Category Archives: News

Introducing the “Jobinator!”

On May 20, we launched the new SEMAFX Jobinator!  This is a beta program to set up a powerful sharing tool that lets our fellow artists know about jobs in our industries.  Right now, it’s in the form of a Facebook “Group” at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jobinator/

Here you can sign up to find news about jobs, share jobs or gigs that you’ve heard about (but don’t want yourself!).

Together, we can cover a lot of ground and help communicate opportunities within our own creative family!

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The Great Fredini!

http://thegreatfredini.com/2013/03/28/about-fred-kahl/

Joseph Brancik and Scott Dunham ran into Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, at the 2014 Theatre Bizarre!
Check out his cool website and his 3D printing endeavors.  It’s inspiring.

According to Fred, he is…
• An Artist
• Former Executive Creative Director at Funny Garbage
• 3D Printing Guru
• Coney Island USA Board of Directors
• Veteran of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow– World’s Worst Magician, Human Blockhead & Sword Swallower
• Founder and Executive Producer of Coney Island USA’s Burlesque at the Beach
• Creator and Wild and Wacky Host of 
America’s Favorite Burlesque Gameshow- This or That!

“As an artist, I have worked in many different media, but fantasy and humor are key to all of my endeavors.”

Umnmanimation from UM

Check out this website I found at wn.com

Imagemover Vets Form New “Atomic Fiction” Studio

Three former employees of defunct ImageMovers Digital have formed Atomic Fiction in Emeryville, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Baillie will serve as president and VFX supervisor. Ryan Tudhope is the creative director and VFX supervisor. Jenn Emberly is the performance capture and animation supervisor.

The full-service studio will provide character work, digital environments, art direction, concept design, stereoscopic 3-D and performance-capture services. Atomic Fiction’s first work can be seen in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy JUST GO WITH IT. It is also helping Doug Chiang prep his indie flick ROBOTA.

Baillie’s credits include PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. Tudhope worked on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST and SUPERMAN RETURNS. Emberly has credits on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MAN’S CHEST and WAR OF THE WORLDS.

SEMAFX is Back!

Welcome to the SEMAFX Network, version 2.1!

Started back in 1998, we’ve been pretty consistent over the years, bringing excellent content, informative workshops and interesting guest speakers!  We’ve also listened to you and looked at our local work to help all of us improve our Craft.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events!