Next Animation Studio was selected to create a series of animations for the 29th Summer Universiade event. The project consisted of a 3-minute introductory animation and eleven 30-second animation to introduce the various sports.
Universiade is an international multi-sport event that is organized for university athletes from around the world. It is, in fact, the largest multi-sport event after the Olympics. The event took place in Taipei from 19 August to 30 August 2017 and it was the largest event hosted in Taiwan’s history.
The animations were played on Taipei’s MRT, the Taipei Arena, and the official 2017 Universiade Facebook and website.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (July 10, 2017) – Next Animation Studio (NAS) today announced the promotion of Ron Brownlow to the role of Content Development Director of TomoNews. Ron Brownlow succeeds Michael Logan, who established the unique editorial voice of a team of artists and writers that became known to the world as the “Taiwanese animators.”
Brownlow joined Next Animation Studio in 2010 as a staff writer and later worked as Managing News Editor, overseeing staff in Taipei, Los Angeles and New York. During this time, Brownlow helped launch TomoNews, a YouTube news network that covers the most talked-about stories on the internet. Brownlow was also instrumental to the launch of News Direct, a subscription-based service that delivers cutting-edge 3D animated news graphics to media outlets around the world in partnership with Reuters. Continue Reading
Next Animation Studio TomoLive technology was featured in【遠山道風向】, a program show presented by Yahoo TV. In the episode, TomoLive brings U.S President Donald Trump to life which allowed him to chat with the host, 侯漢廷. The show takes on a new interactive format using NAS real-time animation technology.
TomoLive is a portable hardware system that gives life to 3D animated characters, allowing real-time interactions with a live audience. Facial expressions, body motion, and even finger movements can all be easily captured through a sensor suit, allowing the actor to effortlessly control the animated avatar. Real-time rendering allows the actor to engage with a live audience, in person or through on-line streaming.
Next Animation Studio’s NextLab department was featured in the June edition of Taoyuan Youth Can. Taoyuan Youth Can is a bi-monthly publication from the Taoyuan government, which is targeted to young entrepreneurs and start-up culture.
The feature highlighted NAS Light Stage, CloudEye (Augmented Reality technology), TomoLive (real-time animation), VR technology. Continue Reading
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, June 29, 2017 – Next Animation Studio (NAS) today announced the launch of nxTOONS, its new digital platform for original kids content and edutainment. As part of the launch, NAS debuted the new nxTOONS animated series Out of This Word, available exclusively on YouTube.
Out of this Word follows two adopted siblings, Max and Moon, as they explore and learn common English idioms such as “sleep tight” and “put a sock in it.” Max, a curious cat, often takes idioms literally. Moon, a smart and logical bunny, happily explains to Max the history behind these phrases. Continue Reading
TAIPEI, June 27, 2017 – Next Animation Studio (NAS) today announced that Matthew Duntemann has joined the company as Chief Creative Officer. Based at NAS headquarters in Taipei, Duntemann will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Indra Suharjono.
As Chief Creative Officer, Duntemann will direct and develop the nxTOONS platform, as well as oversee the development of TomoNews creative and all other creative projects for the studio. His appointment leads NAS into its next chapter of creating original animation properties, especially children’s animation.
“Matthew brings his unique creative talent and an infectious amount of energy and momentum to the company,” Suharjono said. “With his success of developing the creative brands for Nickelodeon, we are in a stronger position to build and expand on our nxTOONS platform. He is a world-class talent and produces amazing work that entertains and inspires. I am thrilled to see him take this role and really grow the creative vision of NAS.” Continue Reading
Next Animation Studio’s CG-animated adaptations of Japanese manga titles Double Hard, Kurokan, and Horror News are now available on YouTube. New episodes will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
The CG-animated adaptations preserves the manga’s original artwork, frames, compositions, and dialogue bubbles. The manga pages come to life through this unique visual format, allowing viewers to engage with the manga series in a new way.
Double Hard is a manga series created by Konno Naoki. The story follows underground fighter Hayami Daiki. Hayami, known as the “Invincible Boxer” is half of the legendary tag-team “Two Man Army”. His partner, Takayama Jin, is a pro fighter who always comes out on top, even when his opponents bend the rules. Any thug who crosses them will get a fast and violent lesson in the art of fighting! Continue Reading
Biohazard: Vendetta will debut in select theaters in Taiwan on June 2, 2017, following its May 27 premiere in Japan. Biohazard: Vendetta is produced by Marza Animation Planet (a CG animation studio owned by SEGA SAMMY GROUP), and will feature animation and lighting production by Taiwan-based Next Animation Studio.
Also known as Resident Evil: Vendetta in the United States, where it will debut on June 19, the highly anticipated CGI film follows franchise heroes Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Rebecca Chambers, and their quest to stop Glenn Arias, a death merchant, from spreading a deadly virus in New York. Continue Reading
Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, launches Reuters Connect! Reuters Connect makes it easier to access a marketplace of multimedia content from leading media partners via a single destination. Through Reuters Connect, the content discovery process is streamlined, allowing clients to deliver stories to their audience faster than before.
As a partner, Next Animation Studio (NAS) is proud to provide 3D news animations to Reuters customers from around the world. NAS produces high-quality animations daily that can visually enhance news reports by adding a new dimension to help viewers understand breaking news stories and in-depth features. Continue Reading
Next Animation Studio is proud to announce its latest partnership with leading ad agency McCann London to deliver Cheapflights’ animated commercial for “EscEscape.”
Cheapflights’ “EscEscape” is an innovative tool that lets users search flights travel deals by simply tapping on the Esc key twice. It’s never been easier to escape the dreaded office life!
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