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VFX Festival Virtual Series Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual VFX Festival Series

Annual celebration of visual effects moves online for ongoing series of sessions running up until 2021 edition planned in London next February.

Technology Headline News

Dell Launches New Portfolio of Innovative and Sustainable Commercial Workstations

New devices announced across the Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex PC lines with 5G support, plus AI-based productivity, thermal, and security enhancements.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

Animation Festival Headline News

Animayo 2020: Virtual Event Continues May 16-17

Sign-ups still open for upcoming masterclasses, featuring both Spanish and international industry experts; registration deadline is Friday, May 15.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Technical Research Papers Selections

163 projects from 24 countries have been chosen, representing innovative, cutting-edge research across a wide range of computer graphics fields.

Call for Papers Headline News

Submit Your Technical Papers to SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 by May 21

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 15, 2020 at 9:28am

Deadline is only one week away; conference wants your research papers that introduce new and innovative ideas in a wide range of computer graphics fields.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Eric Demeusy’s Indie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘PROXIMITY’ Launching May 15 on VOD

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm

The Emmy Award-winning VFX artist leverages his animation and visual effects experience to craft a suspenseful film about a young NASA scientist obsessed with proving he was abducted by aliens. 

Technology Headline News

Unity’s ‘The Heretic’ Digital Human Character Package Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:19am

Digital Human character and technology stack used in company’s short film project now available as a free download.

markets Headline News

Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Running June 15-30, the digital market and business conference will feature an extensive mix of pitch sessions, meetings, press conferences, and access to the latest animated projects. 

Technology Headline News

First Look: Unreal Engine 5 Moving Towards High-End Photorealism

Slated for release in 2021, Epic Game’s next generation game engine looks to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

Fresh Takes: New ‘Quarantoon’ Series ‘Gnat & Tina’ Episode 1

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:17pm

Brandon Martin and Eric J. Trujillo’s 100% quarantine-produced 2D animated short, about two bored houseflies looking to experience the world, is the first of a bi-weekly animated series. 

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:19pm

Adelaide, South Australia-based VFX production house today marks 25 years creating visual effects for some of Hollywood’s biggest films.  

TV VFX VFXWorld

FuseFX Gives Us the ‘Upload’ on Amazon’s New Sci-Fi Comedy Series

Production VFX supervisor Marshall Krasser walks through some of the 1,400 visual effects shots his team produced on Greg Daniel’s new Amazon Original series just released May 1. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2020.

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘The Hunt’

Led by VFX supervisors Johnny Gibson and Edward Hawkins, the studio provided a bucket-full of digital blood and gore, wounds, muzzle flashes, deadly arrows and a digital jet on the Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced action-thriller. 

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

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