LA Mobile Entertainment Summit teams with Korean animation and licensing trade show KMCM USA

Unicomm, a leading event management company, along with The Bob Dowling Group announced that KMCM USA 2010, a Korean government-supported trade show will co-locate on Wednesday, December 8th with the inaugural LA Mobile Entertainment Summit, scheduled for December 7-8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. Sponsored by the non-profit Korea Trade-Investment Promotion …
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Warner Premiere to debut first of its kind ‘visual music album’ featuring U.K. band

FilmFetish reports that U.K.-based band One Eskimo and Warner Premiere have created an innovative new musical experience that brings a musical album together with groundbreaking animation and story to offer music fans a fully immersive musical and visual storytelling experience. The brainchild of lead singer Kristian Leontiou, The Adventures of One Eskimo is a visual …
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SIGGRAPH 2009 announces call for submissions

SIGGRAPH announces the 2009 Call for Submissions for contributors and volunteers at the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 3 – 7 August 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Showcasing works by some of the most creative artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists across the …
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Acme Filmworks Provides Thought-Provoking Animated Films to the Responsibility Project

Acme Filmworks will be creating animated film shorts that bring to life the theme of personal responsibility and the decisions that confront people trying to “do the right thing” for Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project. These films are showcased on The Responsibility Project’s online community, which is an interactive Web site that delivers unique content tied …
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Maxon delivers fully-loaded new version of Cinema 4D and raises bar for 3D animation excellence

MAXON Computer today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 11 (R11), the next generation of its highly acclaimed 3D animation software suite. The super-charged release is packed with advanced capabilities that deliver dramatically improved ease of use and workflow, image quality and integration into any production pipeline. CINEMA 4D R11 highlights include a non-linear animation system, new …
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Immersion launches new products for animation industry

Immersion, a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced four new products and services for the motion capture (mocap) and animation industries. MicroScribe Connections for Autodesk Maya Software “MicroScribe Connections for Autodesk Maya provides an amazingly intuitive and robust user interface,” said John Walsenko, a digital arts instructor. “The system lets you …
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Facial animation solution for film industry

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation solutions to the entertainment industry, is offering visual effects and film studios access to a portion of its facial animation technology for the first time. The new performance transfer solution, now in beta, will enable select studios to incorporate the power of Image Metrics’ facial animation technology …
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Cartoon Network and Adult Swim on your phone

ICO Global Communications announced today that it has reached agreements with Turner Broadcasting to provide content from the Cartoon Network and Adult Swim for use in ICO’s alpha trials of its mobile interactive media service, known as ICO mim. ICO mim is a fully interactive mobile video, navigation and emergency assistance service powered by the …
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Jason Bourne techniques to be revealed at Motion 2008

Well, if you’re looking for martial arts tips – sorry, you won’t find any at the upcoming Motion Conference, However, you will see how screen graphics were created for The Bourne Ultimatum. If that’s of any interest at all. You will also learn techniques for innovative greenscreen VFX. Discover how Disney and Nickelodeon animators are …
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Spore experts to share animation techniques at SIGGRAPH 2008

Technical content presented at SIGGRAPH 2008 will feature the techniques behind the animation development in Spore, the latest interactive video game due to launch worldwide in September 2008. Spore, produced by the makers of the popular Sims games, is an internet-based game that allows users to create a species of creatures, grow them from cellular …
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New StrangeCo art products to premiere at Comic-Con

In addition to a variety of special San Diego Comic-Con exclusives and product premieres, including those pictured, Strangeco will be celebrating the launch of the new book Wonder Women of America, featuring otherworldly images of ladies dressed for ComicCon including a party at the Jade Theater. For more info about the ‘strange’ art products from …
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GoAnimate your business

GoAnimate.com is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community. The site offers simple to more advanced innovative features that provide users with a multitude of possibilities for customizing their animation and will constantly be enhancing and adding …
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Animation magic explored by award-winning creator Eric Goldberg in new book

Eric Goldberg, the pioneering, award-winning animator-director whose cartoon magic has graced such classics as Disney’s “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Fantasia/2000” and “Hercules,” has harnessed the essence of cinema’s most beloved form in a new book, Character Animation Crash Course! (Silman-James Press, Los Angeles; publication date September 2008). He will hold his first book signing at Comic-Con International …
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