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George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

Bob Lincoln February 10, 2014 11

Speaking at a Friday press conference for his new film The Monuments Men, director George Clooney urged Britain to return VFX jobs stolen from California, claiming Americans “have a legitimate case” in demanding their.... 

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China to Ease Restrictions on Polygon Count

China to Ease Restrictions on Polygon Count

Bob Lincoln January 13, 2014 0

Ending weeks of speculation, China announced today it will formally relax polygon count restrictions on all CG models, part of an effort to improve human rights as well as animation industry opportunities to actually.... 

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Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Canadian Animator Whimpering Claims Rise Slightly in August

Bob Lincoln September 28, 2012 2

Labor force data released Wednesday show Canadian animator whimpering claims increased slightly in August, with more than 115 new instances of insufferable Molson-fueled whining filed compared to 109 new claims filed the previous month..... 

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SoCal VFX Firms Add 190 Jobs in August, All in Mumbai

SoCal VFX Firms Add 190 Jobs in August, All in Mumbai

Bob Lincoln September 12, 2012 1

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that in the month of August, visual effects studios in Southern California combined to create 190 new jobs, though all the new positions were located in Mumbai..... 

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Digital Domain Vows to Go Green, Build Sustainable VFX Business

Digital Domain Vows to Go Green, Build Sustainable VFX Business

Bob Lincoln September 11, 2012 5

Saying it will try to move away from ecologically unfriendly practices such as building 115,000 square foot studios without the business base to support it, Digital Domain yesterday vowed to “Go Green” by 2014..... 

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Computer Workstation Self-Destructs in Protest Over Use on Carrie Remake

Computer Workstation Self-Destructs in Protest Over Use on Carrie Remake

Bob Lincoln September 6, 2012 0

A fully configured HP Z820 workstation tragically self-destructed Wednesday by short circuiting and bursting into flames in a desperate act of protest against being forced to work on a remake of the film Carrie..... 

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President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

President Hollande Presses India to Stop Bringing Shitty Animated Content to MIPCOM

Bob Lincoln August 30, 2012 47

French President François Hollande earlier today urged the Indian government to save everyone valuable time, energy and money by putting an end to the ridiculous practice of bringing really shitty animated content to MIPCOM..... 

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Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Angelina Jolie Visits California VFX Industry Refugees

Bob Lincoln June 28, 2012 3

Oscar-winning movie star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with refugees displaced by recent upheavals in the economically devastated California visual effects industry. This was Jolie’s first.... 

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Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Fake David Cameron Scrotum Appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Bob Lincoln June 25, 2012 0

In a repeat of the now infamous season one appearance of the likeness of ex-U.S. President George Bush’s head on a King’s Landing spike, reports have surfaced that HBO’s Game of Thrones has inadvertently.... 

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The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

The Week in Review – Friday, June 1, 2012

Sabonis O'Brien June 1, 2012 0

A selection of the top animation industry headlines deemed too controversial, too shocking or too asinine for coverage by the mainstream press… NAMBLA and FX Team Up on New Animated Series, Catamite Shores FX.... 

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World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

World Powers Urge Iran to Broadcast Adult Swim

Bob Lincoln May 23, 2012 0

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council yesterday called on Iran to back up their claim that a suspected nuclear research site is nothing more than an animation studio by broadcasting a.... 

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3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

Bob Lincoln May 22, 2012 1

The U.S. Dept. of Labor reported yesterday that last month, animation industry employers posted 3,800 really cool job openings, though only 17 were for paid positions. That number was virtually unchanged from March, when.... 

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Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Bob Lincoln May 20, 2012 1

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry. Vacationing.... 

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Survey Finds Just 1 in 6 Flash Animators Find Themselves Attractive

Survey Finds Just 1 in 6 Flash Animators Find Themselves Attractive

Bob Lincoln May 4, 2012 0

It seems the pirate life may be taking its toll.  In a survey of over 1 million Flash animators using unlicensed software, only 16%, 1 in 6, have the courage to call themselves “attractive.”.... 

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Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Global Animation Industry Employment Trends: Q1 2012

Bob Lincoln May 3, 2012 0

The Institute for a Better Tomorrow has just released its Q1 2012 Global Animation Industry Employment Trends report, a comprehensive assessment of current labor trends and workplace conditions. The following Executive Summary is a.... 

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