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

In the Foreground: SIGGRAPH 2017 Posters Graduate Winner

In partnership with Microsoft, the ACM Student Research Competition — presented annually at the North American SIGGRAPH conference — is a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees. … Continued

Immersive Storytelling and the Future of VR: Meet IRIDiuM+

The Immersive Pavillion is new this year at SIGGRAPH 2018 and will be a place to explore the latest technological advances in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. Attendees can experience, play, and learn in the Pavilion’s VRcade, VR Theater (part of … Continued

The SIGGRAPH Garage: One Startup’s Story

Inaugural SIGGRAPH Garage exhibitor Daniele Federico, co-founder and CEO of Toolchefs, shares his experience as a startup exhibitor at the 2017 conference. The Garage will be back at SIGGRAPH 2018, highlighting new and emerging companies in the computer graphics and interactive … Continued

Exploring the VFX in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

photo by John Fujii © 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Last summer, SIGGRAPH 2017 attendees were treated to a presentation as part of the Production Sessions program titled “The Making of Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′”. What follows is … Continued

Where to Watch: SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater Shorts

SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater Directors Q&A | photo by John Fujii © 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH You asked, we answered… Check out a complete list of SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Theater selections below to find out where you can watch each virtual … Continued