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Education & Training Headline News

Vancouver Animation School Launches New Digital Matte Painting Program

First-of-its-kind specialized diploma program features industry-standard curriculum implementing the process and pipeline used at MPC and other Vancouver-area visual effects studios.

CG Headline News

Iloura Brings CG Expertise to ‘The SpongeBob Movie’

Australian animation and visual effects studio completes 550 shots for the 3D/2D/live-action hybrid feature, including building and animating the SpongeBob entourage for their big-screen CG debut.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform

New Deadline feature simplifies the creation of cloud-based render farms; Beta access comes with $500 credit for Google Cloud Platform render resources.

Short Films Headline News

House Special’s ‘Tale of Momentum & Inertia’ Wins One Screen Award

Global short film and video competition for the film and advertising industries recognizes House Special’s ‘A Tale of Momentum & Inertia,’A Girl Named Elastika’ directed by Guillaume Blanchet, and NYOD ‘Long Live New York’ by Y&R New York.

Post-production Headline News

Hollywood Post Alliance Rebranding as Hollywood Professional Alliance

Move underlines role as the leading trade organization for industry professionals across the content production, finishing, distribution through archive lifecycle.

Viz Media Headline News

VIZ Productions Developing 'Fruiting Bodies’ Feature

Batman’ screenwriter Sam Hamm to develop script about an infestation of deadly hallucinogenic spores based on author Sayuri Ueda’s short story, ‘The Street of Fruiting Bodies.’

Zoic Studios Headline News

Zoic Teams with Industrial Toys For ‘Midnight Star’ Launch

Culver City-based visual effects shop partners with independent game studio to enhance the visual experience for the launch of the company’s debut title.

Technology Headline News

HP DreamColor Display Developers Receive Academy’s Sci-Tech Award

HP DreamColor Display used in production of Oscar-nominated films, including DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Helps Create a Wachowski World for ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Framestore's London and Montreal teams deliver over 500 shots to help realize the Wachowski’s lavish and beautifully designed sci-fi universe, including CG hero characters, CG environments, digital doubles, and a host of CG space ships and planets, along with all manner of explosions, fireballs, shattering glass and liquid nano-technology.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Factory Announces Digital Streaming Service

Titles available for streaming include the Gerry Anderson collection with hand-picked episodes from ‘Thunderbirds,’ ‘Stingray,’ ‘Captain Scarlet,’ ‘Fireball XL5,’ ‘Joe 90,’ and ‘Supercar.’

Awards Headline News

‘The LEGO Movie’ Takes Home BAFTA for Outstanding Animated Film

Interstellar’ is given the award for outstanding special effects; ‘The Bigger Picture,’ by Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs and Jennifer Majka, wins the prize for best British short animation. 

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