SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 5 – Animation in Asia with Juck Somsaman

Image credit: © All rights reserved bkmagazine.com In the latest edition of the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Rebecca Ko (co-founder, Rooftop Animation) sits down with SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Computer Animation Festival Chair Juck Somsaman (founder, … Continued

2018 Conference Chair Roy C. Anthony Talks Future

image credit: Tourism Vancouver Back in 1974, a group of artistically and technically inclined professionals got together at the first Special Interest Group GRAPHics conference. And the, now 45, annual SIGGRAPH conferences that have followed continue to shape our world. … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 2 – Computer Animation Festival ‘Song of a Toad’

In the second episode of the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast, SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Director Pol Jeremias sits down with three of the creators behind the Best in Show winning animated short “Song of a Toad,” part of this year’s Electronic … Continued

5 Questions with Floyd Norman, SIGGRAPH 2017 Keynote Speaker

Photo Courtesy of Michael Fiore Films On Monday, 31 July, Disney legend Floyd Norman will address attendees in a very special keynote session during SIGGRAPH 2017. Don’t miss your chance to hear from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first African American … Continued

5 Things to Know About the 2017 Computer Animation Festival

Scrambled Ⓒ 2017 Polder Animation The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. Here’s what’s new at the 44th annual festival. 1. 2017 Award Winning Selections Not … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in China

By Jessica Sommerville & Rick Xu For this Regional Snapshot post, we look into the trends and climate surrounding China’s computer graphics (CG) industry. We were fortunate to speak with a man known to many as “the father of the Chinese CG industry,” Raymond … 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

Meet the Jury for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival

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Photo: clockwise from top left: Rick Sayre, Polly Ing, Floyd Norman, Georgina Hayns, Till Nowak, Kim Libreri, Rita Street, Cristin Pescosolido. The submission deadline for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is 21 March and if you’re thinking about entering … 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

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