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Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

VIEW Conference Headline News

2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

VIEW Conference Blogs

Free Online PreVIEW Session with ‘The Mandalorian’ Animation Director Hal Hickel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:51am

On June 27, the Oscar-winning director, along with VFX journalist Ian Failes, will talk about ILM’s new virtual production technology used on the hit Disney+ series, kicking off the VIEW Conference’s 21st season. 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Oscars Pushed to April 25, 2021

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:46pm

Film eligibility window extended for 93rd Academy Award consideration; museum opening postponed to coincide with new awards telecast date. 

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Festivals Headline News

Cannes Migrating Extended Reality Event Programming to New Cannes XR Virtual

Digital event, running June 24-26, will bring together XR artists, traditional filmmakers, tech companies, indie producers and investors to help shape the future of immersive entertainment. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Online Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Program Coming in May

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:12pm

Each day May 5-8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

VIEW Conference Headline News

CG Pioneers Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg to Keynote VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:21am

Award-winning computer graphics researchers and professors are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 18-23 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

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Telescope Animation Reveals Film, AR/VR, Games and Episodic Web/TV Slate

Their ‘The Last Whale Singer’ animated feature heads to theatres in 2023, along with planned prequel game, interactive book and other related content. 

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s 2020 Animation First Festival Coming to New York February 7 - 9

French animation festival to feature 15 premieres, animated shorts, features and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

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