Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in South America

Image of Bear Story: courtesy of PunkRobot Animation Studio. By Jessica Sommerville In this fourth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within South America. Cristián Freire, a Chilean independent animator and … 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

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in North America

photo courtesy Jessica Sommerville by Jessica Sommerville This is the second installment in the regional snapshot series. In the previous article we focused on the current state of the Computer Graphics Industry in Australasia.This article explores both current trends emerging within … Continued

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

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