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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.
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.
The production industry is full of hard-working, super talented individuals who all have a hand in creating some of the most spectacular productions - from film and television, to live events and corporate video - and even more. And some of those individuals are incredibly driven, successful women. We have chosen a few of the hard-working women in the production industry that lend their success secrets, tips and encouragement to other women who are striving to achieve greatness.
Q: Who was involved in creating the “America the Bluetiful” plan, and how do you plan to help publicize the initiative?A: America the Bluetiful is Sony Pictures Entertainment’s nationwide series of environmental efforts, which allow kids and their parents to meet the Smurfs as they clean up their local parks, encourage recycling, plant trees, and discover other ways to help “bluetify” our country. As part of the initiative, Sony collaborated with the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council to produce a series of new PSAs featuring characters from the upcoming family comedy The Smurfs 2. All of the work by Sony was done pro bono.On Saturday June 22, the PSAs were officially unveiled at The Grove in Los Angeles, as part of The Smurfs 2 launch event, which also introduced “America the Bluetiful.” After the launch, the PSAs will be distributed by the Ad Council to our network of approximately 33,000 media outlets nationwide, who will donate time and space to promote our message.
Dedicated to the design of compelling art and technology, Luma Pictures is an Academy Award-nominated creative studio. Formed by a group of artists with divergent interests, but an equal passion for creating standout work, Luma are involved in feature films, commercials and new media. The company’s vast credit list that includes Blockbuster releases such as Dr. Strange, Deadpool, and Prometheus.
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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.
When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that.In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are employers in the VFX business really looking for? Production studio Saddington Baynes give us the breakdown on just what it takes to make it in CG - from preferred career paths, to building a standout portfolio, and fit with office culture.
Over his 30 years in production, Alan Lennox has worked in many capacities leading up to camera operator and then specializing in Steadicam. He is currently an active member of the Society of Camera Operators, IATSE 667Toronto, IATSE 669 Vancouver and other industry associations. Alan was one of the first operators to adopt the ARRI Trinity -- the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced active electronic stabilization. He then joined ARRI as the Camera Stabilization Systems (CSS) Specialist for the Americas. Currently, Alan shares his time between supporting CSS sales, demonstrations and tradeshows and also leads ARRI’s CSS workshops for the ARRI Academy for Maxima, artemis, Trinity and Stabilized Remote Heads.
The making of a game cinematic is a large undertaking, but the end results are fruitful to creating interest in a video game. Without a cinematic it is very hard to generate the desired customer anticipation for an upcoming release. The art and elements of the cinematic are inspired by the game, but It’s more akin to a promotional short film or commercial, rather than an exact example of the finished product.