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2013 Oscars - Hollywood's disrespect for VFX artists
Written by Charles   
Monday, 25 February 2013 04:54

If you watched tonight's Academy Awards you would have seen how disrespectful the Academy was towards Visual FX artists. The Oscar was given to "Life of Pi" which was the work of Rhythm & Hues. A major FX house who had won Oscars before with a long and cialis 20 mg successful track record of servicing the motion picture and commercial animation industries. They declared bankruptcy the other day and this has thrown a big spotlight on the look here viagra for sale no proscription problems within that sector of motion picture production.

I did several projects for R&H back in the mid 1990s and as recently as August 2008. My experiences were always very positive. I had a high regard for the studio and felt fortunate to cialis no rx be associated with them. On behalf of my professional colleagues within the animation community whose magnificent and inspiring work drives the box office for a Hollywood system whose practices become more questionable with each passing day, you deserve much better treatment and consideration than what we see in the video from this evening's Academy Awards.

VFX artists protested today in Hollywood. Since my viewing of the video it's been taken down from YouTube. Here's the embedded video in homage to VFX Artists. Even though it is not currently there rest assured that it was. When it returns in its entirety I'll make it available here on AN's Frontpage. In solidarity with the VFX community...

EDIT: The entire experience is now available for all to see on Vimeo...

EDIT: It was taken off of Vimeo as well but it's resurfaced on YouTube once again. Also everything posted on Rhythm & Hues' Twitter by their community since last evening concerning this issue has been deleted and replaced with generic announcements about the where to buy viagra in scotland Oscar win.

EDIT: Here's the topic on the AnimationNation Forums.

EDIT: Once again the video has been removed from YouTube. What does that tell you about Hollywood? Let's try again. No matter how hard they try and quell the truth it will come out...

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Michael Jackson 'Lego Dance' - Annette Jung
Written by Charles   
Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:22

Animating in Germany Annette Jung has been producing many short films over several years. A 2005 graduate of the University of Film and Televsion in Pottsdam she created this bit of Michael Jackson movement using Legos. This is particularly appreciated by yours truly as I hail from the same hometown as the Jacksons and was born in the same hospital as Michael and his brothers. Here is Annette's remarkable "Lego Dance"...

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'Six Degrees' - Dennis Hall
Written by Charles   
Sunday, 24 February 2013 04:02

Here's a really nice animated commercial concept for Nike by Dennis Hall. It's called "Six Degrees of online viagra in u s Separation: Lebron James Nike Commercial Animation Test (Work in Progress).  Strong hand drawn aggressive animation that evokes dynamic energy. The coloring is order cheap levitra visa by Lunai Hirai. This looks to be the first video for a new presence on Vimeo. Looking forward to more! 

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'Knack' - PlayStation 4 - Mark Cerny
Written by Charles   
Thursday, 21 February 2013 23:36

There's a new video game on best generic viagra canada wholesale the way for Sony's PlayStation 4 console. It's called "Knack" and features a little robot type of character created to defend humanity in a war against goblins. The producer is the very talented Mark Cerny of "Crash Bandicoot" and "Jak and Daxter" fame of whom I've had the very good site cialis onlines pleasure of working with on those titles.

Here's a look at what we can expect to see in this nicely designed and intriguing video game from JapanStudio which is the in-house production and development arm for Sony's gaming divisions.

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'Fat' - Supinfocom Arles
Written by Charles   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:52

Wrapping up a successful film festival run "Fat" is now online for all to see. A graduation project from Supinfocom Arles which is an outstanding animation school in France. The short is directed by Gary Fouchy, Yohann Auroux Bernard and Sebastien De Oliveira Bispo and backed by many talented individuals. It's a whimsical look at what happens on a farm when everything starts getting inexplicably bloated. Check out the film's Facebook page and also the dedicated site for Fat.

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