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Video: 'Dawn Of Planet Of Apes' Marks Digital Lib For Actors
It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation. For "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," opening in U.S. theaters this weekend, director Matt Reeves says he pushed the boundaries of motion capture to achieve "photo-reality" in rendering the apes, particularly in their facial expressions. Read More

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The all-new Volvo XC90 - infotainment animation
The all-new Volvo XC90 - infotainment animation
The designers and engineers behind Volvos all-new XC90, which will be revealed later this year, have completely re-conceived the way drivers operate their cars by dispensing with the normal array of buttons and replacing them with a large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display and thumb controls on the steering wheel. The result is the most modern in-car control system on the market, which is crucially easier to use, ensuring drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the road as much as possible while operating or making adjustments to the system. It also uses the cars interior space far more efficiently and offers a range of additional benefits such as integrated cloud-based applications for music streaming and other services, such as the worlds first integrated Park and Pay application, and the ability to mirror and use Apple iOS devices in the touch screen display. Read More
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When a 1991 version of Michael Jackson got the crowd on its feet at last Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, the computer wizards at Pulse Evolution knew they'd done more than just satisfied the Jackson estate's brief. Pulse Executive Chairman John Textor says "We're hearing from a lot of estates and promoters saying, 'We're ready for a concert,' " Textor won't reveal who's been in touch, but notes that obvious candidates for a posthumous show include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley. Read More
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'Frozen' Director Urges Grads To End Self-doubt
'Frozen' Director Urges Grads To End Self-doubt
The screenwriter and director of the Disney film "Frozen" encouraged University of New Hampshire graduates to do away with self-doubt during a commencement speech on Saturday. Lee graduated from UNH in 1992. She told the graduates: "When you are free from self-doubt, you fail better. You accept criticism and listen." Lee was the first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios. This year, she took home an Oscar for best animated feature. Read More
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'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Push DreamWorks Into Loss
'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Push DreamWorks Into Loss
DreamWorks reported a first-quarter loss, compared with a year-earlier profit, as the company took an impairment charge related to the weak box office performance of the movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman". Shares of the Hollywood studio fell 6 percent to $24.76 in extended trading on Tuesday. The company took a charge of $57 million due to the tepid performance of the animated a time-travel comedy about a talking genius dog and the boy he adopts. Read More
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"Home," Starring Rihanna, Is The First 3D Animated Film Starring A Black Character
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