Armor del Amor

HouseSpecial’s Armadillo Love Story Makes a Date with Portland Airport

Portland, Oregon-based animation studio HouseSpecial and director Kirk Kelley have launched a new short about the love life of one of America’s odder creatures, Armor del Amor. The ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Breadwinner’ Arrives in UK Cinemas May 25

This Friday, May 25, family audiences and lovers of great animated storytelling will be able to take in The Breadwinner on the big screen thanks to distributor Studiocanal. Directed ... Continue Reading →
Athera

Foundry Builds on Google Cloud for Athera VFX Workflow Tech

Timed to FMX in Germany, Foundry announces Google Cloud Platform as the underlying cloud service provider for Athera. Known in beta as “Project Elara,” Athera is cloud-based ... Continue Reading →
Diana Cheng

Diana Cheng Appointed Head of Production at Jogger West

Global vfx boutique Jogger announces that Diana Cheng as the new Head of Production for the company’s Western US offices, in which position she will also collaborate with the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animation & Rigging Solutions Sweep Academy Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as one organization, ... Continue Reading →
Cryptomatte

Top Tech Tools and Trends of 2017

As we count down the days to the beginning of the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of 2017. Some are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Hudson

A Dandelion Hopes for a New Life in Kevin Hudson’s ‘Weeds’

The recent anti-immigrant climate in the U.S. had a deep impact on animation director Kevin Hudson. The director of the new animated short Weeds says he was pulling weeds in his yard ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner: Through the Eyes of a Young Afghan Girl

  Director Nora Twomey discusses the ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Cloud Rendering, Real-Time, MoCap & VR Developments

Conductor Technologies launched its Conductor cloud rendering platform for VFX, VR and animation studios. The first enterprise-grade rendering service of its kind, Conductor is able ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Launches Nuke and Hiero 11.0

Software developer Foundry has launched the latest major release for its Nuke family of products, with Nuke and Hiero 11.0. The leading high-end compositing tool is back with a slew ... Continue Reading →