How Google Made Its First VR Film, ‘Pearl’

SIGGRAPH 2016 may have come and gone, but as awards season continues, we cannot get enough of the details behind some of the most buzzed-about projects. Google’s “Pearl” from esteemed director Patrick Osbourne continues to make waves and it is … 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

Behind ‘Borrowed Time’

This summer, the 43rd annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival awarded the animated short “Borrowed Time” its prestigious “Best of Show” award. As the end-of-year awards season approaches, our team sat down with the film’s directors to learn more about their filmmaking … Continued

‘Finding Dory’ Production Facts You May Not Know

This summer, SIGGRAPH 2016‘s Production Sessions program brought in some big names to help attendees peek into the minds behind major studio productions, including the brilliant team for Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Pixar Animation Studios brought along a massive panel made up of … Continued

A Festival for the World: Innovative Animation at SIGGRAPH 2016

Cosmos Laundromat © 2016 Blender Foundation When it comes to SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival, there’s always more than meets the eye. The leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators, the festival has … Continued

Meet the Winner of the Spirit of SIGGRAPH Character Design Contest

Design: courtesy of Mario R. Nagamura for SIGGRAPH 2016 SIGGRAPH 2016 invited artists and designers from around the world to create a character design that embodies the excitement and energy of the SIGGRAPH conference. Our winning “Spirit of SIGGRAPH” design … Continued

5 Tips for Creating a Winning Character Design

This year, the “Spirit of SIGGRAPH” is in your hands. SIGGRAPH 2016 has invited artists and innovators to create a character design that embodies the synergy of the conference and reflects the energetic and inventive spirit present in the fields of … Continued

Inside the Minds Behind ‘Inside Out’

“Inside Out” is the fifteenth feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and the third film by director Pete Docter. On Tuesday, 11 August 2015, a panel of the brilliant team behind the film came together to share with SIGGRAPH 2015 what … Continued

Netflix & Binge: 10 Titles to Spark Creativity this Holiday

The holidays are upon us which means … MORE TIME AT HOME. If you plan to relax this holiday season with a blanket and some Netflix, we support you. And, we have a few suggestions for artistic masterpieces that, if … 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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