Q&A With SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies Chair Thierry Frey

“Physical Painting With a Digital Paintbrush” First off, how many submissions did you get this year and how many were accepted? We received almost 90 submissions and accepted 24. We also have an additional two curated pieces. One of these received … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 to Host Panel and Screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

At SIGGRAPH 2014, DreamWorks Animation presents a behind-the-scenes discussion on the feature animated film, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (June 2014). Writer/Director Dean DeBlois charts the nuanced filmmaking necessary to fully realize this next adventure in the secret and … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Technical Papers Data & Statistics

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Computational Design of Linkage-Based Characters This year, the Technical Papers program received a total of 505 completed submissions! After committee review, 127 of them have been accepted, accounting for a 25% acceptance rate. In addition, 46 papers, published in ACM … Continued

Q&A with SIGGRAPH 2014 Chair Dave Shreiner

In 2014, SIGGRAPH returns to Vancouver, British Columbia Briefly describe your past experience as a SIGGRAPH volunteer and what motivated you to serve as the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair. I’ve been a long-time contributor to the SIGGRAPH Courses program – … Continued

A Q&A with the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Chair Jerome Solomon

Jerome Solomon Editor’s note:  When not volunteering or being a great dad, Jerome Solomon serves as Academic Dean and Director of Game Design & Development at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, CA. What can we expect from the 2014 Computer … Continued

Past SIGGRAPH Technical Papers Presenters Recognized by the Academy

Paul Debevec The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its scientific and technical achievements award recipients who will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation this year.  According to Paul Debevec, Vice-President of ACM SIGGRAPH … Continued

SIGGRAPH Launches Free Program Offering Educational Videos to Computer Graphics Community

SIGGRAPH University provides a sampling of the content from the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The videos are available to the public at no cost through the ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube channel. All who watch the videos are encouraged to continue the educational … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2013 Presents the Full Length Keynote

In conjunction with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, SIGGRAPH 2013 presented the Marc Davis Lecture Series as its Keynote Presentation. Nine distinguished animation film directors shared their experiences along complex paths to filmmaking success. The Marc Davis … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2013 Electronic Theater Time Lapse

A popular part of the Computer Animation Festival is the premiere screening of the SIGGRAPH 2013 Electronic Theater. Here’s a time lapse quick clip of the Arena filling up before the show starts. We seemed to have filled the place!

SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival Releases Statistics Prior to Open

SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival recently released interesting statistics about this year’s new batch of amazing films. The Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented … Continued

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