Golaem awarded with a 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

Golaem is the recipient of a 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its significant impact on television industry.

Following the demand for more and more spectacular effects on TV driven by shows like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, without benefiting from the same budget or production time, television creators were in need for more effective crowd simulation tools. 

For years, Crowd Simulation was reserved to projects with large budgets and extensive deadlines. With the rise of TV production quality came a need to populate backgrounds and create epic battles on TV, on lower budgets and deadlines, without specialized artists. 

Golaem has been developed with these needs in mind and introduced several workflows and features, like its unique Layout Tool, making it the first off-the-shelf cost-effective crowd simulation tool accessible to studios of all sizes.

Golaem Crowd simulation tools integrated in their daily software, usable without any programming knowledge and including post-simulation edit tools have enabled creators to include spectacular scenes that they could not afford before.

“Since its first release in 2011, Golaem has allowed more than 300 VFX and Animation studios of all sizes, from freelancers to over 1000 employees, to populate more than 600 projects of all ranges, from low budget commercials to large budgets feature motion pictures.  We are thrilled to receive this award, and grateful to the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its recognition.” said Stéphane Donikian, Golaem CEO.

Nicolas Chaverou, Golaem Product Manager adds “This is a wonderful recognition of the impact Golaem has in TV production, and we are already working on going further and supporting the latest trends in the industry, with the upcoming Golaem 7, to be released in a few weeks”.

The Golaem Team received the award at the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during NAB.


About Golaem
Golaem develops artist-friendly tools to animate digital characters.
Integrated in Autodesk Maya, Golaem make it fast and affordable to populate worlds with directable digital characters, from a few to thousands. Artists from all over the globe use Golaem tools to bring life to commercials, episodic productions, feature films and games.