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Disney's John Lasseter, retired within the year

John Lasseter (John Lasseter, January 1957 -) started aiming to be an animator since high school student, entered as a first-time student of the animation course of California Institute of Art, California Art University in 1979, studied animation and a Bachelor of Arts (" Bachelor of Fine Arts "). Mr. Lasseter was known for transforming Pixar, Lucasfilm's small image production department into the world's most successful animation studio, and was co-directed with Toy Story (Toy Story) Toy Story 2 (Toy Story 2) has become a pioneer presence of CG animation movies. Mr. Lasseter's repetition of inappropriate actions came to light was triggered by a research report by the American entertainment magazine Hollywood Reporter. The magazine reported that it was known as a testimony of employees who are long in Pixar, "to grasp the body of a person, to kiss, to talk about physical characteristics of people". According to the sources of multiple information sources, at Pixar 's internal social gathering, there are also female employees who avoid him so that he will not kiss from Mr. Lasseter who drinks a lot of liquor. In September 2017, the accused was accused of being hugged from multiple female employees, and in November of 2017, "To everyone who received (from me) an act that seems to be beyond an undesired hug or a line Apologies "and was taking a leave of absence. Disney does not clarify the reason for leaving Lasseter, but the US media tells the view that sexual harassment to women is involved. YouTube talks with Pixar CEO Steve Jobs about the success of the world's first full 3D CG full-length animated film "Toy Story" at that time. John Lasseter (Google search) Related information and person list John Lasseter (IMDb) Awards and work list Pixar Co - Founder to Leave Disney After 'Missteps' (The New York Times) John Lasseter to Exit Disney at Read more

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Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox is a video distribution strategy

On December 14, Walt Disney announced that Walt Disney will acquire rival 21st century Fox movies and television and other major business for $ 52.4 billion (about 5.9 trillion yen). Acquired assets include Hollywood movie studios, Europe's largest satellite TV, Indian television giants, multiple geographic channels such as National Geographic, and Hulu 's management rights. Most of the media empire that Rupert Murdoch known as "King of the Media" built in the world over 30 years. The photo is Fox Plaza Building which also became the stage of the film "Die Hard". Mr. Murdoch who was born in 1931 (86 years old) felt "the turning point of the digital era" ...? Mr. Murdoch is also betting on the popularity of live broadcasting programs such as sports and news. In the United States, mergers and acquisitions (M & A) crossing barriers such as movies, broadcasts, newspapers, CATV and communications, and IT companies are in a series of successes. Especially video distribution service, netflix (Netflix) and Amazon · video accelerate investment to differentiate services, create original contents and acquire distribution rights, actively not only in the United States but also emerging countries We are growing rapidly as we expand. Tag: Media · conglomerate (Nobuyuki Kokai) Acquisition, integration, strategy As Disney announced plans to launch "its own video distribution service" in 2019, the highest class copyright, brand, sports related possession Strategies to further enhance the competitiveness of video distribution services by adding "Avatar", "X-Men", "Planet of the Ape", "Die Hard" "Aliens" series (20th Century Fox) to assets such as intellectual property rights There seem to be. Sports specialty channel ESPN whose subscribers are decreasing under Disney, will start sports video distribution from 2018. Disney's CEO, Bob Eiger, will take office as CEO in October 2005 and will first provide the work to Apple (iPod) which was also said to be the enemy of the movie. We acquired Pixar for $ 7.4 billion in 2006, acquired Marvel in 2009 for $ 4 billion, and in 2012 we acquired Lucasfilm for $ 4.05 billion. We have strongly promoted Disney Magic, which has been sluggish, by reinforcing its digital and technology fields. Mr. Bob Eiger stays CEO until 2021 and leads the "Challenging Disney World Strategy" The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff Of Certain Read more

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Media

Express expression of different cultures funny time for sushi (time of sushi)

