Book of This Month

Another new book this month is Hikayat From The Ancient Malay Kingdome. Publish by Utusan Publication & Distributors. Author by Ninotaziz. Can obtain in the market price of RM 60.00 per copy. 

Chapter I : The Epics of a Millennia (Sulalatus Salatin , Hikayat Malim Deman, Hikayat Hang Tuah, Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, Hikayat Awang Sulong Merah Muda, Syair Siti Zubaidah Perang China, Hikayat Panji Semirang, An Ode to Huminodun )

Chapter II : Seven Royal Princesses ( Puteri Gunung Ledang, Tun Teja, Hang Li Po, Puteri Sa'dung, Mayang Sari, Mahsuri, Puteri Santubong )

Chapter III : From The Ancient Arts Wayang Kulit & Mak Yong ( Hikayat Maharaja Wana, Dewa Muda, Anak Raja Gondang , Raja Besar Ho Gading )


Obama Gets the Star Treatment at DreamWorks

President Obama talked about the economy, praised DreamWorks and got the inside scoop on two of the studio’s upcoming movies, during his visit to the Glendale campus.
“I’m going to ask Jeff if maybe I can work here,” Obama said to the crowd outside the studio. It’s a great place to work, but all of you have friends and family who aren’t as lucky. A lot of people are still struggling out there. Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy. The difference between what we can do and other countries is enormous. This is one of America’s economic engines. Not just DreamWorks, but Disney, Warner, Universal and others.”
Earlier today, the president observed a mo-cap scene for the June 2014 feature How to Raise Your Dragon 2, in the company of director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold. “That was wonderful,” the POTUS said. “Coming to a theater near you!”
He was accompanied on his VIP trip by topper Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of the president’s top supporters. He then sat in a recording of the studio’s holiday 2014 feature Home, with two of the sci fi fantasy’s stars, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons.

“How’s the banjo playing?” Obama asked Martin, who had performed at the White House before. The popular actor told the president that it had “the biggest thrill of his life.” Without missing a beat, Obama responded, “That’s how I felt about it…I told Michelle: ‘Biggest thrill of my life. Inauguration, nothing, Steve playing banjo, that was big.’”
Home director Tim Johnson described the movie to Obama as “an alien invasion film told entirely from the alien’s point of view.”
“Well where did we go?” Obama asked. Johnson explained, “Humans are put on a preserve in the movie.” Obama asked, “Do they feed us?” The helmer responded, “Mostly ice cream,” and Obama offered an approving look, per the Los Angeles Times.
The president was then treated to a clip of the one of the film’s aliens, mouthing an audio clip of Obama speaking at an official event.
“Happy Thanksgiving, everybody, welcome to the White House,” the alien said in Obama’s voice, which made the president laugh. “Now that’s good, I’ve got to get that clip…That will impress the girls. That’s wonderful.”
Tim Johnson then offered to animate Obama’s next State of the Union address, before the president observed the actors recording some lines in a studio booth.
Outside the studio’s Glendale campus, vfx professionals held a peaceful rally, wearing green (for the color of green-screen) and held signs to protest tax incentives that took visual effects work away from California and to offshore studios.
This has been quite a historic event as it marks the first time a sitting president of the U.S. has visited an animation studio.


Book of This Month

The new book this month is 3D Artist issues 60 : CG mastered. Publish by Imagine Publishing Ltd. Can obtain in the market price of RM 39.90 per copy. CD also comes with free content.


The Nut Job

The Nut Job is an upcoming 2014 Canadian 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. It is written by Lorne Cameron and Peter Lepeniotis, starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Liam Neeson, and Brendan Fraser. The film is based on the 2005 short animated film Surly Squirrel by Lepeniotis.The Nut Job will be released on January 17, 2014 by Open Road Films.Plot Set in fictional Oakton, The Nut Job follows the travails of Surly (Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut-store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a complicated adventure.


Planes : Fire & Rescue

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. 


Book of This Month

The new book this month is 3D Artist issues 59 : Professional VFX Secret. Publish by Imagine Publishing Ltd. Can obtain in the market price of RM 39.90 per copy. CD also comes with free content.