Short on Minutes, Long on Talent

The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum ‘O, Canada’

A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH – The Quiet Revolution

A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production. SIGGRAPH is always a showcase for whiz-bag images of digital destruction, virtual flames and flowing, photo-real ... Continue Reading →

Randy Cartwright’s Timely iPhone App

Veteran animator Randy Cartwright knows a thing or two about timing. Having worked on such diverse films as Aladdin, Charlotte’s Web, Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean, he’s ... Continue Reading →

Streaming the Supernatural

Filmakademie students find an infrared ‘Key’ Perhaps nobody knows better than student filmmakers that ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ For a group at ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →