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SIGGRAPH Asia Headline News

Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen to Deliver Keynote at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Co-director of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ to deliver keynote address at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, running November 2-5 in Kobe, Japan.

Business Headline News

Electric Theatre Collective & The Line Animation Open Shop in LA

New Los Angeles HQ to be headed up by executive producer Kate Hitchings joined by head of color Aubrey Woodiwiss.

motion capture Headline News

Animatrik Breaks World Mocap Record with Lightstorm’s Giant

Motion capture, previsualization and virtual production provider adopts advanced performance capture technology from Lightstorm Entertainment to capture 21 performers in a live capture volume at one time.

virtual reality Headline News

Mirada Wins Top Awards for VR Experiences at Digital Hollywood

Creative studio wins awards for Best in Mobile VR for ‘Google Shop at Currys VR Tour’ and Best VR Based on Cinematic and Television Experience for ‘The Strain.’

Visual Effects Society Headline News

Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed filmmaker-producer Ridley Scott named recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award; master visual futurist and iconic artist Syd Mead to receive VES Visionary Award.

Business Headline News

Click 3X's Peter Corbett & Ders Hallgren Launch Stoked

Debut projects at newly-launched New York-based design collective include a series of digital videos for Absolut Spark and a limited-edition illuminated bottle for Absolut Vodka.

Awards Headline News

CG Short ‘Shift’ Wins 2015 VIEW Award

Second Place 2015 VIEW Award given to ‘Phantom Power’ by Sam Bourner; ‘Däwit,’ ‘The Story of Percival Pilts’ and ‘Olilo’ receive honorable mentions.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Reclaims Top Spot with $15.9M

Several new releases enter the North American box office race but fail to meet expectations, leaving Ridley Scott's ‘The Martian,’ Sony's family film ‘Goosebumps’ and Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama ‘Bridge of Spies’ at the top of the of the chart.

Awards Headline News

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Tops SPARK ANIMATION 2015

Russia’s Konstantin Bronzit wins award for Best Animated Short; Canadian ‘Fears,’ directed by Nata Metlukh of Vancouver Film School, awarded Best Student Film.

Moonbot Headline News

Moonbot Battles Bullying With New Interactive Film, ‘I Am A Witness’

Interactive film from the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ is scored by composer and DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh.

Visual Effects Headline News

Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

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