New York studio Thinko believes that its Mr. Puppet Animation System could change animation production.
A photoreal animated character stars in Robert Rodriguez’s new mega-budget action film.
“They wanted to record and copy all my moves into a digital library,” says Li. “They could own [my moves] as an intellectual property forever.”
A fully-animated cg character leads the cast of “Alita: Battle Angel.”
It’s “The Jungle Book”…again.
A look at the steps involved in “Ready Player One”’s virtual production paradigm.
A nine-part sci-fi video series illustrating a post-apocalyptic digital multiverse.
A look at how ILM and Andy Serkis’ Snoke continued to evolve during production on the latest “Star Wars” film.
The Apple iPhone X is turning out to be a much more powerful tool for animation artists than anyone could have imagined.
Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” is a lot more animated than you may think.
“[It’s] misguided to even consider nominating an actor for a performance unless you’re also gonna nominate the part of the vfx team behind it and the vfx supervisor because that is a joint effort.”
Andy Serkis’ newest lie: animators aren’t part of the production process for the characters he performs.
How the “Transformers: The Last Knight” vfx crew crafted a new kind of transformation for the franchise’s fifth outing.
Just how do you give a Star Wars droid a personality?
New Zealand is poised to enter the Academy Award race this year with “25 April,” an adult-skewing animated feature about World War I.
Find out how Double Negative created a battle sequence between skeletons and invisible creatures in Tim Burton’s latest film.
Music video for The Chemical Brothers “Wide Open” featuring vocals by Beck and dancer Sonoya Mizuno.
An experimental animation using motion capture data set to Autolux’s song “Change My Head.”
He’ll stop asking for an Oscar when he gets an Oscar.
The Golden Globes, awarded annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., has revised its rules for the animated feature category. The winner of the category has gone on to win the Oscar in six of the last seven years.
Like its predecessor, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” opened in third place at the U.S. box office. The new film, however, grossed only $18 million, or 19% less than the opening of the first “Planes.”
Actor Andy Serkis may have changed his tune somewhat from earlier this spring when he insisted that animators do nothing but add ‘digital makeup’ on top of his acting.
The animated feature “JOYFLUID” opens in a limited number of IMAX 3D theaters in Mexico this Friday. The Mexio City-produced motion capture animated film was directed by Alejandro Rodriguez Huerta and made by the Rodriguez Brothers Animation Group.
“Entertainment Weekly” has published a piece on the upcoming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” without once mentioning the terms ‘animation,’ ‘motion capture,’ or ‘performance capture.’
Our post on Andy Serkis’s inflammatory rhetoric about the limited role of animators on his motion capture performances generated a robust, often heated, discussion in the comments. By far, the most informative comment was provided by 3-time Oscar winner Randall William Cook, who was the animation supervisor and designer at WETA on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy that was released between 2001 and 2003.
In his never-ending quest to be recognized as a serious thespian, character actor Andy Serkis continues to minimize the role of the animators who make his performances possible. With each interview he gives, Serkis seems to do more and more of the work, and the animators less and less. About the only thing Serkis doesn’t do at this point is build his own motion capture rigs and provide his own craft services.
Performance-capture actor Andy Serkis (Tintin, Lord of the Rings, Rise of The Planet Of The Apes), who recently directed second unit on …
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Michael Bay, Jon Favreau, Ray Liotta, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel all participate in this Funny or Die video about the latest developments …
“Billy Dare” gets a mysterious note from “Zmekberg” to meet him in the Uncanny Valley. The latest installment of Ruben Bolling’s comic …
Spielberg says its “animation”. The Academy says it isn’t. I say the characters are creepy looking – but it feels like a fun …
Our first glimpse of Spielberg’s (and Jackson’s) mo-cap Tintin movie. They are still afraid to show us their faces – and I’m still not …