Digital / Visual Effects

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Alvy Ray Smith Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Pixar Animation Studios co-founder Alvy Ray Smith talks about his early work with Ed Catmull and the beginnings of Pixar. Part 1 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Alvy Ray Smith Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Pixar Animation Studios co-founder Alvy Ray Smith talks about Pixar's difficult early years and the role of Steve Jobs in the company's survival as well as Alvy's ultimate departure in 1991. Part 2 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Alvy Ray Smith Part 3

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Pixar Animation Studios co-founder Alvy Ray Smith discusses his new book and reflects back on his career with Steve Jobs and Ed Catmull. Part 3 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Kris Pearn Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation story artist and director Kris Pearn shares how he visualizes ideas and what he learned from his experiences directing ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ Part 1 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Kris Pearn Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation story artist and director Kris Pearn shares how he visualizes ideas and what he learned from his experiences directing ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ Part 2 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Marcelo Vignali Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Sony Pictures Animation visual development artist, art director and production designer Marcelo Vignali discusses the role of a visual development artist and art director on a feature film, and how he makes creative decisions. Part 1 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Marcelo Vignali Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Sony Pictures Animation visual development artist, art director and production designer Marcelo Vignali discusses the role of a visual development artist and art director on a feature film, and how he makes creative decisions. Part 2 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Rob Coleman Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Animal Logic’s head of animation, Rob Coleman, discusses his role as lead animator on ‘The LEGO Movie’ including the specific creative decisions made for the production of the movie. Part 1 of 1.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Rob Coleman Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Animal Logic’s head of animation, Rob Coleman, discusses his role as lead animator on ‘The LEGO Movie’ including the specific creative decisions made for the production of the movie. Part 2 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Rob Coleman Part 3

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Animal Logic’s head of animation, Rob Coleman, discusses his role as lead animator on ‘The LEGO Movie’ including the specific creative decisions made for the production of the movie. Part 3 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Scott Farrar Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar discusses his work on ‘Transformers 4,’ his working relationship with filmmaker Michael Bay, and how he works to bring the director’s vision to the screen. Part 1 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Scott Farrar Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar discusses his work on ‘Transformers 4,’ his working relationship with filmmaker Michael Bay, and how he works to bring the director’s vision to the screen. Part 2 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Tom McGrath Part 1

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- DreamWorks Animation writer, director and executive producer Tom McGrath discusses his career working on groundbreaking productions, the success of the ‘Madagascar’ movies, and the process of directing a major animated feature film. Part 1 of 3.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Tom McGrath Part 2

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- DreamWorks Animation writer, director and executive producer Tom McGrath discusses his career working on groundbreaking productions, the success of the ‘Madagascar’ movies, and the process of directing a major animated feature film. Part 2 of 2.

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014 - Tom McGrath Part 3

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during VIEW 2014 -- DreamWorks Animation writer, director and executive producer Tom McGrath discusses his career working on groundbreaking productions, the success of the ‘Madagascar’ movies, and the process of directing a major animated feature film. Part 3 of 3.

Professional Spotlight: Andy Serkis at FMX 2014 Part 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.

Professional Spotlight: Andy Serkis at FMX 2014 Part 1

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.

Professional Spotlight: Chris DeFaria at FMX 2014 Part 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.

Professional Spotlight: Chris DeFaria at FMX 2014 Part 1

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.

Professional Spotlight: Jon Landau at FMX 2014 Part 2

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.

Big Hero 6 - Official Trailer 1

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

Big Hero 6 - Clip 1

Hiro finds himself in the tender embrace of his cutting-edge medical robot, Baymax.

Meet The Boxtrolls Featurette

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.

The Boxtrolls Featurette - The Nature of Creation

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.

The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Teaser Trailer

In this extension of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, we meet our old friends, Kai, Gerda, the weasel Luta, and, of course, the troll kingdom -- featuring one rather ordinary princess, a band of bored soldiers, and one extraordinary love story of a king and his lost love..

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