It's well-documented that the VFX industry is in a state of flux. Meanwhile, there's a new generation of CGI artists.  Here's a piece made by students from the Platige Academy. It's their impressive short 'How to Train Your Robot'.

Film finance through...eBay?

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Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, Pixar art directors, are taking an unconventional approach to fund their animated indy short. They’re selling their art to the highest bidder.

Plurality - Feature film plausibility on a shoestring

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The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.

Paperman - where paper and CGI meet

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Previously only screened in theaters with the feature Wreck-It-Ralph, Disney released its Oscar-contending short, Paperman, online

This might be the best product demonstration ever

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Here's a great way to demonstrate software: build it into the plot of a short film

Hypnotic Short: Delirium Lionfish

Published in Post & VFX

Quique Rivera Rivera delivers a hallucinatory video allegory in ‘El delirio del prez león’. It’s sans-dialogue, so non-Spanish speakers can enjoy the trip, too.

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 1 of 3

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Every film-maker starting out wants to make the best short film, and get the best people and equipment to make it happen - but often with little or no budget at all, all in the hope that the idea is strong enough to get investors and potential co-workers to commit.

Chaplin, Astaire and... Gumdrop!

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In Gumdrop, a young actress charms her way through a screen-test. The twist? She’s a CGI robot vacuum cleaner

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 2 of 3:

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Approaching Crowd-sourced funding

The Eagleman Stag: Dark Horse for Oscar?

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There is no shortage of heavyweights vying for Oscar in the Animated Short Film category. But one well-decorated stop-motion flick may pull off the upset

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