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Here Kitty Kitty! Headline News

Framestore Creates Killer CG Tiger for FX’s ‘Snowfall’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:26pm

Photorealistic cat sows trail of destruction in episodes of the network’s hit crime drama; one gruesome scene was completed with a CG human leg and added gory details using Houdini, with final compositing in Nuke.

The Drac Pack is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

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Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

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Rebellion Drops ‘Sniper Elite 5’ Game Trailer

Featuring action-packed assets produced by company’s VFX studio, the cinematic hints at new ‘Invasion Mode’ which promises to bring a new dimension to the gaming experience; latest installment of the franchise will release on multiple platforms later this year.

Showcasing the Elements ANIMATIONWorld

‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Technology Headline News

FOX’s ‘Alter Ego’ Series Avatars Sing and Compete in Real-Time

Silver Spoon and lulu join forces to create new real-time pipeline, from design to performance capture, with live, on-stage delivery for the network’s first-ever augmented reality singing competition.

Cheers! Headline News

FXX Renews ‘Archer’ for Season 13

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:45pm

Thanksgiving comes early this year, as we learn Sterling Archer will return for a new season filled with his lackadaisical, often inebriated and always hilarious navigation of the ever-changing spy world; Adam Reed’s Emmy Award-winning FXX animated series will be back in 2022 with 8 all-new episodes!

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Announces Full Program Lineup

Talks on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ are just a few of the highlights from the upcoming September 23-25 virtual festival, which also includes exclusive screenings and panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Spies Ahoy! ANIMATIONWorld

You Had Me at ‘LANA!’: ‘Archer’ Season 12 Premieres on FXX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:00pm

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato once again share creative and production insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy returns for a new set of good old fashion, dysfunctional, sexually charged, and often drunkenly performed globe-trotting spy missions; the new season kicks off today, August 25.

The Zombie Fight Continues Headline News

Rebellion Releases ‘Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead’ Short

Produced using Unreal Engine and innovative virtual production tools, the CG film is set in the same dystopian world as the ‘Zombie Army’ video game franchise; use of game assets allowed fast iteration and production timeframe.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Returns Virtually September 23-25

The acclaimed event will offer online access to a global audience of creatives and enthusiasts; program includes panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Spies Ahoy! Headline News

FX Networks Drops New ‘Archer’ Clip

In a Season 12 prelude, Sterling Archer establishes a basic truth that ‘Yes, champagne is the breakfast of alcohol;’ the self-absorbed spy and his chronically dysfunctional spymaster colleagues return to bungle a new set of missions starting August 25 on FXX, the next day on FX on Hulu.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Scanline’s ‘Black Widow’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2:07pm

Leading visual effects studio delivers 163 shots across 4 sequences, including Natasha Romanoff’s car exploding and rolling across a bridge in her fight with Taskmaster, for Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action adventure.

Spies Ahoy! Headline News

First Smile of the Day: ‘Archer’ Season 12 Trailer Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:43pm

While remembering with sadness the recent passing of actress Jessica Walter, we nevertheless manage a smile hearing her tough-as-nails Malory once more barking the inappropriate; series returns for a new season of spycrafting foolishness August 25 on FXX.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Returns In-Person and Online

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival, set for October 23-30, will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.

Online VFX Education Headline News

Amarillo College Begins Enrollment for Innovative New VFX Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:12pm

VFX certificate and A.A.S. degree students receive hands-on mentorship and learn essential skills from industry experts that prepare them for future careers in the thriving VFX industry.

People Headline News

Framestore Montreal Adds New Key Hires

Company continues to expand its teams across creative, support, and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; Kevin Mah joins as head of FX, Wassila Lmouaci and Marie-Ève Authier as VFX producers, and Sandra Najem as head of HR.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Animating the Punchy Electro Beats of 1788-L’s ‘Automaton’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:08pm

The acclaimed producer’s new music video, animated by FISE and GASOLINE, captures the experimental bass and exciting, Daft Punk-like melody from the track off his new ‘Parallel:S’ EP.

The Sound of Speed! ANIMATIONWorld

How Courtney and Ryan Lofty Compose for ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

The husband-and-wife team move from orchestra to rock, electronic, and hip-hop as they score the hit DreamWorks Animation series, working to ensure the music sounds similar, but not the same, as the huge ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise that started it all.

Business Headline News

Disney and Sony Ink Unprecedented Licensing Deal

Multi-year agreement covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 following each films Pay 1 TV window; deal grants Disney rights to iconic library titles, including the ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchises.

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