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FMX Blogs

WATCH: Director Kelly Asbury Talks ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00am

The veteran animation director discusses his experience at the helm of Sony Pictures Animation’s latest animated feature.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Synthespian CEO Jeff Kleiser Talks Stereo Dome Projection and VR at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:00am

The veteran VFX supervisor talks about his recent work on VR and animated stereoscopic 3-D dome projection projects as well as feature films in development.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Volker Engel Talks ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ VFX and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:58am

The veteran VFX supervisor and producer discusses the differences in visual effects he supervised on the new sequel compared to his Oscar-winning VFX work 20 years ago on the original Roland Emmerich hit film, Independence Day.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Pixar’s Jay Shuster Talks ‘Cars 3’ Production Design and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:08pm

The veteran designer details his work as production designer and art director on Pixar’s third offering of their hit ‘Cars’ franchise.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbidge Talks ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Rogue One’ Previs at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:52am

The GM and executive producer talks in detail about his studio’s previs work on Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Clint Reagan Talks ‘Logan’ Previs and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00pm

The veteran HALON Entertainment supervisor details his studio’s previs work on Marvel’s superhero action adventure hit, as well as their use of game engines and real-time rendering technology. 

 

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Christian Manz Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ VFX at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:29pm

The veteran Framestore VFX supervisor talks about previs, virtual production and visual development on the first cinematic installment about the magical creatures of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ universe.

 

Comic-Con Headline News

WIA to Present ‘The Future is Female’ at Comic-Con

Women in Animation co-president Marge Dean to moderate panel of guests representing film, TV, comics, VR, gaming and digital streaming on Thursday, July 20, at San Diego Comic-Con International.

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: Scott Stokdyk Talks ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:07am

The overall VFX supervisor on Luc Besson’s upcoming epic sci-fi adventure discusses the film's challenges and his relationship with the director going back 20 years to 'The Fifth Element.' 

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Co-Founder Peter Lord Shares 40 Years of Aardman’s Animation Excellence and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:34pm

The veteran producer talks about creating some of the world’s funniest, most popular and endearing animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials as well as new challenges like storytelling in VR.

People Headline News

Gaumont Appoints Paris-Based Vice President of Animation TV Sales

Laura Laas will be responsible for selling Gaumont’s animated television series within the EMEA territories and North America, as well as solidifying partnerships for worldwide co-productions.

Events Headline News

Animated ‘Starship Troopers’ Sequel Flies into Theaters August 21

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions present one-night cinema event featuring an exclusive introduction by Ed Neumeier and Casper Van Dien in cinemas August 21 Only.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Weta Digital Confronts the Monstrous Ego of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

The New Zealand studio tackles 600 shots including the Final Battle, Ego, Rocket, Baby Groot and a host of explosions in Marvel’s latest sci-fi action adventure.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Co-Founder David Sproxton Shares 40 Years of Aardman’s Animation Excellence and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:38pm

The veteran producer talks about creating some of the world’s funniest, most popular and endearing animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials as well as new challenges like storytelling in VR. 

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Ed Hooks Talks the Need for Better Acting in Animation at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:41pm

The well-known and insightful acting coach and author discusses the fundamental principles of acting in animation, how acting intersects with performance capture as well as common acting mistakes.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Weta’s Guy Williams Talks Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:44pm

The Weta Digital VFX supervisor discusses his work on director James Gunn’s latest MCU superhero franchise hit. 

FuseFX Headline News

FuseFX Appoints VFX Supervisor Jon Cowley to Lead Production Team in Vancouver

VFX supervisor Jon Cowley assumes role as Head of Production and Senior VFX Supervisor at FuseFX Vancouver facility, bringing 18 years of visual effects experience to projects that include the television series Zoo and The Mist.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Weta’s Martin Hill Talks ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:15pm

The Weta Digital VFX supervisor discusses his work on Luc Besson’s upcoming epic sci-fi adventure.

Animation Festivals Blogs

Call for entries for short and feature films for the 19th Festival International du Film d'Aubagne

The Festival International du Film d'Aubagne is a film festival which highlights composers and soundtracks as well as directors! Animation plays a big part in their selection, and there is now a Call For Entries for both short and feature works.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s John Knoll Talks ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Development and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:21am

Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer discusses story development as well as VFX production, virtual tools and Death Star weapon sequences on Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Christian Alzmann Talks BB-8 and ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art at FMX 2017

The Industrial Light & Magic senior art director discusses his iconic droid design as well as duties as a concept artist on both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

Film Blogs

MUSIC IN THE AIR AT THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AUBAGNE OF MUSIC AND FILM: 20 – 25 March 2017 in Aubagne, France

For six days live action film and animation directors and their composers took center stage at the International Festival of Music and Cinema in Aubagne, France.  The aim of the festival is to bring together young artists with professional film makers and composers.  With more than 140 composers at the festival along with other people involved in all branches of the film and animation industry, networking was a high priority.

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