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Winter 2009 Newsletter
Digital Alchemy Entertainment
Digital Alchemy Entertainment is a Vancouver, BC based animation and visual effects studio servicing full production and outsourcing work for TV, Film, Gaming, and Commercial Productions worldwide.
Digital Alchemy begins a spectacular New Year with a variety of productions airing on television and a number of exciting new projects underway.

In addition to the 3D Animation and Visual Effects services Digital Alchemy offers, we now have a division devoted to
2D Flash Animation.  Read below to learn more about our current projects involving CGI Animation, 2D Flash, and a mix of the two!
  IN THIS ISSUE  
What's Airing On Television
ZiXX Level Three
The highly anticipated third season of ZiXX Level Three premiered on YTV on January 10 @ 8pm.  Digital Alchemy provided the gamut of animation services; including series direction and production design.  The production was a collaboration with DAE's industry associate Rainmaker Entertainment for Thunderbird Films Inc.

View more from the stunning new season!  www.ZiXX.ca
'ZiXX Level Three' on YTV, 8pm Saturdays
Zigby
Zigby is an animated preschool series that begins airing 11:30am on February 23 on Treehouse, ABC Australia, France 5, and ZDF.  The show has already been generating an enormous buzz amongst the children's broadcasters and is sure to be a hit.
'Zigby' airs on Treehouse, 11:30am February 23
SaskTel TV Spot
In collaboration with Cinepost Films, Digital Alchemy Entertainment has wrapped production on a TV commercial for SaskTel.  The spot is currently receiving television broadcast promoting the Saskatchewan Telephone company.  Digital Alchemy is gearing up to begin work on the next spot with Cinepost Films.
SaskTel TV commercial SaskTel TV commercial
Thirst
Thirst is a feature film produced by Insight Film Studios, one of Canada's largest film production companies.  Digital Alchemy provided visual effects for the feature, which is currently airing on the Super Channel, among many other outlets and venues.
'Thirst' the feature film
Projects In The Works
Music Video
Production began in January 2009 on a 2D animated music video!  The video will be created with Flash, Toon Boom, and After Effects.
2D animated music video
Visual Effects
Digital Alchemy Entertainment continues to provide CGI creature effects sequences for the Los Angeles based horror film Skinned Deep.
'Skinned Deep' the feature film
CG Animated Preschool Series
DAE is currently in production on an innovative new TV pilot incorporating live-action child actors with lovable cartoon creatures in a fantastical world…  all created in 3D.
2D Flash Series
Recently, Digital Alchemy collaborated on a 2D Flash and 3D CGI hybrid animated series.  The characters have a classical look that is integrated seamlessly into a dynamic 3D environment.
'JFC' Flash animation parodies Tom Cruise
Research & Development
Digital Alchemy Entertainment ensures their clients receive the best quality work with the most up to date resources in the industry.  This is achieved by DAE's continued efforts in research and development.
VRay In Softimage XSI
The DAE studio is now an official Alpha tester for the industries' leader in photo-real rendering software.  Softimage XSI combined with VRay will be a winning combination of production friendly workflow and high-end photo-real results.  Digital Alchemy Entertainment is proud to be working with the Chaos Group to help bring this to a reality.
VRay photo-real 3D renders in Softimage XSI
2D In 3D
Digital Alchemy has been creating new tools and solutions for bringing 2D vector based drawings and characters into a 3D environment.  This achieves a much more authentic 2D look than than 3D toon shaders can provide, yet still allow the freedom to work within a 3D set.   View a sample from a show in development using this technique.
'Recall Wrangler' 2D vectors in a 3D environment
Microsoft High Performance Computing
In conjunction with the High Performance Computing division at Microsoft Canada, DAE is currently providing a proof of concept for the implementation of a Windows based HPC environment solution. This installation is intended to provide advanced render farm capabilities.
'Recall Wrangler' 2D vectors in a 3D environment
Sponsored Events
Women In Games International
In December 2008, Digital Alchemy Entertainment was honored to provide sponsorship for the Women In Games International Event held at Subeez Lounge (Vancouver, B.C.).  The event supported the advancement of women in the industry while also providing a top quality networking event for everyone involved with gaming.
Women In Games International social event Women In Games International, Vancouver, B.C. Chapter
Digital Alchemy is also proud to sponsor
the Women In Games International Association
with two exciting new events!
Women In Games International
Vancouver, B.C. Chapter Party
On February 7, 2009, Digital Alchemy hosted an informal, fun WIGI Van night in Gastown coinciding with Vancouver's Game Design Expo.  The social evening featured lively networking, drinks, gaming, and discussions about the future of the industry.
Game Developer Conference (GDC) Party
People are still talking about last year's Women In Games GDC party…  and this year, as a Gold Sponsor, Digital Alchemy Entertainment will provide our expertise to make this year's event even better!
Affiliate News
Starz Animation, a Toronto based industry affiliate of Digital Alchemy Entertainment Inc. has recently released a trailer for its latest production “9”.   Preview this epic new feature film's trailer.
Apple Trailers '9'
Gnomeo and Juliette is another feature film from Starz Animation Toronto, coming in 2011.  It's an exciting new production which will be created in conjunction with Academy Award winning Studio Miramax Films, with Kelly Ashbury, the director of Shrek 2 and the legendary song writing team Elton John & Bernie.
Starz Animation
Thanks for reading our newsletter and stay 'tooned' for more soon!
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