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Oct
2013
John Dykstra to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary visual effects artist John Dykstra is soon to receive a formal acknowledgement of his contribution to the VFX industry. On February 12, 2014, the Visual Effects Society Board of Directors will present him with the prestigious VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

A hero to many budding visual effects artists, Dykstra has received numerous awards for his work over his 40-plus year career. Dykstra's visual effects artistry and technical supervision can be seen in many of America's most celebrated films, including “Star Wars,”  “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and "Spiderman."

18
Oct
2013
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter to Host Interactive Industry Night

On Tuesday, October 29, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host a stimulating night of presentations and discourse on the Toronto computer graphics industry. With the historic Design Exchange on Bay Street as a backdrop, the evening will be filled with the exchange of ideas and professional contact information. 

15
Oct
2013
Women in Animation LA Chapter Hosts Writing Panel

On Thursday, October 24, the Women in Animation LA Chapter will hold its general meeting, the theme of which is "Women Write Royal."

A panel of female writers from the popular Disney Channel show, "Sofia the First," will be on hand to discuss their careers and answer questions such as:

7
Oct
2013
Visual Effects Society Summit Roundtable Discussions Announced

Today, the Visual Effects Society announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines in an atmosphere akin to TE

4
Oct
2013
2013 VES Summit to Address the Changing Reality of the VFX Industry

For the past five years, the Visual Effects Society has convened an annual summit for VFX industry professionals. Last year's summit was entitled "Evolution," in recognition of the rapidly evolving landscape of the visual effects industry.

This year's summit, dubbed "A New Reality," will take place on October 26 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

2
Oct
2013
ACM SIGGRAPH Welcomes New Committee Chairs

ACM SIGGRAPH is governed and energized by by a large group of people who volunteer their time to further the mission of ACM SIGGRAPH. Committee chairs serve for three-year terms; they are capable, enthusiastic, and committed people who contribute their vision, industry knowledge, and energy. ACM SIGGRAPH would like to introduce and welcome our five new committee chair who took office September 1:

Mashhuda Glencross

Chapters Committee

Loughborough University

Leicestershire, UK

Barb Helfer

Communications Committee

2
Oct
2013
SIGGRAPH Asia Announces Keynote Speakers; Early Bird Registration Ends October 8

SIGGRAPH Asia is pleased to announce Thad Starner and Phillip Rosedale as its keynote speakers for the 2013 conference to be held 19-22 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The keynote sessions will offer insights to ground breaking areas in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. You won’t want to miss these inspiring sessions:

Thad Starner, Professor of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Wearable Computing: Through the Looking Glass”

Wednesday, 20 November, Theater 1

30
Sep
2013
ACM SIGGRAPH Offers Open Access to Conference Content

ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce that open access links to conference proceedings from SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia will now be available to the public at no cost, beginning two weeks before each conference and running for four weeks. During this period, conference proceedings may be accessed by members and non-members alike, through the ACM Digital Library.

18
Sep
2013
The Academy Highlights Legendary Animator Richard Williams

On Friday, October 4 in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host "This Amazing Medium," an animation master class and retrospective with Oscar®-winning animator Richard Williams.

4
Sep
2013
Vancouver to Host SPARK Animation Conference & Festival

On September 11, the film festival portion of SPARK Animation '13 begins in Vancouver, Canada. The five-day event will showcase a wide range of animated projects, from independent works to special premieres. Opening with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get a Horse!" directed by Lauren MacMullan, the festival will offer audiences something different each evening.

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