Senior Colourist Simon Bourne has joined Framestore's award-winning Telecine team. Bourne took up his TK tools at Noel Street at the beginning of August, working alongside Framestore veterans Dave Ludlam and Steffan Perry.
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From Bakshi and Disney to Riddick and beyond, the cutting-edge animator continues to do things his own way.
U.K.-based The Licensing Company (TLC) and Biplano, licensing and promotional marketing company for Southern Europe, have appointed Gemma Woodward as DreamWork Animation's European Brand Manager working within its Entertainment division. Previously employed at Dorling Kindersley Ltd, Sharpcards Ltd and Entertainment Rights PLC, Woodward will apply her expertise to meet the needs of DreamWorks and TLC UK, France and Germany and Biplano in Spain, to ensure a smooth and successful working relationship.
Janet Hetherington reports on Montreals conference on digital arts, including a chat with keynote speaker Phil Tippett, and discovers that smart trumps trendy in the world of vfx.
Sphere VFX has released its new training DVD, EYEON FUSION 5.1: IN-DEPTH 3D.
The four-hour-and-12-minute DVD covers:* Introduction to 3D* Using primitives* Importing geometry* Adding baked animation data to imported geometry* Deforming geometry* Adding textures to 3D geometry* Working with Camera in Fusion* Adding baked animation data to Camera's* Understanding and working with Projectors in Fusion* Working with Lights* Miscellaneous Nodes
David Hilberman, one of the co-founders of UPA, passed away on July 5, 2007, at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, California, due to complications from an infection, reports his son Mark. He was 96 years old.
Janet Hetherington talks to professionals in the animation, TV and film industries to find out what they did before they landed their dream jobs.
eyeon Software announced at SIGGRAPH 2005 that Santa Monica-based R!OT confirmed its decision to introduce Fusion 5 into its workflow.
R!ot is a vfx studio specializing in digital imagery, commercial, feature, music video, HD and television productions.
We are excited to add Fusion to our compositing pipeline, said R!OT vfx artist Andrew Wilkoff. The speed and functionality of Fusion 5, coupled with eyeons stellar support, will make it easy for us to deliver world class visual effects shots.
VFXWorld polled its readers to see how they are training for their careers and getting jobs. Rick DeMott reports back with the findings and highlights.
The Intel Corporation has established the CAD (Computer Aided Design) 3D Working Group to define, develop and deploy a common format to represent 3D images on the Web. The working group is part of the Web3D Consortium, a forum for the creation of open standards for Web 3D specifications, and includes members from various segments of the 3D graphics industry, including CAD software vendors, CAD users and digital content creators.
Creative editorial and post-production boutique Flipside has just completed a major Clorox campaign via DDB/SF, after the addition of lead animator Nathaniel Hunter. Nathaniel brings a broad background in games, multimedia, television and film production to his new role as lead animator at Flipside Editorial. Nathaniel was co-founder of Lumens Studios where he spent three years before going freelance. During that time, he began consulting for Matteworld Digital on the film ARMAGEDDON.