Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.
Category: Virtual Reality
Mixed reality software company taps broadcast and media industry veterans Ben Davenport, David Cheng and Travis Sims as VP for global marketing, VP sales & marketing EMEA, and strategic account manager for North America, respectively.
Honami Yano awarded the Grand Prize for animated short; Cesar Cabral awarded Grand Prize for animated feature as the 45th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival concludes.
The creative production company designed new art, logos and typography, illustrated assets, and animated videos for both the alternate reality game and virtual, heavy metal concert watched live by hundreds of thousands of fans that launched the band’s new album, ‘III: Lost Chapter.’
Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.
Inaugural 360-degree film festival and conference will feature 32 immersive films screened in a ‘fulldome’ venue; event features new technology presentations, industry panels, and interactive workshops.
Leading independent interactive studio takes home its ninth Emmy; latest award, for immersive VR portrayal of Eastern European legend, adds to project’s previous Emmy wins for directing and character design.
Aardman and Fictioneers’ new city-scale augmented reality experience transforms Bristol and Cardiff in the UK, and San Francisco in the US, into virtual stages; for a limited time, the app is free on iOS and Android devices in the UK.
Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.
Free augmented reality mobile app offers kids an immersive narrative driven adventure into Batman’s crime fighting team the Knightwatch; also features mini games, AR face filters, sticker packs and exclusive video content connecting to DCKids’ YouTube channel.
Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.
A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.
‘Hilda,’ ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ ‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ also take home multiple awards at the 48th annual awards ceremony.
The 45-minute interactive virtual reality caper invites viewers to solve puzzles in a city lost to time, blending animation with classic noir in an immersive environment driven by Unreal Engine.
Selected innovative immersive projects in XR will be showcased at the conference, taking place in Tokyo from December 14-17; the submission deadline is July 15.
Launching with special performances including The Desert Dwellers, Desert Hearts Mikey Lion, Porky, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, RYBO, and Carlo, the new, scalable VR technology brings 2D content into virtual reality with no limit to the number of music lovers who can share the experience.
After canceling last year because of COVID-19, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn will be back as an onsite event this year, running September 20-25 in Tróia.
Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.
Famed Canadian animation studio forges a path for unique voices; also bringing 5 projects and a special program to the festival, including Joanna Quinn's ‘Affairs of the Art’ and Claude Cloutier's ‘Bad Seeds.’
The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.
Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu and PBS’ ‘FRONTLINE’ collaborate on an animated, immersive web and interactive installation that shares the lives and histories of 151 victims from unsolved civil rights-era murder cases; premieres June 9 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.
Mixed reality software company taps industry veterans Juan Rubio, Brad Rochon, and David Dowling as new project specialist, VP of sales and marketing, and chief revenue officer, respectively.