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  • Only 2 Weeks Until Siggraph!

    One of the presenters taking #Siggraph2014 into the Amazon is Karyn Monschein, Camera & Staging Technical Lead and Final Camera & Staging Artist.

    Along with her department, she helped develop the cinematography that captured the grandeur and scope of the Amazon in #Rio2. Out of the 14 years Karyn has been in the industry, she has spent 9 years at Blue Sky. Karyn has presented at ...

    Only 2 Weeks Until Siggraph!
  • 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