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Travelers Insurance Dog Finds Peace of Mind with CG Help from motion504 - 08/31/11

Chopper, the lovable-but-anxious dog who goes to great lengths to protect his prized bone, makes a comeback in a new campaign for Travelers Insurance with CG help from broadcast design & animation company motion504.   Created by ad agency Fallon, the four spots, "Cat Burglar," "Stolen Bone," "Puppy Love," and "Soapbox Car," follow a similar theme as Chopper frets about guarding his bone until peace-of-mind comes in the form of the Travelers red umbrella.   To view the "Cat Burglar" and "Stolen Bone," please visit: http://motion504.com/work/travelers/    "After shooting four commercials for Travelers, and with little time to finish, I looked to mot... Read Full Story

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CHARGED STUDIOS' Animated Film, FALLING UP Honored by Brooklyn Film Festival - 06/22/11

                                                                Charged Studios' team at the Brooklyn Film Festival event on June 12th:                                      (left to right) Adam Miller, DP, Djuna Wahlrab, Director, Adam Pierce, EP, Will Pike, Pro... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Sweeps 2011 Telly’s 6 Awards For 3D/FX -Top Honors for Ferrarri - 06/17/11

Artistic Image, (AI) the multi award-winning full-service creative/production/CGI company, swept the Telly Awards for the third consecutive year, garnering six awards in the 3D + Graphics Category for a mix of innovate design-driven work. Partner and director of animation + design Ed Dye helmed each project, raising the creative bar with AI’s seamless concept-through-completion collaborative approach, which tapped into the company’s full scope of design, CGI, 3D modeling, animation, live-action production, editing, compositing and color correction services.The Atlanta-based firm took home top honors for its photorealistic animated/CGI multi-screen series of short films for Fer... Read Full Story

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Editor Diego Panich, Wild(child) NY, Cuts Global Lipton Tea Global Campaign - 05/10/11

New York: Editor Diego Panich, represented in US major markets by Wild(child) NY,  was recently called upon to lend his talents to  ‘Join The Dance,’ a global spot for Lipton Ice Tea featuring its dancing spokesperson, actor Hugh Jackman and a cast of over 150. The commercial for DDB/London  was shot by acclaimed director Luciano Podcaminsky, (@Radical/Stink, NY) who filmed it on the world-famous beaches and streets of charming villages of Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay. Panich, an award-winning international editor, met the task of creating a pace and tone that heightens the impact of the commercial with his masterful fusion of a spe... Read Full Story

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CHARGED Produces A High-Impact Spot For The Brady Campaign Targeting Gun Control - 05/12/11

New York: A new 30-second spot for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, produced by Charged Studios, challenges the phrase “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” Delivering a no-holds-barred message against those slippery semantics, the spot asserts a strong opening argument: “A magazine that allows a gun to fire 32 shots in 16 seconds is only good for one thing: killing a lot of people – fast." Charged Studios’ team took the spot from script to final ad in five-days. They designed and built the set in studio and worked as a collaborative unit to meet the tight deadline and still deliver an innovative, compelling spot. The commercial features a m... Read Full Story

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Charged Studios Produces A Compelling Spot Supporting A Woman's Right To Choose - 04/03/11

Charged Studios, the award-winning production company, met the challenge of creating an attention-getting national TV spot for MoveOn.org, and turning it around in time to make waves in the middle of a current national political debate.  Working on a tight schedule, their team took the live-action national commercial,  "We Won't Go Back," from script through the design, set construction and production in 36 hours, accommodating the limited availability of star talent with a shoot in LA the next day.  The one-stop New York-based company then edited, color corrected and created original music for the spot, and delivered it a day later, allowing national media outlets, in... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Creates A Design-Driven Graphic Package For The 2011 Oscars - 03/09/11

Atlanta: Artistic Image, which garnered top honors at the Telly Awards for the design-driven Oscar packages they produced for TNT-LA in 2009 and 2010, recently completed three graphic packages for The 83rd Annual Academy Awards. AI tapped into its full roster of high-end services - from production to 3D modeling, animation, editing, compositing and color correction – to execute their complex concept, which took three-months to complete. The Atlanta-based company’s collaborative team of multi-disciplined talent was tasked with the challenge of bringing a first-person, 3D feel to this year’s campaign, while still maintaining the classic ‘Oscar look’ that has... Read Full Story

