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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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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... 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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VES Award Nominees Are Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for its 11th Annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, ... Continue Reading →
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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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7 Scientific Achievements Considered for Oscars

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that seven scientific and technical achievements have been selected ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, Lightstorm, Weta Develop Tech for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Autodesk has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology. The three companies have been working to further ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →
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Siggraph Movie Panels Announced

CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to the ‘Madagascar 3' Vs. ‘Prometheus’ Weekend

DreamWorks Animation will find out whether audiences are hungry for more madcap adventures featuring the Bronx Zoo buddies of Madagascar 3 this weekend. The third outing of the franchise, ... Continue Reading →