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NAS featured in special 500th edition of Brain magazine

Next Animation Studio (NAS) was recently featured in the 500th edition of Brain magazine! Brain magazine, which was first issued in 1977, has been committed to “communicating creativity” for the past 40 years. In this special edition, Brain explores the evolution of five creative industries in Taiwan and the new opportunities and challenges that have emerged in the digital era.

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YouTube viewers watched 21 million minutes of Mad Box Zombies in October

Next Animation Studio is excited to announce that its original animation series Mad Box Zombies has recently surpassed a new milestone of 21 million minutes watched and over 6 million views! With over 14,000 subscribers, this zany zombies series has been especially popular in Indonesia, Thailand, and the United States.

In addition, new videos are being released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mad Box Zombies is available in 8 languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa, Spanish, Thai, and Portuguese.

Don’t forget to subscribe for your daily dose of bloody zombie adventures.

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NAS creates visual design for The Sense of Music by PACE Foundation

The Sense of Music: A classical concert that showcases the use of music recognition technology and animation to bring music into a visual medium

 

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (October 20, 2017) – The Sense of Music, funded by the International Pacing Art Culture Education Foundation (PACE), is a classical concert performed in a revolutionary style. New technology and animation will be used to bring the music into a visual medium, thus creating a brand new concert-going experience for not only novices to classical music, but also for those who already appreciate the genre. The concert will be held on November 2, 2017 at the National Concert Hall. Next Animation Studio is proud to be participating in this historic event in leading the visual design of the performance. The studio’s production team worked side-by-side with sound specialists from Academia Sinica to transform the music into visual abstractions that would engage a live audience. Continue Reading

TomoLive’s interactive technology featured at Universal Studios Japan event

NAS and Japanese partner, AID-DCC brought TomoLive to a Universal Studios Japan event. “TALK ENTERTAINMENT REALIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA” is an interactive event that allows the audience to interact with a 3D character controlled by NAS real-time animation technology. The event will take place at the ‘Canal City Hakata’ shopping mall in Fukuoka, from September 23 until February 2018.

 

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Thousands of high-quality news animation now available with News Direct Archive

High-quality news animations from the newly launched News Direct Archive is now available for licensing! Access thousands of HD animations from the archive from topics ranging from recent and archival news events, science and tech, medical, military, space discoveries, and much more. New videos are being updated daily as the NAS animation team produces new animations on the latest trending topics. Find specific videos by entering keywords into the search bar at the top of the page.

News Direct animations fills in the gaps when video footage is missing and provides clear illustrations of news that is highly conceptual or technical in nature. Available for broadcast, documentaries, and other commercial uses, these daily high-quality animated graphics visually enhance communications by adding a new dimension to help viewers understand breaking news stories and in-depth features. The animations are ready to use as is or can be edited with additional footage and graphics to create a rich multimedia experience. News Direct’s animations have been featured on CBS, Univision, The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Telemundo and other media outlets.

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Taiwan’s Public Television Services features NAS technology

Next Animation Studio was featured in Taiwan’s Public Television Services.
Public Television Services (PTS) created a special segment, named【你所不知道的創意科技】, to cover NAS motion capture technology, the segment was hosted by Taiwanese entertainer Patty Wu (吳怡霈). The segment also featured NAS’s lightning-fast news production pipeline and real-time animation technology, where the host interacted with 3D animated characters through TomoLive, as well as getting a hands-on experience as a motion capture actor.

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NAS animates for Taipei 2017 Universiade

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.

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NAS Names Ron Brownlow as Content Development Director of TomoNews

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

NAS TomoLive real-time animation technology featured in Yahoo TV

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.

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NAS featured on Taoyuan Youth Can

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