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Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

VR Headline News

Online Virtual Reality Community Portal VRNation.tv Officially Launches

New website, featuring 24 themed channels, is dedicated to helping VR visor owners find and share all types of great virtual content.

Technology Headline News

Dynamixyz and Pixelgun Studios Introduce Scan-Based Facial Animation

New ‘Performer’ markerless facial animation software provides facial tracking trained directly from scans as well as a direct solve onto a Maya rig.           

Visual Effects Society Headline News

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

Korean Animation ANIMATIONWorld

SPP 2019: Asian Animation Business Leaders Converge on Seoul

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:46pm

Now in its 19th year, the 3-day conference set for next week brings together buyers, sellers, financiers and lovers of animated entertainment from all over the world. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019'S CAF Deadline Coming Soon!

The Computer Animation Festival’s submission deadline for work showcasing CG animation and visual effects is July 15.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Peter Ramsey, Siobhan Reddy and Sergio Pablos to Present at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:23am

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Klaus’ presentations confirmed for upcoming animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2019 Announces 4 World-Premiere Immersive Experiences

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:29am

Expansive Immersive Pavilion and VR Theater programs will feature projects from Magic Leap, Walt Disney Animation Studios, NYU, Microsoft, Google Spotlight Stories, MIT, and others. 

Concept Art Headline News

First Annual Concept Art Awards Show Set for September 7

Submissions now being accepted through July 7 for inaugural awards, celebrating the role of concept artists, being presented at upcoming LightBox Expo in Pasadena.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Kim Libreri Talks ‘Matrix’ Bullet Time and Real-Time Graphics at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:45am

Epic Games CTO discusses his work, alongside Oscar winner John Gaeta, producing the legendary “Bullet Time” VFX sequences on ‘The Matrix,’ as well as the growing use of game engines and real-time rendering in feature film and TV production.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2019 Announces Exclusive ‘Making Of’ VFX Production Sessions

Oscar winners ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘First Man,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ among expansive slate of planned feature film, streaming, games and VR presentations.

Awards Events

The 47th Annual Annie Awards Returns Saturday, January 25, 2020

Begins: January 25, 2020

ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to celebrate the best the industry has to offer at animation’s most prestigious and glamorous awards ceremony. 

Events Events

Spark Animation Festival Returns October 24 - 27

Begins: October 24, 2019

Spark CG hosts the 11th annual Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of GC and animation.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix and Russo Brothers Teaming on ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:44am

'Avengers: Endgame' directors to oversee new and expanded Planeswalkers storylines for iconic game franchise’s first onscreen effort.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Telegael

Strategic venture will allow India-based Toonz to increase in-house IP development as well as European production for global distribution.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Dean DeBlois and CH Kim to Keynote 2019 VIEW Conference

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ director and PUBG CEO are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Games Headline News

‘Doctor Who: The Edge of Time’ VR Videogame to Launch in September

Featuring the voice of Jodie Whittaker, the fully interactive adventure will transport fans through space and time, and will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos. 

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