Yesterday’s announcement from The Foundry was the purchase of the company ‘Made With Mischief’. The live stream of the announcement can be watched here. The Foundry’s press release is here. At first, I didn’t quite understand why The Foundry would buy a sketching program, but this FX Guide article clarifies things. This is a fantastic article that goes into detail as to why The Foundry would by this company. There’s a surprising amount of tech under the hood of such a ‘simple’ program. I downloaded Mischief and gave it a try for about a half an hour last night. It has a very nice feel for a sketching program.
It will be interesting to see where this tech ends up in other Foundry products. It’s also interesting to see how The Foundry is diversifying itself as it grows. At the bottom of the FX Guide article, they also ask for comment about Fusion going free.
Why Hasbro Wants to Merge With DreamWorks Animation NY Times has an article on it as well. Forbes has an interesting take on it: The DreamWorks-Hasbro Deal Is About The Dangers Of Being A Public Movie Company
God save my crew from a film Director making the transition into TV. We have days to shoot this episode, not weeks or months. DAYS.— Mystery LineProducer (@Mystery_LP) November 13, 2014
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The MOX File Format Indie GoGo fundraiser has met it’s stretch goal of a After Effects Plug-In. Just another $3000 away from the Nuke one.
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