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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Black Mirror’ Among BAFTA Crafts Honorees | Animation World Network
LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes talent working in television.

HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones received its first BAFTAs: in the Costume Design category for Michele Clapton and in the Production Design category for Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron.

Dneg TV, Jean-Clement Soret, Russell Mclean and Joel Collins received the BAFTA for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects for the Black Mirror episode ‘Metalhead’.
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44 minutes ago by paulgreer
"my current scanning process" – by @nijomu
It’s one thing to draw in pen-and-ink, but quite another to reproduce it. Back when I was photocopying everything, I had little control over what I got. I would go to the copy place, try a sample on each available machine, and then use the best one. But that was a long time ago. Since then, it’s all been about scanning.
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2 hours ago by paulgreer
The Art of Brett Northcutt
Brett Northcutt joined ILM in September of 2001 as a digital matte artist. Prior to this, he spent 5 years as a matte artist working under former ILM alumni Craig Barron and Christopher Evans at Matte World Digital. He received a BA degree in Fine Arts and Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago and quickly put his paint brushes aside and adopting instead digital tools, which landed him his first job in the visual effects industry.
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4 days ago by paulgreer
The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History
From Superman to Smile, Mickey to Maus: Tracing the evolution of comic books by looking at the pictures, panels, and text that brought them to life.
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7 days ago by paulgreer
Blogging is most certainly not dead
A few weeks ago, I asked the readers of the Noticing newsletter to send in links to their blogs and newsletters (or to their favorite blogs and newsletters written by others). And boy, did they! I pared the submissions list down to a representative sample and sent it out as last week’s newsletter. Here’s a smaller excerpt of that list…you can find the whole thing here.
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7 days ago by paulgreer
Post-Authenticity and the Real Truths of Meme Culture
Reality’s been having a tough time of it lately. From fake news to fake video to the utter charade of our Instagram personas, ‘authenticity’ seems to be over. When everything is an ironic meme, what are the new vectors for talking truth?
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12 days ago by paulgreer
The Moon in 4k resolution | FlowingData
Based on data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA pieced together this high-resolution tour of the moon. At the two-minute mark they zoom in on a boulder in the middle of a 100-million-year-old crater, and it blew my mind.
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13 days ago by paulgreer

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