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CAF Headline News

‘Kids’ Takes Best in Show Honors at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:17am

Michael Frei and Mario von Rickenbach’s powerful short about the random actions of a faceless group wins top prize at annual showcase for excellence in CG animation.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2020 Now Open for Film and Project Submissions

Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary June 15-20, 2020; films and animation projects across multiple categories can now be entered for selection.  

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

People Headline News

Edward Irastorza Joins MARZ as Executive Producer

The newest addition to VFX house Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies brings decades of film and TV experience on shows like ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Grimm.’ 

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 18th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Adds New SPFX Category and Expands Animation Project Eligibility

Starting with upcoming 18th annual awards, Society will recognize special (practical) effects in photoreal projects and allow more category eligibility for animation projects.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios’s Smashing ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ Invisible VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:25am

Glass, glass and more glass… visual effects supervisor Glenn Melenhorst and team show their CG chops by shattering a ton of glass in Lionsgate’s hit neo-noir action thriller starring Keanu Reeves.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

People Headline News

Dean DeBlois to Produce and Direct ‘Treasure Island’ for Universal

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:13am

News comes on heels of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy director’s deal to write and direct live-action ‘Micronauts’ for Paramount / Hasbro.

Spark CG Headline News

‘Sister,’ ‘Zog,’ and ‘The Seahorse Trainer’ Among Winners at Spark Animation 2019

Films by Siqi Song, Daniel Snaddon & Max Lang, and Babak Bina & Ricardo Bonisoli take top honors at 11th annual Spark CG festival in Vancouver, Canada. 

Journeys VR Headline News

Cartoon Network Studios Launching ‘Journeys VR’ on October 1

New virtual reality experience, developed through innovative pilot program, will be available globally, free of charge, on Steam.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston to Receive VIEW 2019 Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:33pm

Prolific production designer and Oscar-winning director of animated short, ‘For the Birds,’ to be honored at upcoming October 21-25 conference.

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