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Creating a Modern World of Animals: Byron Howard on the Story and Directing Challenges of ‘Zootopia’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:09pm

As part of AWN's Professional Spotlight Series recorded during VIEW 2016, the Oscar-nominated director of Disney’s hit, ‘Zootopia,’ talks about the decision to make significant story changes well into production on the animated feature film.

Cogswell College Headline News

Cogswell College’s Project X Debuting New Short, ‘Trouble Brewing,’ Jan. 28

Student-run CG-animated short film produced entirely by Cogswell College students follows on the heels of award winning projects ‘Worlds Apart’ and ‘The Offering.’

Education Headline News

LMU Receives $13 Million Gift from The Walter Lantz Foundation

LMU School of Film and Television receives a series of donations totaling $13 million from the legendary animation director’s foundation.

Motion-Capture Headline News

NFTS, The Imaginarium Launch Performance Capture Course

Ten-week certificate course from the National Film and Television School offers one guaranteed paid job contract at the studio and production company co-founded by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish.

Animation Events

Industry Giants 2015: Navigating the Future

By Megahertz | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:49am
Begins: September 19, 2015

A Bunch of Short Guys presents

INDUSTRY GIANTS 2015 CONFERENCE: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE

DALLAS: Step behind the scenes and into the world of visual effects, animation design and game creation at the Industry Giants 2015 Conference. The annual event for animators, special effects designers, students and professionals takes place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Addison Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, 70001, Conference tickets are $150. Tickets to the Life Drawing Master Class are $30. Both can be purchased online at www.industrygiants.org or at the door the day of the event.

Industry Giants 2015 includes a Concept Artist Panel featuring Lorin Wood, Senior Concept Designer/Gearbox Software; Eliott Lilly, Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator; Elise Hatheway, Visual Development Artist/Reel FX Studios and Samantha Youssef, Artistic Director/Studio Technique. The Life Drawing Master Class will be lead by Samantha Youssef and Stephen Silver. Confirmed speakers to date include:
 

Armand Serrano - Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios

James Gentile – Senior Motion Capture Technician at Monolith Productions Game Studio
Jorge Gutierrez - Writer, Director and Creator at Reel FX Creative Studios
Katy Heckey – Visual Development Artist at Brazen Animation
Rachelle Lewis - Animation and FX Talent Recruiter

Samantha Youssef – Artistic Director at Studio Technique

Stephen Silver -Character Designer with Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation

Tony Bancroft - Animator, Author and Director with Disney, Sony and other studios
Tyson Murphy - Lead Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment
 

ABOUT A BUNCH OF SHORT GUYS
A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a Dallas-based nonprofit animation guild established to foster a community of artists and storytellers. The group serves as educational resource to the local community of entertainment educators and students. Industry Giants is the organization’s annual professional development seminar that brings industry professionals to Dallas for workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Additional information is available at http://www.industrygiants.org.

ABOSG gets its name from a group of 10 animators who came together over 15 years ago to create an animated short for the Siggraph Electronic Theater competition. The name refers to the group of "short film" makers. The original Short Guys silhouetted in the logo feature (from left to right): Vince Sidwell, Brandon Bruce, T.G. Weems, Will Nicholson, Eric Craft, Chad Briggs, Tom Ottinger, J. Marshall Pittman and J. Schuh. The members have changed over the years, evolving from a "bunch of guys" to a community of like-minded individuals working to improve the Texas animation economy. For more information visit http://www.abosg.org

 

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USC Headline News

USC Taps OptiTrack Mocap Technology for Next-Gen Filmmakers

Ahead of the Fall 2014 semester, USC School of Cinematic Arts installs OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three key locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

laafa Events

Online Visual Development Fundamentals With Peter Markowski

By LAAFA | Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:38pm
Begins: September 20, 2014

Attend his class each week online for real-time lectures, demos, in class exercises, and critiques. We have a special rate for introductory courses of $495! Don't miss out! These are limited seats!
Check out his class here:
http://bit.ly/VisDevFundPMark

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