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Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master Headline News

Flying Solo with Vector Graphic Animation and Motion Pilot

For digital content creator Daniel Pojda, new features in Cartoon Animator 5.2 have improved his standard animation workflow significantly, letting him focus more time on details and secondary animations on projects like his spaceship rocketing through outer space.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 VES Fellows

Jeff Barnes, Toni Pace Carstensen, Bob Coleman, Chuck Finance, Shannon Gans, Tim McGovern, and Ray McMillan to be recognized at a celebration of the honorees later this month.

People Headline News

Travis Knight Elected to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Board of Trustees

The LAIKA president and CEO joins the museum’s governing body; Effie T. Brown appointed honorary trustee of the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Road Trip! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Addams Family 2 - Courage to Be Kooky: Outsiders’

Stars Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, and Bill Hader talk about being ‘different’ and the movie’s message of family love and acceptance; MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel comes to Blu-ray and DVD January 18.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

It’s No Day at the Beach for Weta Digital on ‘Eternals’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:07am

The leading VFX studio delivers 552 visual effects shots on Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao’s MCU Phase 4 adventure, including the 3rd act beach fight scenes and planet-sized Celestial Tiamut.

What Have We Learned Today? Headline News

‘South Park’ Creators Sign Massive 14 Movie, 5 Season Renewal Deal

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:53am

$900 million agreement with MTV Entertainment Studios calls for new movie on Paramount+ every two years starting this year, plus Comedy Central series commitment through Season 30.  

Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH Celebrates Women of Influence Panel Coming March 31

Join the conversation; virtual event features a discussion with women who shaped the organization and continue to blaze new trails in the computer graphics industry.

It’s Barbie! Headline News

‘Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday’ Hits Netflix April 16

All-new CG animated TV movie features Barbie’s younger sister Chelsea on a quest to save her birthday; ‘Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday & More!’ album featuring music from the film also drops April 16 on digital outlets.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Final Trailer and New Stills from Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:54am

Netflix shares new materials from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, coming October 23.

Technology Headline News

New Cinema 4D Tutorial Recreates Bill and Ted’s Iconic Phone Booth Time Machine

Dan ‘Hashi’ Hashimoto’s step-by-step video uses Maxon and Red Giant tools, along with After Effects, to produce stunning animation and VFX like that used in the film. 

More Zombies on TV! Headline News

Live-Action ‘Resident Evil’ Series Ordered at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:14am

Show inspired by Capcom’s hugely popular horror-video game franchise gets the greenlight; brand-new storyline will span two different timelines.

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Conrad Ostwald Head of Production

With extensive experience in design and project management, Ostwald will oversee production at the independent animation and VFX studio.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Pixar Releases New ‘Soul’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:19pm

Watch sneak teaser and virtual conversation with filmmakers Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Dana Murray, anthropologist Dr. Johnnetta Cole and renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste, produced as part of the Essence Festival of Culture panel, ‘Finding Soul.’

SVOD Headline News

Digital Media Rights Launches RetroCrush Classic Anime Streaming Channel

New digital channel features more than 100 classic anime series and 40 features joining DMR’s other OTT channels, AsianCrush, Midnight Pulp, YuyuTV, Cocoro and KMTV.

Nina Paley ANIMATIONWorld

Dancing Goddesses: How Nina Paley Animated Stone Sculptures for ‘Seder-Masochism’

We’ve been grooving all summer with the Pointer Sisters and Paley’s animated stone goddesses dancing to the infectious “You Gotta Believe” by Norman Whitfield -- now let’s see how they were made.

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