How They Did It: Technicolor Talks Birdman


Now that the Academy Awards are over and Birdman won best picture, it can be revealed that Technicolor developed a new DI methodology for carrying out Alejandro González Iñárritu's bold, single-take experiment. This involved layering final color down on top of

New SPECTRE Vlog Hints at Plot Point


Sam Mendes reveals that Bond still hasn't buried his past in the new SPECTRE vlog. Director Sam Mendes chimes in on why he came back for a Skyfall sequel in a new vlog, explaining that SPECTRE is the second part of a story that continues to link James Bond's

Trailering Frozen Fever


Watch the new trailer for Disney's delightful Frozen Fever short (screening in front of Cinderella on March 13). While we wait for a sequel to Disney's Oscar-winning blockbuster, Frozen, enjoy some animated and musical fun as Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf attempt to

How They Did It: Technicolor Talks Birdman

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Now that the Academy Awards are over and Birdman won best picture, it can be revealed that Technicolor developed a new DI methodology for carrying out Alejandro González Iñárritu’s bold, single-take experiment. Read more

New SPECTRE Vlog Hints at Plot Point

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Sam Mendes reveals that Bond still hasn’t buried his past in the new SPECTRE vlog. Read more

Trailering Frozen Fever

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Watch the new trailer for Disney’s delightful Frozen Fever short (screening in front of Cinderella on March 13). Read more

Oscar Winners Interstellar, BH6 FMX Bound

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VFX and animation Oscar winners Interstellar and Big Hero 6 will be part of FMX’s Lighting & Rendering track (overseen by Pixar’s Christophe Hery), which will also include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Read more

Immersed in Blu-ray: Oscar Winner Big Hero 6

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Disney’s Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 is now available in a stunning Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector’s edition from Disney Home Ent. Read more

Backstage at the Oscars: Birdman Soars, Disney Sweeps

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Here are some of the craft and animation highlights backstage last night at the Oscars, topped by Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki taking home his second consecutive cinematography award for the single-take Birdman experiment, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar winning the VFX prize, and Disney’s surprise animation sweep with Big Hero 6 and Feast, continuing the momentum from last year’s Frozen.

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Ranking the 5 Oscar-Nommed Animated Shorts

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It’s a great field for animated shorts featuring a winsome canine, a heroic pig, a vinyl record that spins like a time machine, and two lovely tributes to growing up and adulthood. Read more

10 Oscar Animation Takeaways from the Nominees

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This year’s annual round-up of animation Oscar nominees at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater provided a few personal insights into “How They Did it.” Read more

Spinning the Oscar-Nommed A Single Life Short

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The dark horse Oscar short contender comes from Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, and Markieke Blaauw: three young partners who run a Netherlands-based design studio (Job, Joris & Marieke). Read more

Jorge Gutierrez Talks Untitled Kung Fu Space Western

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It’s great news that Reel FX and Jorge Gutierrez are continuing their partnership after The Book of Life with the Untitled Kung Fu Space Western, which concerns a charming outlaw teaming up with a funny, ragtag crew of rebel bandits to save their galaxy. Read more

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