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We're very excited to share this delicious little project we had the privilege of producing for the World Avocado Associ...
08/10/2021
Avocados from Peru - World Guacamole Championship

We're very excited to share this delicious little project we had the privilege of producing for the World Avocado Association. It aired on NBC during the 2020(2021) Olympics. It was directed, designed, and storyboarded by the amazing Rich Draper, music by Greg Sgammato, and voiced by Annalee Scott & Aaron Veach. Additional Animation Production by BFX CGI. Let us know if you saw it live.
https://vimeo.com/585547481

We had the pleasure of working with the World Avocado Association on this delicious 30-second 3D animated commercial which was aired on NBC during the 2021 Olympics.…

Eric Miller Animation Studios
08/23/2019
Eric Miller Animation Studios

Eric Miller Animation Studios

Training simulations have been an important application of animation technology for years. But what if it could expand into other areas, like helping kids develop social skills?

From August 5th to August 9th, Cartoon Network will be releasing a new animated series called Infinity Train.  That name...
08/09/2019
Fan Favorite "Infinity Train" Finally Premieres on Cartoon Network — Moonward Studios - Animation | VFX | VR

From August 5th to August 9th, Cartoon Network will be releasing a new animated series called Infinity Train. That name has been bouncing around social media for a few years now, and the story behind its production has been fascinating.

From August 5th to August 9th, Cartoon Network will be releasing a new animated series called Infinity Train. That name has been bouncing around social media for a few years now, and the story behind its production has been fascinating.

Eric Miller Animation Studios
07/28/2019
Eric Miller Animation Studios

Eric Miller Animation Studios

Netflix has risen to become an entertainment juggernaut that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Warner Bros. or the Walt Disney Company. As a result, many companies are looking to replicate Netflix’s success - particularly established Hollywood studos.

If you have not heard about Cuphead, then you’re missing out on one of the most exciting animated properties of recent y...
07/12/2019
Cuphead: One of the Hottest Animated Franchises Of Our Time

If you have not heard about Cuphead, then you’re missing out on one of the most exciting animated properties of recent years.

If you have not heard about Cuphead , then you’re missing out on one of the most exciting animated properties of recent years.

Undone is an upcoming Amazon Prime series that just released its first trailer this past week - and right away, it has m...
06/14/2019
Undone and the Abilities of Animation

Undone is an upcoming Amazon Prime series that just released its first trailer this past week - and right away, it has made a huge splash in the animation community. Watch the trailer below, and then join us in dissecting the different elements at play here.

Undone is an upcoming Amazon Prime series that just released its first trailer this past week - and right away, it has made a huge splash in the animation community. Watch the trailer below, and then join us in dissecting the different elements at play here.

Eric Miller Animation Studios
05/31/2019
Eric Miller Animation Studios

Eric Miller Animation Studios

Hasbro’s involvement with animation dates back decades, and has been a crucial part of the industry - and vice versa, animation has played a large role at Hasbro as well.

A new report from Data Bridge Market Research valued the computer animation industry at about $11.8 billion and expected...
05/25/2019
Global 3D Animation Market Valued at Nearly $12 Billion and Growing

A new report from Data Bridge Market Research valued the computer animation industry at about $11.8 billion and expected it to grow 11.5% through 2024. Let’s break down the report a little more to see where major opportunities and hindrances are coming from.

A new report from Data Bridge Market Research valued the computer animation industry at about $11.8 billion and expected it to grow 11.5% through 2024. Let’s break down the report a little more to see where major opportunities and hindrances are coming from.

Eric Miller Animation Studios
05/17/2019
Eric Miller Animation Studios

Eric Miller Animation Studios

There’s been news this past week of Genndy Tartakovsky signing a deal with Adult Swim to produce a new series titled Primal. It’s an exciting headline from a big name in the animation field, and it’s worth digging into his career to see just what he’s accomplished.

Whereas animation for a film or television show works within a frame, VR simulates an entire world for its viewer. That ...
05/10/2019
Facebook Strives for Full-Body VR Avatars

Whereas animation for a film or television show works within a frame, VR simulates an entire world for its viewer. That means they are no longer a mere “viewer”, but an actual presence within the work itself. This poses a new challenge though: how should this presence be animated? In recent weeks though, Facebook has been making strides in that direction.

Whereas animation for a film or television show works within a frame, VR simulates an entire world for its viewer. That means they are no longer a mere “viewer”, but an actual presence within the work itself. This poses a new challenge though: how should this presence be animated? In recent week...

