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Imaginary Friend Society helping kids understand cancer-related topics through animation
Through a series of short animated films, the Imaginary Friend Society is aiming to comfort and help kids who have received a cancer diagnosis.
Created by the Paediatric Brain Tumour Foundation, the series features a cast of colourful characters who explain topics and terminology like radiation, blood transfusions, and chemotherapy in child-friendly way.
“A cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone, but for a child, it can be even scarier,” says the Imaginary Friend Society. “The more they understand about their treatment, the less scary it will be.”
Animator makes CG series using Unreal Engine
Inspired by A Boy and His Kit, a short film created by Epic Games to showcase the real-time rendering ability of its Unreal Engine, an animator from New Zealand has produced his own CG series.
Morgan Lives in a Rocket House is the brainchild of Peter Monga, who wanted to make an animated preschool series without the need for a render farm.
“What I output from Unreal is essentially what ends up on screen,” Monga told Cartoon Brew. “All colour grading and post processing can be done in the engine.”
Inaugural edition of Noise x GIF Fest 2017 to promote medium as ‘form of digital art’
From 4-11 October 2017 at Gillman Barracks in Singapore, the inaugural edition of Noise x GIF Fest will celebrate the internet’s favourite medium for short-form animations and moving memes.
The theme ‘Spellbound’ aims to "to capture the richness of the GIF as an artistic medium and explore its role as a form of digital art, entertainment and creative communication."
Along with showcasing GIFs created by both amateur and professional artists, they’ll also be workshops, live performances, and creative dialogue sessions.
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