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AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Weta’s Matt Aitken Talks ‘Avengers: Endgame’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:19pm

Visual effects supervisor talks about his role leading the Weta Digital team on Disney and Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Michelle Eisenreich Talks ‘First Man’ In-Camera VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:26am

DNEG visual effects producer discusses unique processing of never-before-seen NASA footage on Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning drama about Neil Armstrong’s legendary Moon walk. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Kim Libreri Talks ‘Matrix’ Bullet Time and Real-Time Graphics at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:45am

Epic Games CTO discusses his work, alongside Oscar winner John Gaeta, producing the legendary “Bullet Time” VFX sequences on ‘The Matrix,’ as well as the growing use of game engines and real-time rendering in feature film and TV production.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Sophie Koko Gates Talks ‘Slug Life’ and Ugly Filmmaking at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:35pm

Filmmaker discusses design and production on her thoughtful and provocative 2D animated short, and how she hopes audiences will respond to her self-described “ugly” style.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Andrew Glassner Talks Deep Learning, Neural Networks and AI at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00am

The noted researcher and consultant discusses various aspects of artificial intelligence, how the technology is being used in visual effects and the dangers of unchecked deployment. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Danny Dimian Talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:48am

VFX supervisor discusses animation styles, production challenges and his efforts leading the visual effect team on Lord & Miller and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated comic adventure.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: John Canemaker Talks Schultheis, Kahl, Tytla and Gertie History at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:18am

Oscar-winning animator, author, teacher and historian discusses Disney effects guru’s ‘lost notebook,’ ‘Golden Age’ Disney animation legends and Winsor McCay’s pioneering dinosaur. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Janelle Croshaw Ralla Talks Samuel L. Jackson De-Aging for ‘Captain Marvel’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:38am

VFX supervisor on Disney and Marvel’s action-adventure hit discusses the complex digital character work used to create a young version of Agent Nick Fury.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Rob Bredow Talks ILM VFX, Tech and Strategies at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:31am

ILM’s SVP and Executive Director discusses studio production and management challenges as well as technology investment strategies and plans. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jenn Taylor Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Loot Train Attack at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:37am

Image Engine lead animator details her work creating Drogon the dragon in the hit HBO series’ Season 7 Episode 4 battle where the Lannister army is incinerated as it tries to flee. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar-Winner Nina Hartstone Talks ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sound Editing at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:56pm

Supervising sound editor discusses ADR work, Rami Malek voice integration and how she handles challenges specific to recording audio for fully digital characters.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: ‘LEGO Movie 2’ Co-Director Trisha Gum Talks Animation Industry at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00am

Animation director discusses pertinent issues including the art of animated filmmaking, careers, mentorship and the reality of working under a “woman” animator label. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Bobby Chiu Talks Concept Art and Character Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:56am

Schoolism.com founder and Imaginism Studios producer / designer shares his insights on design challenges, artistic tools, working with directors and how filmability impacts his creative decision-making. 

FMX 2018 Blogs

WATCH: Dennis Gansel Talks ‘Jim Button & Luke the Engine Driver’ at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:50pm

The director discusses his latest film, the live-action/VFX driven adaptation of the classic German children’s story.

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.’ 

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.

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.

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.

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.

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Esben Toft Jacobsen Talks Post-Apocalyptic Series ‘The Rain’ and More at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00pm

The creator and visual supervisor discusses his world-building and design work on the upcoming VFX-driven Netflix Original Series.

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