Oscar Contenders: VFX

Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #246

Do The Write Thing? Talents talk writing visually, the influence of concept and character art, and how to handle experimental scenes. So you’re breaking into the cartoon-writing racket. ... Continue Reading →
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January 2015 Tech Reviews

Nvidia’s Quadro K5200 In the professional graphics-card game, Nvidia holds the top tier with its Quadro K6000 card, which is a pretty heavy-duty investment. But fear not: the more-accessible ... Continue Reading →
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Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck Tours L.A. Area

If you’re in Los Angeles and in need of getting some gifts wrapped, keep your eyes open for some animated assistance courtesy of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls Gift ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Spotlight Women, Spain

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival will celebrate women who have left their mark on the history of animation, current figureheads and promising young creatives from film ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot, Amplify Trailer Annie-Nominated ‘The Raven’

Moonbot Studios and Amplify have released a trailer to their Annie-nominated short film collaboration, The Raven. The 11-minute short is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem ... Continue Reading →
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‘Luxo Jr.’ Named to U.S. National Film Registry

Luxo Jr., the 1986 computer-animated short film directed by John Lasseter, has been named to the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. The registry selects each year ... Continue Reading →