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New CG Channel Content Direction

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | Article by Leonard Teo | 12 comments

Leonard Teo and Matt McCorkell announce a new content direction and preview some upcoming features.

Hey guys,

Last week we launched the new CG Channel and got some really awesome feedback. Thank you all for the great comments and feedback on the new site. Our traffic has increased dramatically and we’re getting a lot of suggestions, critiques and to our surprise, no flames (yet). Pretty much everything has been positive. Thank you!

Today, we’re announcing our new content direction for CG Channel and also addressing an important change in the overall management of CG Channel.

Part of Gnomon – This is a new CG Channel with a new team

One of the key changes is that this is a new CG Channel with a completely new team behind it. Many of you may have been following CG Channel for years and may not have realized that CG Channel was acquired by Gnomon. We want to make it known that we are a part of Gnomon, which includes Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood (and online) and The Gnomon Workshop, which produces the great training DVD’s. The people who used to run CG Channel have all moved on to other endeavors and this is an entirely new team running CG Channel.

New Content Direction – Video Features

When we spoke to our readers, most people said that there are too many CG sites out there now offering the same content. Because of this, we felt it necessary to differentiate and provide something truly unique for the community. Because of our location in Hollywood on the Gnomon campus, and our access to studios working on movies and games, it has given us a unique opportunity to bring high-end entertainment production content to the world through video.

We’ve released a few great video features already:

We have a lot more video content coming out soon. Being part of Gnomon, we’ll also be releasing training content courtesy of The Gnomon Workshop.

Let us know how we’re doing!

Please let us know how we are doing. You can reach us any time by contacting us at admin@cgchannel.com, or leave a comment on this post. We’re happy to hear from you.

Best regards,

The CG Channel Team
Leonard Teo, Managing Director
Matt McCorkell, Editorial Director
Sanaa Khan, Lead Designer
Robert Nelms, Digital Video Editor

CG Channel, Inc.
Hollywood

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  • http://www.razpr.com @krazpr

    Great job guys, the new site looks great. We’re looking forward to more good things to come from CGChannel!

  • http://creativeconceptsent@att.net Rick H

    GO GUYS, Congads ,Looks Awesome, We should talk again about those segway sequences,Keep up the good work. R

  • Gerry

    I really like the direction of the new Cgchannel. I have be visiting here since the early 2000’s. I like where you guys are taking it. I like that you are pushing to make ti stand out from the other cg sites. I love Gnomon.

    Can we change are user name? I would like it to reflect the current user name I use.

    Loving the new look.

  • Mike

    These past few days have been my first encounter with cgchannel and I’m truly fulfilled so far. For the longest time I’ve been searching for a site that could bring me relevant industry news as well as behind the scenes footage of studios with artist interviews and such. So far you guys are doing great. Also impressed with the fact that it works great on my iPhone while other sites lack the feature. Keep it up!

  • http://olygraph.com Olygraph

    It sounds very good. Personnaly I was looking cgchannel mainly for the 3d applications news and to check the top edge vfx arts. I’m keeping track of the new 3d technologies mainly from here. Nice to see you kept this feature and maybe go deeper in it with kind of hollywood use of software. Thanks CgChannel and Gnomon both big contributors of my learning.

  • http://NA Matt Patterson

    Great new site I like the idea of introducing more videos. In my opinion it would also be good and important to talk about some deep issues in the VFX industry as mentioned in the “open letter to James Cameron”. It became a podcast that fxguide.com host. I think this is not on courageous from them, but it’s also a necessary step forward and hope for the vfx artist around the world. Please help us all by featuring this somewhere on your site. Thanks ! keep up the good work !

  • Zspheres

    Hey I love the new direction of the site.

    Found this on YouTube from the old cgchannel :) I couldn’t find the original video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMTgXnNuKfQ

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  • Quintonius

    You guys made a great change to the site. I love all the interviews and information provided, it’s very inspirational to hear and see professionals talk about the many different projects out there. Nice work guys keep em coming.

  • http://www.andylefton.com Andy

    CG channel has been my home page since 2003. I’m really liking the overhaul, and it works well. Good news, and nice work! Cheers, Andy

  • Dough robot

    Ok so honestly were they stoned when they shot this video? Oh yeah new direction is great, blah blah blah…

  • Anonymous

    Nice gravatar Dough Robot…the new site should be used for medical purposes only :D

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