The Art of Google Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Launches Art Book and Exhibit

For the past three years, animation fans have been enjoying the amazing projects produced under the Google Spotlight Stories banner. Now they can take in some of the fantastic concept ... Continue Reading →
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FMX: VFX of ‘Shape of Water’, VR at the Planetarium & Trailer No. 5 Revealed

In a little over a month, FMX 2018 (Apr. 24-27) will return to Stuttgart, Germany to present a packed conference schedule covering animation, effects, games and immersive media. Newly ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight Stories Launches ‘Sonaria’ VR

The latest Google Spotlight Stories virtual reality experience, Sonaria launched Friday across multiple platforms, including Steam, Viveport and mobile for Android, iOS and Daydream ... Continue Reading →
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Vision Quests: Google Spotlight Stories ‘Son of Jaguar’ & ‘Sonaria’

In 2016, when Google Spotlight Stories’ Pearl became the first VR piece to land an Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mutafukaz,’ ‘Walk on Girl’ Fill Out 1st Animation Is Film Fest Program

Having revealed an impressive initial feature slate and jury a couple weeks ago, Animation Is Film has announced that tickets are now available for its inaugural edition and the full ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... 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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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 →
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‘Moana’ Wins MPSE Golden Reel for Animation

The 64th Golden Reel Awards, presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), took place Sunday to celebrate the best in cinema and television soundcraft from 2016. The feature ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Annie Awards: ‘Zootopia’ Sweeps Top Honors

The 44th Annie Awards were held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall, toasting the best in animation with a gala ceremony complete with Red Carpet arrivals and presenters with ... Continue Reading →