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2014 CG Student Awards Winners

The CG Student Awards continue to grow at an astounding rate, doubling last year’s entry total to 650, piling on sponsors, tripling their site traffic and matching more talent with studio internships and employment. Have a look at the winners here. [Watch]

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The Frontiers of 3D: Blur vs Digic

Reviewing the best trailers from last month’s E3 event reminded me of a quiet but important rivalry between two studios hammering on the boundaries of 3D filmmaking: Blur Studios in Los Angeles and Digic Pictures in Budapest, Hungary. Both studios take commissions for commercials and other genres of [Watch]

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Aardman “Flight of the Stories”

Director Darren Dubicki and the Aardman crew show off their non-Wallace & Gromit side projecting impressionist illustrations onto 3D geometry to create this :90 centerpiece of the multi-platform campaign to promote the Imperial War Museum London and commemorate the First World War Centenary in the UK. [Watch]

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Fabrice Le Nezet: “Mother”

London designer/artist/filmmaker Fabrice Le Nezet, whose work explores the intersection of architecture, fashion and toy design, describes his enigmatic new animated CG short “Mother” as a “poetic journey through a surreal world – a small tribute to modern architecture, isometric video games and sci-fi [Watch]

Trollbäck and The Mission for AICP 2014

The annual AICP ad orgy in NY is a classy, multi-day affair inducting exceptional TV spots and other branded motion work into MOMA’s permanent collection.

The 2014 Next Awards Show open (above) created by Trollbäck + Company and the AICP Sponsor Reel (below) by Venice VFX studio The Mission both reflect the upscale and creative nature of the audience while taking very divergent approaches to tone and technique:

T+Co’s open included seven screens, generative coding, live-action and traditional 2D/3D animation complemented by five LED cubes and an LED curtain surrounding the main projection screen. The mission on the other hand takes a straight up CG approach, crafting a surreal, elegant and minimalist piece from Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Flame, Adobe CC and V-Ray.


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Behind the Scenes with MPC on Assassins Creed, Black Flag: “Defy”

MPC won the only VFX Film Craft Gold Lion handed out at Cannes this year for this complex and ambitious :90 Assassins Creed, Black Flag: “Defy” spot directed by Adam Berg at Stink thru the Sid Lee agency in Paris. Have a look at how MPC’s VFX team, led by Franck Lambertz and Fabian Frank pulled it off, then watch the finished spot below.

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