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Finding Strength in Simplicity ANIMATIONWorld

‘Freebird’: Changing Hearts and Minds on the Realities of Down Syndrome

Writer/director Michael McDonald talks about the breakthrough animated short film that uses simple means for a powerful purpose.

Day of the Dead Headline News

CN Celebrates with ‘Drawn to Dia de Muertos’

The holiday, observed November 1-2, is an important tradition-filled event for families to share memories; graphics for this installment were created by Mexico City-based illustrator Valeria Alvarez.

VFX for TV Headline News

Moonraker VFX Brings Cosmic Noir to Discovery’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’

The Bristol-based VFX studio developed its own software tools to create over 700 shots in a new genre-defining style for the show’s host, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Aiden Gillen.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online to Host 3rd Annual Concept Art Awards

The virtual event celebrates visual arts with a focus on animation, illustration, and concept art; this year LBXO expands to six days, running September 7-12.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

Rookie Awards 2021 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:50am

This year's 'Rookie of the Year' winners of the world's most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists were selected from a pool of more than 4,000 entries.

Webinars Headline News

Celsys and Wacom Set Free ‘Manga & Anime Days’ Digital Event

The all-digital 3-day global event will feature webinars covering creative themes including manga-making and illustration; webinars will be hosted by creatives from a range of industries.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases New Adobe Substance 3D Tool Collection

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:24am

AI-based set of interoperable tools and services streamlines the 3D design process, eliminating much of the complexity; collection employs cutting-edge technology required by veteran artists but still easily accessible to beginners.

Production Design ANIMATIONWorld

The Sharp, Edgy Designs of ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’

For art director Angela Sung and director Bridget Underwood, blending ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and classic Japanese anime gave the DreamWorks Animation series a bold look and feel unique to Western TV.

Finding Strength in Simplicity Headline News

New Animated Short Challenges Misconceptions About Down Syndrome

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00pm

Intellectual disability charity L’Arche, animation studio Tonic DNA, and musician Jordan Hart’s powerful new 2D film, ‘Freebird,’ asks the important question, “Why does the world assume that a disabled life is not profoundly beautiful?”

call for entries Headline News

The Rookie Awards Launches 2021 Global Competition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:14am

11th annual contest is now open for entries; all amateur creatives in film, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization are welcome to submit their work. 

International Women’s Day Headline News

‘Women Make Animation: Animated Shorts’ Virtual Program Coming March 13

In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, WOW Women’s Film Club is hosting a free screening curated by Eiko Meredith of the Kotatsu Festival; a free drawing workshop by Japanese animator and illustrator Chie Arai will also be offered.

Contests Headline News

Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

Black Lives Matter Headline News

Kickstarter for ‘Art of Change’ Book by 100 Artists to Support Black Lives

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:19pm

Animation executives Dawn Yamazi and Deb Stone are publishing a collection of themed works from animation, illustration, and fine artists designed to support and inspire a narrative through art.

Business Headline News

‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

The streaming giant's hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, based on Dark Horse Comics’ Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels of the same name, gets picked up for another season.

Events Headline News

Celsys Hosting Panels at Wacom’s ‘Connected Ink’ November 18 Event

As part of ‘Creative Chaos’ theme, discussion with Samsung and Wacom will focus on ‘Clip Studio Paint’ for Galaxy; second panel with Wacom and Oiso will discuss how to encourage kids’ love of drawing.

Awards Headline News

The Rookies Announces 2020 World School Rankings Winners

Based on 3,769 entries from artists that have attended over 500 educational institutions, more than 150 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Folks VFX Recreates JFK’s Fateful Dallas Visit in ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

VFX supervisor Laurent Spillemaecker and his Montreal team turned Toronto into early 1960s Dealey Plaza and surroundings with an exacting, detailed set of CG environments, people and digital assets.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online Coming September 11-13

Attendees will navigate a 3D virtual show floor featuring an international array of artists and exhibitors; over 200 presentations will be offered.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Different Day, Different Doomsday in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Everett Burrell breaks down the Netflix series’ almost 2,000 VFX shots, a mix of nuclear holocausts, digital characters, time jumps, and a goldfish.

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.

Education Headline News

6 Free Curated Digital Arts Online Courses from HP Now Open

HP, Intel and Movidiam’s #PowerYourBreakthrough is an artist-led initiative designed to inspire new and upcoming creative artists in the VFX and film industry.

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