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VFX Industry Meets for 6th Visual Effects Society Summit

LA ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Chair Mike Amron's covers the 6th Annual Visual Effects Society Summit, which took place on October 18 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

VES Summit

Through high-level networking, the 2014 VES Summit will explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery: the artistry of the craft, the expansion of content and the growing applications for commerce.

Irish VFX & Animation Summit 2014

Opening with a film screening, the Irish VFX + Animation Summit is hosting masterclass sessions, presentations and discussions -- bringing industry talent from both Ireland and overseas to share their experience and techniques.

This year’s speakers have worked on "Edge of Tomorrow," "Gravity," "Transformers 2" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." The summit will also host some of leading minds in VFX and Animation technologies. 

J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

Today, the Visual Effects Society named renowned director J.J. Abrams as the next recipient of the VES Visionary Award.

Bringing CG Apes to Life

ACM Computers in Entertainment correspondent Chris Davidson and VFX legend Joe Letteri talk about Weta Digital's work on the blockbuster movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Munich Chapter Launch Event with Paul Debevec

The brand-new Munich ACM SIGGRAPH chapter will be celebrating its launch in style on Sunday, 21 September, with a talk from computer graphics veteran Paul Debevec. Debevec is the Former Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH, and is widely recognized as a leader in the field for his impactful research in photorealistic image capture and rendering. 

Joe Letteri on the VFX of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interview by Chris Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.
VES Releases First-Ever VFX Software Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society has just announced its involvement in a groundbreaking project: the creation of a reference platform for VFX software development. Called, quite simply, the 'VFX Reference Platform,' its purpose is to minimize incompatibilities between different VFX software packages and encourage further adoption of Linux by VFX software vendors.

Some background on the project from the VFX Reference Platform website:

Visual Effects: The True Magic of Game of Thrones
By Kristy Barkan

Forget the Old Gods, the Drowned God, the Seven and the Lord of Light; the magic of Westeros is far more complex than the conjurings of deities. It's a special type of alchemy so powerful, it can transform 1s and 0s into fire-breathing dragons, sea-battered castles and legions of shuffling undead. The true magic of "Game of Thrones" is its visual effects.

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