News Round-Up: Monday 16th Jan 2012

News Round-Up: Monday 16th Jan 2012

After an interesting last week in our Los Angeles studios, I have come back to what seems to have been a week dominated with announcements about the state of our education system. But my round up of news is not just about education news, and this week, there is news about what the London Olympic stadium is going to look like, details of Cinecite's internship program and lots more...

How to create realistic cuts in ZBrush
from 3D Artist Magazine
Expert Ted Lockwood teaches us how to use ZBrush 4 to create an open wound with stitches over flesh…

How to use Unity 3: a free tutorial to get you started
from 3D Artist Magazine
Unity is a free game engine for everyone. It's free because Unity Technologies want people to be able to use it to make money, so when you download the free version of Unity 3 you have the license.

Visualhouse creates teaser film to promote soon-to-be world’s tallest building
from 3D World Magazine
At 1km high, the proposed Kingdom Tower will be the world’s tallest building. Watch it being brought to life in 3D in this ninety second promotional film by visualhouse.

Framestore builds 3D London 2012 Olympic stadium
from 3D World Magazine
See pictures of Framestore's CG replica of the Stratford stadium as it races towards the sporting event of the year

Cinesite's 2012 internship programme opens for entries
from 3D World Magazine
Cinesite has announced that its annual internship programme, Inspire, is open for applications. Now in its third year, a new technical effects placement is being offered in addition to the usual visual effects spot.

Berlin Fest to Unleash ‘Zarafa’ and 3D ‘Monkey King’
from Animation Magazine
The world premiere of the animated French-Belgian feature Zarafa and a restored 3D version of the Chinese classic Monkey King are part of this year's high-flying Berlin International Festival (Feb. 9-19).

Chris Newby Animates Dickens for BBC Radio
from Animation Magazine
In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have commissioned five films and five radio plays—Dickens In London—to be broadcast simultaneously Feb. 6-10 in the Woman's Hour Drama strand on Radio 4 (10.45 a.m), online and via Red Button.

Goya Awards Reveal Feature, Short Noms
from Animation Magazine
The Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) have announced the nominees for the Best Animated Feature and Animated Short Goya Awards.

Anything But Elementary!
from Animation Magazine
VFX supe Chas Jarrett ups the visual ante for the second Guy Ritchie/Sherlock Holmes thrill ride.

Avatar 2 could be four years from release
from Den of Geek
According to producer Jon Landau, a sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar may be not appear until around 2016…

David Cameron’s speech on the UK film industry: what does it mean for low-budget filmmaking?
from Den of Geek
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK film industry needs to match "the quality and impact" of international movies. Here's Nick's take on the matter...

La Ultima Muerte - Breakdown Video
from Death Fall
A little teaser of the visual effects in the movie La Ultima Muerte.

Gove: 10 years to improve schools
from the BBC
The Education Secretary said it could take 10 years "to see all the fruits" for his changes to schools in England to show through with a rise in the international rankings.

Royal Society offers ways to overhaul ICT teaching
from the BBC
The Royal Society has suggested ways the government can overhaul information and communications technology (ICT) teaching in schools.

Teachers 'in the firing line', says Michael Gove
from The Indenpendent
Teachers have a responsibility to make sure pupils behave and succeed or they will find themselves "in the firing line", Michael Gove suggested today.

'Dull' computer classes to be ditched
from The Indenpendent
The days of teachers standing in front of a class delivering lessons could be over within a decade, Education Secretary Michael Gove said yesterday.

Michael Gove brands ICT curriculum 'a mess'
from The Indenpendent
ICT in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped to prepare pupils for the future, Michael Gove has said.

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