Tag: Weta Digital

AEAF announces this year’s winners

AEAF announces this year’s winners

Animation, Events
The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held on August 16 in Sydney with an entire day dedicated to speakers of top visual effects and the animation industry hailing from Animal Logic, MPC, Weta Digital, ILM, Iloura, The Sequence Group, Buck and Rotor Studios capped by the evening’s Awards Night networking event, screening and ceremony. Now in its 18th year, the AEAF received more feature films VFX category entries than ever before ultimately giving away the Gold Award to Weta for War for the Planet of the Apes, Silver to MPC and again Weta for The Jungle Book and Bronze to ILM for Kong: Skull Island. In another section of the animation/VFX artistic spectrum, this year, the TV Series children category was dominated by toon contenders with Sticky Pictures annexing the Go
Weta Digital starts VFX work of Avatar sequels

Weta Digital starts VFX work of Avatar sequels

Headlines, VFX
Visual effects studio Weta Digital has started work on the four sequels of James Cameron’s Avatar, one of the highest-grossing films ever. The Wellington, New Zealand-based Weta Digital was very recently in the limelight for its motion-capture work on War for the Planet of the Apes. “What Joe Showtime, CBS Television Studios Letteri and Weta Digital bring to these stories is impossible to quantify,” said Cameron, referring to Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor. “Since we made Avatar, Weta continued to prove themselves as doing the best CG animation, the most human, the most alive, the most photo-realistic effects in the world,” he added. “The depth of talent at Weta is impressive and the culture of excellence is one that matches how we do things at Lightstorm,” observe
The Rookies announce this year’s winners for their international student awards

The Rookies announce this year’s winners for their international student awards

Education
The Rookies have announced this year’s winners for their international student awards. As a matter of fact, the Rookies received 8,725 digital projects created by 2,752 students from more than 80 countries worldwide. Over 600 academic facilities encouraged their students to submit work and compete for the hotly contested School of the Year title, while students battled for Rookie of the Year, Game of the Year, and Film of the Year titles. This year students also competed for Studio Internships and Academic Scholarships. The official categories for 2017 were: Animation, Architecture, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality, Web & Mobile, Film of the Year (Visual Effects, Animation, Film
This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

Animation, Events
This year, the 12th summit, conferences and International Film Festival Animayo, that will be held on the  paradisiacal island of Gran Canaria from May 2 to 6 this year, is to be dedicated to the women folk. The organisers of the said awards have announced a programme entirely dedicated to women working in animation, visual effects and video games. The week’s activities will pay tribute to great talents of these industries, focus on work by women, and foster the growth of opportunities for and representation of women in these fields. While events across the world are increasingly spotlighting women’s contributions and challenges with special programming, Animayo has decided to go full-bore to demonstrate that work by women in the audiovisual sector is important and remarkable enough t