Hayk Manukan & Moolt Films (The Ricky Gervais Show, Monster High, Teen Titans Go, UMIGO) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 for its 11-minute short, Abo & Karo: The Mini-Movie! The deadline is Sept. 20th. Read more
After a successful crowdsourcing campaign, Acme Filmworks’ 17th Annual Animation Show Of Shows will have its first theatrical distribution, beginning Sept. 24th at the ArchLight Hollywood (full playdates here). Read more
September 2, 2015
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Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) has another Oscar-contending short with Taking Flight, inspired by Radio Flyer wagon inventor Antonio Pasin. Read more
September 2, 2015
in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Cinematography, Crafts, Events, Movies, Production Design, Shorts, Sound, stop-motion, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production
Keynoters Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Randy Thom (The Peanuts Movie), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life) and Shannon Tindle (On Ice) join guest speakers Scott Carroll (The Peanuts Movie), Michael Kurinsky (Hotel Transylvania 2), Kim White (Inside Out), and Richard Starzak and Paul Kewley (Shaun the Sheep Movie) at the upcoming the VIEW conference in Turin, Italy, Oct. 19-23.
In the second “Conversations with Sound Artists” podcast from the Dolby Institute and the Soundworks Collection, Rob Krekel & Phillip Kovats of Naughty Dog Studios discuss the challenges of the upcoming Uncharted 4 (listen to a clip below). Read more
The comeback of motion picture film will literally get its biggest boost yet with the Ultra Panavision 70 release of celluloid defender Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War Western The Hateful Eight.
Watch the new trailer for the signature edition of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant, celebrating its 16th anniversary, premiering in the TIFF’s kid section and coming to select theaters Sept. 30 with two deleted scenes (most likely including “Robot Dreams”). Read more
Pixar in a Box, a free online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process, goes live on KhanAcademy.org. The first year will focus on math, to be followed by science, computer science, arts, and humanities. Read more
Rosenwald, the fascinating doc about Jewish millionaire/philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, opens this weekend in LA. He was owner of Sears, who during the Jim Crow era funded more than 5,300 black schools in the deep south and was responsible for educating intellectuals and artists that would later become crucial political and cultural leaders. Inspired by the late Julian Bond (whose father and uncle were both Rosenwald fellows), Aviva Kempner (Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg) sheds light on this silent partner of the pre-civil rights movement, who was influenced by Booker T. Washington (above with Rosenwald) and Rabbi Emil Hirsch.
The Dolby Institute and the SoundWorks Collection have launched a series of 10 “Conversations with Sound Artists” podcasts, kicking off this week with Randy Thom, Skywalker Sound’s director of sound design. Thom discusses what makes great soundscapes with the Dolby Institute’s Glenn Kiser and the influence of Apocalypse Now on modern sound design (listen to a clip below). Read more