MOVE Animation Summit – Edinburgh, February 23rd

There's a brand new event, focusing on animation, taking place in Edinburgh later this month. The Move Animation Summit is working with the majority of Scotland's animation studios to create an event which celebrates the success of the country's animation sector, as well as supporting new and emerging talent. Move takes place on Thursday February 23rd,... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Scotland Masterclass – Axis Animation

BAFTA Scotland has created an animation masterclass featuring Axis Animation's Creative Director Stuart Aitken. The session will look at the creative processes behind successful projects such as Halo 4: Spartan Ops and the award-winning trailer for horror video game, Dead Island. According to Axis: A certified industry veteran with well over a decade of experience wrangling amazing visuals... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... Continue Reading →

Death Knight Love Story

http://vimeo.com/84434371 If you've not come across the term 'Machinima' before, it is far more than a popular YouTube channel.  It refers to the process of using commercially available video game engines to create animated films.  The word itself was coined by one of the pioneers of the medium, Hugh Hancock, founder of Strange Company and... Continue Reading →

TRC Seeking Digital Media Project Manager

You may not have come across Glasgow's TRC media yet.  The company is a charitable organisation, which delivers research and training programmes to the television, interactive and wider creative industries. Like it or not, the reality is that digital and interactive media is fundamentally changing almost every aspect of the creative world.  From the way... Continue Reading →

…Are You Ready For The New Videogames Tax Breaks?

The government's tax breaks for the creative sector (including video games, television and animation) comes into effect in April 2013 The tax relief should make it simpler for game development studios to lessen the risk of producing new games and enable them invest more in staff, it should also help graduates and independent game developers... Continue Reading →

CereProc Partners With Fanchinima For Animation Toolkit.

CereProc, the speech synthesis company based in Edinburgh has signed a deal with Sweden's Fanchinima and the KTN Centre For Speech Technology, to create a new toolkit for film makers, allowing the creation of advanced animation and virtual movies. Fanchinima is a technology company which is producing tools to allow film makers to create animated... Continue Reading →

TONIGHT – Computer Animation: Where Science Meets Art

It's a little last minute, but the Edinburgh Science Festival has a real live PIXAR veteran speaking tonight, as part of the event's technology strand... Computer animation comes about through a remarkable collaboration between scientists, technologists and artists. Top animation scientist Ronen Barzel, whose career includes a stint at award-winning Pixar, gives his take on... Continue Reading →

Awards, Commendations, Recognition, GLORY

It's awards season and Scottish companies are picking up gongs, trophies and accolades left, right and centre.  Earlier this week at the prestigious Develop Awards, which took place at a glittering and star-studded event in glamorous Brighton, recruitment agency Specialmove and CGI experts Axis Animation both scooped prizes. Specialmove, which specialises in recruitment within the... Continue Reading →

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