It is an interesting short movie "time for sushi" by Los Angeles artist David Lewandowski (Twitter). At the beginning, in Japan, the familiar phrase "... for defending, asking for your cooperation ..." on the streets broadcasts, and the image of the priority seat where no one sits is flowing. There are suddenly two naked people appearing in the sky and dancing. It gradually increased and became a naked crowd and it is crazy dancing in the street (laugh) Is it inspired by "bubble dance" which is the birthplace of kabuki? In disguised social norms and orderly space like Japan, disorderly and naked dancing crazy people are introduced as a symbol of different culture. I think that the funnyness of the movie that puts this body beauty all over can be expressed only by comparison with Japanese culture. I think that this time for sushi (time of sushi) can be called "video sushi" in California now ^^) Vimeo is "for adults" as there is worldly "funny sushi". time for sushi from dlew on Vimeo. For the indie artists like us the future of YouTube has become unclear and unprecedented. I am very grateful to those who purchase goods of my work and support them. In making this third video, this series originally comes from an anti-commercial spirit, and there were no plans to sell goods. However, as a result of major advertisements getting out of YouTube in early 2017, we had a great influence on our filmmakers. Purchasing books and towels will help me in my next step. support: http: // google.

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Innovation

Image supplementation considering the global and local consistency of the scene

A research paper on image complementation by Mr. Rizuka Iizuka, Wimada University, Shimo Sera · Edgar and Hiroshi Ishikawa was officially adopted as SIGGRAPH 2017. We propose a method to complement complicated images by deep learning. You can erase unnecessary objects in the image and change the face of a person (^ ^) With animation, you can see funny and high-precision image complementation technology. The proposed model consists of a complementary network, a global identification network, and a local identification network (see the figure below). Only the complementary network is used for the actual image complementation, and the two identification networks are used for learning the complementary network will be used. Complementary networks consist of convolution layers in all layers, and when masks and images are defined that define the loss regions to be complemented, images with complemented loss regions are output. The area other than the loss area can be replaced with the input image to obtain the final complement image. The global identification network evaluates whether the complementary image has an overall consistent structure with the entire supplemented image as input. Local identification network extracts supplement area as patch and evaluates more detailed naturalness of supplement area as input. The complementary network learns natural image complement in the complementary network by alternately learning each network so that the identification network can see the output image of the complementary network so that it can not distinguish the identification network. Globally and Locally Consistent Image Completion (Website) A lot of complementary examples are posted which considers the global and local consistency of the scene by the deep network

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Media

SF to describe the future of augmented reality: Strange Beasts (strange beasts)

Is the future of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) the world of games and simulated experiences alone? A hero's man is a tool to build a mixed reality world, creating virtual pets like strange beasts and playing. In addition, one girl (Anna) in the hero's library also creates strange marine life and is always playing. By the way, is this young girl (Anna) existence ...? Augmented reality (AR) may develop as a tool to reproduce (build) what we imagined, memorable memories and memories in our dreams. It is Mr. Magali Barbe of Writer / Director / Previs Artist who has skills in CG in general, such as activities based on London, animation and Maya, Nuke, After effect etc. Magali Barbe (Website) Magali Barbé (Linkedin) Strange Beasts (2017) (IMDb) I have previously worked is places such as: The Third Floor, Passion Pictures, Framestore, The Mill. Read more

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Movie

Fun short short-cut for Approval

The range of fixed ideas and common sense differs depending on the person. Animals who behave unexpectedly as well as animations of phenomenal natural phenomena become topics, but we are going to talk about "unexpectedness" over our knowledge and common sense I think that it is fun (^ ^) Also in movies and photographs, recently VFX, generalization of image processing such as evolution of visual effect and Photoshop etc., such as questioning the stereotype or unexpectedness of people You can now create interesting images and photos relatively easily. This 56-second work "For Approval" is a fun short-cut work that tried our fixed ideas and common sense (^ ^) It is Mainframe (MF) which is making images in Manchester, England. There is reality in 3DCG production, but since it is only the image of the object, it will be understood as the virtual space from the beginning. It seems that the surprisingness became clearer when the surroundings and the background of reality exist. It is clearly memorized as a horror masterpiece, a scene in which the neck of a person rotates back on the movie "Exorcist" in 1973 (Showa 48), a fear scene which overrides the fixed idea and common sense of a person. In the movie "Alien" of 1979, I think that I increased my fear as an existence beyond established concepts such as parasitic on humans, body fluids of acid, design of HR gigers (^ ^) For Approval from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo. HR Giger and Alien

