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FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Psyop's Kymber Lim and Marco Spier Talk AirBnB 'Wall and Chain' Commercial at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:56am

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.

Moonbot Studios Headline News

Moonbot Taps Google Cloud Platform for ‘Taking Flight’ Short

Colorful animated short combining 2D and 3D techniques relies on Google Cloud Platform and its Compute Engine solution to help the concept truly take flight.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Never a Dull Moment: Paul Kavanagh Talks ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

ILM animation supervisor discusses the wide range of complicated shots that kept his team scrambling for two years on J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster sci-fi action film.

Short Films Headline News

Watch Sound Pulse Through a House of Objects in Atmospheric Film by Aggressive

A combination of live-action footage and CGI from Grammy-winning directors Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, ‘1976’ is an exploration in the visualization of sound.

People Headline News

Milk’s Sara Bennett Second Woman Ever to Win VFX Oscar

Independent visual effects studio co-founder wins an Academy Award for Alex Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’ alongside Double Negative VFX team members Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.

Awards Headline News

Double Negative Brings Home Best VFX Academy Award for Second Consecutive Year

London-based VFX house wins the Academy Award for best visual effects for its work on Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’; DNeg previously recognized for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar.’

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Backstage at the 2016 Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:12pm

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.

Awards Headline News

‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ Win Big at the 88th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature and Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala’s ‘Bear Story’ wins best animated short; ‘Ex Machina’ wins VFX prize.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Technologies Play Supporting Role in Oscar-Nominated Films

Autodesk and Shotgun Software play a supporting role in the creation of some of the year’s most lauded films and TV series.

Awards Headline News

PDI Founder Richard Chuang Wins Second Academy Sci-Tech Award

Distinguished member of the Cogswell College board of directors receives his second Academy Award for his groundbreaking design work of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.

Mobile Headline News

Charming Sci-Fi ‘Love You to Bits’ Adventure Now on iOS

Visual, puzzle-filled point-and-click sci-fi adventure with stylized cartoon designs is nominated for ‘Best Upcoming Game’ at the 12th edition of the International Mobile Gaming Awards.

Industrial Light & Magic Headline News

Oscar and BAFTA-Winning VFX Supervisor Eric Barba Joins ILM

Former Digital Domain chief creative officer to oversee Industrial Light & Magic’s Vancouver facility, supervising effects work and providing creative oversight across all of the studio’s projects.

MPC Headline News

MPC Creates Dramatic Storm Sequences for Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’

Under the leadership of VFX supervisor Seth Maury and producer Felix Crawshaw, MPC delivers 900 VFX shots for director Craig Gillespie’s remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

SCAD Headline News

Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco to Speak at SCAD's CoMotion 2016

Leftchannel founder and creative director Alberto Scirocco to participate in the ‘Remaining an Artist in the Commercial World’ panel discussion this weekend at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Chaos Group Headline News

Chaos Group Patents Scanning Technology for World’s Most Accurate 3D Materials

Sub-millimeter reproduction of fabrics, leathers, metals, paints, woods, textiles, etc. helps design and manufacturing companies create photoreal digital prototypes.

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