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Michael Victor Takes PLAY To Next Level With New Live-Action Production Division - 03/04/11

Hollywood: PLAY, the award-winning creative on-air editorial house dedicated to the craft of creating promos, has launched a live-action production division. Michael Victor, founder of the five-year old Hollywood-based company, has announced the addition of full-blown creative shoot capabilities tailored to provide networks working with very limited promos budgets (that traditionally dictate a design/FX-driven approach) with an affordable alternative that takes their spots to the next level.  Known for its bold artistic aesthetic and seamless integration of creative, graphics, editorial, music, audio and HD finishing services, PLAY has established itself as the go-to company for c... Read Full Story

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One Fine Day Designs Eloquent Video Sequences For National Museum - 02/12/11

NEW YORK, NY -- The much anticipated opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, which the New York Times recently noted ''sheer ambition gives the museum immediate importance,'' features two powerful feature video sequences designed by One Fine Day, the six-year-old design/visual effects studio led by Creative Directors Nathalie de La Gorce, Chris Haak and Executive Producer Tom Bayer. EMMY-Winning filmmaker David Grubin directed both videos. For de la Gorce, who led the One Fine Day creative team for this pro-bono project, the intricately designed 2-plus-minute sequence entitled “Purim” that is part of the exhibit looking at the American Jewish... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos - 02/11/11

  Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos Created For  The Ferrari Museum At Ferrari World, The Automaker's   Exhibit At Dubai’s New High-End Theme Park Artistic Image, the multi award-winning CGI, animation, live-action house, has built a world-class reputation as the creative resource for bold, innovative spots and video content for the auto industry. Recently, Ferrari tapped the Atlanta-based company’s talent to create an animated video to showcase in a permanent installation at The Ferrari Museum, part of Ferrari World, the auto company’s expansive exhibit at Dubailand, the high-end, billion dollar... Read Full Story

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CRASH+SUES TAKES THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR BEST BUY - 12/20/10

                         The Award-Winning Creative Post House’s Recent Upgrade Of Its Color Services With The                                                   New Digital Vision-Based Color Suite - And The Experience + Skill Of                 ... Read Full Story

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Studio 108 Collaborates On An Innovative Cross-Platform Campaign For Childsavers - 11/23/10

                                                          The Four Spots Integrate A  Seamless Bridge        From a Tradition Broadcast Commercial To A Web Spot That delivers A Long-Form Documentary-Style Story Recently Studio 108, the full-service production, editorial, and audio company, joined forces with Burford Advertising to create and inventive series of two-part... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Contributes Spectacular Visual Effects to TRON: Legacy - 01/18/11

Prime Focus Contributes Spectacular Visual Effects to TRON: Legacy   Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 18, 2010—Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has contributed more than 120 visual effects shots to the much-anticipated Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures stereoscopic release TRON: Legacy.  The film, which is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, hit theaters on December 17, 2010.   TRON: Legacy tells the story of Sam Flynn (Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Bridges); a man once known as the world's leading video game developer. Wh... Read Full Story

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Artistic Image Scores A TELLY For TNT/LA Movie Club Package - 07/13/10

VAtlanta:  Artistic Image co-founder Ken Soons recently directed and edited two shoots containing packaging of more than 250 promos, bumps, opens and How-Did-They-Do-That segments for TNT Latin America’s new wrap around show, TNT Movie Club. The campaign, which was created for South America, recently garners a Bronze Award for ‘Entertainment’ at the 2010 Telly’s. "Each shoot contains an enormous amount of material, with packaging for 12 movies with 15 to 20 promos, bumps and informational features for each film, which were shot twice - once for the program's Spanish broadcast and then again for the Portuguese market," says Soons.  "The level of collabora... Read Full Story

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INTAKE STUDIO/WICHITA TAKES LAUNCH OF ITS KANSAS CITY DIVISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL - 10/04/10

