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"Pooling" selected to San Gio Festival in Verona!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 25th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2019. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animated sequ...

"Pooling" accepted to MoitaMostra !

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"Pooling" has been accepted to tour rural Portugal with MoitaMostra out of Moita, Portugal from July 29-Aug 3, 2019. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake, "Pooling" features dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. His older brother Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did all visual effects. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animation was done in the Los Angeles area by Di...

"Pooling" accepted to Film Fest Weiterstadt!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen at the 43rd annual Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt in Germany, running August 8-12, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros fame. Marc also collaborated with Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz to create an original hip hop score. The animated opening and closing sequences were produced by Dismas &...

"Pooling" WINS the Audience Award at Xsection!

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"Pooling" won the Audience Award at the Xsection Festival, celebrating the cross-section of dance, science and film, at the Arts at the Armory complex in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA on June 30th, 2019. This is the first award for this hybrid film, and the 69th award for its director/producer, Dawn Westlake, under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "Pooling" features the breakdance and choreography of Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of the world-renowned Brod...

"Pooling" to play Canaltown Moving Movie Festival!

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"Pooling", written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, has been accepted to Canaltown's Moving Movie Festival in Honesdale, PA, USA for June 22nd, 2019. The films selected will play in several different venues around town between 4p-10p. "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An ori...

"Pooling" accepted to Independientes Film Fest in Arequipa, Peru!

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"Pooling" has been selected as one of just 50 finalists to be projected in Independientes: Festival de Cortometrajes at Casa Blanca Centro Cultural in Arequipa, Peru June 13-15, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros to an original score composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot, edited and visual effects were don...

"Pooling" to play 42nd Elche International Film Festival in Spain!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the 42nd annual Elche International Independent Film Festival in Elche (Alicante), Spain for July 19-26, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid breakdance, animation, visual effects film with an original score by Valencia-based Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot/edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, who also did visual effec...

"Pooling" to play Lincoln Center with Dance On Camera Film Festival!

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"Pooling", written/helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, will have its NYC premiere with Dance On Camera Film Festival in their 47th annual event at Lincoln Center on July 15th at 6pm. "Pooling" features the choreography and dancing of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of world-renowned Barcelona-based troupe Brodas Bros. He dances to a score composed at his direction by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo ...

"Pooling" selected to Xsection Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Xsection Film Festival of science and dance in Watertown, MA, USA for June 30, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. "Pooling" was f...

"Pooling" to play Palma!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen with Festival de Videodanza de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for October 2019. Filmed and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Pooling" was conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animated sequences were done by Dismas & GrissyG Liza...

"Pooling" to play Venice with Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti in Venice, Italy for June 3, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge ...

"Pooling" accepted to Cefalu!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the Cefalu Film Festival in Palermo, Italy for June 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. ...

Pooling to play Zeitimpuls in Vienna!

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"Pooling" will be projected at Klimt Villa in Vienna, Austria with Zeitimpuls Short Film Festival June 17-22, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the choreography and dance of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of the internationally-reknowned troupe Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed ...

"Pooling" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival in Athens, Greece for April. This is the 8th film festival acceptance for the hybrid dance/animation/visual effects film starring internationally-renowned breakdancer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Written/produced and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The an...

"Pooling" to play Dansmuseet with Screendance Film Festival!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects short from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will play Dansmuseet, the only museum dedicated to dance and movement, with the Screendance Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival runs from April 23-30, 2019, and then, selected titles go on tour to other venues into 2020. "Pooling" was conceived by director/producer Dawn Westlake. It features the dance and choreography of Markitus (Marc Carrizo Vilarroig) of Brodas Bros. The...

POOLING to have World Premiere at Children's Film Festival Seattle

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POOLING, a brand new breakdance/animation/visual effects hybrid film will have its world premiere at the 2019 Children's Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, USA from January 24-February 3. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus") of the internationally recognized troupe Brodas Bros. POOLING was shot on location in Castellnou, Catalunya, Spain with editing and visual effects by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona....

Pooling

Director: Dawn Westlake.

When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.

POOLING, a new breakdance/animation hybrid, is released!

