News Round-Up: Monday 12th Sep 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 12th Sep 2011

For some time now, I have been doing a weekly round up of news for our own internal use at Escape Studios. I never actually thought of sharing it more widely until someone pointed out to me last week, that actually, maybe it would be useful to the people who read this blog. 

So, here is my first Weekly News Round Up. It's a mixture of Entertainment, VFX, CG, Animation, 2D, 3D and Education news which I have found interesting over the past week. It's not meant to be exhaustive, and I welcome submissions of articles which have been of interest to you.

For similar news from the United States, check out our US Blog.

Cinesite is recruiting for World War Z
from 3D Artist Magazine
Cinesite, one of the world's leading film visual effects houses, is on the look-out for new talent to join its expanding team and work on the upcoming Paramount Pictures' World War Z, which is produced by and stars Brad Pitt.

Hollywood Leaks strikes fear into film industry bosses
from The Guardian Culture
Studio bosses fear that their hold is under threat from 'hacktivists' who are leaking their jealously guarded secrets online

Lobo works with Coca-Cola for 2014 World Cup spot
from 3D World Magazine
Take a look at the latest work from The Ebeling Group’s Lobo in this great animated spot.

LumenRT 1.3 released
from 3D World Magazine
e-on software has announced an update to its real-time visualisation plug-in for SketchUp, LumenRT 1.3 Review

Introducing HIERO
from 3D Artist Magazine
HIERO provides a scriptable timeline tool for NUKE that conforms edit decision lists and parcels out VFX work to NUKE artists.

Star Wars: A New Hope for Blu-ray
from Telegraph Culture & The Arts
The landmark film saga is being re-released on Blu-ray on Monday. Matt Warman takes a look.

Wacom bridges the gap with Inkling
from 3D Artist Magazine
Inkling has been designed for sketching and brainstorming to allow artists to rough out concepts with real ink on paper, while capturing their ideas digitally for later refinement on screen.

Venice film festival awards night – in pictures
from The Guardian Culture
The landmark film saga is being re-released on Blu-ray on Monday. Matt Warman takes a look.

Toronto international film festival: what to look out for
from The Guardian Culture
The landmark film saga is being re-released on Blu-ray on Monday. Matt Warman takes a look.

Venice Film Festival warms to the Cold War
from Telegraph Culture & The Arts
The magnificent 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' led an impressive British presence at the film festival.

Short Cuts: Defective Detective
from 3D World Magazine
In issue 148 of 3D World, directors Avner Gellar and Stevie Lewis talk about their new slapstick short

Cinema's summer of smut
from Telegraph Culture & The Arts
As the summer blockbuster season draws to a close, Robbie Collin looks at the box office draws.

BFI London Film Festival 2011: essential guide
from Telegraph Culture & The Arts
Your guide to the best of the 16 days at the London Film Festival 2011 at the BFI Southbank, October 12-27.

‘Walking with Dinosaurs 3D’ to Use Cameron’s 3D System
from Animation Magazine
The upcoming BBC Earth feature Walking with Dinosaurs 3D  will employ Cameron—Pace Group’s Fusion 3D system, according to a joint announcement by the companies.

3 great 3ds Max plugins for arch-viz
from 3D World Magazine
Arch-viz is very pipeline-based, and you’ll find yourself doing similar tasks on every project – broaden your horizons and work more efficiently by checking out these three great Max plugins

Review: Autodesk MotionBuilder 2012
from 3D World Magazine
MotionBuilder has long been the go-to software for real-time and post-processing motion capture animation.

Black Magick vol II
from ComputerArts Magazine
In plenty of time for Halloween, two experimental directors have created a film in which dark elements mix with the human soul…

IBC 2011: Adobe buys colour and stereo 3D tech from Iridas
from DigitalArts Magazine
Adobe says that expects to add Iridas colour grading tools -- which include tools for working with stereoscopic 3D footage -- to its video product line.

Evolution of a 3D Artist
from Digital Media World
Richard Mans is a self taught 3D artist. He started working on the robot that became the main character of his film project 'Abiogenesis' when he first started teaching himself 3D animation in 1998 using Bryce 3D software.

Sharing the Motion
from Digital Media World
Tim Clapham is a motion graphics artist, animator and visual effects artist who channels his work and skills through many avenues.

Massive Software Launches Massive Jet
from Creative Crash
Massive Software has announced Massive Jet, a new agent 3D animation application designed to aid in the creation of large-scale, believable digital crowd shots "out of the box," with high quality and a low learning curve.

The really free schools are online
from The Independent
The internet is often scorned for its wealth of mild amusement and inconsequential distraction, but it's still an incredible source of knowledge.

Fees may fall as universities bid for extra student places
from The Independent
At least a dozen universities are planning lower the tuition fees they were planning to charge students from next September so they can bid for additional student places.

Teachers 'urged to alter results'
from The BBC
Researchers suggest that some teachers are feeling pressurised into altering pupils' marks to imply they are making good progress in class.

Teachers are part of the solution, not the problem
from The Independent
As David Cameron says, we all agree that we need a first-class education for every child.

Higher fees 'will put off 40,000 students'
from The Independent
More than 40,000 students will be put off going to university by the rise in tuition fees next year, according to a report published yesterday.

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