SIGGRAPH 2008 > For Attendees > Computer Animation Festival > Production Sessions > Independent Animation Production

Great Failed Ideas in Production

Monday, 11 August
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hall B
Theme: SIGGRAPH Core

The stories behind the award-winning pictures that almost didn't make it to the big screen. It's often said that we learn more from our failures than our successes, yet we generally only share our success stories in the context of SIGGRAPH. This session gathers respected industry veterans to discuss great ideas that "failed" during the stress of real-world production.

Rob Bredow ("Stuart Little," "Polar Express," "Surf's Up")

John Dykstra ("Star Wars," "Batman Forever," "Spiderman")

John Knoll ("Star Wars," Pirates of the Caribbean")
Industrial Light & Magic

Apurva Shah ("Ratatouille," "Nemo," "Toy Story 3")
Pixar Animation Studios

Bill Westenhofer ("Golden Compass," "Narnia")
Rhythm & Hues