HKVFX, a training centre focusingon the visual effects scene, is tying up with Europe's Escape Studios to help grow the country's animation and visual effects talent pool.
Global Festival of Learning tour culminates in Cyberjaya Roundtable session with creatives from UK and Malaysia
Unbeknownst to many, perhaps the biggest single winner at the recent 87th Academy Awards was a technology company: 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software company Autodesk Inc.
MDeC has disbursed nearly RM1 million (US$314,000) worth of grants to the winners of the MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2013, while 15th Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Digicon6 (Digital Contents Animation & Movie awards) Malaysian leg winners got cash prizes.
The Malaysian artists who worked on the award-winning Life of Pi are now caught up in the warped economic reality of the movie industry where VFX studios have become caught in a spiral downwards as US studios compete with foreign ones on price.
Malaysia now has been involved in the multimedia space for at least a dozen years and there is enough experience in the industry to move the discussion beyond talent, writes Karamjit Singh.
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), in collaboration with ABC Australia, will be hosting the inaugural Asian Animation Summit (AAS) to promote the co-production and co-financing of animation for children’s television and film within Asia.