Next week in Madrid, industry figures will gather to discuss the cutting edge of animation production.
February 25–26 sees the culmination of the second edition of Next Lab, an initiative to promote the use of vr, xr, and ar tools, as well as video-game rendering engines, in animation and vfx production. Participants came in January with an embryonic project, and over a six-week bootcamp they developed it using vr tool Quill (for animation and modeling) and Unreal Engine (lighting, editing, and camerawork).
The 11 finalists have now been announced. There are four shorts, four series, and three features, hailing from five countries: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Israel. Watch clips in the video below: