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Artists Behind the Games Headline News

Watch: ‘The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour – Character Art’ Episode

The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the talent creating the company’s most popular games; the newest episode spotlights 3D character artist Annie Kwon, who works on the skins team for ‘League of Legends.’ 

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Territory Studio Names Russ Gautier Creative Director

Emmy-Nominated animator bolsters design studios’ creative team, bringing a wealth of experience and credits, including ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok, Skyscraper,’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

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DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

Education Headline News

The Center for Learning Unlimited Announces 2nd Animation Training Graduating Class

6 neurodiverse students completed the 3-year animation career training program that included Autodesk Maya CGI software artist certification and credits on the short film ‘The Cursed Sketchbook’ and 2021 CLU short ‘What to Do With Your Tabloid News.’

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The Fuse Group Names Amelie Poitras President of FOLKS VFX Studio

Company veteran succeeds Sebastien Bergeron, recently named CEO of the parent company that also owns FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

The Rookies Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The prestigious, annual international contest garnered 4,400 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of 150+ judges, including 80 women, selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 171: How Eric Larson Fast-Tracked His Animation Career Using ‘The Freelancer's Manifesto’

The freelance illustrator and motion graphics designer describes his journey from the world of ballet to the world of animation, what coursework he chose to learn his craft, and how he determines what to charge for his services.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Undergrad 2D Animation Pathway

New course, which complements the existing 3D animation program, will feed the growing demand for studio-ready talent; applications are being accepted for 2023 and beyond.

Increasing VFX Industry Diversity VFXWorld

Diversity in VFX: Removing Geographic Boundaries is a Game Changer

Creative professionals are thriving with flexible work-from-home models that provide more accessible career options for people of color while removing elements of unconscious bias and social barriers.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 169: Gobelins’ Student Lava Hijzelaar's Process to Pencil & Paper Animation

The Dutch animator/student discusses the skillset learned from hand-drawn animation, her animation process from start to finish, and how she went about getting into the famous Paris-based school.

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Andreas Hykade to Step Down at Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut

After an 8-year stint as director, the professor and filmmaker will take on a new teaching role, Head of Animation Directing, at the institute, beginning in the upcoming academic school year.

Careers ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD Alumni Talk Animation Skills, Careers, and Opportunities

Recent graduates Jacey Robinson, John da Fonte, and Julianna Mercado discuss their efforts to secure challenging and enjoyable industry work, how they keep up on new tools and technology, and how their college prepared them for the rigors of professional production.

Get an Unreal Education! Headline News

Studio Arts Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’ Training Program

Offered in partnership with Epic Games, the online program provides skills-building training based on the Unreal Fellowship curriculum, opening up new career opportunities in an industry ripe with demand for UE artists; the program runs August 15-September 9.

Make it Easy for Recruiters ANIMATIONWorld

Career Coach: The Secret to Getting Hired - Contact Info

You’d be surprised at how difficult some artists make it for recruiters by neglecting to provide the simplest – and most important – information.

Business Headline News

ReDefine Launching Barcelona Studio

The VFX and animation company expands upon its presence in the UK, Bulgaria, and across North America and India in response to global clients’ demands for creative services.

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The Embassy Names Danielle Kinsey Head of Production

10-year company veteran gets new title and new responsibilities, now tasked with management of studio’s expanding production slate; will also support the creative teams while promoting connections between global partners and the LA and Vancouver offices. 

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DNEG Animation Names Erika Burton President

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 4:20pm

Focusing on production, resource management, training, and operations, she will share leadership responsibilities and title with president Tom Jacomb; she will also join the animation team on June 16 at Annecy 2022 as it presents ‘Pathways to DNEG’ and ‘DNEG Animation: A Proper Hello.’

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Disney Branded Television Names Meredith Roberts Exec VP, TV Animation

As Sr. VP/GM at Disney Television Animation, she has overseen the development of current animated slate, making the studio home to a notable roster of creative talent while launching initiatives promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion.

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