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AEAF Awards Pop with Beautiful New Entries across All Categories

Have a look at projects entered so far into the AEAF Awards. Many more are posted on the AEAF website in the online festival pages. Enter your team’s work now and beat the deadline. read more
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Animal Logic Artists Talk on Captain Marvel and LEGO Movies

At AEAF you will hear from two speakers from Animal Logic, Lead Compositor Alex Lay talking about his work on ‘Captain Marvel’ and Lead Animator Christian So with experience working across ‘The LEGO Movie’ franchise.
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VFX Supervisor Josh Simmonds to Speak on ‘Aquaman’ at AEAF

In 20 years of animation and VFX work, Josh has extensive experience across diverse projects from advertising to TV and features. At AEAF he will talk about Method’s work on ‘Aquaman’.
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AEAF Awards Attract Creativity in AR, VR and Animation

Here are some of the new entries to AEAF 2019 Awards. We will include descriptions of more of the work entered in the coming weeks, so be sure to enter your team’s projects now.
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Zenon Kohler and Ian Anderson from Cutting Edge join AEAF 2019 Speaker Program

AEAF is a celebration of VFX and Animation with a speaker program and awards evening. AEAF takes place on 16 August, in Paddington, Sydney. Following a packed day of talks from the leading lights of the VFX industry, the AEAF Awards Night is a celebration of…
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AEAF Announces First Speaker Sessions for 2019

AEAF welcomes speakers to the 2019 programme - artists from UTS Animal Logic Academy and Krista Jordan, Head of Animation at AFTRS. Also don’t forget, entries to the Awards are now open.
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Give Your Entries a Flying Start at the 2019 AEAF Awards

AEAF Awards receives a huge number of entries every year. Get some tips about entering so that the judges know as much as possible about your project and your team.
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Calling All Speakers to AEAF 2019

AEAF 2019 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. Calling All Speakers to AEAF 2019 Tom Wood from RSP, talking about 'Thor:…
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Ncam's On-set Pre-vis Cracks into 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'

VFX Supervisor Max Wood talks about using the Ncam previs system on set to help frame shots and give the production a glimpse into the future of the movie while still on set. Ncam's On-set Pre-vis Cracks into 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' In 'The…
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Method Studios Dance Up a Storm for Japan's DoCLASSE

Method Studios Dance Up a Storm for Japan's DoCLASSE Fashion retailer DoCLASSE in Tokyo wanted to launch their new thermal jacket – 'Magical Thermo' - that is as warm as down but keeps a slim stylish silhouette. For the brand’s first commercial, the company…
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AEAF Awards 2018 Winners and Finalists

The AEAF Awards were held on 30 August with a huge crowd in attendence at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington following a day of awe-inspiring Speaker Sessions. AEAF Awards 2018 Winners and Finalists The AEAF Awards were held on 30 August with a huge crowd in…
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AEAF Awards Finalists and Winners 2018

The AEAF Awards were held on 30 August with a huge crowd in attendence at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington following a day of awe-inspiring Speaker Sessions.
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Good Reasons to be at AEAF 30 August 2018

Top Speaker Lineup – The calibre of the speakers at AEAF is awe inspiring. The artists on the schedule are bringing expertise and new ideas from major film and commercial projects from around the world and Australia, all in one place and on one day. Don’t…
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Meet Rodeo FX's Recruitment Team at AEAF 2018

Rodeo FX, at the top of the VFX industry in film and TV, is attending AEAF on 30 August where Rodeo's Jordan Soles is a speaker and you'll be able to meet the company's recruitment team.
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Weta Digital - VFX Supervisor Matt Aitkin - Avengers: Infinity War

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's environment. AEAF Speaker Program Network, Learn and Share at AEAF…
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AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists

AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists - Awards Night 30 August After receiving a record number of entries to the AEAF Awards 2018 We are happy to announce the Finalists in each of the 21 categories of competition. Finalists and winning entries will be screened and…
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RSP - VFX Supervisor Tom Wood - 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Tom Wood from Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide will speak at AEAF about his most recent work leading the team in creature, environment and FX work for 'Thor: Ragnarok'. AEAF Speaker Program Network, Learn and Share at AEAF 2018. AEAF is a celebration of VFX…
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Rodeo FX - Jordan Soles, VP Development & Technology - Game of Thrones Season 7

As VP Development & Technology at Rodeo FX, Jordan Soles will talk about the company's work at the forefront of cloud usage in the visual effects industry. Rodeo FX began cloud rendering with its initial work on 'Game of Thrones' in 2014. By final delivery on…
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Animal Logic - Animation Supervisor Simon Pickard - Peter Rabbit

Simon will talk at AEAF about Animal Logic's most recent project, the hybrid/animation feature film 'Peter Rabbit'. Apart from nailing the animation and character FX of a cast of CG bunnies and creatures, one of the key aspects of this production was working…
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Ample Projects - Artist/Directors Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler - VIVID Sydney

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 including their award winning creations for VIVID Sydney. Network,…
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Passion Pictures - Executive Producers - Sophie Woods and Kate Goodwin

Passion Melbourne’s Executive Producer Kate Goodwin, and Senior Producer/Director’s Representative Sophie Woods will speak at AEAF about what happens behind the scenes to bring together their team's extremely creative, beautiful and emotive 2D and 3D animated…
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Cutting Edge - VFX Supervisor Simon Maddison - The Electric Lens Company - Founder Matthew Hermans

Simon Maddison and Matthew Hermans will talk a about developing and creating the submarine 360° environment for Q-Ride Experience, a VR experience with action and detail to watch in all directions. Cutting Edge delivered a virtual reality theme park ride late…
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Framestore - Lara Hopkins - Talent Management - Careers in VFX and Animation

Lara will talk about careers in the VFX and animation industry, covering both entering the industry as a junior as well as moving through the levels as a mature artist. She will also give an overview of Framestore today, including their latest work and…
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AEAF Welcomes VFX Supervisor Tom Wood from RSP as Speaker

VFX supervisor Tom Wood from Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide will speak at AEAF about his most recent work leading the team in creature, environment and FX work for 'Thor: Ragnarok'.
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Framestore's Lara Hopkins Comes to AEAF

Lara Hopkins is a Talent Management consultant supporting all of Framestore's global offices. She has worked in animation and VFX production for over 20 years in Australia, Hong Kong, London and NYC.
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AEAF Awards Attracts Top Talent in Short Films

Short film makers entered a top line-up of projects into AEAF, almost all of them animated. With only a few minutes to deliver, the story comes first, supported by the special looks seen in these projects.
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Gentleman Scholar Animates the 2018 World Cup with Style

Gentleman Scholar animated a World Cup tribute, celebrating star players and their nations. Using the ball to transition between scenes, they celebrated their own artists at the same time.
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Win Your Tickets to AEAF from Adimex

Adimex is giving away 5 tickets to AEAF which includes the speaker program plus AEAF Awards valued at $163 inc GST. Winners will be announced Monday 20th August 2018, so get in quick.
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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.