What It Takes to Win SIGGRAPH: L3.0 Q&A

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. In this series, we profile student award winners, a key distinction within this Academy Award-qualifying festival. First … Continued

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the VFX in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

© 2016 Walt Disney Pictures During SIGGRAPH 2016, members of the genius team behind Disney’s live-action, Oscar-winning film “The Jungle Book” (2016) joined attendees on the Production Session stage to present “The VFX of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’” Presenters included Rob … Continued

Your Computer Animation Festival Submission Questions, Answered

Taking Flight © 2016 Moonbot Studios The 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has a lot of new and exciting aspects, including the brand-new VR Theater. Naturally, there are a lot of questions from animators who would like to enter their work in the … Continued

Behind the Film: The Making of ‘Zootopia’

© 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios The journey to make the Golden Globe-winning “Zootopia” began six years ago when director Byron Howard finished “Tangled” and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, said to Howard, “What do … Continued

Jury’s Choice: The Making of ‘Cosmos Laundromat’

© Blender Foundation | gooseberry.blender.org SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Jury’s Choice winner “Cosmos Laundromat – First Cycle” — originally code-named “Project Gooseberry” by its Blender team — is one of the most unique projects the festival has seen. Why? … Continued

Behind ‘Borrowed Time’

This summer, the 43rd annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival awarded the animated short “Borrowed Time” its prestigious “Best of Show” award. As the end-of-year awards season approaches, our team sat down with the film’s directors to learn more about their filmmaking … Continued

‘Finding Dory’ Production Facts You May Not Know

This summer, SIGGRAPH 2016‘s Production Sessions program brought in some big names to help attendees peek into the minds behind major studio productions, including the brilliant team for Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Pixar Animation Studios brought along a massive panel made up of … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016: Tips for First-Time Attendees

photo credit: “Submergence,” courtesy of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith, Oliver Brown – Squidsoup Whether you’re in animation, research, production development, fine arts and design, or games, SIGGRAPH 2016 has something for everyone. The SIGGRAPH experience can … Continued

Inside the Minds Behind ‘Inside Out’

“Inside Out” is the fifteenth feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and the third film by director Pete Docter. On Tuesday, 11 August 2015, a panel of the brilliant team behind the film came together to share with SIGGRAPH 2015 what … Continued

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