34 blog posts found matching keyword search for: 3D Animation in Iowa
Advice for Success in the Animation Realm
With clients like Apple, Marvel & McDonalds, Epic Digital knows a thing or two about how to create a successful business in the animation world. Learn the necessary skills to become a successful animator, tips to break though the industry & more.
Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:00 AM
Going Pro with Your 3D Animations: Tips to Getting the Fundamentals Right with iClone
In our age of software animation, people tend to get excited about tools, but forget to pay attention to the key elements and their work ends up not looking professional. The main purpose of sharing my knowledge today is to help change the mindset of how people animate.
Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Get Your #BTS 3D Look at ‘Pixels,’ the Short Film Turned Blockbuster
Five years ago, Patrick Jean dreamed up the end of the world in the most unique way: with Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. When Patrick Jean wrote and directed his short film “Pixels”, he always hoped his two and half minute video work would end up on the silver screen, but he never thought it would actually happen.To his surprise, it did-- and now you can get an inside look on the software used to create the film, along with his inspiration and tips.
Published on Saturday, August 1, 2015 4:39 PM
How animation can help video producers thrive in the COVID-19 era
Nike’s latest spot is proof that when circumstances force you to take a new approach, you can create something even better. It was produced using archival footage, voiceover, and top-notch copy. That’s the magic of creativity! It takes you on unexpected journeys where obstacles can become gifts. I talked to Shawna Schultz of Mass FX Media, the motion design and animation lab based in Denver, about how production houses can help clients meet their goals in light of the limitations COVID-19 has imposed on them. This is when we earn the title of a creative, right? We also talked about the skills video professionals and production houses can add to their toolbox if they want to start offering animation.
Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 1:00 PM
Pip’s Island: A Closer Look at Creating “Moving Illustrations”
Pip’s Island is an immersive theater experience for families that combines animation, live actors, live-size puppetry and interactive sets. During this 60-minute interactive adventure, the lines between physical and digital blur and kids must rely on their own creativity, imagination and ingenuity to make their way through the story.
Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 2:25 PM
Creating Award-Winning Stop-Motion
There must be water on Mars, because there are definitely mermaids there.Independent production and animation company Athena Studios recently produced the short Mermaids on Mars, a stop-motion film based on Nancy Guettier's book. In the story, a young boy named Julian is magically transported to Mars, where he tries to stop an evil Martian from destroying the last of the planet's mermaids.
Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 10:53 AM
Clockwork VFX Teams With Agency Rotter And Toys "R" Us To Win Monster 500
Monster 500, the post-apocalyptic mega-race is on, and animation/visual effects studio Clockwork VFX is the creative winner. The studio teamed with agency Rotter Creative Group and Toys "R" Us to launch the new Monster 500 brand. The result is an engaging minute-long spot consisting of beautifully detailed 3D animation. With 13 team members working for five weeks to complete the complex animation sequences, Clockwork’s creative skills, particularly their lighting, texturing and rendering capabilities -- were tested. Learn what equipment was used when creating their winning spot, along with industry trends, a partnership with Xbox and much more from Clockwork’s Creative Director/Co-Founder Jason Tomlins.
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 11:09 AM
Animating the Unknowable — Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre
While computer animation is often a crucial tool for telling a story, filmmaker Denise Ohio used 3D CGI to help her actually understand the historical event that is the subject of her documentary, Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre (2017, 105 minutes, Virgil Films).
Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:00 AM
Building A Team-Oriented Motion Graphics Workflow
A motion graphics workflow differs in a lot of ways than your traditional live-action production. Here are the differences and variations when producing a motion graphics or animation piece.
Published on Friday, June 8, 2018 9:00 AM
#AudioVisual Pros Will Stay Ahead of the Curve by Attending the 2015 Audio Video Expo in Denver
For over 20 years, AVX has brought together vendors and professionals from all across the country who specialize in video, sound, broadcast, animation, engineering, and media.
Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:35 AM
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