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  • We're one week closer to Siggraph! Meet one of our presenters, Dave Barksdale!

    Dave Barksdale is the Fur Lead Technical Director and has been grooming and developming fur for the past 8 years at Blue Sky. On Rio 2, Dave was responsible for the support of furred environmental assets from creation to final render. Dave has never presented at Siggraph, he is really looking forward to being a part of the conference this year!

    We're one week closer to Siggraph! Meet one of our presenters, Dave Barksdale!
  • Blue Sky at the Annecy Animation Film Festival!

    Director Carlos Saldhana and Art Director Tom Cardone had a great trip to the Annecy Animation Film Festival last week! A big thanks to all the people who stood in line in the heat to see 'The Making of Rio 2' presentation on Monday. Luckily, it cooled down at night so everyone could enjoy the open air screening of Rio 2!

    Blue Sky at the Annecy Animation Film Festival!
  • Cubicle of the Month: The Original Tree House!

    When looking back on Blue Sky's history, a certain cubicle comes to mind.

    The Tree House is one of Blue Sky’s staples- the first of many creative cubes to decorate the studio and become a significant part of the company culture.

    However, before Blue Sky made the move to Greenwich, CT, the studio was based in White Plains on the 17th ...

    Cubicle of the Month: The Original Tree House!
  • Blue Sky Goes to FMX!

    Blue Sky Studios was excited to return to Stuttgart, Germany in April to attend the FMX Conference. With two production presentations and one recruiting presentation, Art Director Tom Cardone, Senior Animator Chip Lotierzo and Talent Development Manager Deb Stone, shared insights on the making of Rio 2 and Blue Sky Studios’ culture.

    Blue Sky Goes to FMX!
  • THE MEATMAN EATATHON!

    With a studio full of animators, crazy things are bound to happen! Last week the crew held The MEATMAN: Eatathon, where participants eat one hot dog every hour. Only two animators completed the challenge of eating 8 hot dogs in 8 hours.

    Ken, one of the Eatathon victors believes, “It takes years of grueling training to complete an entire MEATMAN, and years more to ...

    THE MEATMAN EATATHON!Mindy Berardini
  • Talking Rio 2: An Interview with the Director and Producers!

    Rio 2 director Carlos Saldanha and the film’s producers John Donkin and Bruce Anderson sit down and talk all things Rio 2. Here is what they had to say about their journey through the amazon!

    Talking Rio 2: An Interview with the Director and Producers!John, Carlos, and Bruce at the Miami World Premiere party for Rio 2
  • The Crew Flocks to Miami!

    Rio 2 has made its international and domestic debut, breaking Brazil’s record for the best opening weekend of the year. However, little does the world know that Rio 2 has been setting international records even before the film’s release!

    The World Premiere of Rio 2 in Miami Beach, which crewmembers were able to attend, kicked off with Director Carlos Saldanha and a ...

    The Crew Flocks to Miami!
  • RVMP: The Mural Team

    There is no doubt that there are some insanely creative and talented people here at Blue Sky. Which is why it makes sense that many of our artists collaborate on projects outside the studio.

    RVMP (Robert, Vincent, Mike, Peter) is one of these collaborative groups who recently started working on a couple of mural projects together. By weekday these guys are Blue Sky concept ...

    RVMP: The Mural Team