I hit the road again on Thursday, September 22, this time headed to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Christian Media Association meeting (known as CMA Dallas) at North Church where Rick Silanskas, CEO of DreamVision, was scheduled to speak. Actually I had not heard of DreamVision or Rick Silanskas before attending this meeting but I knew that CMA always brings in the best speakers from across the nation, so Rick certainly must have something special to share. And I was not disappointed.
DreamVison is a film and animation production company, which has developed a proprietary CGI creative process, an “emotionally-driven” animation that has been in the making for the past 10 years. At the helm of DreamVision is Disney legend Ron Loganwho serves as the executive vice president of entertainment. DreamVision recently previewed their proprietary CGI process in an animated short, “Hooked,” which has been garnering international awards and attracting much attention. This film, for instance, has won the “Imbongi” (South Africa’s version of the Oscars) for “Excellence in VFX and Animation” in 2009. The question now being raised is, “Is this the new Disney or the new Pixar?” This is only the beginning of the fascinating news and stories that Rick shared, including an announcement that was shared first at CMA. Keep reading!
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