-13 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
PipelineFX’s industry-standard render farm manager lets Europe’s leading VFX academy launch young artists into jobs on movies like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity.’
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.
Every year the Visual Effects Society’s Awards committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the VFX community.
New trailer for the forthcoming ‘Star Wars’ feature, ‘The Force Awakens,’ is the very first video content to be showcased using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.
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.
BAFTA Award-winning boutique visual effects studio relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
Intensive 10-week Introduction to Compositing for Feature Films to be taught by RSP senior compositor Paul Kirwan using The Foundry’s NUKE.
A Bunch of Short Guys presents
INDUSTRY GIANTS 2015 CONFERENCE: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE
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 www.industrygiants.org 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
ABOUT A BUNCH OF SHORT GUYS
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 http://www.industrygiants.org.
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 http://www.abosg.org
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Award-winning character animation and special effects house appoints longtime producer Scott Coulter as vice president & executive producer of visual effects.
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.’
Twenty scientific and technical achievements involving 11 distinct investigations are selected for further consideration for 2015 Academy Awards.