Eric Miller Animation Studios
05/03/2019
Eric Miller Animation Studios

Eric Miller Animation Studios

Last month, a new report dropped on Research and Markets about animation in Russia. In recent days we’ve also seen some activity and buzz surrounding the industry within the country, so it’s worth taking a closer look at how animation has evolved within Russia through the past up until today.

There’s been much ado about Netflix’s upcoming animated series Inside Job. But what do we know about the people bringing...
04/26/2019
The People and Strategy Behind Netflix's Upcoming "Inside Job"

There’s been much ado about Netflix’s upcoming animated series Inside Job. But what do we know about the people bringing it to the small screen, and how does it fit into Netflix’s larger strategy?

There’s been much ado about Netflix’s upcoming animated series Inside Job. But what do we know about the people bringing it to the small screen, and how does it fit into Netflix’s larger strategy?

Who wants to go explore these magical woods?
02/07/2019

Who wants to go explore these magical woods?

Moonward Studios
01/25/2019

Moonward Studios

The Creators Society
11/21/2018

The Creators Society

We had another amazing group of talented people at our social last night. Thank you for coming to our event, and we look forward to seeing you all next month.

Exploring the Winter Woods concept art.
11/01/2018

Exploring the Winter Woods concept art.

We hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween today!
10/31/2018

We hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween today!

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09/11/2018

Moonward Studios's cover photo

Moonward Studios
09/11/2018

Moonward Studios

Who's excited about The Dragon Prince?  Check out our latest blog post to learn more about the creators.
07/13/2018
Who are the Minds behind Netflix's "The Dragon Prince"?

Who's excited about The Dragon Prince? Check out our latest blog post to learn more about the creators.

It's old news that Netflix has become a juggernaut in not just media distribution, but also production. Yet every day the scale of their productions grow only more impressive. In fact,   IGN reported last week that the company will now outspend every other Hollywood studio, with $13 billion

Are you excited about all the new trailers that came out this week?  Check out our latest blog post to watch and learn m...
06/08/2018
The Incredibles 2 Release Sparks a Week of Exciting Animation Trailers

Are you excited about all the new trailers that came out this week? Check out our latest blog post to watch and learn more about them.

The Incredibles 2  hits theaters on June 15. To call it “highly anticipated” would be an understatement. Audiences and critics adored  The Incredibles  back in 2004. With its cliffhanger ending, many clamored for years to get a second one. Finally in 2014 Pixar announced t

05/28/2018
SFX Secrets

SFX Secrets

Not only does shifting the aspect ratio change the film visually, it changes the whole perspective of the narrative.

Island Zero, the feature film we did the visual effects for is now available nationwide through iTunes, Amazon Instant V...
05/15/2018

Island Zero, the feature film we did the visual effects for is now available nationwide through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and your cable provider! DVD’s will be available next month.

05/03/2018
Strong Strap 3D Animated Logo

Here is a 3D animated logo we did for our client Blazer Brand for their new product Strong Strap. We had a great time working on it, and looking forward to continue working with them.

04/26/2018
Alien: Garbage Day

Awesome video by Action Movie Kid. https://youtu.be/jVrynyJ2Gwo

James is afraid to take the garbage out. Something’s in the garage. FULL CREDITS: Starring James Hashimoto as himself Sophia Hashimoto as Drew Barrymore Jaba...

02/21/2018

Check out the animation and VFX we did for Jesse Boykins III’s music video - “Earth Girls”. We did the work of making the tree grow. See the whole video here https://youtu.be/yx6r_JHxwHs

Check out one of our blog posts where we talk about the Uncanny Valley.
12/31/2017
Alita: Battle Angel and the Uncanny Valley

Check out one of our blog posts where we talk about the Uncanny Valley.

Last weekend, a trailer dropped for a movie called Alita: Battle Angel. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, and written and produced by James Cameron, the movie uses the manga Battle Angel Alita as source material. It focuses on a young cyborg who must, according to iMDB, "discover the truth of who

Exciting news from Magic Leap.
12/20/2017
Welcome

Exciting news from Magic Leap.

We're adding another dimension to computing. Where digital respects the physical. And they work together to make life better. Magic Leap One is built for creators who want to change how we experience the world.

Transitioning from VFX artist to director - Randi Altman's postPerspective
09/16/2017
Transitioning from VFX artist to director - Randi Altman's postPerspective

Transitioning from VFX artist to director - Randi Altman's postPerspective

By Karen Maierhofer It takes a certain type of person to be a director — someone who has an in-depth understanding of the production process; is an exceptional communicator, planner and organizer; who possesses creative vision; and is able to see the big picture where one does not yet exist. Continu...

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