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animated short films Headline News

WATCH: HEROmation's ‘The Wrong Rock’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:46pm

Michael Cawood’s just released award-winning story of equality, told through the adventures of a mushroom, was an international collaboration of hundreds of artists using the Artella online virtual platform.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator.

Events Headline News

Livestream Event: Disney Legend Don Iwerks Discusses New Ub Iwerks Book December 11

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:08pm

Presented by D23, the free livestream from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Glendate campus includes panel led by Leonard Maltin, with Bob Weis, Linda Folsom and Leslie Iwerks.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Stuart Adcock Talks Will Smith at 23 and 50 in ‘Gemini Man’

Weta Digital’s facial modeling and performance capture animation expert discusses the difficulties and challenges of creating one of the most convincing digital humans ever seen on film.

Music Videos Headline News

WATCH: Blue Zoo Releases Quirky New Christmas Short ‘Let’s Not Go Away’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:42pm

First-time director Katie Gascoyne’s 2D animated music video of the Scouting Girls’ new Christmas single is a funny, offbeat Gingerbread “Man” lament.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation

Production designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski helped create an innovative, distinctive 2D aesthetic for Sergio Pablos’ delightful new Christmas film, now showing on Netflix.

Adobe MAX Headline News

Wacom and Adobe Collaboration Provides Innovative Tools for Digital Artists

MobileStudio Pro 16, promoted this month at Adobe MAX 2019, highlights its seamless integration with Adobe Fresco painting and drawing app.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates 1966 Daytona Speedway in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

VFX studio builds photoreal replica depicting famous ’24 Hours of Daytona’ racetrack for James Mangold’s thrilling historical auto racing drama. 

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Clip Studio Paint Captures Hand-Drawn ‘Feel’ for Artists and Animators

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:09am

Celsys’ all-in-one paint tool provides intuitive, customizable features that help transfer an artist’s touch to their graphic design, manga/comics, animation or other digital art. 

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Sergio Pablos Talks His 2D Masterpiece, ‘Klaus’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:03am

Debuting today on Netflix, the ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator’s passion project, almost 10 years in the making, shows that with hard work, patience and a bit of new technology, 2D animated filmmaking is as compelling, and spellbinding, as ever.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Acquires Megascans Producer Quixel

World’s largest photogrammetry asset library and bundled toolset will become free for all Unreal Engine use.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Shares Innovative ‘Sneak Peeks’ at Adobe Max

Highly anticipated event for onsite attendees offered an exclusive look at the newest company research initiatives.

VR Headline News

New Disney VR Short ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ Debuts Tonight at ‘Frozen 2’ World Premiere

Immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world, from ‘Cycles’ director Jeff Gipson, weaves music and visuals together to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience. 

Business Headline News

ftrack Acquires cineSync Developer Cospective

Acquisition of award-winning remote viewing tool should foster collaborative development of powerful new workflow solutions for the creative industries. 

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