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PSAs Headline News

Animism Studios Creates Mental Health PSA During COVID-19 Shut-Down

In a move to keep their artists busy… and employed, the Vancouver-based studio produced ‘Be There for Them,’ a PSA for the Boys and Girls Club – Canada that addresses mental health and loneliness.

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 3

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:46am

In the third and final discussion, VFX supervisors Steve Meyer and Brad Kalinoski share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’

Game Development Education ANIMATIONWorld

A Healthy Cycle: SuAnne Fu on SCAD GamingFest and the Creation of ‘Zoelie’

The interactive design and game development chair discusses the school’s remote collaboration on innovative game project, including interactive design, animation, visual effects, and sound design; virtual event’s ‘Making of Zoelie’ panel set for April 10.

Events Headline News

Upcoming Stuttgart Animation Festival Moves Completely Online

The planned live/online hybrid event makes decision to go all virtual due to continuing coronavirus restrictions; the program runs May 4-9 and will offer a new ITFS VR Hub accessible by VR headset or browser, with media library viewing extended until May 16.

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WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

VFX supervisors Brigitte Bourque and Marshall Krasser share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Upload’ and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Releases Volume 2 of its Virtual Production Field Guide

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00am

Free resource provides in-depth look into virtual production workflows, new methodologies, remote collaboration, in-camera VFX, animation, and what’s coming next in Unreal Engine 5.

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Expands as Australian Production Bounces Back

Studio’s business growth enhanced by Australia’s strong COVID-19 response, generous government incentives, and Australia’s PDV offset; creative team to top 225 at Adelaide location.

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Part 1 of AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:31am

VFX supervisors Ariel Altman and Josh Miyaji share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘I Know This Much is True.’

Interactive Special Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Drops Trailer for ‘Last Kids on Earth’ Interactive Special

Coming to Netflix April 6, the 70-minute special produced by Atomic Cartoons lets viewers use their remotes to decide what the ‘Last Kids,’ will do; first series graphic novel, ‘The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales,’ hits store shelves the same day.

SpongeBob Doesn’t Go Viral Headline News

‘SpongeBob’ Flu Episode Pulled Over Sensitive Pandemic Themes

‘Kwarantined Crab’ removed from Paramount+ and Amazon Prime libraries; follows an outbreak of ‘Clam Flu’ at the Krusty Krab that forces patrons to stay quarantined in the restaurant.

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

Official Short Form Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2021 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:29am

44 shorts, 47 graduate films, 26 TV films and 32 commissioned films will compete; the hybrid virtual/physical event is set for June 14-19, as festival organizers continue to weigh options for how best to provide a safe and enjoyable on-site experience.

The Magic of VFX! VFXWorld

Method Studios Brings VFX ‘Magic’ to Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

Using Unreal Engine-based virtual production tools, VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie helps the Oscar-winning director pre-shoot every live-action scene needing digital characters, including mice, chickens, and a cat.   

game cinematics Headline News

Bad Guys Have Their Fun in ‘Evil Genius 2: Wold Domination’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:33am

Haz Dulull and He Sun deliver an exciting game cinematic spot for Rebellion’s latest release, produced with a USD-based Houdini pipeline, Unreal Engine, and Redshift. 

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Bono’s One Campaign Launches Animated ‘Pandemica’ Vaccine Awareness Series

Co-founded by U2's star frontman, the global health and anti-poverty organization reveals new campaign to raise awareness of worldwide inequities in vaccine access; series animated by Emmy-winning indie studio Titmouse.

Festivals Events

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021

Begins: June 14, 2021

The festival's 60th edition is planned as a live and virtual event being held June 14-19, 2021.

People Headline News

Zoic Studios Expands Vancouver Studio and Creative Roster

The VFX house welcomes Craig Wentworth as VFX supervisor, Patricia Binga as animation supervisor, and Adam Harrison as VFX producer; recent Epic MegaGrant helps continued development of innovations in LED technology for virtual production and filmmaking.

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Douglas Goldstein Makes Things ‘Funny as Hell’ in SYFY’s ‘Devil May Care’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:20pm

In the Emmy Award winner’s new TZGZ animated comedy series, a millennial finds himself running the Devil’s social media effort, working to get Hell trending while navigating familial and staffing challenges.

Commercials Headline News

You Can Almost Taste It: White Castle’s ‘In These Times’

Creative production studio Ataboy and advertising agency Merkley + Partners create fun, fast-paced, collage-inspired animation to promote the hamburger chain’s comfort food lineup; created during the pandemic, all work was produced remotely.

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.

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