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Industrial Light & Magic VFXWorld

New Sheriff in Town: ILM’s Rob Bredow Talks ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

From in-camera effects to the latest virtual production techniques, Industrial Light and Magic’s newly appointed head rounds up more than 1,800 VFX shots for the Star Wars stand-alone anthology space western.

Pixar ANIMATIONWorld

Mad for Mid-Century Design: Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’

From soaring Googie architecture to fabulous terrazzo flooring, production designer Ralph Eggleston, visual designer Philip Metschan, shading art director Bryn Imagire, and sets supervisor Nathan Fariss join forces to create the incredible world of director Brad Bird’s ‘Incredibles 2.’

Voice Acting Blogs

All the Way to Never Land: Disney’s ‘Peter Pan’ Signature Edition Arrives on Blu-ray

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:25am

On the 65th anniversary of the 1953 animated classic, AWN’s resident ‘Miscweant’ speaks with Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan.’

video ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: Animators on Animation - 'The Brainwashers'

Stop-motion wizard Patrick Bouchard (2018's 'Le Sujet'/'The Subject') thinks back on his 2002 debut film, 'The Brainwashers.'

Feature VFX VFXWorld

Building A Better Colossus: How They Raised the VFX Stakes for ‘Deadpool 2’

Production VFX supervisor Dan Glass doubles down on the creation of a more unified Colossus with simultaneous facial capture and voice performance, and geometry-based character animation.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Lynne Naylor Talks Character and Conceptual Design at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:24pm

The DreamWorks TV Animation veteran artist talks about her different approaches to character and conceptual design projects, the dynamic of realizing a strong director’s vision, such as Genndy Tartakovsky, and challenges she faced on shows such as ‘Samurai Jack.’ 

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

How Method Studios Crafted Rocket 2.0 for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Method VFX supervisor Greg Steele oversees delivery of 430 shots for the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including upgrades for Rocket and Groot featuring hand-keyed character animation.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Réka Bucsi Talks ‘Solar Walk’ Animation with Live Music at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:15am

The indie director discusses her animated film project performed with live music, her residency at the Open Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, and her feelings about artistic inspiration and choice of technique.

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Defining Thanos: Weta Brings Motion Capture to New Heights for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Weta Digital and Digital Domain transform Josh Brolin’s motion capture performance into a believable and imposing CG adversary.

Brazil ANIMATIONWorld

Brazilian Animation: Ennio Torresan Returns to His Roots

Twenty-five years since leaving his native country of Brazil, DreamWorks Animation head of story Ennio Torresan is actively pursuing projects with a Brazilian flavor.

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Luciana Carvalho Se Talks Immersive AR/VR Tech and Gender Diversity Initiatives at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

REWIND’s head of partnerships talks about how AR, VR and immersive media technology are impacting people’s scientific and creative engagement with the world around them, as well as her work with UK-based Unfold Inclusion promoting gender diversity in the technology industry.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Aardman’s David Sproxton Talks ‘Early Man’ Stop-Motion Production Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:14am

The studio’s co-founder discusses their most recent animated feature, ‘Early Man,’ sharing insights on Oscar-winner Nick Park’s writing and directing process and how more and more CGI is integrated into stop-motion filmmaking.

Don Hertzfeldt ANIMATIONWorld

The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts: Don Hertzfeldt Talks ‘World of Tomorrow Episode Two’

From crafting a story around the musings of a five-year-old to employing an aging technical pipeline, no filmmaking challenge is too big for Hertzfeldt.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Sony Pictures Animation’s Shannon Tindle Talks Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:30pm

The creator of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ teases his new animated feature film at SPA, shares his insights on the difficulties of the creative process, and gives advice for young artists looking for a career in the industry. 

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge Talks Animation Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10:08pm

The Oscar-winning director and studio co-founder shares his insights on the animation industry, what inspires and drives him, as well as what advice he has for young professionals.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

DreamWorks Animation Television’s ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Revival Aims for the Heart

Voice-over artist Tara Strong steps into the shoes of the legendary June Foray for Amazon Prime Video series ‘The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.’

Previs VFXWorld

Virtually Cool: The Third Floor Delivers Previs and Pop Culture for ‘Ready Player One’

TTF previs creative director Joshua Wassung, previs supervisor Todd Constantine, and storyboard head Doug Lefler collaborate with director Steven Spielberg on a host of visual gags for the sci-fi feature’s complex race scene.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: David Silverman Discusses ‘The Simpsons’ Then and Now at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Oscar-nominated director talks about his work on Fox’s multiple Emmy Award-winning hit series, some of the show’s history as well as his new feature film in production with Wink Animation. 

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Paula Fairfield Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Creature Sound Design and More at FMX 2018

The veteran designer discusses her work creating the riveting sounds of White Walkers and dragons on HBO’s hit action-adventure series.

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Sympathy for the Devil: How Digital Domain Helped Create Thanos for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade using new machine-learning algorithms to deliver emotive performances from the CG character.

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