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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Accepting New VFX Program Applicants

Online animation and visual effects school Animation Mentor is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals program. Students are encouraged ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Introduces the AMP Pipeline

Emeryville, Calif.-based Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new fully distributed production pipeline and the addition of a vfx curriculum and restructured animation program. ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Nut Job’ Announces Key Voice Cast

Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang and Jeff Dunham are among the voice talent lined up for the new animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis. ... Continue Reading →
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Coleman is Animal Logic’s New Head of Animation

VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom ... Continue Reading →
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Your Essential SIGGRAPH ’11 Tip Sheet

There are probably hundreds of good reasons why you should check out this year’s SIGGRAPH Expo in Vancouver (Aug. 7-11), but we want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of ... Continue Reading →
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Not Your Grampa’s Campfire Story – ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Industrial Light & Magic helps intergalactic creatures invade the Wild West in Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens. The latest ripple in the tidal wave of comic-book-based films ... Continue Reading →