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Siggraph: How 'The Boxtrolls' Took Stop-Motion Animation to a New Level

Siggraph: How 'The Boxtrolls' Took Stop-Motion Animation to a New Level

A trio from Portland, Ore.-based animation studio LAIKA showed on Wednesday how the studio continues to infuse the century-old art of stop-motion with new digital technology and techniques in its upcoming The Boxtrolls. The presentation was made during the CG confab Siggraph at the Vancouver Convention Center.

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3D Society Technology Awards: Disney, Arri, Prime Focus Among Nominees

3D Society Technology Awards: Disney, Arri, Prime Focus Among Nominees

A new laser projector from Barco and the Dolby Vision high-dynamic range system are among the nominees for the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society's fifth annual Technology & New Product Awards, scheduled to be handed out Sept. 24 at Paramount.

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Siggraph: Gary Sanchez Productions To Produce Animated “Henchmen” (Exclusive)

Siggraph: Gary Sanchez Productions To Produce Animated “Henchmen” (Exclusive)

Bron Studios’ previously-announced animated feature Henchmen (new teaser above) will now be produced in association with Gary Sanchez Productions.

GSP’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy are on board as executive producers and creative collaborators. Jason Cloth also serves as executive producer via his Creative Wealth Media Finance, one of the films main backers. Bron’s Luke Carroll and managing director Aaron L. Gilbert are producing.

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Siggraph: New VFX Details Revealed on 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

Siggraph: New VFX Details Revealed on 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

Prime Focus World presented an advanced discussion of its work on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For — a special project for the VFX company in that it also took a financial stake in the production while handling all of its 2,282 VFX shots. The film is scheduled to open on Aug. 22.

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Siggraph: Method, Autodesk Team Up To Develop Previs Tools

Siggraph: Method, Autodesk Team Up To Develop Previs Tools

VANCOUVER—Visual effects company Method Studios is working with software developer Autodesk to create what Method’s recently named president Marc Weigert  describes as the "Holy Grail." That is, the ability to "previsualize" an entire movie at a "low budget."

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Siggraph: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Character Rocket Raccoon Was "The Heart of the Film"

Siggraph: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Character Rocket Raccoon Was "The Heart of the Film"

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was "the greatest risk we took as a studio because it’s quite different," said Marvel's executive vp VFX and postproduction and Guardians exec producer Victoria Alonso.

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'Cosmos' VFX Supervisor Joins Virtual Reality Firm

'Cosmos' VFX Supervisor Joins Virtual Reality Firm

Rainer Gombos — a visual effects supervisor who won an Emmy for Game of Thrones and is nominated this year for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — has joined virtual reality firm 8i as its executive creative director.


Based in Wellington, New Zealand, 8i is a virtual reality technology startup aiming to develop the “next generation of 3D,” which it calls 8iVR. The company recently closed a $1 million seed investment round.

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Dolby Readying Atmos for the Home Come Fall

Dolby Readying Atmos for the Home Come Fall

Dolby’s immersive theater sound system Atmos will be ready for the home this fall.

The iconic sound company has been working with partners to develop the consumer electronics and the content to bring Atmos — a theater system that uses "objects" rather than channels to precisely place sound around a room — to home entertainment.

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Normal Heart' DP Danny Moder on Working With Ryan Murphy and Wife Julia Roberts

Creative Arts Emmys: 'Normal Heart' DP Danny Moder on Working With Ryan Murphy and Wife Julia Roberts

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Creative Arts Emmys Preview: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange' Nominees Spill Secrets on the Art of Storytelling

Creative Arts Emmys Preview: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange' Nominees Spill Secrets on the Art of Storytelling

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

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Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Reveals How Seth MacFarlance Helped Revive 'Cosmos'

Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Reveals How Seth MacFarlance Helped Revive 'Cosmos'

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Siggraph: Oculus Rift Creator Says Wider Use of Virtual Reality Is 'Inevitable'

Siggraph: Oculus Rift Creator Says Wider Use of Virtual Reality Is 'Inevitable'

VANCOUVER — Palmer Luckey
, the original creator of Oculus Rift and co-founder of Oculus VR, said that the mass adoption of augmented and virtual reality is inevitable, but it was premature to say it was here already.

Speaking Sunday during a crowded session at the annual CG conference Siggraph, he said that this area, which has had been a niche market for decades, "will not disappear again. … It will happen; it's a matter of when."

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': How the CG Characters Launched New Technology (Video)

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': How the CG Characters Launched New Technology (Video)

For VFX supervisor Pablo Helman, the key to the success of the Jonathan Liebesman-directed and Michael Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — which is projected to open in the $45 million to $50 million range this weekend in North America — was all about the performance of its four green CG martial arts experts.

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'Deepsea Challenge 3D': The Story Behind James Cameron's Dive to the Mariana Trench

'Deepsea Challenge 3D': The Story Behind James Cameron's Dive to the Mariana Trench

James Cameron, National Geographic and Disruptive LA are releasing on Friday a 3D documentary about Cameron’s record-breaking solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean that took place on March 26, 2012.

Deepsea Challenge 3D traces the building of the submersible and the nearly 36,000 foot dive to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep in the western Pacific Ocean—a very personal journey for the Academy Award winning filmmaker and National Georgraphic Explorer-in-Residence that made news around the world.

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