INTAKE STUDIO/WICHITA TAKES THE RECENT LAUNCH OF ITS KANSAS CITY DIVISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A MOVE TO LARGER SPACE AND THE SIGNING OF A TOP-TIER TALENT ROSTER Motion Graphic Artist Brian Simpson in  Intake Studio's new Kansas City-basedone-stop design, production, VFX, animation, editorial boutiqueKansas City: Intake Studio, the multi award-winning Wichita-based boutique specializing in the TV commercial arena, began testing the waters in Kansas City with the launch of a satellite office late last year.  The feedback that the annex has attracted confirmed that the division has found a niche in the Kansas City advertising community, so Intake president, Troy Lott decided it... Read Full Story

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Intake Studio Blurs The Lines Between A 3D World + Reality For Golf Warehouse - 09/01/10

WICHITA, KS  – Intake Studio, the visual effect, animation, production and editorial boutique, was chosen by Armstrong Shank to produce, shoot, create visual effects, edit and composite a nation television campaign entitled 'My World' for The Golf Warehouse and its specialty website, BaseballSavings.com. The advertising agency's collaborated with Intake Studio on eight FX-driven spots promoting the online catalog retailer’s equipment, apparel and accessories, which utilized a fusion of cutting-edge production and visual effect technology to bring home the client’s message. Troy Lott, president of Intake Studio, and the commercial production company&rsquo... Read Full Story

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Royale Celebrates 3rd Anniversary - 08/24/10

Studio Stays On Top with Global Multimedia Work & Thriving Client Partnerships   Motion design & production studio Royale is excited to celebrate its third anniversary this summer. Founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by Partners Brien Holman, Jayson Whitmore, and Jen Lucero, Royale has created world-class, original content for commercials, music videos, multimedia, and broadcast design, as well as graphics packages for live environments. The studio’s ongoing success is bolstered by its ability to listen and collaborate wholeheartedly, to bring a healthy dose of inspiration and humor, and to integrate artistry, design and production into its projects. To view Royale&rsquo... Read Full Story

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BIGSMACK Boosts Science Channel’s New Show 'Large Dangerous Rocket Ships' - 08/10/10

Nothing says ‘guy-fun’ like rocket science and the possibility of things blowing up. Those two elements are conveniently combined in Science Channel’s new show 'Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships.' Ahead of its July 5 premiere, BIGSMACK, the live action/design studio led by Creative Director Andy Hann, created promo spots (:30 and :60), and a comprehensive toolkit for Science Channel producers for use in future teasers, bumpers, promos and more.Part reality show, part competition, Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships centers on rocket enthusiasts from around the country who gather every year in Lucerne Valley, CA for the ultimate event in competitive rocketry. Contestants launch hom... Read Full Story

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The Core Unleashes Lego World Cup Fury - 08/02/10

The Core has created an original spec spot for Lego, which inspired by the high-octane energy of the World Cup. The studio recently won a Telly Award for its large-scale, outdoor branding work for Yahoo!, which appeared on the Walgreens building in New York’s Times Square. http://www.thecore.la/legoworldcup/ Lego was a project to show off The Core’s full range of capabilities as a creative production studio. Impressive modeling, well-executed animation and gorgeous renders set to an over-the-top audio score are perfectly in tune with the fun and excitement that was experienced during the World Cup. “We want our clients and potential clients to experience quality 3D c... Read Full Story

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TracyLocke's Green Label Art Campaign Unites P-Rod, Pendleton & Shilo - 06/30/10

NEW YORK and LA JOLLA, CA.-(June 30, 2010)-The filmmakers from U.S. creative production company Shilo (www.shilo.tv) are very proud to announce their role in producing an engaging new broadcast/web spot for Mountain Dew's new Green Label Art Shop Series campaign.  This project was directed by Shilo's Evan Dennis, who worked in close collaboration with creative director David Hohman, art director Campbell Hooper and their colleagues from integrated marketing agency TracyLocke to create compelling content authentically supporting Mountain Dew's innovative campaign and the all-star talents assembled. The :30 broadcast/web spot promotes Mountain Dew's new signature product design ... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Completes Post Production on ‘America The Story of Us' - 04/23/10

(April 23, 2010) – Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has teamed up with TV production company Nutopia and the History Channel to post an epic 12-part series titled “America The Story of Us,” an overview of American History from the pilgrims to President Obama. The series is being described as the first comprehensive television history of the country since Alistair Cooke’s 1972 series “America: A Personal History of the United States.” The first episode which airs on Sunday, April 25 in the US will be introduced by President Obama who will tell viewers that an examination of the turning points in the nation’s history “rem... Read Full Story

