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 →

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 →

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 →