Rainbow Crow

Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →
SIGGRAPH 2017

SIGGRAPH: Winners & Wrap-Up, Pixar Peeks RenderMan 22 & Giraffe-gate

SIGGRAPH 2017 has come to a close, having attracted more than 16,500 attendees to the Los Angeles CGI confab. The conference covered over 600 papers, courses, lectures, panels, installations, ... Continue Reading →
Junk Head

Fantasia Announces 2017 Winners

Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival (fantasiafestival.com) wrapped up its three-week event on Wednesday, toasting its 21st and most successful edition ever with nearly 100,000 attendees ... Continue Reading →
Seesaw by Yookyung Cha (Children’s Jury)

Encounters Fest Reveals 2017 Program

Encounters Film Festival has issued the program lineup for the 2017 edition, taking place in Bristol from September 19-24. Over 3,000 submissions have been narrowed down to 247 films ... Continue Reading →
NVIDIA deep learning facial animation

SIGGRAPH: Facial Animation Advances, Fabric Engine & the French Contingent

Adobe Research has built on its Project StyLit experiments to develop a new project called “Stylized Facial Animation” — a tool for automating rotoscopy which can apply any ... Continue Reading →
Psyop's Andy Jones and Jonah Friedman

SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Awards Winners

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Shotgun Software announced the winners of its fourth annual Pipeline Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development. ... Continue Reading →
cartoon-network-imagination-studios-150

Cartoon Network Goes Local for African Competition Shorts

Cartoon Network is boosting the future of African-produced animation content with the Imagination Studios initiative — created to inspire, motivate and celebrate the imaginations ... Continue Reading →
My Man (Octopus)

Animation Block Party Announces 2017 Winners

Brooklyn’s 14th annual Animation Block Party wrapped up over the weekend, revealing the must-see shorts that earned awards. The 2017 Best in Show winner is My Man (Octopus) from French ... Continue Reading →
Next Door Spy

31st Cinekid Festival Opens with ‘Next Door Spy’

The 31st Cinekid Festival is not long off, with the start date set for Wednesday, October 18. For two weeks over the fall holiday break, the largest film, TV and media event for children ... Continue Reading →
SIGGRAPH-2017-150

SIGGRAPH: Autodesk’s Next, Virtual Studios, VR & Moving to Mars

See previous re-caps and announcements here. — Autodesk as ever has taken the opportunity of SIGGRAPH to highlight the next generation of its storytelling and collaboration tools. ... Continue Reading →