Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.
Longtime social activist Harold Moss has teamed his studio, FlickerLab, with NASA climate expert Peter Kalmus and a group of volunteer artists and scientists to create funny, meaningful 2D animated shorts addressing issues like Amazon deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and rising ocean temperatures.
Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.
Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.
Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.
The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.
The Nexus Studios directorial duo’s film was the centerpiece of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020; inspired by Al Sadu, a Bedouin artform, the 2D animation blends colors of the nation’s landscape to create wishful scenes of a future with greater equality and inclusion.
MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.
Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.
The audit-compliant cloud-based rendering solution that promotes remote collaboration across 3D graphic production pipelines is now part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.
Post-production studio bolsters team with former Droga 5 senior producer Josh Sanders, with Carla Thomas coming on board as producer.
Watch Mackinnon & Saunders’ new film, ‘The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Nye Demystify Recycling,’ which illustrates the circular journey of recycled plastic bottles; materials used in the film include trees made from Sprite labels, conveyor belts from recycled cardboard and Mr. Nye, personified by Coca-Cola bottles.
New version delivers scalable, collaborative, and efficient artist workflows enabled to run on Amazon Web Services; other mods include enhanced HDR user interface and improved animation editor.
The artist and filmmaker discusses tips on impressing new clients, how to show confidence when something goes wrong, and what it’s like animating on a stop-motion TV show while pregnant.
Visual effects studio designs and produces a series of increasingly numerous and whimsical emojis to show how NFL star Derrick Henry’s tweeted mistyped hashtag makes a small kitchenware store’s business explode, requiring immediate ecommerce help to handle the surge.
The 3D animator, artist, and director discusses how to brand yourself to get noticed, how he broke away from the mainstream industry to do his own thing, and the post that made his work go viral.
The Lovie Award-winning ‘official announce trailer’ is a tongue-in-cheek parody that mocks common tropes used in game promotion – the hero can’t be seen because the game’s design, story, and gameplay aren’t yet ready!
At Anime Japan 2022, thatgamecompany shared concept art and storyboards revealing new characters and the expansion of its popular game franchise; ‘Sky Assemblies’ and ‘Sky Crafting Corner’ give fans a chance to take part in themed activities including arts and crafts, trivia, and in-game challenges.
99 films were chosen for competition in the festivals latest category announcements; more than 1,530 films were submitted this year from 64 countries; festival runs June 13-18 in Annecy, France.
Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.
Visual effects supervisors Patrick Murphy and Glyn Tebbutt, and managing director Mark Tobin launch their new Santa Monica-based business with high-profile Expedia and Gatorade campaigns.
Known for his 2D aesthetic and humor, the animator joins the studio’s Australian-based creative team; work includes episodes of Netflix’s ‘Headspace’ animated series and his short, ‘Phantom Limb,’ recognized for its portrayal of life and love after amputation.
The former Walt Disney Studios exec joins the company March 28 in the newly created role; studio also announces Harry Linden came on board as head of Stop Frame Production earlier this month.
AWN’s Max Weinstein reflects on last week’s VES Awards ceremony, an evening filled with excitement that nevertheless marked another rough, taxing year for visual effects artists, the industry, and the world at large.