Blender Foundation’s CG-animated short film Tears of Steel will have its live premiere at a special screening hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood today (Wednesday, Sept. 26) at Woodbury University in Burbank. The short will also debut online on YouTube and www.tearsofsteel.org. The short is the fourth Blender project produced via an open vfx pipeline.Written and directed by Ian Hubert, the project was created by an international team of vfx artists in the studio of the Amsterdam-based Blender institute. The independent production was financed by the online user community of the free program Blender and was supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Cinegrid consortium, and by corporate sponsors such as Google.The film project’s primary target was intended as an incentive for the development of a free and open source pipeline for visual effects in film, using the popular Blender 3D creation software. The film itself, and any material made in the studio, will be released as Creative Commons shortly after the premiere. This concept, a true Open Movie, allows filmmakers to study and reproduce every detail of the creation process.After the short animation films Elephants Dream (2006), Big Buck Bunny (2008) and Sintel (2010) this is the fourth short created in the Amsterdam studio with crowd-funding support.
“The results are truly spectacular,” said producer Ton Roosendaal, “It’s a rare occasion to see your own city transformed with this level of visual effects and storytelling. Best is of course that we now have a complete open source pipeline for visual effect work in Blender – ranging from camera tracking and roto, all the way to color grading.”
“This was the Blender Institute’s first foray into shooting live action,” says director Ian Hubert. “So every day we were covering new ground. Shooting with the state-of-the-art Sony F65 camera, and with such a talented production crew and actors, meant that we were able to not just to make a gorgeous film, but also provide filmmakers and developers around the world with optimal reference footage.”
The film’s premise is about a group of warriors and scientists, who gather at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam to stage a crucial event from the past, in a desperate attempt to rescue the world from destructive robots.
Home Features Fashion Music Events News/Blog Contests Gallery And they’re off to Japan! TBS DigiCon6 Winners Announced
The Malaysian leg to the TBS DigiCon6 competition saw local animators working around the clock in the race to represent Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan. After judges shorlisted it to a top ten list, and a 3 week public online voting process, the race is over. Previous years saw only the top winner being sponsored a trip to Japan for the regional TBS DigiCon6, but for this year, the generous team at MSC Malaysia has managed to gather the resources to send the top 3 winners!
1st Place Origanimals by Giggle Garage
2nd Place Kitik by Bakekok Productions
3rd Place The Amazing Awang Khenit
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic television drama series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way. The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010 on the cable television channel AMC in the United States.Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.The series has been well received by critics and has received many award nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series Drama.The series has also attained strong Nielsen ratings, beating various records for a cable series, including receiving 9 million viewers for its season two finale to become the most-watched basic cable drama telecast in history.Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.Most of the story takes place in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and then the surrounding countryside of Northern Georgia, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory "walkers" (as the zombies are referred to in the show) who devour any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival against the zombie horde, and later, how they cope with members being killed and deal with other human survivors they encounter, many of whom are dangerous and predatory themselves.The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the dead walking again, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.
Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer
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Copenhagen Bombay has finalized financing for and begun production on a new animated feature film from director Esben Toft Jacobsen tentatively titled Beyond Beyond.The film is about a rabbit, Johan, who sets to find his mother and reunite her with her family, only to find her in a kingdom that is about to sink into the ocean unless Johan helps out the Feather King. The film was first presented at Cartoon Movie in Lyon in March and is the first stereoscopic feature film ever produced in Sweden.Jacobsen’s debut animated feature was The Great Bear, which was in the Official Competition Generation Kplus at the Berlinale in 2011, as well as about 45 other festivals. It was been released in more 25 countries, including France, Belgium and the Netherlands.Beyond Beyond will be produced by CB Sverige AB and Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS in co-production with Film i Väst AB and Noble Entertainment AB, and with support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute and the Nordisk Film & TV Fund.The movie will be produced in stereoscopic 3D and animated at Copenhagen Bombay’s studios in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Production began last month. It will be distributed in Sweden by Noble Entertainment AB, who has also acquired the rights for Norway and Finland. In Denmark the film will be distributed by Copenhagen Bombay Sales ApS. The film has been pre-sold to Nordic TV channels TV4 (SE), TV2 (DK) and C More Entertainment (Canal+).
After seventeen years of use eBay has today unveiled a new eBay logo for their business and services, moving away from the out-of-line letters, into a more uniform eBay logo sporting the same colours.eBay also announced today in their press release that eBay’s mobile apps have been downloaded 100 million times by users, and eBay expect’s to process over $10 billion transactions via mobile.Ebay explains a little more about their new eBay logo : “Our refreshed logo is rooted in our proud history and reflects a dynamic future. It’s eBay today: a global online marketplace that offers a cleaner, more contemporary and consistent experience, with innovation that makes buying and selling easier and more enjoyable.We retained core elements of our logo, including our iconic color palette. Our vibrant eBay colors and touching letters represent our connected and diverse eBay community – more than 100 million active users and 25 million sellers globally and growing.”
