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Watch Andrew Stanton’s “The clues to a great story” talk at TED

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton “Toy Story,” “WALL-E” shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning [ Contains Graphic Language ] Andrew Stanton has made you laugh and cry. The writer behind the three “Toy Story” movies and the writer/director of “WALL-E,” he releases his new film, “John Carter,” in March, 2012 […]

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Autodesk software behind ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award Nominees

The five movies nominated for the “Best Visual Effects” Oscar havea something fairly obvious in common: They all relied on special software to create the effects. Check out the various 3D tools from Autodesk that were used for each film […]

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Watch Morgan Spurlock’s “The greatest TED Talk ever sold” talk at TED

Morgan Spurlock makes documentary film and TV that is personal, political — and, above all, deeply empathetic […]

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Autodesk featured as “The Secret Star Behind Oscar-Winning Visual Effects” by Fast Company

Fast Company magazine has recently written about how Autodesk technology has helped in the creation of visual effects for several blockbuster movies: No matter which film walks away with the Oscar for Best Visual Effects on Sunday, one organization that has previously made Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list will be a clear winner: Autodesk. […]

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Oscar Winners Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Logorama Employ Autodesk Technology

For the 15th consecutive year, every Oscar-winning movie for Best Visual Effects was created with the help of filmmaking tools from Autodesk. Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software was also used to help shape this year’s nominees and winners for Achievement in Cinematography, Best Animated Feature Film, and Best Animated Short Film […]

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Watch the trailer of Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Short “China’s Unnatural Disaster”, from HBO

If you’re in China, you probably won’t be able to watch the HBO documentary “China’s Unnatural Disaster” which chronicles the aftermath of the Sichuan Quake from the perspective of the grieving parents. You can — at least — watch the trailer here […]

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Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk Technology

For the 14th consecutive year, every film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award was shaped with Autodesk, Inc. digital filmmaking tools. Autodesk congratulates Matte World Digital for its Oscar-winning visual effects work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. ‘This year’s Academy Award nominees continued to push digital imagery to new heights — from intricate and complex computer-generated characters to pyrotechnical marvels to invisible effects so realistic they deceive the eye,’ said Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment […]

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Autodesk Developers Win Oscar

Autodesk developers of Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects System have been awarded Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Autodesk developers Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner were recognized with Technical Achievement Awards for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects System at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards ceremony held earlier this month…