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INSIDE LOOK AT "FREE BIRDS"
Q&A WITH WALTER BEHRNES, EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
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Effects Supervisor Walter Behrnes has worked in visual effects for the film industry for over ten years. He has worked on such features as "The Ant Bully," "The Spy Next Door" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles," as well as the direct-to-DVD features "Open Season 2" and "Open Season 3." From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, "Free Birds" is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. "Free Birds" tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Read More

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Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Chris DiGiovanni has played a key role in the production of some of the most successful and highly-acclaimed animated films of the last 15 years. He started his career working for MTV Studios in NYC before segueing to a career in animation. In 1994 he moved to California to work at Pixar on such hit films as Toy Story 2, Monster, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He also worked on many of the studios beloved short films while there, such as the Oscar(r)-winning, Geri's Game and For the Birds, among others. He then went moved back to the East Coast to work at Blue Sky Studios on Horton Hears a Who!, and then went on to work at Starz Animation on the animated features, 9 and Gnomeo and Juliet. Read More
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Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Chris Cartagena made his feature film debut as an editor on the Academy Award(r)-winning film, Happy Feet and is a native of Brisbane, Australia. He has also worked on various television projects over the years and was the 1st Assistant Editor on the Weinstein Company's Escape from Planet Earth just prior to joining the crew of Free Birds. From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. Free Birds tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history -- and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Read More
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Bread & Butter 3D
Bread & Butter 3D
Here's why Zax Dow created Zaxwerks and why his software is so valuable even if you already have another 3D program. 3D work can be divided into two main categories: Bread and Butter work, and Custom work. Everyone would like to get custom work but it's the bread and butter work that keeps food on your table. The big mystery here is why most people use custom software on bread and butter jobs? Do they even realize there is a difference? Doing that is like drawing animation by hand; the result can be completely custom but boy does it take a lot of time and skill to do. Read More
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Exclusive Q&A: A Conversation With Director/Animator Ian Chisholm
Exclusive Q&A: A Conversation With Director/Animator Ian Chisholm
What began six years ago as simply a "creative outlet" for filmmaker/animator Ian Chisholm, Clear Skies III, the third film in his machinima series about the space adventures of the crew aboard the battleship Clear Skies, has steadily built a huge online audience thanks to its memorable storyline and characters, and innovative use of the iPi Soft's Desktop Motion Capture system, which played an integral role in bringing Chisholm's vision to life. Read More
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PNY's Carl Flygare talks graphics cards at SIGGRAPH09
PNY's Carl Flygare talks graphics cards at SIGGRAPH09
Graphics cards play a central role in the creation of animation and special effects that artists see annually at the SIGGRAPH show (in New Orleans this year) and what consumers seem to desire more of in their daily exposure to digital entertainment, be it via the movies, video games, ride simulators, even TV. Over the last several years, artists have been pushing the envelope in what they can create with the tools that are available to them. Read More

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