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Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic Creates Innovative 3D Concept Reel for 360-Degree Data Arena

Animation and VFX studio pushes the boundaries of digital storytelling with the creation of a 3D concept reel for a state-of-the-art research facility at the University of Technology Sydney.

Pixomondo Headline News

Pixomondo Taps cineSync to Wrangle CG Dragons for ‘Game of Thrones’

Alongside the increasingly complex evolution of three fully-grown CG fire-breathing dragons, VFX house Pixomondo leverages Cospective’s cineSync review and annotation tool for global production pipeline for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

RocketComp Headline News

RocketComp for Maya Revolutionizes VFX Compositing Workflows

Released by Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden, Autodesk Maya plug-in RocketComp instantly connects Maya to 10 of the most popular desktop compositing applications in use today. 

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comic-Con 2015 Reel

The three-and-a-half minute reel from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is a montage of behind-the-scenes footage emphasizing the practical sets and visual effects created for the film.

Picture Box Distribution Headline News

‘Annedroids’ Sells to Disney and YLE Finland

The Walt Disney Company picks up first two seasons of award-winning CGI/live action hybrid series ‘Annedroids ‘for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google

Deadline’s new wizard enables secure communication using customers’ Google Cloud Platform account information to create a VPN connection between the user’s workstation and cloud account.

Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic’s Recruiting Drive Heads to SIGGRAPH 2015

Annual SIGGRAPH conference offers potential candidates an opportunity to meet with Animal Logic’s recruitment team to work on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ scheduled to start production at Animal Logic Vancouver in January 2016.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Sets Records with $115.2M Domestic Debut

Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

Milk Headline News

Milk Delivers VFX for the BBC’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell’

London-based VFX house delivers 1,000 VFX shots for BBC mini-series ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,’ including 3D environments, crowd simulations, water, mud and sand effects simulation, modelling and texturing, matte painting, animation and 2D work.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Warner Bros. TV Announces 2015 Lineup for Comic Con International

See costumes from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film, two life-sized LEGO Mystery Machines, and an interactive social media sweepstakes photo op with ‘The LEGO Movie’s Wyldstyle.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

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