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.
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Sonic returns with a brand-new ‘universe-shattering’ 3DCG series, where after a run-in with Dr. Eggman, the Blue Blur must race to save more than just the friends he’s taken for granted; now streaming on Netflix.
Jason Reitman, ‘Afterlife’ director and son of original ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman, has passed the torch to co-writer Kenan while still retaining his roles as producer and co-writer alongside Jason Blumenfeld.
Featuring full support for Houdini 19.5 and Solaris and new creativity enhancers, render boosts, better shading, and increased function in V-Ray Frame Buffer, the new release helps users create quality renders at any stage of the process.
Release aligns with December updates of Nuke 14.0 and Mari 6.0 on software standards, including VFX Reference Platform 2022 and USD 22.05, while making it easier and more efficient for artists to use.
A 12-episode sophomore season of the highly anticipated adult animated fantasy-adventure series, based on stories and characters developed by Critical Role, hits the streamer in January.
In this Oscar- qualified film, courage against terrifying odds at the water park can mean much more than becoming a hero to your friends.
Free virtual presentation explores how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, optimizes workflows, pushing the boundaries of creative possibilities.
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.
14 categories have been set for the live ceremony in Tokyo coming March 4, 2023, with an additional 9 categories set for the virtual ceremony.
A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP runs April 25-28; deadline for submission of projects in film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia is February 9.
Season 2 of the popular animated series, based on the Disney Original ‘The Proud Family,’ debuts on the streamer in February.
In his animation directorial debut, the manga illustrator and character designer on anime like ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’ and ‘I Fall in Love With You Through a Robot’ explores the mystery and fragility of life and death through the story of three troubled teenagers who summon a spirit that can answer any question.
Jack Black and Rita Ora return as Po and Wandering Blade, who, along with their motley crew of warriors, embark on new adventures, facing danger at every turn; the all-new 12-episode season comes to Netflix next month.
The award-winning ‘Coraline’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ studio’s head of animation, Brad Schiff, was on hand for the launch of the first stop-motion studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU), as well as first at an institution of higher learning in the state of Maryland.
New film and TV recipients include animated shorts - Bit Film’s ‘Little Bird,’ Westworld’s ‘The Silent Sea,’ and Chromosphere’s ‘Mall Stories;’ since its inception 4 years ago, 1,800 recipients across 6 continents have been awarded grants.
Wait… we get to spend another day by the lake you say? This year’s event will kick off a day earlier, on Sunday, June 11, for 7 full days dedicated to the art of animation; Guillermo del Toro announced this year’s spotlight on Mexican Animation.
VFX Supervisor David Bowman and VFX Producer Hannah Dakin will help expand studio’s film and episodic division; company will soon move to a new facility boasting state-of-the-art production servers and workstations to streamline workflow and increase capacity.
Students will be taught technical skills needed for in-demand jobs to meet the industry’s growing demand in virtual reality, interactive entertainment, and virtual production environments; applications now open for Fall 2023.
STEAM-based ‘Blue Origin Space Rangers’ adventures heads into development; will inspire kids to explore the universe, science, and new worlds to benefit Earth.
Latest update offers USD improvements, expands and builds on the painting toolset, and introduces simplified execution of Python Scripts; enhancements aim to improve artist workflows and efficiency.
Set to hit the streamer in time for Christmas, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original animated feature transports viewers to uncharted, treacherous lands alongside three generations of the Clades, a legendary family of explorers.
Get ready for a multidimensional adventure – a tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity in the first ‘SpongeBob Universe’ crossover special coming in January.
Augusto Schillaci’s 3DCG short, a passion project nine years in the making, tells the story of a beloved Calesitero, whose selfless work over decades at a small-town carousel in Argentina impacted the lives of people he touched in untold ways over untold years.
Inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, the animated feature tells the story of a talking cat who teams up with a clan of ‘educated rodents;’ making its U.S. premiere as a 2023 Sundance Film Festival selection in January, the film roles out theatrically across North America in February.