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Movie

Lucas Museum in Los Angeles, completion is completed in 2020

George Lucas, the creator of the movie 'Star Wars', sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 4,050 million dollars (about 320 billion yen at that rate) in October 2012. We also announced that it plans to invest the profits of the sale of that huge amount in charity business. And announced in June 2014 that it will construct the Lucas Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The construction plan of the Lucas Museum which displays the art work collected by Lucas himself is a total of 1.5 billion dollars (about 174.6 billion yen) when all the construction cost, donation and the price of the artworks to be held are combined. Although it had been approved by the Chicago city council and the park authorities etc., the park protection group "Friends of the Parks" appealed legal action because the construction of the museum violated the provision concerning the development around the Lake Michigan By doing so, we are giving up construction on June 24, 2016. Construction is currently being considered in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The Lucas Museum is a central facility for experiencing narrative art (story-like art), which can touch the evolution of visual expression from illustrations to movies and digital art. You can also see the visual effects of "Star Wars" and the development of VFX. Education for adolescents is also taken into consideration and you can expect customers from foreign countries. Mr. Lucas contributes to the development of both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. The fans are amused, but it seems that San Francisco, who has Lucasfilm at Bloomberg in economic paper, is predominant over Los Angeles. <1/11: Addendum> Lucas Museum will be decided in Los Angeles, completion will be around 2020. Lucas Museum Plans to Build in Los Angeles (1/10 News Releases) Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Website) George Lucas Can not Give His $ 1.5 Billion Museum Away (Bloomberg) Museum of Art specializing in narrative arts in Chicago (George Lucas)

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Media

Lovely picture books: Poupelle of Chimney town

The topic is a full-color picture book with complete division of labor that overwhelms the industry's common sense that Akihiro Noshino (Akihiro Nishino) who has published a delicate monochrome picture book drawn with a single pen screenplayed and supervised. Nishino 's Akihiro is in charge of screenplay and director, the production period is 4 and a half years, and 33 illustrators and creators who participated in the production totaled 33 people. Beautiful depictions delicately drawn are attractive. The story was surrounded by 4000 meters of cliff and there was a town that did not know the outside world. There are lots of town in town. There smoke rises from there, morning morning till morning till night. People who live in the town of Pacific are caught up in smoke smoke and do not know the blue sky. I do not know the shining stars. A garbage human pupel of the hero appears in such a town .... Puppel of Pentobu / Nishino no Akihiro (Amazon) (Amazon) Mr. Nishino asked questions about the contents of a picture book two large questions. "What kind of town do you have in town?", "Why did you make the hero trashy?" King Cong Nishino answers two questions on the blog. The story of "Pentobu Town" and "Garbage Man" (King Kong Nishino)

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Movie

Pixar Short: Borrowed Time (time given from heaven)

Short animation Borrowed Time (time given from heaven) produced by two people of Pixar (Pixar Animation Studios) animator Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats will be released for a limited time (2 weeks) at Vimeo It has been. A sheriff came to this place to look at the shock accident caused by childhood age. To live is painful, to settle your trauma · · ·. ... It is a pocket watch of destiny. In addition to pursuing love and hope, Pixar works positively express all human emotions, such as refracted emotions and regret, spit, hatred, anger, with CG animation. It is a work for adults expressing the inner side (postscript: complete release finished) · Best In Show, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2016 · Best Animated Short, St. Louis International Film Festival 2015 · Grand Jury Prize, Read more

