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"Home," Starring Rihanna, Is The First 3D Animated Film Starring A Black Character
We had a black president TWO TIMES before we had an animated 3D movie with a black character as the lead: In November, DreamWorks' Home , based on Adam Rex ’s book The True Meaning of Smekday , will be the first. The film features Rihanna's vocals portraying a teenage girl named Tip, with Jim Parsons lending his voice to an alien named Oh. Read More

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Grammar of the Shot
Grammar of the Shot
Chris Bowen and Roy Thompson have written a useful theory and practice book called "Grammar of the Shot". This isn't just a handbook for beginning directors, but for cameramen of all types. When we are talking about visual construction, it's important that we have the proper language to describe exactly what we want. Whether we are directors, directors of photography, visual effects coordinators, animators, or other creatives who discuss what the composition of a frame might look like, this is your rosetta stone. Read More
Interview:
Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Chris DiGiovanni has played a key role in the production of some of the most successful and highly-acclaimed animated films of the last 15 years. He started his career working for MTV Studios in NYC before segueing to a career in animation. In 1994 he moved to California to work at Pixar on such hit films as Toy Story 2, Monster, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He also worked on many of the studios beloved short films while there, such as the Oscar(r)-winning, Geri's Game and For the Birds, among others. He then went moved back to the East Coast to work at Blue Sky Studios on Horton Hears a Who!, and then went on to work at Starz Animation on the animated features, 9 and Gnomeo and Juliet. Read More
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Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Chris Cartagena made his feature film debut as an editor on the Academy Award(r)-winning film, Happy Feet and is a native of Brisbane, Australia. He has also worked on various television projects over the years and was the 1st Assistant Editor on the Weinstein Company's Escape from Planet Earth just prior to joining the crew of Free Birds. From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. Free Birds tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history -- and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Read More
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INSIDE LOOK AT "FREE BIRDS"
INSIDE LOOK AT
Effects Supervisor Walter Behrnes has worked in visual effects for the film industry for over ten years. He has worked on such features as "The Ant Bully," "The Spy Next Door" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles," as well as the direct-to-DVD features "Open Season 2" and "Open Season 3." From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, "Free Birds" is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. "Free Birds" tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Read More
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Q&A with MONIKA SAWYER
Q&A with MONIKA SAWYER
Monika Sawyer has specialized in creating the feather and fur on animated characters for many years. She first carved out this very unique position working as a fur and feathers specialist on a variety of animal characters for such animated films as the Ice Age series, Rio and Horton Hears a Who!, where she first met and worked with Free Birds director Jimmy Hayward. From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. Free Birds tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history -- and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. The film opens nationwide on November 1st. Read More
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A Look Inside Free Birds 3D Production
A Look Inside Free Birds 3D Production
It was no simple "turkey trot" for the Free Birds crew that was tasked with bringing feathered characters to life for the big screen. First and foremost, the challenge was to make turkeys - which are not typically considered the most attractive of birds -- look appealing. Writer/director Jimmy Hayward contends, "It was important for the audience to care about our turkeys and believe that they could actually be thrown into a big sci-fi adventure. But first we had to make sure the audience would want to look at them for the length of a feature film." Read More
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What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?
What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?
News spotlighting the struggles within the visual effects industry, as well as comments from professionals and independents within the entertainment industry, inspired me to write an article based on my own work experience. I've been in front and behind the camera, along with the back-end of post-production, and many places in between. I feel compelled to write about what I currently see happening to the visual effects industry along with the production and post-production worlds, and why the industry is going through rough times.
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Product Review:
Monsters run Rampant
Monsters run Rampant
Rampant Design Tools have created a series of images for post production FX in the past. Their newest offering is just in time for the Halloween holiday. MonsterFX Undead provides a series of images that you can use in post for video or still photography. Read More
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Grabbing motion with iPiSoft
Grabbing motion with iPiSoft
This weekend, I jumped into putting together a motion capture PC. It?s nothing big, but the right amount of gear to get the motion capture portion of the workflow done. I?ll be using Microsoft Kinect cameras in conjunction with iPiSoft?s software to capture the data ? from there, anything is possible. Read More
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Hollywood Film Awards To Honor 'Monsters University' And 'Pacific Rim'
Hollywood Film Awards To Honor 'Monsters University' And 'Pacific Rim'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney-Pixar's Monsters University will receive the Hollywood Animation Award and Warner Bros.' Pacific Rim will receive the Hollywood Visual Effects Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards -- the first awards show of the 2013 season -- on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton. Read More

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Modbook is back. But is it more than it's previous incarnation? I reviewed the original modbook a few years ago.  It was a new concept then, and Read More
 
 

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