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I’d Like to Report a Dead Body ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 2

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman concludes her 2-part story – complete with dead body - on her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the third of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

Commercials Headline News

Calabash Delivers Tasty ‘Dogs Eat Everything’ Campaign for the ASPCA

The award-winning animation studio releases the hounds, and their creative skills, for the fun social media campaign promoting a serious topic for dog owners.

Who Did This? ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the second of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 189: Eliott Deshusses' Stop-Motion Journey in Germany

The stop-motion animator discusses industry job opportunities in Germany, how he got a rep and shares a behind-the-scenes look at his grad film.

Christmas Comes Early! Headline News

Lupus Films Creates ‘The World of The Snowman’ Channel 4 Ident

The animated commercial celebrates the 40th-anniversary debut of the original iconic film ‘The Snowman,’ which first aired on the channel in 1982; spot, along with the franchise’s other movies, will air throughout the holiday season.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

Amazon Studios Opens Stage 15

The AWS-powered Virtual Production stage debuts alongside the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department; ‘Candy Cane Lane’ directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddy Murphy, kicks off as the stage’s inaugural feature film production. 

In Passing Headline News

Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales Tragically Killed at 36

The BAFTA award-winning animation and visual effects director, who was expecting a second child with wife Claire Pepper, was struck by a drunk driver while visiting Los Angeles on business.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

2023 VES Awards Headline News

Call for Submissions: 21st Annual VES Awards

The submission deadline is November 30; you have less than one month left to submit work for consideration.

Business Headline News

Hero4Hire Creative Unveils Rebrand

The motion design and animation studio gets a new look with logo and website redo; rooted in children’s television, the company has expanded into tech, pharmaceutical, education, sports, food & drink, gaming, and entertainment industries.

Cloud-based Production Systems Headline News

Carbon Taps AWS For Streamlined Creative Workflow

Production studio employs an easily scalable cloud-based workflow, using tools like Maya, Cinema 4D, Arnold, Nuke, and Unreal Engine, built around a shared Amazon Web Services storage system on Amazon S3 connecting VFX and finishing artists at various locations.

Emerging Technology Headline News

New ‘VES Emerging Technology Award’ Announced

New honor recognizes individual creators of technology behind the visuals, such as product developers, R&D technical directors, and software engineers; inaugural award will be bestowed at the next VES Awards ceremony in February 2023.

Fighting Food Poverty Headline News

Studio AKA Creates Spot for Climate Healers and World Food Healers Day

Featuring Vega the cow, the studio’s 60-second animated ‘Food Healers’ began with simple drawings, then used Maya and Houdini to create a fun, colorful animated short promoting themes of ‘climate catastrophe’ and ‘food poverty’ without trivializing the issues.

Business Headline News

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.

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