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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces Sci-Tech Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has announced 21 scientific and technical achievements, and 16 distinct investigations ... Continue Reading →
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‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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Devil & Demon Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund to the Board

Supercharged computer manufacturer The Devil & Demon Strategy (devilanddemon.com) is welcoming renowned visual effects creator Richard Edlund to its board of directors. A seven-time ... Continue Reading →
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ILM Plans to Open Central London Office

Industrial Light & Magic plans to open a new visual effects facility in central London, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The effects house, a subsidiary of Disney-owned ... Continue Reading →
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February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →
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Final Days to Pick Up Animation Summit Tickets

Animation Magazine has announced its full lineup of guests and events for next month’s three-day event (Nov. 3-5). Sony Pictures Imageworks’ award-winning vfx supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Reveals More Details

The Italian digital media conference VIEW, happening Oct 15-18 in Torino (immediately following VIEWFest) will be chock full of activity, information and special events this year. Highlights ... Continue Reading →