Nicolas Villareal

Villareal Taps into the Heart with ‘Nieta’

It may not have made the cut for this year’s Oscars animated short film short list, but Nieta remains a delightful example of how effective animation can be at delivering in just ... Continue Reading →
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NAB Show: Maxon Reveals Vegas Plans

Maxon has unveiled the extent of its participation in the 2013 NAB Show, taking place in Las Vegas April 8-11. The company will be based at Booth #SL5316 (hours: Mon.-Wed. 9 a.m.-6 ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia: CG Platform Attracts Innovation

Last month the fifth edition of SIGGRAPH’s growing Asia event wrapped up in the island city-nation of Singapore after four days of talks, papers, exhibits and industry hobnobbing, ... Continue Reading →
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Nicolas Villarreal Launches ‘Pasteurized’ Book Campaign

Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Part 3

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Entries Tie for Gold at Student Oscars

It was a cross-country tie in the animation category at the 38th annual Student Academy Awards as two of the three finalists were presented with the Gold Medal honor. The tie was between ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces Student Oscar Winners

Twelve students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ... Continue Reading →
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Appleman’s Animated Shatner Wins MyOuterSpace-Toon Boom Contest

In the booming world of animation, there are multiple paths to success for each link in the chain — producers, technology companies and talent. All three of which have come together ... Continue Reading →