ACM SIGGRAPH News
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."
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.
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:
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
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.