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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

Keywords: COVID-19 Headline News

One Animation Launches Free ‘Oddbods’ Books on Google’s Rivet

Studio uses popular preschool brand to promote literacy while helping kids and families adjust to life changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business

Chris Cray Launches Somesense Studio

London-Based independent artist-led animation studio now open, focusing on creating content in all forms, from web series to comics, films to comedy scripts, social media campaigns to editorials.

SVOD Headline News

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Platform Now Live

Studio formally joins the age of subscription SVOD; animated shows ‘Where’s Waldo?,’ ‘Cleopatra in Space,’ and ‘Curious George’ are among original Peacock series debuting on the service.

VIEW Conference Headline News

2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Names Kevin Lau Executive Creative Director of Advertising, Games and New Media.

New hire will oversee all studio’s short-form projects; brings over 18 years of ad-based VFX and commercial production experience to the role.

Business Headline News

Boutique Live-Action and Post-Production Studio Destro Launches in Los Angeles

New studio, founded by veterans Drew Neujahr, Sean McAllen, and Shane McAllen, will focus on producing, directing and post, including mixed media and VFX. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Dean DeBlois and CH Kim to Keynote 2019 VIEW Conference

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ director and PUBG CEO are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Total Chaos Headline News

Total Chaos Returns to Bulgaria May 16 - 18

Chaos Group’s 2nd Annual event brings together 3D artists and developers in VFX, architecture and automotive design together for a series of masterclasses in Sofia.  

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

R.I.P. Google Spotlight Stories – 2013-2019

Award-winning experimental immersive storytelling studio behind the Academy Award-nominated short film ‘Pearl’ and last year’s Oscar-shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’ is no more.

Awards Headline News

‘Next Gen,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Win Accolades at MPSE’s 66th Golden Reel Awards

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ tops short form category for ‘Reunion’; Google Spotlight Stories VR short ‘Age of Sail’ awarded for special venue project.

Google Headline News

Google Cloud, Sony Pictures Imageworks Collaborate on Open-Source OpenCue

Open-source, high-performance render manager based on Sony’s in-house queuing system, Cue 3, is purpose-built for the needs of the visual effects and animation industry.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

VIDEO: Pollen Creates Cinematic Score for Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’

Pollen Music Group’s Scot Stafford employs a modern, minimalist approach to creating the score for director John Kahrs’ sweeping new short film and VR experience for Google Spotlight Stories, ‘Age of Sail.’

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Blogs

Art Triumphs Over Everything

Cassidy Curtis, technical art lead at Google Spotlight Stories and one of the creative minds behind Oscar-shortlisted animated short film ‘Age of Sail,’ explains why the stylized look of Sony’s awards juggernaut, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ should be a rallying cry for the animation industry.

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Google Spotlight Stories and Chromosphere Raise the Bar for ‘Age of Sail’

Technical art leads Cassidy Curtis and Theresa Latzko keep things shipshape in their quest to take the cinematic VR Short by Oscar-winning director John Kahrs onto the high seas.

Google Spotlight Stories ANIMATIONWorld

John Kahrs Enters the ‘Age of Sail’ with Cinematic New VR Short

Taking virtual reality onto the high seas, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Paperman’ delves into the making of Google Spotlight Stories’ longest, most visually complex virtual reality experience to date.

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