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Sick & Twisted Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Animation Outlaws’ Shows How Spike & Mike Made ‘Sick & Twisted’ a Household Name

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’

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.

FMX 2019 Headline News

ILM’s Rob Bredow to Present ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:14pm

Studio’s head and executive creative director will share inner workings of their visual and physical effects work on Disney's BAFTA and VES-nominated sci-fi adventure.

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.’

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Releases First Trailer and Program Confirmations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:57pm

Keynote by Oscar-winner and Google Spotlight Stories creative director Jan Pinkava one of initial set of events confirmed for upcoming animation and VFX conference.

Google Spotlight Stories ANIMATIONWorld

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.

VIEW Conference Blogs

VIEW Conference 2018: History You’re Happy to See Repeat Itself

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:47pm

Sharing new stories with old friends, while sharing old stories with new friends, makes this annual celebration of the best in animation, VFX and visual storytelling one of my year’s most enjoyable events. 

VIEW Conference Headline News

Troy Saliba to Present VFX of ‘Venom’ at VIEW Conference 2018

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:04am

The veteran animation director, along with DFX supervisor Aharon Bourland, will detail DNEG’s work on Marvel and Sony’s upcoming superhero-adventure film at next month’s Turin event. 

VIEW Conference Headline News

Final VIEW Conference 2018 Program Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:53am

Dennis Muren, Hans Zimmer, Mireille Soria and other top creative innovators from animation, VFX and games to present at 5-day event.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

TRAILER: Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ Sets Course for North America

Virtual reality short produced by GSS partner Chromosphere and helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars to celebrate its North American premiere at the LA Film Festival’s immersive showcase, ‘The Portal.’

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ to Premiere at Venice

Helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars with production design by Celine Desrumaux, ‘Age of Sail’ is produced by GSS partner Chromosphere.

Google Spotlight Stories ANIMATIONWorld

‘Back to the Moon’ VR Doodle Celebrates Georges Méliès

Directors Hélène Leroux and Fx Goby team up with Google Doodles, Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Studios to deliver the first-ever interactive 360 degree/VR Doodle celebrating the father of visual effects.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ Now Available!

GSS luminaries gather for opening night reception launching ‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ book and art exhibit on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA through April 22.

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

2D and VR Come Together in Patrick Osborne’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Pearl’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:17pm

The Oscar-winning director of ‘Feast’ and Google Spotlight Stories project group team up on a heartfelt story created specifically for leading-edge 360 mobile and VR viewing.

Music & Sound Headline News

Pollen Music Group Plays Integral Role in the Creation of Oscar-Nominated Animated Short, ‘Pearl’

Pollen partners Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler and Scot Stafford also just won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for an Animated TV/Broadcast Production and recently received an MPSE Golden Reel nomination for ‘Pearl.’

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

VR Couch Gag Set for Landmark 600th Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Google Spotlight Stories collaboration features first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality TV experience in ‘Planet of the Couches, airing October 16 during ‘Treehouse of Horror XXVII’; free limited edition ‘Simpsons’ Google Cardboard viewers available to first 25,000 fans to sign up.

Google Headline News

Mark Oftedal’s ‘Buggy Night’ Now Available on YouTube

360-degree interactive short with production design by Caldecott-winning illustrator Jon Klassen previously launched on Moto X and Moto G devices and on the Google Spotlight Stories app on Android and iOS.

Crowdfunding Headline News

Crowdfunding Campaign for Jan Švankmajer’s ‘Insects’ Ends July 6

Indiegogo campaign for legendary Czech director’s final stop-motion animated feature inspired by Franz Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ gains support from Guillermo del Toro, Henry Selick, Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Neil Gaiman, Quay Brothers and Jan Pinkava.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

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