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Academy Software Foundation’s New Open Review Initiative Forms with Initial Code Contributions from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks

The Academy Software Foundation today announces the Open Review Initiative, a new project led by contributions from member companies Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks, with the mission to build a unified open source toolset for playback, review and approval of motion picture and related professional media. The Academy Software…
Shannon Deoul
August 8, 2022
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Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library as Newest Project to House Production-Grade Content

Still from 'The Mission' - courtesy of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) The Academy Software Foundation – the motion picture industry’s premier organization for advancing open source software development across image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound technologies – today announces the Digital Production Example Library (DPEL) as its…
Shannon Deoul
August 8, 2022
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Academy Software Foundation Adds OpenFX Image Processing Standard as Newest Hosted Project

Screen shot showing the new OpenFX overlay draw suite The Academy Software Foundation – the motion picture industry’s premier organization for advancing open source software development across image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound technologies – today announces OpenFX as its newest hosted project. First developed in 2004, OpenFX is…
Shannon Deoul
August 3, 2022
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Neville Spiteri, Wevr

Neville Spiteri Co-Founder / CEO Wevr Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? What was your major in college? I started experimenting with the BASIC programming language when I was 12 years old on a ZX81 Sinclair home computer,…
Shannon Deoul
July 19, 2022
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Academy Software Foundation Announces Summer Opportunities for Technical Careers in VFX and Animation

The Academy Software Foundation is pleased to announce two different global summer opportunities for individuals 18 and older who are growing their skills in computer science, engineering, and related fields, and looking to explore technical careers in the VFX and animation industries. Participating in these programs is a great way…
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Academy Software Foundation Releases New Research Paper on Open Source Technology in Modern Filmmaking Era

Today we at the Academy Software Foundation, released a new research paper titled “Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value.” It is available as a free PDF here: http://report.aswf.io/  Authored by veteran entertainment technology journalist Barbara Robertson, with a foreword from our Executive Director David…