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‘An Unexpected Ray of Hope’: William Joyce’s New Short, ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:54am

The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and illustrator shares how a series of tragic losses – first his young daughter, then his wife – led to a prolonged period of creative withdrawal that he eventually emerged from, due to a simple twist of fate, to produce some of his career’s strongest and most innovative work.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 163: How Karen Disher Became the First Female Director at Blue Sky

Spire Studios’ creative director, development discusses climbing the corporate animation ladder, a must have skill to attract new opportunities, and how to develop the confidence to forge your own path.

TV VFX Headline News

RISE FX Shares ‘Lovecraft Country’ VFX Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:05am

German visual effects studio's new highlight reel showcases their work on funky ‘60s planet, menacing robots, and White Room prison cell from hit HBO horror fantasy series.

Studio Closures Headline News

Disney Shutting Blue Sky Studios

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:02pm

Doors will close sometime in April; 450 employees will lose their jobs as the studio behind the hugely successful ‘Ice Age’ franchise falls victim to the pandemic’s continuing economic impact.    

SIGGRAPH Headline News

‘L’oiseau Qui Danse’ Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:07pm

Jean-Marie Marbach’s abstract short, inspired by Visual Music and made entirely with Trapcode Suite, takes top prize at annual showcase for excellence in computer animation.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Announces Full Conference Program

Presentations on Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2,’ Weta’s history of digital characters and latest advances in virtual humans part of four packed days of computer graphics-related events running December 4-7 in Tokyo. 

Events Headline News

FMX Adds Joyce, Shankly and Naylor

Conference also sets Animation Production Day for April 26-27, releases third trailer in a series and confirms new participants.

SIGGRAPH 2017 Headline News

Go Head-to-Head with Isaac-trained Robot in VR and Real Life

NVIDIA shows first interactive demo of an Isaac lab trained robot in NVIDIA Project Holodeck at SIGGRAPH 2017.