If you ever wanted to know whether it was as much fun to make Disney XD’s Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja series as it is to watch, this exclusive first-look video has the answer.Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja premieres Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET and PT on Disney XD. New episodes will air Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
The new book this month is The Art of Brave. Can obtain in the market price of RM 152.00 per copy. Author byJenny Lerew, Preface by John Lasseter, Foreword by Brenda Chapman & Mark Andrews and published by Chronicle Books San Fransisco. This is the second book i bought using Kinokuniya Bookweb. Can buy using Debit Card or Credit Card.Parcel will be post using GD Express(Gdex) Sdn Bhd Here the link http://www.kinokuniya.com/my/
Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel Cardboard is being produced as animated feature by Fox Animation, Chris Wedge’s Wedgworks and The Gotham Group. Variety reports that actor Tobey Maguire will also be involved as producer and possibly lends his voice to the film as well. Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge (Ice Age) may also step in as director.The book tells the story of an impoverished widower and his son and a cardboard box that magically comes to life as a boxer named Bill and changes their life. Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios are now in post-production on Wedge’s Epic, a 3D CG-animated action-adventure film, based on the book by Oscar-winning writer/director and producer William Joyce, which is due in May 2013.TenNapel is the creator of the videogame and 1995 animated series Earthworm Jim and Nickelodeon’s Catscratch series (2005-2006). Other TenNapel projects in development include Ghostopolis at Disney and Monster Zoo at Paramount
The Croods is an upcoming computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It will star Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman. The film is set in the prehistoric era, when a man's position as a "Leader of the Hunt" is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions like fire.The Croods is being written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, and produced by Kristine Belson.It is set to be released in theaters on March 22, 2013.As part of the distribution deal, this will be the first film from DreamWorks Animation to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, since the departure of Paramount Pictures in 2012
Disney XD has announced the premiered date for its new sci-fi comedy adventure series Slugterra. Co-produced by Canada’s Nerd Corps, the show will begin its run on Monday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. New episodes will air Monday thru Friday on the boycentric cabler.Slugterra follows the heroic journey of teen Eli Shane and his best friends, the Shane Gang, as they fight for justice in the mysterious, high-tech underground world of Slugterra. Eli is determined to follow in his father Will Shane’s footsteps, and become Slugterra’s greatest slugslinger. In order to master the art of slugslinging, Eli must collect, train and learn the art of dueling with magically powered critters called slugs, who transform into battling creatures. Eli and his team “slug it out” to try and protect the citizens of Slugterra from the evil Dr. Blakk, before he takes over this mystical underground world.The action-packed toon was created and is executive produced by Asaph Fipke and features the voice talent of Sam Vincent (Voltron Force) as Eli; Lee Tockar (George of the Jungle) as Pronto; Shannon Chan-Kent (My Little Pony) as Trixie; Andrew Francis (Voltron Force) as Kord; and Mark Oliver (Shadow Raiders) as Dr. Blakk. The fantastical series is a production of Nerd Corps Entertainment and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.On October 1st, DisneyXD.com will also launch a new game called “Battle for Slugterra,” where players guide Eli Shane through the caverns and tunnels of the underworld as he battles enemies and collects new slugs for his Slug Arsenal. On that same day, DisneyXD.com will roll out original short form Slugisodes. On Monday, October 15 the series will premiere on WATCH Disney XD simulcast and on Tuesday, October 16, the series will be available on iTunes.
The new Spanish feature Tad the Lost Explorer is gaining momentum all over the world. StudioCanal sold Enrique Gato’s 3D-animated pic to China (Leomus), Russia (Carmen), Germany (Atlas), Italy (Eagle), Eastern Europe (SPI), Benelux (Belga) and Switzerland (Impulse).El Toro Pictures’ producer Jordi Gasull told Variety that Leomus will open the movie in China on Sept. 14 on more than 2,500 screens. Gasull produced the movie with creator Nicolas Matji, Edmon Roch’s Ikiru Films, Telecinco Cinema, Lightbox Entertainment and Telefonica Producciones.A warm-hearted spoof of Indiana Jones-type adventures, the movie centers on good-guy Tad Jones, a frustrated construction worker who dreams of becoming a dashing archeologist. His fantasies become reality after he pairs up with a feisty young woman and searches for Inca treasure and fighting unscrupulous treasure-hunters.Media Networks will distribute the film in Latin America, which is based on Gato’s award-winning 2008 short Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom.Paramount Pictures released Tad in Spain last Friday in 500 theaters. According to early Rentrak reports, the film is expected to bring in close to 2.9 million euros during its first weekend of release. This will make the film on the same level as, Ice Age 4, which was the country’s second biggest opener of 2012. (Spain’s most popular opening of the year is the live-action feature Tengo Ganas de Ti (I Want You).
Fans of Cartoon Network/Lucasfilm Animation’s popular animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars can mark September 29 as the big date on their calendars. That’s when the show begins its fifth season on CG at 9:30 a.m. In addition, the first two seasons for the Emmy-nominated toon will begin their run in syndication around the country.The shadow of the dark side falls upon Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five as the series moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The big-screen action, unforgettable characters, and rousing adventure of the Star Wars Saga continues, as Jedi heroes face a galaxy of foes. Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues the cinematic saga with the equivalent of a short animated Star Wars movie each week. Season Five is filled with explosive action, exotic worlds, intriguing characters and shocking turns as several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness.For a listing of participating stations, visit www.starwars.com as the September launch approaches.