Digital beings : an opportunity for Australian visual effects

Carter, Chris P. (2014) Digital beings : an opportunity for Australian visual effects. Animation Studies, 9.

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Ongoing innovation in digital animation and visual effects technologies has provided new opportunities for stories to be visually rendered in ways never before possible. Films featuring animation and visual effects continue to perform well at the box office, proving to be highly profitable projects. The Avengers (Whedon, 2012) holds the current record for opening weekend sales, accruing as much as $207,438,708 USD and $623,357,910 USD gross at time of writing. Life of Pi (Lee, 2012) at time of writing has grossed as much as $608,791,063 USD (Box Office Mojo, 2013). With so much creative potential and a demonstrable ability to generate a large amount of revenue, the animation and visual effects industry – otherwise known as the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) industry – has become significant to the future growth and stability of the Australian film industry as a whole.

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ID Code: 67061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: animation, Australia, digital, film, visual effects
ISSN: 1930-1928
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Chris Carter
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2014 22:16
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 04:49

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