Last month I was honored to spend 10 days in Korea as an international juror for the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, a six-day festival held in the Myeongdong district.
Firstly, I should take the opportunity to say how impressed I was with the organization’s attention to detail and hospitality; from the minute I arrived in the country I was incredibly well looked after. Everyone was hugely generous with their time which made for a very social and full visit to the wonderful capital, and a great festival.
The Festival Opening Ceremony was at the park in the center of the city, directly outside the City Hall. It was a high-energy couple of hours with huge video screens, singing kids and dancing characters. I was Continue reading
There’s a lot out there now to give a good indication of what you can expect to see at this years conference, and it’s looking like a pretty awesome 40th Anniversary.
The Computer Animation Festival Trailer
Art Gallery Preview
Real-Time Live! Teaser
Emerging Technologies Trailer
Technical Papers Trailer
For more info on what’s coming, check out these links:
European Directors Win Majority of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival Honors
SIGGRAPH Business Symposium to Focus on Key Issues Facing Film and Game Industries
SIGGRAPH 2013 Highlights Accomplishments in Computer Graphics
And while you’re here, check out the 40th Anniversary SIGGRAPH People website.
Hopefully see you in 19 days!
What an amazing weekend with an incredible group of people. The official write-up is now on the SIGGRAPH Blog.
My prior connection with some of the Jurors was tenuous. I’d met Norman Badler briefly while speaking at UPenn and caught a John Frame exhibition at Portland Museum of Art last January. Infact, the only significant connections I held with any of the Jurors was three years studying under Peter Parr (at Bournemouth Arts University) and two years working with Wayne Stables (at Electronic Arts). Most of the others I’d never met previously, but to me this group represented a strong mix; four continents, a diverse array of backgrounds, animation styles, technical skills, industries and education.
In these situations you’re never quite sure how things will pan out. Fortunately, with Fran and Cris managing the hard work of logistics and technical direction I could focus on direction for the Jury process. Now it’s just a case of wrapping their results into a show the Jurors would be proud of, and one the SIGGRAPH attendees will enjoy…
… very special thanks to Dayna & Lutzner at Disney for hosting us (again!).
20 hours of movies can be tough. Carlo Vogele taking some well earned time-out.
If you’ve ever considered being involved with SIGGRAPH – it’s hard work, and one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have. The graphics and animation communities are simply an amazing group of people with an unbelievable mix of humility and talent.
Check out the 2013 RTL! trailer featuring some of the mind-blowing presentations from last years show, including Square Enix, AMD, BeautyPi and NaughtyDog.
Be a part of the show!
Every year since it’s inception, RTL! has featured technology from independent artists and engineers alongside products from billion dollar companies; it’s the diversity and quality of content that makes the show unique. Don’t delay if you’re considering submitting; only one week left.
What do you think cutting edge real-time graphics look like? Let us know if you’ve seen something that should be on stage… we’d love your ideas.
Celebrating its 40th year, the world’s most innovative exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects will be on display at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, California this summer. The four-day, international event (21-25 July) spotlights the most prestigious innovators of technical and artistic short films. The festival showcases everything from student films to blockbuster visual effects and mainstream commercials. Full Press Release | Computer Animation Festival