Warren High School graduate’s technical efforts capture Oscar

“It’s just one of those crazy things. I grew up in this small town, and now I’m receiving an Academy Award,” said Geoff Wedig, 44, who now resides with his family in Los Angeles, Calif.

Earlier this month Geoff and partner Nicholas Apostoloff learned they would be honored with a Technical Achievement Award for design and development of facial-performance-capture systems at ImageMovers Digital and Digital Domain visual effects studios in California.

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The Red Turtle is a breathtaking example of what animation is capable of achieving

The Red Turtle defies easy categorization. The first-time feature from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is an animated film co-produced by Japan’s storied Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away), but possesses none of Ghibli’s stylistic hallmarks. It tells a simple story rendered in an art style that evokes children’s book illustrations, but it is not what most Americans would think of as a “kids’ movie.” It’s technically a foreign film, but it contains no dialogue, telling a universal story through music and images. It has magical elements, but is deeply rooted in the human experience.

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Attack On Titan Animator Shares New Eren Artwork

In usually a few months, anime fans will have a slew of array returning to their TV sets, and one of them will be Attack on Titan. The critically acclaimed array is one of a better-known anime titles around a world, and a recognition has usually grown over a past few years. Despite being on a hiatus, Attack on Titan has kept fans engaged, and now a folks behind a anime are treating fans to some special gifts.

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