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

How Google Made Its First VR Film, ‘Pearl’

SIGGRAPH 2016 may have come and gone, but as awards season continues, we cannot get enough of the details behind some of the most buzzed-about projects. Google’s “Pearl” from esteemed director Patrick Osbourne continues to make waves and it is … 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

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