Marty Sixkiller lectured a group
of approximately thirty-five math, science, and art teachers from
around the greater New Orleans area on how to integrate computer
graphics and animation into the classroom. The lecture was held
at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Friday, February 11th, as part of the SIGGRAPH Community Outreach program.
He showed clips from the movie ANTZ and a behind-the-scenes
view of how many of the special effects were created for the feature-length
film. Many of these techniques can be found on the ANTZ website,
which is http://www.ANTZ.com. Sixkiller also let those attending
the lecture in on a little secret; the voice heard saying, "Sound
Off," when the "antz" are about to go into battle is none other
than his own voice. Lecture attendants were also informed of the
new and upcoming animated PDI film undergoing production called
SHREK. The film stars the voices of such celebrities as Cameron
Diaz, Mike Myers, and Eddie Murphy.