Pixar’s SparkShorts Program Supports Innovation, Funds Independent Filmmaking

“Purl,” SparkShorts © 2019 Pixar Animation Studios “SparkShorts is indie filmmaking inside of Pixar.” In the video above, Kristen Lester and others describe a newly unveiled initiative from Pixar: SparkShorts. Though first revealed to SIGGRAPH attendees in 2017 via a … Continued

Bringing the Skeletons of ‘Coco’ to Life

Image credit: “Coco” © 2017 Disney Pixar. All rights reserved. Just in time for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, we are excited to share a look behind the magic of “Coco,” the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Animated … Continued

25 SIGGRAPH 2018 Stories You May Have Missed

photo by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Our recent trip to Vancouver yielded a wealth of new ideas, new experiences, and new innovations. …And plenty of writers were there to capture it! We hope you enjoy this roundup of … Continued

Throwback Thursday: SIGGRAPH 2018 in Videos

Still reeling from last week’s SIGGRAPH 2018 conference? Perhaps you missed Vancouver altogether? There’s a video for that! In addition to the ability to re-watch any of our live-streamed sessions, check out this collection of bonus videos, published daily during … Continued

Epic Games and ILMxLAB on ‘Reflections’

“Reflections” © 2018 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Real-Time Live! is the highly anticipated showcase of real-time graphics — live and on stage at SIGGRAPH 2018! One of the projects that will be presented and deconstructed by its creators in … Continued

5 Questions with Baobab Studios on ‘Crow: The Legend’

“Crow: The Legend” © 2018 Baobab Studios As contributors to both the SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions and Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality programs, Baobab Studios’ creative visionaries behind “Crow: The Legend” know a bit about storytelling. Larry Cutler (co-founder and CTO), … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 17 – Independent Storytelling & Innovation

In an all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions Chair Emily Hsu (associate producer, Blizzard Entertainment) sits down with a panel of independent creators in production and animation to chat about what led them to go “independent.” The … Continued