Jon, James Cameron's producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, discusses their upcoming production of three 'Avatar' sequels. Part 1 of 2.
Chris, president of animation, digital production and visual effects at Warner Bros., talks about the key aspects of his role as a filmmaker, from assessing scripts and a film's potential marketability to bringing the right resources together in the best possible way to ensure a film's success. Part 1 of 2.
Actor, writer, director and producer Andy Serkis discusses his pioneering work in performance capture, including his role as Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' movies as well as his role as Caesar in the new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' film. Part 1 of 2.
Carl talks about his work at PDI, the challenges faced building one of the pioneering computer animation studios and how the industry's economic viability has always been an issue of concern. Part 1 of 2.
Alex, a professor at USC and renown visual development artist, explains the meaning of world building and discusses new ways of thinking in film production. Part 1 of 2.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
Jon, James Cameron's producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, talks about the evolution of High Frame Rate and other production technologies as well as the changing VFX industry economics and how technology can get in the way of good storytelling. Part 2 of 2.
Chris, president of animation, digital production and visual effects at Warner Bros., talks about the success of 'Gravity,' the extensive use of previs, postvis and techvis in films as well as the realities of the growing commoditization of visual effects production. Part 2 of 2.
Actor, writer, director and producer Andy Serkis talks about what drives his performance as a digital character such as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' as well as how and when performance capture is best used. Part 2 of 2.
Carl, co-founder of PDI, talks about challenges in animation education and how technology can be both a catalyst and impedance to creativity and good storytelling. Part 2 of 2.
Alex, a professor at USC and renown visual development artist, talks about his role as a movie production designer and his vision for the future of animation production. Part 2 of 2.
Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his group of genius friends join forces to save the world, along with his robot Baymax, in Disney's new animated feature film
Bot & Dolly's truly amazing short film, all done in camera, a combination of stunning CG imagery projected onto plain canvasses moved through space attached to motion control robotic arms.
Isaac Hempstead Wright (the voice of Eggs) and Elle Fanning (the voice of Winnie) take a behind the scenes tour at LAIKA's studio during the production of 'The Boxtrolls.'
Go behind the scenes in this featurette to see how the stop-motion artists at LAIKA brought the new world of The Boxtrolls to life by starting from scratch and making everything from essentially nothing.
An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Check out this new featurette from LAIKA's latest feature, The Boxtrolls.
Laika's next stop-motion feature, The Boxtrolls, hits theatres 9/26/14. Monsters living beneath the streets of Cheesebridge lurk about at night, stealing cheese...and children!
Richard Williams Presents ‘This Amazing Medium’ at The Academy - On October 4, 2013, presented as part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the legendary Richard Williams took to the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre stage entertaining and inspiring a packed audience in a two hour Masterclass that demonstrated once again not only his depth of insight and talent, but his unique position as an historic bridge to a bygone era of animation mastery. In this clip, he discusses his Oscar®-winning work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.