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AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists

After receiving a record number of entries to the AEAF Awards 2018 over the last several months we are now happy to be able to start announcing the Finalists in each of the 18 categories of competition. Over the next… read more
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AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists

After receiving a record number of entries to the AEAF Awards 2018 over the last several months we are now happy to be able to start announcing the Finalists in each of the 18 categories of competition. Over the next weeks, categories will be added, so keep…
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23lunes Creates the Doll Who Changed the Game

Jordi Garcia from 23lunes talks about their award-winning campaign for Audi, one of the first 3D animated spots for the auto industry, and the power of animated characters in advertising. AEAF Awards Finalist in the Commercials Animation category view here
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Simon Pickard from Animal Logic Makes Moves for 'Peter Rabbit' at AEAF

Animation supervisor Simon Pickard talks about working with the Animal Logic team on 'Peter Rabbit', intimately understanding each character's motion while keeping to a tight schedule.
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Cutting Edge's Simon Maddison Plunges into the VR Ocean at AEAF

Simon Maddison from Cutting Edge will give a talk at AEAF in August about developing and creating the submarine 360° environment for the VR experience Q-Ride, with action and detail to watch in all directions.
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Weta Digital's Matt Aitken Battles for Planet Titan at AEAF

Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken presents his insights into the new techniques his team used in 'Avengers: Infinity War', including animation for Thanos and bespoke FX for Titan.
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Ample Projects' Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler Illuminate AEAF Program

Artists Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler at Ample Projects will talk about creating and directing their brilliant environmental artworks, animations and installations that bring locations to life.
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Passion Pictures Brings Sophie Woods and Kate Goodwin to AEAF

Two producers from Passion Pictures, Kate Goodwin and Sophie Woods, will talk about working behind the scenes on their team's extremely creative 2D and 3D animated stories.
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Commercials VFX Entries Surprise and Dazzle at AEAF

Take a tour of AEAF's entries in the Commercials VFX category. The artists are using some of the same techniques used in movies and TV shows to tell short, dramatic stories for brands.
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Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken Joins AEAF Speaker Program

Matt Aitken has worked as VFX Supervisor on some of the biggest films of the past two decades, including 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, 'Avatar' and most recently, 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
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AEAF Awards Attracts Commercial Projects that Move

As entries for the 2018 AEAF Awards now come to a close, the entered projects are looking terrific. We focus here on work entered in the Commercials Animation category, as always one of the biggest.
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'Game of Thrones' Series 7 Comes to AEAF Awards in Sydney

'Game of Thrones' Series 7 Comes to AEAF Awards in Sydney Keep your eyes on the TV Series category at AEAF. The well-known series 'Game of Thrones' has consistently called for top notch visual effects during its seven seasons. This year, AEAF has received…
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Feature Films at AEAF Highlight Work from RSP, MPC, Iloura, Cutting Edge

The lineup of Feature Film entries at AEAF is gaining momentum, encompassing science fiction and fantasy to environmental treatment and invisible effects.
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Danny Rose Creates Worlds for Art and People at AEAF

Danny Rose Studio entered three immersive projects into AEAF – one filling city streets with Flower Power, and two in which art meets science to reveal Plasma, the fourth state of matter.
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Neverest Feels Stronger for Clever Fit DC

AEAF Latest Entry - Through abstract and unusual interpretations, Neverest's spot for Clever Fit gyms and fitness centres displays the liberation of human agility, mind and inner self.
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The Sequence Group Animates 'The Billabong'

The Sequence Group in Melbourne produced over 20 minutes of abstract animations and motion graphics capturing the mystery and spirit of Central Queensland's landscape.
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AEAF Awards Entry Deadline Extended - Enter Your Projects Now

If you haven't entered your work yet into AEAF, there's still time. Due to numerous requests from teams, the deadline has been extended to NO LATER THAN 27 JUNE 2018. But don't delay...
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Passion Pictures Bursts the AWS Cloud with Thinkbox Deadline

Passion Pictures Bursts the AWS Cloud with Thinkbox Deadline Passion Pictures in London recently needed to scale up its render pipeline to complete two 4-minute full-CG spots, on time and simultaneously. One was for Intuit business and financial software, and…
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AEAF 2018 Gets a Beautifully Animated Start

Entries at AEAF Awards already cross several categories and look beautiful with animation from 2D to 3D to stop motion. Check these entries and enter your facility's best work from the past year.
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Animal Logic Goes On the Hop for 'Peter Rabbit'

Will Reichelt and Simon Pickard at Animal Logic talk about building and animating the creatures in the film 'Peter Rabbit', based on one of the best-known children's books ever written.
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Give Your Entries a Flying Start at the 2018 AEAF Awards