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Movie

Cute Planet Exploration Droid 3DCG Animation Planet Unknown

At the end of the 21st century, mankind was faced with the depletion of earth resources. Two autonomous exploration droids were sent out to explore the possibility of planetary habitation. Short animation, the story of the unknown planet (Planet Unknown) is easy to understand today, especially the cute movement and gesture of the two exploration droids that will help each other, the sounds that they emit, the sound effect etc are also made fun (^ ^) It reminds me of the main character Woolly of the movie "WALL · E / Wally". Shawn Wang who is CG generalist living in Shanghai produced. This Planet Unknown is a graduation production movie of the China Communication University of China. The idea of ​​planetary exploration is also inspired by 2014 SF movie Christopher Nolan director Interstellar, and two of the artificial intelligence robots TARS and CASE that appeared. It is also influenced by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the movie 'WALL · E / Wally'. I won the Best Short Animation Award at the Burbank International Film Festival 2016. Also, it is officially selected at numerous film festivals. PlanetUnknownFilm.com (Official Website) ShawnWangVFX.com (Website) Planet Unknown from Shawn Wang on Vimeo.

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Innovation

State-of-the-art Samurai stop motion movie "Kubo and the Two Strings"

Movie Kubo and the Two Strings (Kubo and the Two Strings) is a topical work that is said to overturn the concept of stop motion animation. Published nationwide from August 19th, disclosure in Japan is undecided. Synopsis is Kubo, a minstrel who lives modestly with his mother in a beachfront town, revived the soul of the past with a big chance to go on a fight trip over the mystery of the death of his father who was a legendary samurai, . Action, magic, adventure activity with laughter, Samurai stop motion animation. It seems that Momotaro and other influences from Japanese old stories are also strongly received. Charlize · Seron monkey and Matthew McConaughey fighter warrior Matthew McConaughey are encouraging (^ ^) It is the animation of Neil · Gayman's children's literature, "Collaine and button Leica (Laika) who worked on "The Witch of Wit" and 4 trailers movies, please visit the site below. Laika, LLC. (Website) Making movies of this stop motion movie are released, but even though it is a classic scenario taking and special effects technique, using state-of-the-art technology and 3D print, robot, 3DCG, VFX I understand how to make it. It is an interesting movie packed with Japanese and historical players such as Japanese houses, accessories, origami, shamisen, etc. (^ ^) It has the charm of puppet and image expression which is not in 3DCG animation. Kubo and the Two Strings (official website) Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (IMDb) Rating: 8.4 Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (Rotten Tomatoes) 96% Read more

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Pokemon GO invades the police station, arrested suspected wanted

On July 14, a man named William Wilcox who was wanted as a suspect in a criminal case in Michigan province was found in a police officer at a local police station and found that he was arrested . The man seems to have made a statement that is unknown to the police, saying, "Because the gym of Pokemon Go was in the police station, we inevitably entered the police station". The police commented on this suspect in response to the coverage of the local broadcasting station, "I thought that even if I got into the police station I was not arrested." The police also commented that the suspects were extremely upset as police officers found them in the police station and arrested on the spot, forcing Pokemon Go to stop playing. Pokemon GO is a game playing by searching for "Pokemon's character" hidden in the city while walking while walking in the real world. Since the last week's delivery began, the number of downloads exceeded 7 million, and it is gaining overwhelming popularity as a free application. However, the rebound is also strengthening, and in addition to inviting the Arlington National Cemetery and others to refrain from entering, the Holocaust Museum is requesting not to play the game playground. Discussions to review the location of POKE STOP have also begun. In addition, players who are keen on searching characters throughout the United States have entered dark places and dangerous places, which also invites criminals to be targeted. In Maryland State College Park, an incident occurred when a college student being played was hit by armed robbery. In Antelope, California, two men were attacked by a robber with a gun and they robbed the car. Arrived by a wanted culprit in the United States to arrest and arrest · Because the gym of Pokemon Go was in the police station (Business Newsline) Man playing Pokemon Go wanders into police station, arrested on outstanding warrant (wxyz.com) WXYZ- TV Pokemon GO, developing in around 200 markets around the world, local creation (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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