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Fish Out of Water
26-Feb-2015
VFX and animation house Iloura has brought SpongeBob Squarepants and his band of friends to life in the new feature film The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water.
Video Jewels
26-Feb-2015
Set to the track “Jewels” from the Young Bloods EP off of Fool’s Gold Records, the highly visual film from director Yoann Lemoine features Polish supermodel Anja Rubik and Black Atlass ...
Dinner Chat with VFX Producer Christoph Roth
18-Feb-2015
Compliments of FRANKIE GRRR (www.frankiegrrr.com) It’s about 8 pm in Wellington, New Zealand, and I’m shuffling around in my minute kitchen, slicing garlic, checking on the pasta, and scrubbing some ...
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Web Exclusives

Christie 4K Digital Projectors Reach for the Sky at Planetarium
17-Feb-2015
Christie has helped the Science Museum of Virginia create a state-of-the-art planetarium that is taking patrons across the planet and deep into the universe.
Brickyard VFX Breathes Life into Disneyland Short
11-Feb-2015
SANTA MONICA, CA – Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX recently completed the animated short film " Soar " for Disney Parks in collaboration with Director ...
Digital Alchemy – Continued
11-Feb-2015
In the January.Feburary 2015 issue of CGW, we introduced readers to the challenge of overcoming so-called software rot, which challenged Pixar and Wanderful as they embarked on a new era of ...
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News

Autodesk Offers Free Beta of Memento Reality-Capture Tool
26-Feb-2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk’s Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta, allowing users to digitize reality into high-definition 3D.
Nomad Extends Reach from Editing to VFX
26-Feb-2015
SANTA MONICA, CA — Editorial house Nomad is diversifying its business with the launch of a new visual effects and finishing division.
Stitch Expands Reach from London to LA
26-Feb-2015
SANTA MONICA, CA — London editorial house Stitch has opened a new Los Angeles office.
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Student and School News

New Supercomputer Allows for Massive Data Analysis in Less Time
26-Jan-2015
HOUSTON– The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. Used primarily for scientific and engineering work, this powerful, ...
Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Educators
3-Dec-2014
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, ISRAEL – Stratasys, a leading provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has introduced a new 3D printing curriculum for educators. The full-semester, ...
History to Come to Life in VR App and Minecraft
19-Nov-2014
The Immersive Education Initiative announced that Bent’s Old Fort, a unit of the United States National Park Service located on the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado’s Otero County, will be reconstructed ...
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SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2014 Wrap-up
22-Aug-2014
This year, the Siggraph conference was back in Vancouver, Canada. It is certainly one of the more beautiful cities in North America. The weather was great, and the conference center was right on the ...
Dell shows new tower & rack workstations
13-Aug-2014
Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance
13-Aug-2014
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GDC

JMR debuts additions to SilverStor Desktop family at NAB 2013
8-Apr-2013
LAS VEGAS — JMR Electronics, a storage solutions vendor, is debuting its latest additions to its SilverStore Desktop family of products, a complete suite of cloud ready SAS/SATA/SSDRAID solutions, ...
Tech Startup Sandboxr, Aims to be Nation's Largest 3D Printing Service, Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds
5-Apr-2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Sandboxr has announced plans to acquire enough 3D printers to effectively make it the largest 3D printing service in the US. It has launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site ...
Markerless iPi Motion Capture Available Through Steam Store
1-Apr-2013
MOSCOW — Markerless motion capture iPi Motion Capture, from iPi Soft, is now available in the Valve Steam Store.
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NAB

AMD and Adobe Collaboration Enhances Creative Cloud Workflow
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NAB 2014 – AMD’s ongoing collaboration with Adobe has yielded numerous performance optimizations for new creative functions and workflow enhancements that will be available soon to video ...
NAB 2014 By the Numbers
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Association of Broadcasters released preliminary figures for the 2014 NAB Show, the world's largest electronic media event covering filmed entertainment and the ...
Blackmagic Design Shows Off URSA Camera
14-Apr-2014
NAB 2014, LAS VEGAS – Blackmagic Design has unveiled Blackmagic URSA, a new high-end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set.
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Kickstarter

Kickstarter Haptic Device Lets Users Immerse Themselves in their Games
5-Feb-2014
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — Haptics makes a triumphant return to PC gaming with Tivitas Interactive's upcoming gaming device, Sinister, which is utilizing Kickstarter for its push into the gaming world.
CrowdIt Participants Compete for Crowdfunding Funds
29-Jan-2014
SPRINGFIELD, MO — CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), which brings business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, has announced new details related to its second launch contest, ...
Oscar-Winning Animator and Distinguished Songwriter Take On Broadway With New Musical ‘THE KISS’
15-Jan-2014
Academy Award-winning animation producer director Will Vinton and multi-platinum songwriter David Pomeranz are teaming up to produce ‘THE KISS,’ an outrageous new musical-comedy slated for an initial ...
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