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POOLING the new hybrid breakdance/animation/vfx film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., Imatge Barcelona and GrisDismation is now finished and being released to the festival circuit worldwide! The film stars international breakdance star and member of Brodas Bros, Marc Carrizo Vilarroig "Markitus". The film was shot on location in Castellnou, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig & Andrea Perez Maldonado of Imatge Barcelona in August and animated by Dismas Lizarraga & GrissyG Lizarra...

FMX 2017 - International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups.  Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field. The overall organization and the intimate yet international size of the event offer professionals and students from the digital arts communities a great platform to mingle, network, and share insights about Art, Technologies and Business, at the highest level.

Gods of Egypt, Review: With Gods like these…

An Australia-United States co-production, Gods of Egypt was shot in Australia, predominantly on green screens, at Fox Studios, Sydney. Most ‘Egyptian’ Gods are played by Caucasian actors and the boundaries between earth, the sky, heaven, hell, man, god, ferocious bird, plasto-metallic creatures, life and death, are all blurred. CGI, forced perspective, shooting with two cameras side-by-side, motion control, are the flavours of the day. Authenticity is conspicuous by its absence. R...

1st Annual L.A. Post Fest

The Los Angeles Post Production Group is pleased to announce the 1st Annual L.A. Post Fest. This is a unique editing competition that will challenge entrants to use their post production skills, their creative vision and their storytelling abilities. 

Each entrant will receive footage from the short sci-fi film "Protocol", which was shot on 4K with the URSA camera on a green-screen stage, as well as music from Sony Creative Software and images from the European Southern Observatory. They will be offered Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 if they would like or they can use any system of their choice to create the best version of this film. 

Our esteemed panel of industry judges will choose the 5 winning films to be mastered and sound mixed in 5.1 and screened at our Festival in May 2016 in Los Angeles. These films will also receive approximately $20,000 worth of prizes. 

Please visit www.lapostfest.org for more information and details. 

Early Bird Entry - November 15, 2015 - December 20, 2015 
Regular Entry - December 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016 
Late Entry - February 1, 2015 - February 7, 2016 

***A reduced student rate is also available with valid school ID. 


We look forward to seeing your version of the film! 
 

FMX 2016

FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia is Europe's most influential conference for digital entertainment where Art, Technology and Business meet. Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience. High quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard - and software products as well as their latest R&D innovations at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, World Building Institute and Eurographics. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). FMX 2016 takes place April 26-29 in Stuttgart.

FMX shines a light on topics such as:

Realtime Storytelling | Visual Language | Concept Art | Cinematography | Disrupters | Layout & Set Design | Location-based Entertainment | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Hack Art | Machine Learning | Business Leaders | Virtual Storyboarding | Visual Communication | Animation Wild 'n Strange | Worldbuilding | VFX in TV | User-generated Content | Stop-Motion | The New Scene of Digital and Visual Arts

Website for "Through the Pane" is launched!

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The official website for "Through the Pane", a new short film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles, is now live! http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/throughthepane/index.html It was designed by director Dawn Westlake and programmed by Jason Luckett. The site features more info about the 6:21 film, media (trailer, behind-the-scenes reel, stills), comments, and cast-crew bios. A festival list will be kept updated as selections come in. "Through the Pane" was...

How CGI Became the Main Character in Hollywood Movies & Do We Care?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In a Screenwriting Galaxy Far, Far, Away, the Writers Guild Foundation (https://www.wgfoundation.org) once held “Words Into Pictures,” a series of conferences that brightened the years 1997, 1999, and 2002, with debates about everything from character development to story-craft. Around about 1999, David Koepp (writer of Jurassic Park, The Panic Room and more) and Stand By Me’s Rob Reiner got into it over VFX vs Storytelling. &...

The VFX Festival - Exclusive Screenings (11-13 Nov)

Find out how Oscar-winning VFX artists created shots in the latest Hollywood blockbusters, learn what recruiters are really looking for and debate the future of VFX with the top post houses. Then network with your VFX heroes and peers at the after party!

A screening pass gives you access to all three nights from 11 to 13 November at the Leicester Square Vue. Or pick a specific date and buy a single screening ticket.

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