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Custom Film Effects Helps Transport “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” From Page to Screen - 03/23/10

Animators Combine Traditional and CG Techniques to Give Movement to Iconic Drawings Custom Film Effects, a long-time provider of visual effects services for feature films, handled all of the visual effects and animation work for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a mostly live-action adaptation of the first book in Jeff Kinney's illustrated kids' novel series. 20th Century Fox released the film, which opened March 19th. Image Courtesy of Custom Film Effects and 20th Century Fox To create the movie's 200 visual effects and animation shots, CFE Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Dornfeld (also the company's founder) supervised on set in Vancouver, and brought the film's Animation Supervisor, Mike Mu... Read Full Story

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Method Studios Hires Patrick Davenport as VP Operations - 03/09/10

-- VFX veteran formerly executive producer at Image Metrics and Digital Domain -- Santa Monica, CA – March 9, 2010 – Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Method’s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York. “There is a lot happening at Method right now, and we are thrilled to have Patrick join our team to help steer new initiatives,” commented Gabby Gourrier, Senior Executive Producer, Method. “Having produced visual effects for both commercials and features, Patrick ha... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Handles DI for “Sympathy for Delicious” - 01/22/10

Feature to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival; Nominated for Grand Jury PrizePrime Focus, a global visual entertainment services group, has completed digital intermediate work on “Sympathy For Delicious,” the highly-anticipated directorial debut from actor Mark Ruffalo. Featuring a star-studded cast including Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Ruffalo and writer/producer Chris Thornton, the film makes its world premiere January 23 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film follows wheelchair bound DJ “Delicious” D (Thornton) as he fights to survive life on the mean streets of LA, makes his entrée into the world... Read Full Story

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Weareflink Adopts Prime Focus Software’s Krakatoa on CCTV ‘Ink’ - 12/02/09

High-Volume Particle Renderer Helps Animate Paint Brush Strokes for Ambitious TVC via Chinese Advertising Agency MMIA Motion design studio weareflink opened its doors in Hamburg, Germany in spring 2009. The company’s founders, Executive Producer Andreas Lampe and Director/Motion Designer Niko Tziopanos, bring an impressive design pedigree to the fledgling shop, with a reel that showcases an ability to blend live-action and CG, and a unique specialty animating liquid ink. Through its Paris-based production company Troublemakers.tv, which represents weareflink for the French market, weareflink caught the eye of Chinese ad agency MMIA, which was lo... Read Full Story

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Brickyard VFX Lends a Hand to Sprint for “Pass the Pixi” - 12/01/09

Artist owned and operated, bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently completed compositing, color grading, and CG work on a new spot for Sprint’s webOS Palm Pixi – a smartphone that falls squarely into the ‘for fun’ camp. Titled “Pass the Pixi,” the spot was directed by the Snorri Brothers of The Cartel for agency Modernista! and first aired November 17 in North America.  Set to Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets” track, the spot sets a sunny, high-energy vibe where the Pixi is the center of the social universe.  The sleek device holds center screen throughout and is shot from the user’s perspective, instantly changing its function and look to ser... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus VFX Adds Sparkle to ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ - 11/19/09

Contributes 175 Shots to Chris Weitz-Directed Follow-Up to Hugely Successful ‘Twilight’ Film Prime Focus VFX, formerly Frantic Films VFX, has completed 175 visual effects shots for the Summit Entertainment release, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" directed by Chris Weitz. Prime Focus contributed a majority of the film’s most frequently featured visual effects, including CG water, atmospherics, CG matte painting and environment work, and the “Diamond Skin” effect on Edward and the other vampire characters. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is based on the popular series of novels by Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and hits theaters Nov.... Read Full Story

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Troika Design Group Shines a Spotlight on Polsky Films - 11/18/09

One of Hollywood’s hottest producing duos turns to Troika to rock its theatrical debut Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency for media and entertainment companies, has been tapped by Polsky Films, an independent feature film production company, to produce its signature logo animation. The production tag debuted at the LA premiere of Werner Herzog’s “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” starring Nicolas Cage.Polsky Films is an independent production company specializing in feature film development based on profound and edgy literary material. The studio turned to Troika Design Group for its expertise in developing memorable and co... Read Full Story