AEAF Awards receives a huge number of entries every year, but many arrive with no details. Find out how to use the Entry Form to tell the judges all about your project and your team.
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Calling All Speakers to AEAF 2018

AEAF 2018 Speaker Program is actively seeking experienced, expert speakers across a large range of topics. Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with our audience of artists is essential.
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pic4 Collective Gets Immersed in Worlds of Extended Reality

pic4, a collective of filmmakers, storytellers and digital artists in Newtown, Sydney, formerly Big Cookie Studios, talk about their new focus on high quality virtual, augmented and mixed reality services.
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VFX Artists Touch Heaven and Earth for 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Teams at Rising Sun Pictures and Fin Design + Effects created exciting sequences, VFX and animation for Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok', spanning heaven and earth, distant planets and dream worlds.
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AEAF Awards Announces 2017 Winners

AEAF 2017 was held on 16 August with a full day of top speakers and an Awards event that brought together artists from around the world. SEE all the winners inside.
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Good Reasons to be at AEAF 16 August

LAST MINUTE Bookings for AEAF If you have not yet booked for the AEAF Speaker Program and/or Awards Night but would like to attend, places are still available. Please complete your booking online now, here. When you arrive on the day, your booking will be…
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AEAF 2017 – Win BorisFX Sapphire 10 Plus Continuum from Digistor

To celebrate AEAF 2017, Digistor and BorisFX are giving away a license of BorisFX Sapphire 10 plus Continuum Bundle, the essential visual effects suite for broadcast, advertising or film.
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AEAF Sets Sights on a Perfect Day of Speakers and Awards

As AEAF approaches on 16 August, now is the time to BOOK TICKETS. The Speaker Line-up is in place for a perfect day, and the judges are hard at work on hundreds of beautiful entries.
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AEAF’s 360/VR Category Diverges into Two New Categories

AEAF Awards has split its 360/VR category into two distinct categories – 360 and VR Experience. This division reflects the two types of production required, and the different results for viewers.
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Meet Google Cloud Platform at AEAF 2017

Come and meet Google on 16 August at AEAF, where you can ask them directly about the Google Cloud Platform resources for rendering and how to make it work for projects.
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Anders Langlands from Weta Digital Set to Speak at AEAF

Anders Langlands is VFX Sequence Supervisor at Weta Digital. He will be speaking at AEAF on 16 August about his work on ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’.
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NEW AEAF SPEAKER Gareth O’Brien from Buck Brings a Designer’s Eye to AEAF

Creative Director Gareth O’Brien, at Buck for over 10 years, is devoted to design and animation working in styles from stop motion, 3D and cell animation to live action and motion graphics.
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Animal Logic’s Rob Coleman Awakens the Inner Animator

Rob Coleman, Head of Animation at Animal Logic, will discuss ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ at AEAF in August. Here he talks about what attracts him to animation, as a career and personal passion.
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Building Large-Scale Storyworlds at AEAF

Susan Danta from AFTRS Sydney will talk at AEAF about course content and opportunities for animators and filmmakers in the school’s Master of Arts for Screen: Animation.
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AEAF Awards Feature Film Entries Break Records

By official close of entries, AEAF Awards has received an unprecedented number of entries in the Feature Film VFX category from some of the world’s top visual effects and animation teams.
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AEAF Awards 2017 Finalists and Winners

AEAF 2017 was held on 16 August with a full day of top speakers and an Awards event that brought together artists from around the world. SEE all the winners inside. Anders Langlands, one of the speakers at AEAF, and Keith Miller from Weta Digital attended the…
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Axis and Jumbla Drive Motion Design for Forza Motorsport

Axis and Jumbla Drive Motion Design for Forza Motorsport Axis Animation in Scotland, known for their striking and original work for video games, feature films, television and theme parks, has partnered with design and film production company Jumbla in…
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VR Gamers Tool Up at the Shell V-Power Virtual Pitstop

Experiential company Traffik created the Shell V-Power Virtual Pitstop mixed-reality VR game. Players put a V8 Supercar through a virtual pitstop and out onto the track as fast as possible.
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VISUAL EFFECTS STARS HEAD TO SYDNEY

AEAF takes place on 16 August, in Paddington Sydney. Following a packed day of talks from the leading lights of the industry, the AEAF Awards Night is a celebration of the best work by artists from around the world.
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Aardman Nathan Love Create a SuperHero for Kool Keith and MF Doom

Aardman Nathan Love entered their video for Kool Keith and MF Doom’s song ‘SuperHero’ into AEAF Awards. Designer/director Kris Merc talks about creating its extreme, exciting look.
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AEAF Awards Looks Ahead as New Entries Fly In

The deadline for submissions to the AEAF Awards must be on 30 June for final entries - no further extensions. Meanwhile AEAF is receiving more projects to get excited about.