LAIKA’s Steve Emerson Talks Career and ‘Kubo’

Awards buzz is brewing and “Kubo and the Two Strings” has now grossed nearly $70 million worldwide. What was the production process for the film like? Peak into the mind of VFX Supervisor Steve Emerson, who recently sat down with us … Continued

Meet SIGGRAPH 2017 Courses Chair Mark Elendt

This Q&A was originally published in the ACM SIGGRAPH Member Profiles. Mark Elendt is a long-time volunteer with ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH conferences and is the 2017 SIGGRAPH Courses Chair. He has been been a developer at Side Effects Software for over … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Australasia

by Jessica Sommerville, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member One of things that I love about attending the SIGGRAPH Conference each year is the coming together of like-minded people from all over the world. SIGGRAPH creates a global environment and … Continued

A Festival for the World: Innovative Animation at SIGGRAPH 2016

Cosmos Laundromat © 2016 Blender Foundation When it comes to SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival, there’s always more than meets the eye. The leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators, the festival has … Continued

Production Sessions at SIGGRAPH: Why We Love Them

Image credit: “The Book of Life” courtesy of Reel FX Creative Studios SIGGRAPH 2016 Production Sessions Chair Mikki Rose took a stroll down memory lane with former Production Session Chairs Roy Anthony, Jerome Solomon and future Chair Emily Hsu. They … Continued

Netflix & Binge: 10 Titles to Spark Creativity this Holiday

The holidays are upon us which means … MORE TIME AT HOME. If you plan to relax this holiday season with a blanket and some Netflix, we support you. And, we have a few suggestions for artistic masterpieces that, if … Continued

Are Computer Graphics Always the Answer?

Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic workers stage the Battle of Hoth for “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” Courtesy of ILM This post was originally published on the ACM SIGGRAPH News blog in January 2015. With the … Continued

Behind-the-Scenes: SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival

Image credit: © Digic Pictures, CD PROJECKTS. A. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival (CAF) Director Jinny H.J. Choo shares her thoughts on the future of the industry and what you can expect at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 CAF. SIGGRAPH … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Highlights from Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – SIGGRAPH 2014 returned to Vancouver, Canada, for its 41st conference and exhibition. From 10-14 August, 14,045 artists, research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, and academics from 50 U.S. states and 75 countries gathered to … Continued

Brazilian Paulo Henrique Machado Attends SIGGRAPH 2014 Via Telepresence

Paulo Henrique Machado has lived in a room at Clinicas hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil since he was an infant. As a baby, he suffered paralysis brought on by polio, and is confined to bed and hooked to an artificial … Continued

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