John Kilshaw

Zoic Ups John Kilshaw to Creative Director

VFX company Zoic Studios has promoted John Kilshaw to the post of Creative Director, to steer the vision of studio projects out of the East Coast office in New York including TV, feature ... Continue Reading →
War for the Planet of the Apes

2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney

The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held August 16 in Sydney, Australia, with a full day of top visual effects and animation industry speakers — hailing from ... 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 →
MOVA Contour Reality Capture

MOVA Inventors File Infringement Suit Against Disney, Marvel

The inventors of Oscar-winning movie technology MOVA Contour Reality Capture have filed suit against Disney, Marvel Studios and ILM, alleging copyright, patent and trademark infringements. ... Continue Reading →
SIGGRAPH-2017-150

SIGGRAPH ’17 Details 11 Production Sessions

The SIGGRAPH 2017 conference & exhibition will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 to August 3, offering papers and presentations, engaging speakers (like keynoter ... Continue Reading →
MaterialX-150

Lucasfilm & ILM Launch Open Source MaterialX Library

Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic announced the inaugural open source release of MaterialX Library, a CG tool developed by Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group and ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Crow

SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater & New VR Program Revealed

SIGGRAPH’s prestigious Computer Animation Festival has slated its Electronic Theater screenings for the 2017 event, taking place in Los Angeles from July 30-August 3. This year, the ... Continue Reading →
Hilmar Koch

Q&A: Hilmar Koch Joins Autodesk as Director of R&D

Hilmar Koch, former tech head of advanced development at ILMxLAB, has joined Autodesk as its first Director of Research & Development, The Future of Storytelling. The newly established ... Continue Reading →
Marc Chu

Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has hired animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he ... Continue Reading →
2017 Annecy Festival

Annecy, Mifa Report Record Attendance for 2017

The Annecy International Animation Festival and its market, Mifa, reported record attendance at this year’s event, which wraps Saturday. An estimated 3,000 professionals — an increase ... Continue Reading →