Pixar is making another in-house animation tool free for anyone to use

Last year, Pixar made its in-house animation software RenderMan free for non-commercial use, giving would-be filmmakers a powerful tool to get started with animated shorts and films. Now, it’s following this up by making another piece of in-house software not only free, but also open source. Pixar’s Universal Scene Description tool (USD) acts as an assembly station for…

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Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2016

Organised by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and run by the Japan Image Council, the project aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture by providing three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. The duration…

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Nigeria’s VoD platform Dobox turns its attention to Francophone markets

Nigeria’s digital entertainment platform Dobox has quietly built itself a user base by concentrating on getting a number of things right. According to its CEO, it is now looking at expanding into Francophone Africa. It is probably one of the first Anglophone VoD platforms to make this step. Balancing Act’s Analyst Sylvain Beletre interviewed Dobox’s…

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Eugénie Diecky of Africa N°1 launches Radio Télévision Africaine

Eugénie Diecky, famous presenter of numerous radio programs on Africa N°1, is the developer of this Pan African television channel which will at first broadcast its programs on Internet before being available on satellite bundles. Program clips are already available online. Eugénie Diecky is confident that her channel will “create a revolution on the African…

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Call for Entries for the 9th Annual FilmAid Film Festival: Theme of “Home Away from Home”

Background Held annually in Kenya, FilmAid’s Film Festival strives to fulfill FilmAid’s vision of informing, inspiring and empowering refugees and other marginalized populations throughout the world. Through FilmAid’s extensive programming in Nairobi, Kakuma and Dadaab, each year, FilmAid is able to train, support and empower more than 50 refugee youth to tell their own stories through the power…

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