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SIGGRAPH 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: SIGGRAPH 2019 Interview with Disney’s ‘a kite’s tale’ Director Bruce Wright

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:51pm

Filmmaker talks about his inspiration for Short Circuit program’s new VR experience and the differences between storytelling in virtual reality versus other media.

Open Source Technology Headline News

Amazon Web Services, Rodeo FX and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

The ASWF, an open source software development group launched last year that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community, announces three new member companies.  

Open Source Technology Headline News

Netflix Joins Academy Software Foundation

The ASWF, an open source software development group launched last year that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community, announces Netflix as their newest member. 

diversity and inclusion ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge Gutierrez Shares His Inspirational Path of Most Resistance

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4:07pm

The ‘Son of Jaguar’ and ‘The Book of Life’ director takes center stage at TV Academy diversity in animation celebration to wow the crowd with his uplifting story of a career spent fighting against all odds.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Doing it Fast ‘And’ Distinctive: The VFX of ‘Men in Black: International’

VFX supervisor Jerome Chen discusses staying true to the ‘MiB’ franchise look, and meeting audience expectations, while producing 2,000 visual effects shots in only six-months.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Image Engine Swings into Action with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VFX

VFX supervisor Joern Grosshans and team tackle the Stark Jet, CG drones and satellites, tulip fields and a Spidey suit-building machine in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s action adventure hit.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:29pm

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Short Film VFX VFXWorld

Fresh Takes: The Psychedelic VFX of ‘Dog in the Woods’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:04pm

Directing duo Christian Chapman and Paul Jason Hoffman’s micro-budget film, their debut narrative short and first use of visual effects, envisions the wild sensory experiences of a German Shepherd’s late-night forest prowl.

jobs and recruiting Headline News

Halon Entertainment is Hiring: Senior Animators and a Production Coordinator

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12:55pm

Studio’s Santa Monica headquarters has a number of job openings, including Previs/Postvis and Unreal Game Engine Artists, and is currently looking for talent to join their industry leading visualization services team.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Weta’s Matt Aitken Talks ‘Avengers: Endgame’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:19pm

Visual effects supervisor talks about his role leading the Weta Digital team on Disney and Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Carl Jones and Brian Ash Skewer Hip-Hop and Kids’ Cartoons in ‘Sugar and Toys’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:12pm

Fuse TV’s new series, a late-night, live-action / animated parody from the ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks’ producers, is a savagely funny social commentary mashup on hip-hop culture and Saturday morning cartoons.  

real-time graphics Headline News

Unity Technologies Announces Unity Learn Premium

New learning platform gives Unity developers exclusive access to gaming and industry-specific resources, live access to tech experts and advanced content.

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