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"The Adventures of Tintin": More Tin Than Gold

And unfortunately, that’s where my admiration ends. The film sloppily combines the plot of three of the most famous stories from the comic (“The Crab with the Golden Claws,” “The Secret of the Unicorn,” and “Red Rackham’s Treasure”). These stories were originally published over a four-year period with one other, different story coming in between […]

Oscars: "Motion Capture Is Not Animation"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled that “motion capture,” a technique that can create non-human characters based on the movements of real actors, does not qualify as “animation” for the purposes of Oscar nominations, Deadline Hollywood reports. The ruling was made as part of an edit to the qualifying definition in […]

NY Times Talks to James Cameron on "Avatar"

The New York Times has profiled James Cameron and his ambitious new movie Avatar, which combines live-action actors, CGI performance-capture animation, and 3-D technology to tell a sprawling tale of a Marine called upon to go to a far-away world in the form of an alien avatar. The article examines some of the technology behind […]

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