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McGuinness Discusses Asylum's Shuttering

Asylum Visual Effects founder Nathan McGuinness told AWN that the financial collapse of his Santa-Monica-based vfx house came as a shock, amid the recession and inability to compete with overseas competitors in London, Canada and elsewhere without the same kind of government tax incentives.

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ILM Turns to modo for Creative Concept Development

From taking 2D reference art and concept sketches into 3D, to creating the "look" of some of today's most technologically advanced feature films, the Art Department at San Francisco-based Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., is pioneering the evolution of the concept development process.

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Animation Voice Artists to Speak Up at the Academy

The artists who voice Dug the Dog, Minnie Mouse, Natasha Fatale, Rocky the Squirrel and Winnie the Pooh will sound off at “Voices of Character,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 16th installment of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, on Thursday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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Open House at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

By LAAFA | Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 5:52pm
Begins: March 20, 2010

OPEN HOUSE is coming March 20th 11am to 4pm!

Highlights Include: Instructor demos by Tony Pro, Bill Perkins and Paul Wee. Mini Seminars on Artist's Materials by Steve Aufhauser. Uninstructed Model Workshop (Bring your materials).

Come enjoy refreshments & treats with fellow artists and a chance for some awesome prizes!

If you have any questions or if you need directions, call 818.708.9232!

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StudioGPU Helps Sony Create First Playmobil Entertainment DVD

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:31pm

StudioGPU announced today that the CGI experts at Hollywood-based Extra Large Technology (XLT) turned to StudioGPU MachStudio Pro to accelerate the production of Playmobil: The Secret of Pirate Island DVD for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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BOXX Solutions with New Windows 7 Offer Real Benefits for Digital Artists

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 1:29am

Press Release from BOXX Technologies

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 21, 2009—BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects, post production, graphic design, and advanced visualization, today announced that, beginning October 22, 2009, BOXX workstations will be available with the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Featuring multiple improvements suggested by actual users, Windows 7 directly benefits digital artists who rely on professional 3D/2D and motion graphics design applications.

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Design Festa Vol.30

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 24, 2009

An international art event with over 8,500 artists attending!

Design Festa is a biannual international art event. Artists who have original work can participate with no restrictions. It is open to all artists from all over the world who want to exhibit their creative talent. For experimentation and an opportunity to take the next step in their artistic lives, this event is the place for artists to express their ideas freely!

Booth Areas

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motion09

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 11, 2009

motion09 is an event that inspires. Once a year, animators, motion graphics artists, title designers, visual effects (VFX) artists and broadcast designers come together to share their skills, work, and professional insights. Joined by 360 industry professionals and students, four days are spent together in a non-traditional conference atmosphere -- an atmosphere designed to inspire.

follow us on twitter: motion09 for the latest updates and details on our reels and superstar competitions.

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Meteor Studios Reaches Deal With Former Employees

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 12:34pm

Meteor Studios, a Montreal-based effects house that went bankrupt in 2007, has reached an agreement to back pay at least some of the money owed to more than 100 visual effects artists who worked for the company, Variety reports.

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Design Festa Vol.30

Design Festa Vol.30Tokyo, JapanOctober 24-25, 2009Deadline: September 1, 2009

An international art event with over 8,500 artists attending!

Design Festa is a biannual international art event. Artists who have original work can participate with no restrictions. It is open to all artists from all over the world who want to exhibit their creative talent. For experimentation and an opportunity to take the next step in their artistic lives, this event is the place for artists to express their ideas freely!

Booth Areas

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Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 Frames

Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 FramesDeadline: July 3, 2009

Beverly Hills -- June 17, 2009 -- Hollywood based Animation studio Titmouse, Inc., is offering an amazing opportunity to artists from around the country with ideas for a short animated film. The chosen films will be fully funded and the process will be documented from start to finish as part of a TV show being produced called 7200 Frames (www.7200frames.com).

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Lucasfilm and GenArts Expand Partnership

A new strategic partnership has been reached between Lucasfilm and GenArts, the makers of software plug-ins for Autodesk Flame and Inferno and Avid editing products such as Sapphire.

The plan is to not only broaden GenArts software and composting technology across all media, including TV, animation and videogames, but to also penetrate every Lucasfilm division as well. While Lucasfilm already has a strategic alliance with Autodesk, CTO Richard Kerris told VFXWORLD that it is not this deep. And this marks the first such studio agreement for the Boston-based GenArts.

Digital Headline News

Digital-Tutors Unveils First Design and Art Training Title for 2D Artists

Press Release from Digital-Tutors

Oklahoma City, OK - June 2, 2009 - Digital-Tutors, an award-wining provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists, today announced their first design and art training title for 2D artists - 'Digital Painting: Illustrating Eyes,' the latest release redefining the company's growing library of interactive training for students, professionals, and educators using Photoshop, the world renowned graphics, photo, and video editing software developed by Adobe.

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Design Festa Vol. 29

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11:00am

Design Festa is a biannual international art event, started in 1994. It is open to all artists from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent freely. 7,000 artists working in a variety of mediums will be present, turning the two day event into artistic chaos. There will be booth areas(2,600 booths), an outdoor live-show stage, an indoor stage, a mini-theater space and a restaurant and cafe/bar area, all for your enjoyment during these two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery.

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Houdini 10 Now Available

Press Release from Side Effects Software

TORONTO: April 16, 2009 -- Side Effects Software, an industry leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, is pleased to announce the immediate release of Houdini 10. Designed to make artists more productive while equipping studios with the most powerful tools in the industry, Houdini 10 is destined to become a must-have release for 3D artists everywhere.

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