Diversity in the Animation and VFX Community

Image: Panel discussion at SIGGRAPH 2017: The Academy’s Science and Technology Council Presents “Hidden Figures” in Collaboration with NASA. Photo by John Fujii by Jessica Sommerville The topic of diversity within the VFX and animation community is one that has gained … Continued

Award Winning Visual Effects

The Lego Movie image courtesy of Animal Logic by Melanie Farmer And, the Oscar Goes to…. Avid moviegoers may not know Mark Elendt by name, but chances are pretty high they’ve seen his movies. This year, Elendt and SideFX will take home … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Europe (Part II)

By Jessica Sommerville In part one of our regional snapshot of CG in Europe, we discussed the current production and work climate of the industry in this region. Enjoy the second part of our take on CG in Europe, where … Continued

A Talk with 2017 ACM Fellow, Michael Kass

Image courtesy of Pixar  by Melanie A. Farmer An innovative crop of ACM fellows has just been announced, and among the new class is Michael Kass, whose contributions to computer optimization and simulation have made significant advances in the animated … Continued

Female Force at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

Top Row (left to right): Prashant Buyyala, Diana Arellano, Christine Berg, [volunteer] Bottom Row (left to right): Cyndi Ochs, Marisa Tontaveetong, Millie Young, Dallim Park, June Kim, Thita Dilokthanakul, Nhung-Walsh,  and Jinny HyeJin Choo The last day of SIGGRAPH Asia … Continued

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