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LA ACM SIGGRAPH: The Digital Artists of Jurassic Park

Wed Nov 13 2013
The People Behind the Dinosaurs
Los Angeles, California, USA

How did the digital dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" make their way into the ground-breaking movie in 1993? On the 20-year anniversary of the film, the digital artists who created the critters will come together in a panel that's sure to be memorable.

The LA ACM SIGGRAPH chapter will be screening a documentary on Steve "Spaz" Williams, entitled "The Wizard of Awe," and having a panel discussion with the guest speakers about the seminal animation they created for "Jurassic Park" and how they changed the visual effects industry. The guests speakers are innovators who created the stunning effects of many iconic films, and influenced many visual effects artistsworking today.

From the creation of the creatures, innovations in computer programming and the teamwork involved in the production, attendees will get a glimpse into the world of "Jurassic Park."

LA ACM SIGGRAPH members: Note the slight change to the usual schedule.


6:30-7:15   Social Hour
6:30-6:50   Members only
6:50-7:15   Members and guests
7:15-8:00   Screening of "The Wizard of Awe"
8:00-9:30   Panel Discussion "The Digital Artists of Jurassic Park"

Presenters: Lauren Millar, Steve Williams, Mark A Z Dippe, Stefen Fangmeier, Randal Dutra

Venue: Barnsdall Art Park, Gallery Theatre

Registration: All LA ACM SIGGRAPH will be admitted free of charge. Non-members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH are admitted for $20.00. Join the LA ACM SIGGRAPH chapter online now to gain free admission (membership dues are $40 per year). New LA ACM SIGGRAPH members who sign up on-site and pay the $40 membership fee do not have to pay the $20 admission fee. The chapter accepts checks, cash, or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa only).

The crew of "Jurassic Park" are invited as our guests.

For more information, visit the LA ACM SIGGRAPH Jurassic Park Event Page.

Special thanks to Lauren Millar, Fusion CI Studios, Barnsdall Park, Sheri Ki Sun Burnham, Mike Amron, the LA ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Council, and all the volunteers.