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Anim Talk & Jobs & Pixar & The Biz

Pixar’s Recruiting Team Shares Invaluable Information During Twitter Q&A Session

Via Pixar Post Twitter has become one of the most unique social media tools allowing its user base to have a digital connection to people and companies that they admire the most. On Monday, December 19, the Pixar Recruiting team held a very informative Twitter Q&A session – answering more than 100 questions in just over an hour.  If these types of Q&A sessions sound familiar – you’ll remember that director Andrew Stanton and most recently director Lee Unkrich both…

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News & Sony Imageworks & The Biz

Katzenberg Possible Replacement for Michael Lynton at Sony Entertainment

17via The Wrap Michael Lynton dropped a late Friday bomb on Hollywood in the form of his resignation as CEO of Sony Entertainment and Corporate Executive Officer of Japan’s Sony Corporation. After 13 years at the top of the Culver City, California lot overseeing both Sony’s motion picture and music businesses, Lynton announced he would be concentrating full time on his position as Snapchat’s board chairman in six months time. While the coming days will shed light on why Lynton departed,…

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News & VES Awards & VFX

15th Annual VES Award Nominees

Via Jeff Heusser,  FX Guide, January 10, 2017 Nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards were announced today by the Visual Effects Society. Nominating panels were held in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles. On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) will commence January 21st, followed by the Awards to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Congratulations to all the Nominees: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Doctor…

Behind the Scenes & Disney & Geek Stuff & Simulations & VFX

Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney’s ‘Moana’

UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics. “In general, the animators and artists at the studios want as little to do with mathematics and physics as possible, but the demands for realism in animated movies are so high,” Teran said. “Things are going to look fake if…

3D Printing & Animated Commercials & Animated Shorts & Behind the Scenes & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Stop Mo

Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift

Our new Christmas advert tells the charming tale of a hard-working and devoted dad who comes up with an ingenious plan to make sure he can be with his family for Christmas. Beautifully animated for the screen by award winning director Sam Fell, the story is told via an original, joyful and humorous song ‘The Greatest Gift Is Me’, voiced by British actor James Corden and composed by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie, a comedian, musician and producer who…

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Anim Talk & DreamWorks & Outsourcing & Overseas Production & The Biz

DreamWorks Animation Faces 170 Additional Layoffs

From AWN: Cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast, and just two months after the studio eliminated 200 positions at its Glendale campus and in its distribution and consumer products operations. DreamWorks Animation will lay off 170 more employees at its Glendale campus in January, according to a report by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast earlier…

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Perfect World

Credits: Katie Melua – Perfect World, from the new album In Winter. Perfect World – written by Katie Melua and Joel Harries Video directed by Karni & Saul, Sulkybunny Productions P&C 2016 BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd Thank you Rebus Renderfarm for their support Links: Websites: katiemelua.com sulkybunny.com Twitter: @katiemelua @krispykarni Facebook: katiemeluamusic Instagram: katiemeluaofficial karni_and_saul Directing duo Karni and Saul. Male and female also partners in crime and life. We have been working together since 2002, merging an atmospheric…

2 1/2 D & Animated Commercials & CG & Inspiration

The Girl and the Cloud

More here… Three Ireland – The Girl and The Cloud In 2014, Dublin agency BOYS & GIRLS helped Three Ireland tell the heart-warming Christmas story of one little girl’s ‘Perfect Surprise’, when her Dad brought her back her very own snow cloud. This year’s campaign continues that story and imagines what came next – in an animated storybook form. This charming 2min 50″ film illustrates the ensuing friendship between Anna and her cloud ever since that memorable Christmas morning. For…

2 1/2 D & 2D & Animated Television & CG & Inspiration

Koji ID

On a wondrous planet filled with unique creatures and alien life, a young boy begins a journey to discover his past, his purpose, and his role in defeating the evil that plagues his world. KOJI IS AN ANIMATED SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT AT WOLFBAT STUDIOS. PITCH MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT WOLFBATSTUDIOS.CONTACT@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.…

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2016 CTN Animation Expo Highlights

Highlights from the 2016 CTN Animation Expo on Saturday, November 19 in Burbank, California. Featuring footage from live demonstrations conducted by James Lopez (Hullabaloo), Russ Edmonds (The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and Andreas Deja (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Also features Bob Scott (Cats Don’t Dance, The Prince of Egypt) and Tom and Tony Bancroft (The Lion King, Mulan).   Read more……