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Prime Focus Names Mark Intravartolo Creative Director, North America - 11/18/09

Prime Focus, one of the world’s leading visual entertainment services groups, has named Mark Intravartolo Creative Director for North America. Based in Hollywood and reporting to Prime Focus President of Worldwide Visual Effects, Michael Fink, Intravartolo will drive the company’s efforts to expand its services, team, and client base in television visual effects. Mark joins Prime Focus from Modern VideoFilm where notable projects included effects for “Grey Gardens,” “John Adams,” “Taking Chance,” “Max Payne,” “Tropic Thunder” and nine seasons of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. A veteran visual effects artist and editor, Intravartolo has contributed his ... Read Full Story

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Digital Domain’s Game Face for ‘Assassin’s Creed II’ - 11/16/09

Digitally Enhanced Faces of Assassin’s Victims Haunt Viewers in Commercial for New Ubisoft ReleaseDigital Domain forces viewers to stare deep into the faces of the freshly deceased in “Eyes,” a television commercial for “Assassin’s Creed II,” the new third-person action-adventure video game from Ubisoft. Directed by Andrew Douglas of Anonymous Content via ad agency Cutwater, the spot demonstrates Digital Domain’s expertise in working with the contours of the human face. But instead of creating a fully computer-generated version à la The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Digital Domain applied digital production techniques to give the live-action actors a haunting, hyper-photorealis... Read Full Story

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Blur Studio Reels In Animation for Goldfish® Crackers Campaign - 11/12/09

Blur Studio recently completed a ten-spot series of commercials for Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers via Young & Rubicam, NY. The campaign is entirely computer generated and was directed by Blur’s Leo Santos. This work represents the campaign’s fourth season featuring the adventurous animated Goldfish characters, and is the first time the campaign presents a progressive story arc spanning 10 commercials. At the end of Season 3, “Gilbert” is separated from his friends when he gets sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. Season 4 is dominated by the search for Gilbert by his Goldfish pals.  “We selected Blur for Season 4 because we wanted an entire season of episodic s... Read Full Story

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Ingenuity Engine Transforms Chris Brown in ‘I Can Transform Ya’ Music Video - 11/11/09

Boutique visual effects studio Ingenuity Engine has collaborated once again with director Joseph Kahn on a futuristic new music video for R&B singer Chris Brown’s track “I Can Transform Ya,” the first single off his forthcoming album Graffiti (due Dec. 8). Ingenuity Engine created a VFX-intensive and hyper-stylized world for the video, which premiered Oct. 27th and features Chris Brown, producer Swizz Beatz and rapper Lil Wayne as they deconstruct and shapeshift into sports cars, armored tanks, helicopters and other objects.       Ingenuity Engine has had a longstanding relationship with Kahn, having previously worked with the director on the C... Read Full Story

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VICON House of Moves Animates Final Boss Fight Battle Sequence for 'WET' - 11/02/09

    VICON House of Moves was involved in creating the animation and providing motion capture services for the recently released highly cinematic video game, WET, published by Bethesda Softworks.  WET, developed by Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M), is a highly-stylized third person shooter that seamlessly blends gun play, sword kills and over-the-top acrobatics to create the ultimate interactive action experience. The game allows the player to shoot anywhere, anytime with the freedom to shoot while running, sliding down ladders, sliding across the floor, or performing any number of acrobatic moves. Featuring an ironic mix of humor and violence, unique... Read Full Story

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Spike Jonze, Moxie Pictures,Tool of North America & Deutsch LA Embrace Dtrain FX - 10/15/09

VFX House Completes Work on "Where the Wild Things Are"&Short Film "We Were Once a Fairytale;" Commercial Projects for Snapple and ComcastVenice, CA - (October 15, 2009) - For Dtrain FX, autumn marks the culmination of one hot summer. The prolific VFX house, led by acclaimed VFX Artist Ben Gibbs and VFX Supervisor Dan Connelly, recently wrapped up a series of notable projects: "We Were Once a Fairytale," Spike Jonze's poignant short film featuring Kanye West, is slated to hit the proverbial iTunes shelves; in the commercial realm, the whimsical "Big Day" for Comcast (via Goodly, Silverstein&Partners), directed by Tool of North America's Geordie Stephens, momentarily reminds us it is n... Read Full Story

