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On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
Render Farm Management Software Lets VFS Students Take Charge of the School's Render Farm to Create International Award-Winning Visual Effects and Animation Projects
With over 5,000 international student awards to its name, Vancouver Film Schoolpacks some serious production firepower. The leading Canadian film school's render farm has more users than those of many commercial visual effects companies, and processes more individual projects than most feature animation studios. Yet rather than requiring its own team of dedicated render wranglers, VFS's farm runs efficiently enough to be overseen by students less than a year into their studies. The trick is teaching the kids the same render farm management solution used in the world’s top productions studios, PipelineFX’s Qube!.
published 2 months ago   read more
Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto Studio
Nice Shoes Expands Internationally With New Toronto StudioCelebrating twenty years as a leader in post production, Nice Shoes is proud to announce the launch of a full service studio in Toronto opening today with the talents of creative directors Gary Thomas and Matt Greenwood, design director Stefan Woronko, senior colorist Roslyn Di Sisto, and executive producer Kristen Van Fleet. The team, joined by their colleagues from New York, will celebrate the studio’s expansion into Canada following the ADCC Awards on November 17th, with an afterparty held at the Bata Shoe Museum.
published 4 months ago   read more
Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards Shanghai
Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards ShanghaiInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has announced the latest round of additions in their Shanghai office. Summer Xie has joined as their newest producer, with Jessie Ji joining as head of marketing. The hires come on the heels of a considerable increase in business across Asia-Pacific, with Animated Storyboards (ASB) Asia commencing an aggressive growth and restructuring initiative to better serve these markets. This includes an increase in staff across all disciplines, specifically to accommodate these growth areas, with China as a key market in Asia.
published 11 months ago   read more
Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
published 1 year ago   read more
Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
published 1 year ago   read more
Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air Package
Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air Package
Canadian Children’s Network Gets a Smart, Playful Look Inspired by Imagination
Creative production studio Roger has rebranded the new Canadian preschool network Family Jr., part of DHX Television’s suite of channels. The realigned network and its French-language counterpart, Télémagino, are geared towards children ages two to five.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
published 2 years ago   read more
Seth Green and Robot Chicken studio's animations camp NOW LIVE on Vimeo
Seth Green and Robot Chicken studio's animations camp NOW LIVE on VimeoToday, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, introduced “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Camp,” a first-of-its-kind stop-motion character animation course.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for Timepop
Nice Shoes Creative Studio Beats The Clock for TimepopThumbspire, a mobile apps partner that works with mobile developers to increase their audiences via intensive data analysis, product optimization and marketing support, engaged the Nice Shoes Creative Studio to create a mobile campaign for the game Timepop. The objective of the campaign was to attract new gamers to Timepop, a game that challenges players to pop balloons in numerical order before the clock runs out. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson devised the tagline “Pop against the clock” as well as four unique approaches to illustrate the addictive appeal of the game.
published 2 years ago   read more
Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder
Craft Animations Introduces Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder
Offers Smart Tools, Powerful Effects, and Intuitive Design for Easier Paths to Advanced Animations
Animation has a reputation for being tedious and complex. That’s why Craft Animations™ is proud to announce Craft CameraFx™, a powerful new animation tool for users who’d prefer it to be simple and intuitive. Designed specifically for camera animation, Craft CameraFx presents users with a layer-based workflow that helps them create a dynamic sequence in a matter of minutes.
published 3 years ago   read more
iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
London-Based Design Animation Studio Uses Leading Markerless Motion Capture Solution To Create Realistic Slam Dunks And Other Basketball Moves
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin may be known for his impressive slam-dunk ability, but to capture those skills in 3D animation London design/animation studio We Are Formationturned to iPi Motion Capture to provide a layer of authenticity to Take On Blake – a Facebook game for automaker KIA’s Optima that allows players to create their own animated avatar and compete in a slam dunk contest against the NBA star.
published 4 years ago   read more
MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”
MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”
3D Software Cited for Superior Flexibility and Control in Creating Large Scale Stained Glass Public Art Installation at New U.S. Courthouse in Austin, Texas
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that renowned artist Clifford Ross has incorporated its acclaimed CINEMA 4D software technology in the design process of "The Austin Wall," a monumental and unprecedented stained glass work housed at the new United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Integrated into the architecture of the new courthouse, the wall stands approximately 28 feet wide by 28 feet high and weighs about 5,840 pounds, and was aided by CINEMA 4D’s fast and efficient procedural animation capabilities for a simultaneously realistic and colorfully abstract effect. The Austin Wall was unveiled on June 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
published 4 years ago   read more
Leftchannel’s PSA “The Great Plastic Purge” For Natural Resources Defense Council Screened At Brooklyn Film Festival
Leftchannel’s PSA “The Great Plastic Purge” For Natural Resources Defense Council Screened At Brooklyn Film Festival
Motion Graphics Studio Also Takes Home Silver Addy For Nationwide Children’s Hospital Out-Of-Home Project
Passionately communicating the growing issue of plastics pollution in the oceans, the two-minute animated PSA “The Great Plastic Purge,” created by motion design studio leftchannel for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was showcased at the prestigious Brooklyn Film Festival.
published 4 years ago   read more
Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” Film
Persistence Of Vision, Hollywood’s Preeminent Pre-Vis Company, Launches New “Multi-Media Content” Unit: First Projects From New Unit Include Trailer For Microsoft’s “Halo 4:  Forward Until Dawn,” Tv Spot For “Age Of Wushu” FilmPersistence of Vision (POV), Hollywood’s preeminent Pre-Vis company, with a history of working on such major motion pictures as the “Star Wars” Prequels, and entries in the “Mission Impossible” and “X-Men” film franchises, has launched a new “Multi-Media Content” Unit, it was announced today by David Dozoretz, POV president/founder. The new unit will supply POV’s creative services to producers of TV commercials, video games, webisodes, music videos, and other, non-feature film content. Initial projects from the unit include those for Microsoft, Snail Games, and Nike.
published 5 years ago   read more
Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool
Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool
Animator and illustrator Chris O’Riley continues to hone his craft and meet artistic challenges head-on, armed with the latest tools in NewTek’s LightWave 3D
Artist Chris O’Riley can never predict what his next project will be, but he is always certain of one thing: the tool he will use to achieve it. For nearly two decades, he has been tackling various animation and illustration assignments from major news outlets and advertisers, growing and expanding as a digital artist, using NewTek’s LightWave 3D.
published 5 years ago   read more
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