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Sony Pictures Animation and RISE CoE Partnering on Pre-Production Innovation R&D

The studio behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is teaming with Cyprus-based CG research center to explore new front-end animation production technology using machine learning and advanced 3D.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ VR Experience Coming September 23

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:45am

20-minute partial build of highly anticipated immersive project debuts today as part of the Venice VR Expanded lineup for the Venice Film Festival.

SVOD Headline News

Bite-Sized 3D ‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Series Released on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

South American studio collective Los Amigos produces first season of 1-minute episodes featuring the young Angry Birds flock - Red, Bomb, Chuck, Stella and Silver – inspired by the ‘Angry Birds Dream Blast’ mobile game.

People Headline News

Six Point Harness Names Musa Brooker Creative Director

With a distinguished career in both stop-motion and 2D animation, the veteran USC professor of animation and digital arts continues to provide indispensable artistic leadership for the animation studio.

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Animation Names Ramsey Naito President

Already a driving force behind new projects, seasoned studio executive will continue to bolster the network’s animation content across all platforms while overseeing day-to-day operations of current series and series development.

Awards Headline News

'Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Takes Home 3 Juried Emmy Awards

The Adult Swim production is joined by FXX’s ‘Archer’ and National Geographic’s ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category.

Sci-Fi Xtravaganza! Headline News

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Develop ‘The Three-Body Problem’ at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:50am

Chinese author Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning trilogy about humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization will be adapted into live-action series.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Concludes Virtual Conference: Content Available Until October 27

The latest innovations in art, science and technology are showcased both in implementation and presentations during a two-week virtual gathering of the global graphics community.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

From Feature Previs to an Animated Sitcom: Nina Helene Hirten Talks 'Duncanville'

One of the editors on FOX’s hit animated comedy discusses her unlikely landing of the coveted job, and how as a wife and working mom she relates to the show’s family-centered humor.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

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. 

Events Headline News

Free Pixar RenderMan Main Event 2020 Online Starts September 1

Main Art & Science event to feature major announcements and Q&A about the upcoming release of RenderMan; two days of special programming follow September 2-3.

Festival Headline News

Supernova Digital Animation Festival Lights Up Denver

Month long festival will kick off September 3 with a focus on digital animation and motion-art; events will also be available via live stream. 

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