Live Action / VFX

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 - 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.

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.

Box by Bot & Dolly

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.

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