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AUB Named first UK Centre of Excellence for Toon Boom

Toon Boom Animation has officially recognized Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) as its first U.K. Centre of Excellence. Toon Boom Centres of Excellence (COE) are accredited post-secondary ... Continue Reading →
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Serious Assembly Required

ILM and Trixter spearhead the complex mo-cap, animation and effects wizardry that required 19 facilities to make Marvel’s Avengers: ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: VFX Companies to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of VFX companies to watch. They are: Animal Logic VFX Atomic Fiction BlueBolt Blur Studio capital ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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CG Student Awards Calls for Entries

The CG Student Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, has opened the call for entries for the 2015 contest. The event showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates ... Continue Reading →
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A Wachowski Space Opera with Jupiter Ascending

Now we know what it would be like if the Wachowskis made a Star Wars movie, because Jupiter Ascending (released February 6) is their ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Grows London Ad Team

Framestore has augmented its advertising production team by taking on three new talents for the London Integrating Advertising department. Senior Producer Anna MacDonald, Senior VFX ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Ups Grant Walker to Senior CG AD

Effects house Framestore has promoted Grant Walker to the post of Senior CG Art Director just in time for his five-year anniversary with the studio. He will be charged with leading ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore’s William Bartlett Upped to ECD

Framestore VFX Supervisor William Bartlett has been made an Executive Creative Director, reflecting the studio’s expansion into new avenues requiring greater levels of strategy and ... Continue Reading →