Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more.
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Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.
StageCraft expansion plans include additional LED volume installations in LA, London and Australia, along with new Jedi Academy program aimed at underrepresented VFX talent.
GKIDS and Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook releases coming September 15; limited-edition collector's set being released in November.
Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film.
Academy governors Richard Edlund and Bill Kroyer weigh in on how to acknowledge and reward the growing number of stellar CG character performances.
MaterialX development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Monday July 31, 2017.
Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer discusses story development as well as VFX production, virtual tools and Death Star weapon sequences on Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’
The Industrial Light & Magic senior art director discusses his iconic droid design as well as duties as a concept artist on both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’
All five VFX Academy Award nominees employed Autodesk technology to help deliver Oscar-worthy visual effects; Arnold renderer honored with a 2017 Sci-Tech Award.
With voting for the 89th Academy Awards closing on Tuesday, take a final look at AWN’s coverage of the contenders for Feature Animation, Short Animation and Visual Effects.
Creative software developer’s VFX tools have been utilized in every film nominated for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards.
Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.
Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’
Lucasfilm publishes a statement on the official Star Wars website dispelling rumors of a possible CG Princess Leia or General Leia Organa in future installments.
From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.
Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory,’ LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and Disney’s ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootropolis’ (‘Zootopia’) receive nominations for best animated feature; British short animation nominees are ‘The Alan Dimension,’ ‘A Love Story’ and ‘Tough.’
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ receives most feature film nominations; ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.
Visual chronicle of the new worlds and characters created by the Lucasfilm art department for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ includes hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume and vehicle designs.