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FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Ed Hooks Talks Good and Bad Acting in Animation at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:44am

Ed Hooks, author of 'Acting for Animators,' discusses the main elements of good acting and how animators bring life to an animated film.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: The Third Floor's Duncan Burbridge Talks 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Previs at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:01am

Duncan Burbridge, executive producer at The Third Floor, discusses how previs helped director Joss Whedon realize his creative vision on Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher Analyze CG and VR Tech Markets at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:20am

Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher discuss how computer graphics and VR technologies affect the entertainment industry.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Disney Animation's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley Talk Hyperion and 'Big Hero 6' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:51am

Walt Disney Animation Studio's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley discuss the impact their new rendering system, Hyperion, had on production of the animated feature 'Big Hero 6.'

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Shotgun at Autodesk's Don Parker Talks Production Ops Technology at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:11am

Don Parker, senior director for Shotgun at Autodesk, discusses what the acquisition by Autodesk means for Shotgun and how Shotgun is solving operational problems within the production process.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Terrance Masson Talks Location-Based Augmented Reality Applications at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:31am

Terrance Masson, founder and CEO of Building Conversation, discusses the mobile, location-based augmented reality applications being developed at his company.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: ILM's Rob Bredow Talks VR Tech and Special Projects at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:47am

Rob Bredow, VFX supervisor and head of new media at Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm, talks about the work his team is doing with virtual reality and what it means for the film industry.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: USC's Paul Debevec Talks Photoreal and VR Tech at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:57am

Paul Debevec, chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, discusses some of his lab's recent research work, potential legal concerns over digital doubles and what excites him most about virtual reality.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: NYU's Ken Perlin Talks Future of CG UI and VR Tech at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:07am

Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the NYU Media Research Lab, discusses where virtual reality may be used in years to come and what that could mean for our society.

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.

FMX 2016 Headline News

FMX 2016 Sets ‘Blending Realities’ Theme

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to host director Mark Osborne and stop-motion creative director James Caliri as they discuss their successful blend of animation techniques in ‘The Little Prince.’

FMX Headline News

Filmakademie Short ‘Jazz Orgie’ Selected as FMX 2016 Trailer

Irina Rubina's one-minute animated tour de force is chosen as the new trailer for FMX 2016, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, Germany.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Warner Bros' Chris DeFaria Talks Feature Film Production Realities at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 5:06pm

Chris DeFaria, Warner Bros. president of animation, digital production and visual effects, talks about assessing a film's viability, extensive industry use of previs and virtual production, as well as the studio's shock when 'The LEGO Movie' didn't receive an Oscar nomination.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Blue Sky’s Chip Lotierzo & Tom Cardone

Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Animal Logic’s Damien Gray

CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Doug Cooper

Doug Cooper discusses the role of Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation’s as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbridge

The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Ed Hooks & Acting for Animators

Actor, teacher, and “Acting for Animators” author Ed Hooks discusses his transition from teaching actors to teaching animators and some of the common misconceptions about character performance as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Microsoft Xbox’s Habib Zargarpour

Xbox creative director Habib Zargarpour talks about moving from the feature film business into the gaming industry as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Juan Pablo Zaramella

Independent animation director Juan Pablo Zaramella discusses his beginnings as a filmmaker making animated shorts, his inspiration and his creative process.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – NYU Media Research Lab’s Ken Perlin

NYU Department of Computer Science Media Research Lab Professor Ken Perlin discusses the extensive use of graphical user interface technology in our daily lives and what types of innovative GUI applications he envisions for the future.

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