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Technicolor Creative Studios Public Spin-Off Now Official

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:59am

Previous division of Technicolor SA is now an independent, publicly traded company under TCHCS on Euronext Paris, while Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home and Vantiva Supply Chain Services divisions, will remain listed on Euronext Paris under its new name of Vantiva.

Awards Headline News

‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Business Headline News

‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

That’s a Lot of Views Headline News

Podcast EP 178: How Turkish Stop-Motion Animator Özgürcan Özdamar Got 4.5 Billion Views On YouTube

The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.

Helping Artists Stay Competitive Headline News

Autodesk Launches Maya Creative

Now accessible via Flex pay-as-you-go product use system, the new, flexible version makes the industry standard 3D toolset more affordable and accessible to artists at smaller studios.

My God Such a Shower Headline News

Framestore Summons the God of the Sea for Kohler Spot

Poseidon is summoned from his hyper-realistic CG underwater kingdom to confront an unassuming man taking a shower who appears to have mastery over water in a manner reserved only for the gods.

Business Headline News

Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

game trailers Headline News

Platige Image Creates ‘Company of Heroes 3 – North Africa’ Trailer

Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.

game trailers Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Creates ‘Skull and Bones’ Cinematic Trailer

Jan Cafourek, Emnet Mulugeta and Henrik Eklundh share insights on the challenges of showing a hero’s journey and rags to riches story while hinting at the larger scope of the game’s world.

Business Headline News

Streamland Media Nabs Ingenuity Studios

Joining Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group, and Picture Head, the newly acquired VFX studio expands the post company’s stable of top creative service providers.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Claydream’ Documentary Explores Will Vinton’s Claymation Heyday

Watch the trailer for director Marq Evans’ intimate portrait of the stop-motion animation pioneer’s highs and lows; the film opens in theaters today, August 5.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Undergrad 2D Animation Pathway

New course, which complements the existing 3D animation program, will feed the growing demand for studio-ready talent; applications are being accepted for 2023 and beyond.

Business Headline News

Method Studios Now Formally Working Under Framestore Banner

The final integration phase of the November 2020 purchase is underway, with the Melbourne-based team set to finish its tech pipeline migration as of January 2023; Method’s Canadian film and episodic teams have already made the move - overall company production capacity has increased by 40%.

Great Shorts Coming to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Business Headline News

Stereo D Rebrands as SDFX Studios

New name reflects the full-service VFX work offered as company works to meet growing industry demand; recent credits include Lucasfilm's ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Marvel Studios’ ‘Hawkeye.’

Business Headline News

Platige Sets Up Shop in SoCal

The VFX and animation studio settles into its new Manhattan Beach digs, offering small shop creative/budgetary advantages with the underlying muscle of extensive European roots; The Mill alumni Aurelien Simon and Gawain Liddiard will head new office.

Commercials Headline News

Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

Careers ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD Alumni Talk Animation Skills, Careers, and Opportunities

Recent graduates Jacey Robinson, John da Fonte, and Julianna Mercado discuss their efforts to secure challenging and enjoyable industry work, how they keep up on new tools and technology, and how their college prepared them for the rigors of professional production.

game trailers Headline News

Watch: ‘Stormgate’ Cinematic Trailer Made Entirely in Unreal Engine

With the feel of classic 1990s real-time strategy game franchises, Zoic Studio’s new spot teases Frost Giant Studio’s upcoming PC game set hundreds of years in Earth’s future.

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