Printed from www.digitalmediafx.com
Digital Media FX News Archives
- June 11, 2001
Launches Artists and Forum Insights Service
"We are pleased to now offer our readers more insight into artists through our new Artists reference section and more insight into the industry through our new Forum Insights section," says Joe Tracy, publisher of Digital Media FX magazine.
Both new services are still in their initial stages of development, but have been opened to the public. The first new section, called "Artists", will allow Digital Media FX readers to access detailed information on artists within the industry. The section can be accessed directly via http://www.digitalmediafx.com/artists.html.
The second new service, called "Forum Insights", takes insightful posts from animators and readers that were posted on the Digital Media FX forums and organizes the posts into categories so that readers can gain quick access and knowledge from past insights shared in the forums.
"I read through
the Digital Media FX forums daily to find out behind the scenes info on
upcoming films and shows," says says Scott Zirkel, an animator in
San Antonio, Texas. "It's also a great place to learn about animation
and the people are eager to help with any critiques or questions."
The Digital Media FX forums are an excellent reference tool for those seeking advice or wanting to break into the industry.
"I am impressed with the excellent people that frequent the forums and are quick to help those who have questions or want advise," says Tracy. "It's a true community of helpful individuals."
Forum Insights can be accessed directly via http://www.digitalmediafx.com/foruminsights.html.
Digital Media FX (www.digitalmediafx.com)
has also reorganized its navigation menu to help readers quickly find
information that can best serve their needs. Digital Media FX is strongly
committed to the animation community and is updated 365 days a year, including
Producer Downplays Titan A.E. References
Not so fast, says Atlantis Producer Don Hahn. Hahn is quoted by the LA Daily News as making the following statement about comparisons to Titan A.E.:
"Just because Titan A.E. did what it did doesn't mean you stop believing in these types of stories. My recollection is that Titan A.E. was marketed tightly to teen-age boys, especially with the soundtrack, and that is fundamentally not our goal with this movie. We never thought, 'Let's put together a bunch of explosions and make a movie for teen-age boys.' Is there stuff that appeals to that group? Sure, I hope so. But there's stuff for everybody."
Only time will tell. Atlantis opens in theaters nationally this Friday. It will be competing against Paramount's Tomb Raider and the continued strong performance from PDI/DreamWorks Shrek.
Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- A Space Odyssey: Limited Edition Collector's Set (1968 - FX)
News Link of the
Day - Disney's War Epic Sinks Fast
"Last year, Disney Chairman Michael Eisner predicted Pearl Harbor would be the summers top-grossing film. It is a prediction that will live in infamy. Well, in Hollywood, anyway, where it is already becoming clear the Disney film wont live up to its considerable hype.
While the love-meets-war
epic has pulled in an impressive $126.9 million so far, its 13-day take
is lagging behind that of last years big Memorial Day opener, Mission:Impossible
2. Adding insult to injury, the Mouse House is being beaten by a cartoon
These news articles and all digitalmediafx.com content are ©copyright 2001 by Joe Tracy and may not be reused for any purpose without expressed written consent of the author and Digital Media FX. All rights reserved.