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VFS Animation Program Introduces Industry-Level Performance Capture to Curriculum

Vancouver Film School’s (VFS) 3D Animation & Visual Effects program has announced that it is launching a new performance-capture course, developed by VFS's Senior...

Sheridan Alum Ted Gervan Returns as Dean of Animation, Arts & Design

Sheridan College, one of Ontario's leading postsecondary schools and recently ranked as the No. 2 animation program outside the U.S. by Animation Career Review,...

Zoic Expands Vancouver Studio with Trio of Hires

Emmy Award-winning visual effects company Zoic Studios is expanding its Vancouver studio, bringing on Craig Wentworth as VFX Supervisor, Patricia Binga as Animation Supervisor...

Trailer: Nickelodeon Unzips ‘Ollie’s Pack’ April 6

Ollie, his two best friends and an otherworldly backpack embark on monstrous adventures with the premiere of Nickelodeon's original action-comedy series Ollie's Pack, on...

VFS Announces Michal Makarewicz Animation Scholarship Finalists

Vancouver Film School and acclaimed Pixar animator and director Michal Makarewicz confirmed six finalists from around the world for prestigious scholarships to the VFS...

VFS Announces Michal Makarewicz 3D Animation & VFX Scholarship

Vancouver Film School (VFS) announced a new scholarship for its popular 3D Animation and Visual Effects program, in conjunction with Pixar animator Michal Makarewicz....

‘Playmobil: The Movie’ Premiere to Open Annecy ‘19

This year’s edition of the Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival (June 10-15) in France will open with the world premiere screening of Playmobil: The...

Former Imageworks Exec Shauna Bryan Joins Luma Pictures as EP

Los Angeles and Melbourne-based independent creative studio Luma Pictures announces the hiring of Shauna Bryan to its world-class visual effects team. Bryan will lead...

First Person: The Demo Reel Is Dead

That’s a terrifying phrase and an even more terrifying concept for a lot of media professionals out there. The demo reel, long considered to...

Tara Kemes Appointed GM of Cinesite Studios Vancouver

Cinesite Studios announced the appointment of Tara Kemes as General Manager of its feature animation operation in Vancouver. Taking over from Nicole Stinn, Kemes...

2017 World Animation Celebration Wraps, Announces Winners

Another edition of the World Animation Celebration has drawn to a close. Following two days packed with screenings, panels, speakers and much more, WAC...

Inaugural WIA Diversity Awards Set for Spark Animation 2017

Spark Compute Graphics Society and Women in Animation have teamed up to present the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards during this year’s Spark Animation conference...

VFS Opens Largest Mo-Cap Studio in Canada

The Vancouver Film School -- celebrating its 30th anniversary this year -- has partnered with cutting-edge company Mimic Performance Capture to build the largest...

Marianne O’Reilly Named COO of Cinesite Animation

London- and Montreal-based studio Cinesite has hired industry mainstay Marianne O’Reilly as Chief Operating Officer for its feature animation studio in Quebec. Based out...

‘J’Aime les Filles,’ ‘Louise’ Take Ottawa Grand Prizes

The 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped up this weekend, culminating in the 2016 awards ceremony held at Saint Brigid's...

VFS Partners with China Art Schools

Vancouver Film School signed two novel partnership agreements with Chinese educational institutions earlier this month. President James Griffin and other VFS representatives signed a...

SPARK Festival Winners Revealed

SPARK CG Society, organizers of the SPARK Animation festival, conference and job fair taking place in Vancouver this week, announced this year’s award winners...

Student-made ‘Small People,’ ‘Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Awards

This year's Grand Prizes went to Sarina Nihei's Small People With Hats won Best Independent Short Animation, and Patrick McHale's Over The Garden Wall...

The Animag 250: Schools to Hire From

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of schools to hire from. They are: Academy of Art University — San Francisco,...

10th Edition of NFB’s ‘Hothouse’ Yields 8 Shorts

Beginning March 9, animation lovers can discover eight new short works by emerging animators with the online launch of the 10th edition of the...
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