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Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) will feature their top teams of effects and animation talent on August 7 in special “behind the scenes” presentations of blockbuster live-action hits Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man and the animated feature film Hotel Transylvania during SIGGRAPH 2012 at [...]
Our writer goes behind the scenes of Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man reboot to uncover the secrets of some of its high-end visual effects. It has been only five years since Marvel Comics’ iconic webslinger last graced the scene in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man 3, but Sony is banking that fans are [...]
This weekend, Sony Pictures Media Arts Program will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its program which provides arts and media education to underserved youth, along with partners California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and the City of L.A.’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs (DCA). This special initiative [...]
Don Levy, the well-respected and tireless senior VP of communications at Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company on June 4. Levy, who has been with the studio for 17 years, will be pursuing a new family entertainment project. He will also be a visiting scholar at USC and teach entertainment [...]
Contract talks between Hollywood union animators and producers have broken down after three days, Variety reports. The current deal expires on July 31. The Animation Guild, which reps about 2,000 animators through Local 839 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, did not disclose when the negotiations for a [...]
The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced it will hold its third annual Production Summit for the entertainment industry on October 1 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The summit, dubbed Trending the Global Marketplace: You Are Here, will gather leading executives, creatives, technologists and visionaries to discuss the [...]
The public release of Alembic 1.0, the open source project developed jointly by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm Ltd., was announced at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Alembic is a computer graphics interchange format focused on efficiently storing and sharing animation and visual effects scenes across multiple software applications. It [...]
A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need to travel to a U.S. city to attend. This year’s choice of Vancouver, British Columbia seems particularly fitting, however, given [...]
The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has announced its interactive sessions spotlighting some of the most innovative talent and projects in animation and visual effects. “Once again, the content in the Computer Animation Festival offers something of interest to just about everyone – from industry newbies to veterans,” said Joshua Grow, [...]
The International 3D Society has chosen its board of governors and executive committee for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Jim Mainard, head of production development at DreamWorks Animation, was named chairman; and Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO at 3net will serve as chairman-elect for the society. Others named to the executive [...]