Dan Sarto's Recent Posts
Ed Hooks, author of 'Acting for Animators,' discusses the main elements of good acting and how animators bring life to an animated film.
Duncan Burbridge, executive producer at The Third Floor, discusses how previs helped director Joss Whedon realize his creative vision on Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher discuss how computer graphics and VR technologies affect the entertainment industry.
Overall VFX supervisor dishes on his stunning Academy Award win for best achievement in visual effects on Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller.
Walt Disney Animation Studio's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley discuss the impact their new rendering system, Hyperion, had on production of the animated feature 'Big Hero 6.'
Don Parker, senior director for Shotgun at Autodesk, discusses what the acquisition by Autodesk means for Shotgun and how Shotgun is solving operational problems within the production process.
Veteran animator and story artist discusses the challenges of helming DreamWorks Animation’s latest hit in the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ feature film franchise.
Terrance Masson, founder and CEO of Building Conversation, discusses the mobile, location-based augmented reality applications being developed at his company.
Rob Bredow, VFX supervisor and head of new media at Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm, talks about the work his team is doing with virtual reality and what it means for the film industry.
Paul Debevec, chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, discusses some of his lab's recent research work, potential legal concerns over digital doubles and what excites him most about virtual reality.
Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the NYU Media Research Lab, discusses where virtual reality may be used in years to come and what that could mean for our society.
Psyop's Kymber Lim and Marco Spier discuss their work on the AirBnB commerical 'Wall and Chain' as well as their risky move into feature film VFX.
AWN editor-in-chief Dan Sarto reports on the backstage antics at the 88th Academy Awards, talking to Oscar winners Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala, ‘Inside Out’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, and ‘Ex Machina’ VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst.
Industry veterans Rex Grignon and Jason Schleifer launch cost-effective global cloud-based production and community ecosystem filled with creative tools, support and distribution.
The Third Floor’s virtual production supervisor discusses high precision coordination for shooting actors, cameras, stunts, rigs and backdrops on Ridley Scott’s award-winning sci-fi adventure.
A major late-in-production story shift and co-director addition are all in a day’s work for the veteran Walt Disney Animation Studios producer.
Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’
Check out more than 40 film and behind-the-scene images from Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's critically acclaimed 'Anomalisa' stop-motion feature film.