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FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: ITFS 2021 Now Open for Submissions

Entries are being accepted for competition in five categories; submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

VIEW Conference Headline News

Free Online PreVIEW III Session with RenderMan Evangelist Dylan Sisson

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:32pm

On July 24, Pixar’s RenderMan guru, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about the latest in rendering technology and some amazing NPR tools currently in development.

Awards Headline News

‘Acid Rain,’ ‘The Prince’s Voyage’ Take Top Prizes at First Digital ITFS Edition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:35am

27th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film first OnlineFestival + concludes six days of live streaming of more than 250 shorts and features with a live awards ceremony.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Online Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Program Coming in May

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:12pm

Each day May 5-8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Events Headline News

Call for Submissions: Animation Production Days 2020

Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Weta’s Matt Aitken Talks ‘Avengers: Endgame’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:19pm

Visual effects supervisor talks about his role leading the Weta Digital team on Disney and Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Michelle Eisenreich Talks ‘First Man’ In-Camera VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:26am

DNEG visual effects producer discusses unique processing of never-before-seen NASA footage on Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning drama about Neil Armstrong’s legendary Moon walk. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Kim Libreri Talks ‘Matrix’ Bullet Time and Real-Time Graphics at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:45am

Epic Games CTO discusses his work, alongside Oscar winner John Gaeta, producing the legendary “Bullet Time” VFX sequences on ‘The Matrix,’ as well as the growing use of game engines and real-time rendering in feature film and TV production.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Sophie Koko Gates Talks ‘Slug Life’ and Ugly Filmmaking at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:35pm

Filmmaker discusses design and production on her thoughtful and provocative 2D animated short, and how she hopes audiences will respond to her self-described “ugly” style.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Andrew Glassner Talks Deep Learning, Neural Networks and AI at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00am

The noted researcher and consultant discusses various aspects of artificial intelligence, how the technology is being used in visual effects and the dangers of unchecked deployment. 

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WATCH: Danny Dimian Talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:48am

VFX supervisor discusses animation styles, production challenges and his efforts leading the visual effect team on Lord & Miller and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated comic adventure.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: John Canemaker Talks Schultheis, Kahl, Tytla and Gertie History at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:18am

Oscar-winning animator, author, teacher and historian discusses Disney effects guru’s ‘lost notebook,’ ‘Golden Age’ Disney animation legends and Winsor McCay’s pioneering dinosaur. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Janelle Croshaw Ralla Talks Samuel L. Jackson De-Aging for ‘Captain Marvel’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:38am

VFX supervisor on Disney and Marvel’s action-adventure hit discusses the complex digital character work used to create a young version of Agent Nick Fury.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Rob Bredow Talks ILM VFX, Tech and Strategies at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:31am

ILM’s SVP and Executive Director discusses studio production and management challenges as well as technology investment strategies and plans. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jenn Taylor Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Loot Train Attack at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:37am

Image Engine lead animator details her work creating Drogon the dragon in the hit HBO series’ Season 7 Episode 4 battle where the Lannister army is incinerated as it tries to flee. 

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