We Are Royale Creates Epic Pentakill Campaign with Riot Games

[ad_1] Creative production company We Are Royale (WAR) has shared with AWN images and videos from their recent partnership with Riot Games Music, the music division of leading game publisher Riot Games, to usher in virtual heavy metal band Pentakill’s new album III: Lost Chapter, which dropped September 8 following an epic virtual concert. The …

France’s TeamTO Gets By with a Little Help from Their Friends

[ad_1] Founded in 2005 by Guillaume Hellouin, Corinne Kouper, and Caroline Souris, TeamTO is one of Europe’s leading creative animation companies. With a studio of over 300 artists, offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Beijing and Toronto, and an animation facility in Bourg-Lès-Valence, TeamTO has produced more than 370 hours of animation over the past 15 …

Dome Fest West Coming to Costa Mesa October 8-10

[ad_1] The First Annual “Dome Fest West” (DFW) will kick-off at the Orange Coast College Planetarium in Costa Mesa, CA, running October 8-10. The 360-degree film festival and conference will bring together the filmmaking community, Hollywood filmmakers, and up-and-coming immersive content creators.  The festival will screen 32 films chosen as the best productions of 2020-21, …

Don’t Miss Unreal Engine’s ‘The Pulse’ Ep 7: Real-Time Animation

[ad_1] AWN is pleased to announce the latest exciting episode of Unreal Engine’s The Pulse, its thought-provoking talk series that uncovers emerging trends in interactive technology across architecture, automotive, film & TV, and games. In Episode 7 of The Pulse, “Real-time Animation: Unlocking Story and Style,” join AWN co-founder and publisher Dan Sarto as he …

StretchSense Names Mike Riley Executive Chair of the Board

[ad_1] StretchSense (Sensor Holdings Limited) has named Mike Riley executive chair of the board. Other key additions to the board of directors and the company’s management team include Chris Komatas as chief operating officer and Charles Pludthura as chief marketing officer. The news was announced by StretchSense CEO and co-founder Benjamin O’Brien. A manufacturer of …

Mold3D Shares Windwalker Echo Unreal Engine Hero Character

[ad_1] Mold3D Studio has just shared their 3DCG Windwalker Echo hero character from the recent Unreal Engine 5 reveal video, Lumen in the Land of Nanite, available for immediate download and use in Unreal Engine 4.27 and Unreal Engine 5 Early Access. The warrior character, who was also part of the Valley of the Ancient …

Maxon’s Redshift Now Subscription-Based | Animation World Network

[ad_1] Maxon has announced a major shift in distribution of the company’s GPU rendering software, Redshift. The company is moving to a subscription only format to meet the needs of rapidly changing technology from third-party hardware and software solutions that Redshift’s functionality depends on.  The Redshift development team continually updates the software to optimize, and …

‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

[ad_1] From LAIKA and Shout Factory! the Academy Award-nominated animated films Coraline and The Boxtrolls are now available to own on Blu-ray+DVD combos, with ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings following on September 14. The Blu-ray+DVD combos new special features include “Inside LAIKA interviews with the studio’s animation team,” Never-Before-Seen Animation Test Footage, and …

DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

[ad_1] Animation and VFX studio DNEG has promoted London-based Tom Jacomb to president, DNEG Animation. Previously serving as managing director, Jacomb helped launch the studio’s feature animation division in 2014, growing the team to more than 500 employees across locations in London, Los Angeles, Montréal, and Mumbai. In his new role he will oversee further …

Nickelodeon Names Sabrina Caluori Senior VP Brand and Content Strategy

[ad_1] Nickelodeon has named Sabrina Caluori Senior Vice President, Brand and Content Strategy. In her new role, she will oversee the launches of all original shows and movies, brand strategy and execution, media buying, performance-based and lifecycle marketing, and marketing analytics. The announcement was made today by Jenny Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for Nickelodeon. Caluori …