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Jobs Headline News

New Brunswick Community College Signs MOU With Toon Boom Animation

Addressing a shortage of skilled workers in the animation field, agreement will help promote education and career paths for students that will ultimately expand the talent pool and strengthen the growing industry.

Awards Headline News

The Rookies Announces 2020 World School Rankings Winners

Based on 3,769 entries from artists that have attended over 500 educational institutions, more than 150 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

People Headline News

Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

PSAs Headline News

Aardman Highlights the Stigma of Autism in ‘Different Minds. One Scotland’ Spot

Award-winning animation studio teams up with the Scottish Government and The Leith Agency on a thoughtful animated commercial to provide a clearer understanding of autism to the non-autistic population.

online events Blogs

FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

Virtual Events Headline News

CTN - LIVE ‘Revive and Thrive,’ a Virtual Event November 16-22 – Register Now

Free online event offers an immersive week-long retreat for artists to reboot, recharge and reset, featuring talks, demos, scholarships, and interactive experiences.

The Future of AI Headline News

WATCH: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s ‘I AM AI’ #GTC20 Keynote

NVIDIA GTC 2020 kicked off today with Huang’s presentation exploring real world implications of AI and its impact challenges the world’s faces today.

Virtual Production Training VFXWorld

Linda Sellheim Talks Epic’s Unreal Fellowship

One of the company’s innovative new fellowship creators discusses the program’s intense virtual production workflow curriculum, participation requirements, and goals for the future.

Business Headline News

Epic Games Releases Free 15-Hour Virtual Production Primer

Available through Unreal Online Learning, the self-paced program of 8 courses and 10 videos teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production.

Take the challenge Headline News

Lord, Miller, and Ramsey to Mentor The Sony Talent League by THU Challenge Winners

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Peter Ramsey have joined the panel of mentors for THU’s new challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in digital entertainment; submission deadline is October 19.

Make Sure Your Ballot Counts! Headline News

Spread the Vote PSA Implores Us to ‘Read the F*ing Directions’

Hundreds of thousands of ballots get thrown out because they’re not filled out correctly; new short uses humor to emphasize that everyone should pay attention when voting by mail, because every ballot counts.

Medical Education ANIMATIONWorld

South Africa’s Cabblow Studios Brings a Cute 2D Twist to Important Diabetes Education

Kabelo Maaka and Dr. Tshepo P. Maaka’s animated short, ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ which competed in Annecy 2020, artfully presents needed information about the dangers and difficulties faced by people with disease.

Technology Headline News

Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

call for entries Headline News

2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab Open for Applications

Intensive multi-day workshop is designed to offer new opportunities for Native American writers, filmmakers and artists interested in breaking into animation; early entry deadline is October 9.

Technology Headline News

‘Maxon One’ Student and Faculty Subscription Bundle Now Available Through OnTheHub

Qualified academics get streamlined access to industry-leading, easy-to-use, professional tools for 3D animation, GPU rendering, VFX, motion design, and compositing, for a nominal processing fee.

Contests Headline News

JOIN IN: ‘24 HOURS: Animation Contest for Students’ Runs October 2-3

Student teams of 5 have 24 hours to produce a 30-second animated film; deadline to submit YouTube link is Saturday, October 3 at 4PM PST.

Commercials Headline News

Zoic Crafts First-Person Shooter Experience for ‘No Extra Life’ Gun Safety PSA

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:42am

Studio’s new fully CG spot drops viewer into frantic video game race to find loved one after realizing unsecured gun is missing from a drawer.

Virtual Panels Headline News

The Animation Guild to Host Careers Panel at OIAF 2020

‘Animation through the Ages’ will examine career longevity, challenges, and keys to success with industry veterans offering insights from their own career journeys and experiences.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Vote Safe Headline News

Watch NOW: 'Dream of Poll Workers' Animated Call to Action!

The #WorkThePolls nonpartisan campaign goes live with its first animated PSA, encouraging young people to become poll workers for the upcoming election.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

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