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  • The Making of 'Floating'

    Filmmaker Greg Jardin discusses the work behind his short film. The image above shows a glimpse of the character animation work using camera data, tracking points, and floor planes imported from Syntheyes.  Read More
  • Awards 2014

    As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to think about which films are deserving of special recognition. Awards season is here; don't miss a single beat as the march down the various red carpets begins. Stay tuned to cgw.com for the latest developments and ongoing coverage of this season's developments.  Read More
  • Secret of the Museum, Part 1

    MPC bring the museum to life for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.    Read More
  • View 2014: An Overview

    The annual VIEW Conference, held in Torino, Italy, combines the best of the region (the atmosphere, the food, the friends, the history) with the best that the CG industry has to offer (filmmakers, artists, animators, Oscar winners, Oscar nominees, founders, legends).   Read More
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Volume 37 Issue 6: (Nov/Dec 2014)

Web Extras:

Penguins: Video, Story on VFX

Interstellar: Video

Feast: Video, Story on food styling

Big Hero 6: Video

Awards Preview: Videos on cgw.com

Cloud: Story on ILM

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Modern VideoFilm Adds Magic Touch to The Book of Life Modern VideoFilm Adds Magic Touch to The Book of Life
BURBANK, CA—The vibrant, colorful worlds of 20th Century Fox and Reel FX Animation Studios’ The Book of Life set the ...
Wowing Audiences with Large-scale 6D Projection Mapping on Moving Surfaces Wowing Audiences with Large-scale 6D Projection Mapping on Moving Surfaces
TORONTO –Production Technology LLC (Protec), the largest live events production company in the Middle East, deployed ...
The Physical Nature of VFX The Physical Nature of VFX
The feature The Theory of Everything is not a visual effects film, but that does not mean that it is devoid of VFX work.
MPC Crafts Unexpected Creatures for Commercial MPC Crafts Unexpected Creatures for Commercial
Little Frill, a frustrated digital frill-necked lizard, and his housemate, the cheeky tarsier, are the latest stars of ...
Previs, Postvis Help Drive the Action in Night at the Museum 3 Previs, Postvis Help Drive the Action in Night at the Museum 3
LOS ANGELES – Proof, Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and ...
Snake Spot Aims to Charm Snake Spot Aims to Charm
“Eaten Alive” may not have completed the challenge, but the new 1-800 Contacts spot lives up to the task in “Snake,” ...
Commercial Spot Uses Mixed Media to Invite Viewers to 'Road to Berlin' Exhibit Commercial Spot Uses Mixed Media to Invite Viewers to 'Road to Berlin' Exhibit
CHICAGO and NEW ORLEANS –The principals of design-driven creative production company Sarofsky Corp. have produced a new ...
Transforming Simulation Systems through a Dose of Reality Transforming Simulation Systems through a Dose of Reality
Serious Simulations had to get real. Serious Simulations builds ambitious training systems for a range of uses, helping ...
Mirada Studios Creates Holiday Magic for Lexus Mirada Studios Creates Holiday Magic for Lexus
LOS ANGELES – Kicking off the season with its annual “December to Remember” event, Lexus and Team One partnered with ...
University of Toledo Launches Virtual Immersive Simulation Center University of Toledo Launches Virtual Immersive Simulation Center
DULUTH, GA – Barco is outfitting The University of Toledo’s new Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) ...
Artists Generate a Buzz for a Commercial Spot Artists Generate a Buzz for a Commercial Spot
Director Matthew Swanson of Epoch Films teamed with Timber to bring a buzz-worthy spot for the San Diego Zoo to life via ...
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