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THE PAST IS FUTURE AGAIN - ZOIC STUDIOS SALON SERIES - 10/01/09

Zoic Studios is proud to present the first in a series of exclusive salon presentations. On Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm, please join us at our Culver City studios for an in-depth discussion of steroscopic imaging. Leslie Ekker, Zoic's award-winning VFX supervisor, will host a talk with 3D media expert Franklin Londin. Franklin has been shooting 3D photos, creating 3D Cg animations, and executing 3D multimedia projects for over 12 years. In an intimate salon discussion environment, Franklin will share his experience with stereoscopic image creation, both photographic and digital. With the recent surge of interest in stereoscopic production, it's important for entertainment industry profe... Read Full Story

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motion504 Invents ‘Kinetic Type’ for AICP Minnesota Show Reception Sponsor Reel - 10/01/09

Minneapolis, MN -- (October 1, 2009) -- Minneapolis broadcast design&animation studio motion504 recently completed the reception sponsor reel for the Minneapolis screening of the AICP Show: The Art&Technique of the American Commercial, which takes place tonight at the Guthrie Theater. The inventive title sequence created by motion504 introduces each reception sponsor through a cinematic narrative that imagines the craft of “moving type” via mechanical gadgets that look as if they were built a century ago. Led by Creative Directors Scott Wenner and Amy Schmitt, motion504 helmed the entire project, start to finish: concepting and storyboarding; direction of the live-action shoot; 2D&... Read Full Story

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DENTSU AMERICA AND ZOIC STUDIOS UNITE TO PRODUCE EDDIE WISE FOR NISSIN - 09/08/09

Los Angeles, CA - (September 8, 2009) -- On Friday, August 28, audiences were introduced to Eddie, a unique, animated spokesperson for Nissin Chow Mein who was brought to digital life via a rich collaboration between advertising agency Dentsu America and digital production company Zoic Studios. The commercial features the voice of preeminent actor James Hong (Blade Runner, Mulan, Kung Fu Panda).To view the spot please visit: http://www.zoicstudios.com/#/creations/latest/118-nissin-noodle/Dentsu America approached Zoic Studios as a creative partner to develop the animated Eddie character and oversee the commercial's production as a whole. Working from the agency's written character biograp... Read Full Story

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See Behind the Scenes of "Spider-Man 3" at SIGGRAPH 2007 - 08/01/07

Ground-breaking discussions will occur as the leading artists on "Spider-Man 3" will reveal the creative challenges and technical achievements in creating the triple threat of the movie's dangerous villains at SIGGRAPH 2007, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held 5-9 August 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Imageworks produced fully articulated, performing CG characters entirely composed of dynamically generated particles and fluids. These digital characters, which embodied key-framed performance animation, interacted with... Read Full Story

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BLIND MIXES POLITICS AND PIRATES FOR BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS - 08/20/09

Santa Monica, CA, August 12, 2009: Bicoastal production/design studio Blind applies a scissors-and-glue effect to popular films and TV shows in vivid new 3D animated :30s, including “TV Plus RR” and “Triple RR” for Bright House Networks out of Fry/Hammond/Barr, Orlando, FL.  The playful spots are 30-second glides through worlds of ‘hidden CG’ paper cutout such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Daily Show, sports and rock ‘n’ roll imagery.  “We’ve been big fans of Blind’s work for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to work together,” said John Logan, creative director and copywriter at Fry... Read Full Story

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Zoic Helps Sears Pop With New Fall Fashions - 09/26/07

To highlight the Sears new Fall fashions, Agency Y&R turned to the talents of director Joel Pront of Believe Media and visual effects house Zoic Studios to transform the Sears Book into an animated pop up experience.  To accomplish this unique presentation, fashion models were photographed on green screen in the latest looks of the season. Additionally, thousands of still photos were taken by Pront and turned into the magical environments by the Zoic team that fill the book pages so that as the pages turn, the environments change. The unique blending of 2D photographs and 3D environments is a contemporary interpretation of the childhood delight of pop up books in a truly breakthr... Read Full Story