Digital Domain has teamed up with longtime collaborator Carl Erik Rinsch and his German production company Markenfilm on a: 45 TV commercial for Audi, via Hamburg, Germany-based ad agency Kempertrautmann.
The Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Hobbit”), is launching a new production label called Disney Double Dare You, to create new animated films full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
The Heat Vision blog has announced that Mandy Moore and CHUCK star Zachary Levi are set to voice the lead characters in Disney's CG feature RAPUNZEL.
Empire reports from Disney's Leicester Square presentation that John Lasseter has given plot details to CAR 2.
Disney Interactive Studios announced today it has agreed to acquire Wideload Games Inc., a Chicago-based producer and developer of original interactive entertainment.
With the DC Comics sale firmly in place, WB has created a new company known as DC Entertainment, notes the Hollywood Reporter.
Topping Labor Day weekend, THE FINAL DESTINATION (WB/NL, with vfx by Amalgamated Pixels) was #1 again, with audiences, grabbing $12.3M in its second week. DESTINATION was down 55% with a total gross of $47.4M.
Hollywood's official summer ended on Labor Day and it's already evident that Warner Bros. has emerged as the studio champ says The Hollywood Reporter.
In the latest excerpt from Maya Plugin Power, author Mark Jennings Smith shows readers how to create stitching effects using Seamour plugins from ticket01.
Shane Acker discusses how he pulled off his long-awaited feature directorial debut as well as his latest short at Gnomon and future projects.
AWN's Editor in Chief Bill Desowitz walks us through Day 5 of his SIGGRAPH 09 adventure.The key word is 3-D
Press reports have attendance at about 10,000, which is extremely low, of course. But, as I previously noted, it's resulted in a very appropriate quaintness. You can tell that the people who have come here are very passionate.
Naturally Autodesk had some big announcements, including 2010 versions of Maya, MotionBuilder and Mudbox and along with new suites for digital entertainment creation and new education initiatives.
Day 2 of the animation competition kicked off at 9am with a loud drumbeat and Afro Brazilian performers. The sound drew a large crowd in to watch the performances. The animation teams had worked through the night on their films so the very lively dancers lent some much needed energy to the competitors.
Monday nights' Evening Theater began with the introduction of host Miles Perkins, senior staff at Industrial Light and Magic. He kicked off the award ceremony by paving the way for Scott Farrar, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic.
SIGGRAPH's Fjorg! competition, created by Patricia Beckmann as an Iron Animator event challenges the competitors to create a short film (15-45 seconds) from concept to finish in the short time span of thirty-two hours. To make the task more demanding, distractions are scheduled throughout the day to entice them away from the film making process.
The buzz so far? Aside from stereoscopic 3-D, GPU for film, with ILM's collaboration with NVIDIA for the amazing fire sim on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the talk of the show, thanks to the mainstream coverage in The Wall Street Journal and the tech paper and panel on the topic. But more about that later...
Well, there’s been a lot of anticipation and curiosity about SIGGRAPH returning to New Orleans (or Nola), not only since this marks the first major conference since Katrina but also because of the severity of the downturn.
San Diego Comic-Con 2009 continued to astound audiences daily as the Hollywood studios debuted their most prized properties for public consumption. Friday was Disneyâ€™s animation showcase day in Hall H - The major coup was Disney/Pixarâ€™s John Lasseter welcoming Japanese Animation legend Hayo Miyazaki to the con for a panel on his upcoming release Ponyo.