ANNY Announces First-Ever “Best of Fest”

Animation Nights New York, a monthly short film screening and networking event coming up on its first anniversary this month, and to celebrate the organizers are planning a two-day ... Continue Reading →

GDC News Bytes

On Wednesday during Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” opening session, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades took the stage to reveal a historic real-time facial animation demo based ... Continue Reading →

Ringling Announces Winners of Creative Awards for High Schoolers

Ringling College of Art and Design has announced the winners of its third annual Creative Awards Competition for high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. This year’s contest ... Continue Reading →

DePaul Student Wins $25k Nickfluence Scholarship

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — have named DePaul University student Dawn Adepoju as ... Continue Reading →
Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →

CG Student Awards Calls for Entries

The CG Student Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, has opened the call for entries for the 2015 contest. The event showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates ... Continue Reading →

Awesome Dudeness Presents Animation Dance Party

YouTube channel Awesome Dudeness is kicking off its inaugural year by hosting a fun online competition: the Animation Dance Party. Submissions are open to animation students and amateur ... Continue Reading →

Pluralsight Acquires Creative Education Site Digital-Tutors

Online training company Pluralsight has acquired Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors, an online training resource for creative professionals. The $45 million acquisition — Pluralsight’s ... Continue Reading →

Kounterclockwise in ‘Forever-Land’: Extended Interview

We caught up with indie animator Jim Lujan and Cleveland rap sensation Deacon Burns (who with partner Kaya Rogue is best known as Kounterclockwise) ... Continue Reading →

January 2014 Tech Reviews

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 15 In Maxon’s 15th release of Cinema 4D, plenty of features have been added across the spectrum of needs for the user base, making the workflow ... Continue Reading →