Volume 36 Issue 7: (Nov/Dec 2013)

Videos:
Gravity ( 1, 2), Ender's Game ( 1, 2), Frozen ( 1, 2, 3, 4), and Free Birds ( 1, 2).
Web Extras:
Out of the World, Turkey Recipe, Grads Around the Globe, and The Golden Standard.

Features

Winter Wonderland
Artists at Disney Feature Animation set an epic, magical, musical comedy in a fairy-tale land of ice and snow.
Gravitational Pull
Visual effects artists put actors in zero gravity for two films: Gravity and Ender’s Game.
The Gold Standard
Experts in the film industry weigh in on why certain releases may catch the attention of academy voters in the visual effects and animated feature categories.
You're Hired!
What schools are doing to help their graduates land that precious job.
Birds of a Feather
Reek FX cooks up a feather system for the avian characters in Free Birds.

Editor's Note

Making a List
The Oscar race is heating up – which VFX and animated films will make the nominee list?

Portfolio

Portfolio - Dana Berry
Dana Berry is not your everyday computer graphics artist.

Products

Products
Recent software and hardware releases.

Reviews

Hewlett- Packard HP Z620
HP Z620 Starts at $1,689 (the review unit was a highly configured, high-end version) Hewlett-Packard www.hp.com
Next Limit RealFlow 2013
REALFLOW 2013 $3,995 Next Limit Nextlimit.com

Special Section

Moving On Up
The visual effects studio Digital Domain was a co-producer of the film Ender’s Game. We asked Writer/Director Gavin Hood about the impact of having a VFX studio involved in the production from the ...

Spotlight

Spotlight
PRODUCTS NewTek’s LightWave 11.6, Nevron plug-in • Dell’s M3800 mobile workstation • Side Effects’ Houdini 13 • Adobe/Maxon’s Cineware.

Web Exclusive

Grads Around the Globe
What schools outside the US are doing to help their graduates land that precious job
Anticipating Oscar
Experts in the film industry weigh in on why certain releases may catch the attention of Academy voters in the visual effects and animated feature categories.
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