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Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Technology Headline News

Glue Collaboration Announces Next Generation VR-Collaboration Platform

New features, including compatibility with Oculus Quest headsets, provide business with innovative ways to achieve remote communication. 

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Telescope Animation Reveals Film, AR/VR, Games and Episodic Web/TV Slate

Their ‘The Last Whale Singer’ animated feature heads to theatres in 2023, along with planned prequel game, interactive book and other related content. 

Festivals Headline News

‘Purpleboy’ Wins Grand Prix at 39th Anima Festival

Alexandre Siqueira’s short takes top honor along with a 2,500-euro prize; Luca Tóth’s ‘Mr. Mare’ awarded the international jury’s special prize.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

Annecy Headline News

2020 Annecy Festival Accreditation Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:15pm

Take advantage of the early bird registration specials to ensure a spot at 60th anniversary edition, taking place in Annecy from June 15 - 20.    

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MPC Braves the Front Lines to Deliver VFX for Same Mendes’ ‘1917’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:58pm

Studio’s digital skills are put to the test as they stitch the Oscar-nominated film’s lengthy, uninterrupted takes together into one long seemingly real-time sequence.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

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Dean DeBlois Talks the Care and Feeding of Flying Reptiles

The writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ reflects on his long and loving journey creating the epic animated trilogy.

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

Annie Awards Headline News

‘Klaus,’ ‘I Lost My Body,’ and ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Big Winners at 47th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:27am
Regina Pessoa’s ‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ wins for Best Animated Short; Netflix hauls in 18 Annies.
Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

The Lion King Headline News

Live-Action v Animation: The Debate Surrounding ‘The Lion King’

If ‘Frozen 2’ is now the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, where does that leave Jon Favreau’s ‘reinterpretation’ of ‘The Lion King?’

Awards Headline News

Producers Guild Announces 2020 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:05am

‘Abominable,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ ‘Missing Link’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘1917,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and ‘The Irishman’ among top producer award nominees.

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