A Fruitful Challenge for Asian-Pacific Students

Dedicated professionals from Lucasfilm, Rhythm & Hues and Rising Sun Pictures help launch Autodesk’s successful animation boot camp. The pros came from Singapore, America ... Continue Reading →

Toons for Tunes

Although MTV has long abandoned music videos, a new crop of imaginative music videos are keeping the genre alive by using stylish animation and cutting-edge vfx. ‘Number One with ... Continue Reading →

San Jose State Students Capture Bin Laden

With the aid of SJSU students, writer-director Scott Sublett’s Flash-animated feature hits the festival circuit and gets a DVD release. September 2009 marked a milestone for students ... Continue Reading →

CG on the Fly

SIGGRAPH spotlights real-time animation People who work with real-time animation don’t often see their work projected at SIGGRAPH. Whenever real-time projects have appeared in ... Continue Reading →

Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?

VFX company recruiters reveal how to get’and keep’a job during the economic downturn. Panels focusing on how to get a job are always among the best-attended at SIGGRAPH. ... Continue Reading →

Guinea Pigs to the Rescue

VFX guru and helmer Hoyt Yeatman discusses the gee-whiz 3-D effects of G-Force. It all started in a five-year-old boy’s imagination. Several years ago, the son of Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →

A Student Project with Oscar Pedigree

The Spine links Academy Award-winning director Chris Landreth to Seneca College once again. When Chris Landreth’s animated short Ryan won the Oscar in 2005, Seneca College in ... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Weather

Pixar’s Peter Sohn sheds some light on the making of his wonderful new short, Partly Cloudy. It seems fitting that Pixar’s newest short, Partly Cloudy, is about things being ... Continue Reading →

Bringing the Force to Singapore

Lucasfilm training goes global. When George Lucas launched Lucasfilm Animation in Singapore in 2005, he felt that working within Asia’s anime culture would help foster the look ... Continue Reading →

Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch

Shorts Race Emerges as Sublime Global Sampler. The conventional wisdom about animated shorts is that they can spotlight emerging talent, test new techniques or explore subjects that ... Continue Reading →