Winning project is a platform that allows sharing of custom digital brushes inspired by real-life objects; finalists include a fantasy role-playing game ‘Kawia's Adventure’ and ‘Icebreakers,’ a VR comic that invites individuals to step into the panels of a pirate adventure.
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OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.
The streaming giant earmarks the first $5 million of their recently announced Creative Equity Fund for programs that support and promote women in the global entertainment industry; watch the Women’s Day Netflix video, narrated by Janet Mock, honoring groundbreaking women in entertainment history.
The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.
The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.
Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.
20-year industry veteran will be tasked with leading creative talent recruitment as the company continues a period of unprecedented growth; will also promote the studio’s community initiatives including mentorship and training programs for artists.
Former Skydance, DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon executive will report directly to President & CEO Travis Knight.
School gains SideFX’s official recognition for excellence in teaching; students now get exclusive access to webinars, presentations, and real-time feedback sessions for their portfolios.
Spot is part of ‘An Idea for L.A’ initiative that provides marketing makeovers for local LA businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic; Seoul Sausage and Rhythms of the Village are chosen to receive pro-bono services.
12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.
Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.
‘Creating Emmy Winning Titles for ‘True Detective,’ ‘Westworld’ & ‘The Crown’ episode features the Emmy Award-winning 3D motion designer discussing topics including transitioning from graphic design to motion design; working remotely; pipeline and equipment; and reflecting on the future.
Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.
Newly named managing director and director of operations, respectively, bolster company’s leadership during period of rapid global growth; new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver and HR manager, Eva Kilikitas, will support the directors in their new roles.
Veteran tech exec joins company from Carnegie Mellon University; will oversee technology initiatives for VFX work as well as at new animation division.
Long-time VFX supervisors join studio’s Los Angeles and Vancouver offices, respectively; company bolsters team to deliver upcoming projects including ‘Eternals;’ ‘The Suicide Squad;’ ‘The Batman;’ ‘Lisey’s Story;’ ‘Fengshen Trilogy;’ ‘The Jade Earring;’ and ‘The Nevers.’
South Australia’s booming movie industry has created a demand for skilled VFX artists; RSP and University partner to train and provide home-grown talent to bolster burgeoning industry.
In collaboration with independent animation studios Oddbot, Powerhouse, Renegade, Six Point Harness and Titmouse, the two organizations are hosting an all-day virtual class headlined by award-winning director Matt Danner’s ‘Storyboarding 101;’ other lectures include ‘Storyboarding for Action’ and ‘Storyboarding for Adult Comedy.’
Addressing a shortage of skilled workers in the animation field, agreement will help promote education and career paths for students that will ultimately expand the talent pool and strengthen the growing industry.
Free online event offers an immersive week-long retreat for artists to reboot, recharge and reset, featuring talks, demos, scholarships, and interactive experiences.
Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Peter Ramsey have joined the panel of mentors for THU’s new challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in digital entertainment; submission deadline is October 19.
The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.
‘Animation through the Ages’ will examine career longevity, challenges, and keys to success with industry veterans offering insights from their own career journeys and experiences.