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CTN-X: A Real Animation Conference in the U.S.

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:14pm

CTN-X kicked off its first edition on Friday. Nov. 20th, bringing a new animation conference to Los Angeles. In it's first year, the event had quickly outgrown its home at the Burbank Convention Center with attendees lined up to attend various standing-room only panels.

Blogs

Interview with 'Up' Director Pete Docter

By Joe Strike | Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:06pm

Pete Docter remembered me – or at least my Route 66 pin. I have a whole collection of them, shiny metal lapel pins I’ve gathered over the years. Pete arrived and our chat began. I started by mentioning I’d last seen him way early in the year at Disney’s New York screening room. “And you were wearing the Route 66 pin,” Pete said without a pause. “A different jacket, but I remember the pin.” When you’re in charge of a $175 million film, you develop an eye for details.

Digital Headline News

Where the Wild Things Are Taps AJA KONA 3 for Digital Workflow

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 10:18am

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced that its KONA 3 digital video I/O cards were used by the "Where the Wild Things Are" editorial team to build efficiencies into their digital production and post workflow.

Autodesk Headline News

First Animated Muppets Made with Autodesk Softimage Software

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 8:02am

For the first time, a 3D animated series is part of the "Sesame Street" television program. The program's 40th anniversary season debuted today, including computer-generated (CG) segments delivered by SpeakeasyFX and made with Autodesk Softimage software from Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Technology Featured on This Season's Most-Watched TV

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:15am

Post-production houses regularly turn to digital entertainment creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to help bring movie-like visual effects into millions of homes in this season's most-watched television programs.

Ntropic Headline News

Visual Effects Artist and Creative Director Simon Mowbray Joins Ntropic

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:30am

Visual effects company Ntropic is excited to announce that Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray has joined the company. Formerly the co-founder of Radium, Mowbray freelanced at Ntropic on projects for Sprint, Coinstar and Oracle before making it his official home.

Autodesk Headline News

Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Films Headline News

Magic Lantern Secures Cash for Heathcliff Feature

Magic Lantern Entertainment has concluded a $10 Million development funding arrangement with TF2 Ventures via its Innovation Entertainment label for up to 20 motion pictures to be selected by Magic Lantern/Innovation Pictures for production over the next three to five years; it was jointly announced by Magic Lantern Entertainment President Jeff Segal and TF2 Ventures Principal Jamison Stewart.

Tools Headline News

Imageworks Strikes Tech Deal with Foundry

Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.

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