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Bringing CG Apes to Life

ACM Computers in Entertainment correspondent Chris Davidson and VFX legend Joe Letteri talk about Weta Digital's work on the blockbuster movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Joe Letteri on the VFX of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interview by Chris Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Hosts a Night With Chris Landreth

On Wednesday, May 14, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host an evening with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Chris Landreth. The event will include a screening of Landreth's short film "Subconscious Password," presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.

Interview with Artist Rick Sternbach

Space artist Rick Sternbach has created illustrations, graphic displays and ship designs for some of the most beloved works of science fiction ever produced.

Academy Honors Scientific & Technical Film Achievements
By Kristy Barkan. Interviews by Lindsay Coryne. Photography by Erin LK Reeve, except where otherwise noted.
Spotlight on Art: A Chat with Star Trek Artist Rick Sternbach

Not many people can say that they've taught Scotty how to fly a spaceship. Or shown Captain Picard the basics of using a Macintosh computer. In fact, Rick Sternbach is the only person I know who can.

Director Alfonso Cuarón Honored by Visual Effects Society

Gravity. Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros.

Today, the Visual Effects Society announced director Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its prestigious Visionary Award. Cuarón was selected for his remarkable achievements in the field of cinematic arts, not the least of which being his pivotal role in the creation of the year's most celebrated film, Gravity.

Richard Williams' The Thief and the Cobbler Screens for the First Time

Canadian animator Richard Williams worked on his film "The Thief and the Cobbler" for nearly three decades, its completion and screening delayed time and time again by production woes and lack of funding. Though some portions of the film were combined with work from other animators and released as “The Princess and the Cobbler” and “Arabian Knight,” to this day, the original version has never been publicly screened.

10 Finalists Announced in the VFX Oscar Race

Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" is one of the VFX Oscars contenders. Image Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros. 

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the titles of the 10 films that remain in the running for the 86th Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. 

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