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Interactive MR Storytelling Headline News

Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

Awards Headline News

Key Dates and Call for Entries Announced for ‘The PGA Innovation Award’

Submissions now open through February 28; award, which honors outstanding entertainment endeavors across VR, AR, experiential and other emerging media, to be presented at 32nd Annual PGA Awards on March 24.

VR Headline News

2020 Raindance Immersive Winners Announced

Festival recognizes creators and game developers in XR; ‘The Devouring’ awarded ‘Best Immersive Game’ and ‘Best Immersive World;’ ‘Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets’ awarded ‘Best Multiplayer Experience’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement In Design;’ and ‘The Under Presents: Tempest’ for wins for ‘Best Narrative Experience.’

All That Jazz! Headline News

Historic Vancouver Club Restored for Virtual 1930s Jazz Performance

On November 20, Shocap’s XR concert event with singer Jill Barber marries live music, greenscreens, mocap cameras, Unreal Engine, and proprietary technology to transport audiences back 90 years.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ VR Experience Coming September 23

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:45am

20-minute partial build of highly anticipated immersive project debuts today as part of the Venice VR Expanded lineup for the Venice Film Festival.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

4 Heart Pumping Nike Spots Created in Just 1 Month with Unity Real-Time Tools

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:57pm

Zachary Dixon and IV Studio produced four video game-style versions of top athletes using game engine technology, delivering the first in just two weeks.

Animated Movie Headline News

Ado Ato Pictures Joins ‘ANOUSCHKA’ with Resonate Entertainment

Mixed reality XR experience will immerse audiences into the magical journey of Amara, a Black teenager in Amsterdam, a fictional story inspired by the Black Girl Magic ethos.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

Festivals Headline News

Cannes Migrating Extended Reality Event Programming to New Cannes XR Virtual

Digital event, running June 24-26, will bring together XR artists, traditional filmmakers, tech companies, indie producers and investors to help shape the future of immersive entertainment. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

VR Headline News

Online Virtual Reality Community Portal VRNation.tv Officially Launches

New website, featuring 24 themed channels, is dedicated to helping VR visor owners find and share all types of great virtual content.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 XR Program Submission Deadline Coming July 1

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:15am

Organizers are looking for innovative AR, VR and MR projects to showcase in new Extended Reality program being featured at upcoming November 17-20 Brisbane, Australia conference.

ITFS Headline News

VR, AI and Blockchain: ITFS 2019 To Explore New Business Models for Animation

With new technologies like Virtual Reality, Artificial intelligence and Blockchain increasingly finding their way into the film and games sector, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will host presentations from seven different companies about these new business models.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 to Spotlight Animation History with John Canemaker

International conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media running April 30 through May 3 sets additional speakers on VFX for television & global animation production.

Zoic Studios Headline News

Zoic Labs Announces Biz Dev Partnership with Alchemy

Sister company to Emmy-winning entertainment company Zoic Studios teams with boutique consulting firm for strategic business development.

FMX 2019 Headline News

John Gaeta & Kim Libreri to Present Groundbreaking VFX on ‘The Matrix’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:42pm

Leaders on the team behind famed effects like ‘Bullet Time’ will share insights on their seminal cinematic innovations; ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Lego Movie 2’ and ‘Alita’ sessions also added.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Adds ‘First Man,’ ‘Alita’ & ‘Dumbo’ to VFX Track

New ‘Rapture of the Deep’ trailer, created by students at the Filmakademie‘s Animationsinstitut for the FMX Immersive Media track, is now online.

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. 

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