If you’re inspiration meter is running low, it has been a particularly plentiful week for fascinating new projects, new crowdfunding opportunities and personal short films. Fuel up!

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Animation Industry News

Animation Guild ratifies new contract

Is the future of 3D Animation in China?

Minions Crosses $1Billion at Worldwide Box Office

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VFX Industry News

Mr. X Demo Reel

Marvel Studios no longer reports to Marvel Entertainment President

FXGuide: Massive Gets Bigger

Zbrush at Sideshow Collectibles

Pixologic releases trial for 4R7

Ingenuity’s work on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video

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Video Game News

Supernova Trailer by Axis Animation

Unreal Engine 4.9 released

Jeff Bunker talks Character Design and Sculpts for Disney Infinity 3.0

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Behind the Scenes – VFX Breakdowns

“The 100” VFX Breakdown

Iloura’s Digital Matte Painting for “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Baahubali: VFX Breakdown

Game of Thrones: Season 5 – Behind the Animation from R&H

Entre Amis: VFX Breakdown

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Upcoming Projects

Macbeth Trailer

Halo 5 Opening Cinematic

Moonbot Reveals “Taking Flight”

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Crowdfunding Opportunities

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Revealed

Blush: The Art of Pernile Orum

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Inspirations

Wire Cutters Short Film

Zbrush Summit

100 Pieces of DreamWorks Animation Concept Artwork

The Art of the Opening Shot

Star Wars: The New Republic Fan Film