LAIKA’s Steve Emerson Talks Career and ‘Kubo’

Awards buzz is brewing and “Kubo and the Two Strings” has now grossed nearly $70 million worldwide. What was the production process for the film like? Peak into the mind of VFX Supervisor Steve Emerson, who recently sat down with us … Continued

Jury’s Choice: The Making of ‘Cosmos Laundromat’

© Blender Foundation | gooseberry.blender.org SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Jury’s Choice winner “Cosmos Laundromat – First Cycle” — originally code-named “Project Gooseberry” by its Blender team — is one of the most unique projects the festival has seen. Why? … Continued

Bogotá ACM SIGGRAPH 2016

en español aquí Bogotá ACM SIGGRAPH has become one of the largest animation and visual effects (VFX) events in Latin America, counting more than 6,000 registered attendees in 2015 alone. Over the past six years, with support from the Ministry of Communications Technology (MINTIC), … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016: A Recap

photo credit: Jim Hagarty Photography SIGGRAPH 2016 has concluded its 43rd annual event with strong attendance from around the world. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24 – 28 July 2016. … Continued

Celebrating a Decade of Animation: Looking Back at LAIKA

  “Some might call it mad. Some might call it magic. We call it LAIKA.” On December 15, 2015, LAIKA officially celebrated ten years of cutting-edge, stop-motion films. A longtime SIGGRAPH conference supporter, LAIKA has shared its eccentric cinematic journey … Continued

Production Sessions at SIGGRAPH: Why We Love Them

Image credit: “The Book of Life” courtesy of Reel FX Creative Studios SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions Chair Mikki Rose took a stroll down memory lane with former Production Session Chairs Roy Anthony, Jerome Solomon and future Chair Emily Hsu. They … Continued

Star Wars: A Look Back with ILM Veteran Jeff Light

Photo credit / source: www.movpins.com It had been a long time since the last Star Wars movie when George Lucas came back to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). He came back after “Jurassic Park” showed him what could be done in … Continued

Comic Strip to Feature Film: Behind ‘The Peanuts Movie’

A team of over 500 people at Blue Sky Studios tirelessly worked to bring the classic Charles M. Schulz comic strip to life in its new, feature-length film: “The Peanuts Movie.” The day they made the big announcement that we were … Continued

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