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Animation Effects Award Festival 2017 Speaker Program

May 22, 2017 | By
Animation Effects Award Festival 2017 Speaker Program

The Animation Effects Award Festival (AEAF) has announced speakers for its AEAF 2017′ Speaker Program, which takes place from 10am to 5pm on the 15th and 16th of August, with the AEAF awards following at 6pm on the 16th. AEAF 2017 will take place at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Australia. List of speakers,... »

Video of the Day: Deadpool Visual Effects Breakdown

May 21, 2017 | By
Video of the Day: <em>Deadpool</em> Visual Effects Breakdown

An in-depth VFX breakdown reel showcasing the behind-the-scenes efforts by the Atomic Fiction team for Fox‘s Deadpool, based on the Marvel comic character. »

SyFy’s The Magicians

May 1, 2017 | By
SyFy’s <em>The Magicians</em>

*Research and written contributions by Kevin Adams, Jenna Amico, Eric Bedwell, Patrick Clayton, Shoshana Goodman, Faye Ignoffo, Mya Jones, Carly Pepper, Danielle Peterson, and Lisa Stemmons* Though their SyFy series is now in its second robust season, the co-creators of The Magicians, executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara, had humble beginnings; the story... »

Video of the Day: “BvS Before & After”

April 7, 2017 | By

Crucial Films breaks down the visual effects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »

Visual Effects Society Launches New Publication – VFX Voice

April 7, 2017 | By
Visual Effects Society Launches New Publication – VFX Voice

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, has premiered the inaugural issue of VFX Voice, the organization’s new signature print and digital magazine. VFX Voice is a quarterly printed publication, and the web version is now live at  (To get the full magazine experience online, go to “Digital... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Contender — The Visual Effects of The Jungle Book

February 21, 2017 | By
Contender — The Visual Effects of <em>The Jungle Book</em>

When director Jon Favreau agreed to take on Disney’s The Jungle Book, he knew that extensive computer animation would be utilized. The major question was how to integrate a live-action performer — ten-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli — with computer-animated animals, and talking ones, no less, per Rudyard Kipling’s original story. “In this case,... »

Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

February 14, 2017 | By
Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

  “If you ask me,” John Cho quipped during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards, “you can’t make a movie without a camera.” His co-host Leslie Mann recounted that she made a camera-less movie once, on Broadway, and because nothing was ever recorded, had to say the words “over and over” every night, to... »

VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

February 9, 2017 | By
VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

When VES director Eric Roth took to the stage at the opening of the 15th-ever VES Awards, he told the overflowing room at the Beverly Hilton that we were all there to honor “the most amazing work the world has ever seen.” Well, okay, that does sort of leave things like the Sistine Chapel,... »

Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

February 8, 2017 | By
Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

Put on by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation’s top organizational body, the February 5 Annies, again held at UCLA’s Royce Hall, showcased the best in the many media across which animation has its demonstrable wingspan. For one, Max Karli, the Annie and Oscar-nominated My Life as a Zucchini producer, explained the 10-year journey to get his film... »

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