Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live!

Okay, so I’m a little sad to be handing this amazing program off.  Real-Time Live! has been an incredible part of SIGGRAPH to be involved with, from technical and show direction, through marketing, jurying, content outreach, logistics, donations, hardware, branding and social media.  Not to mention the awesome people I got to work with.

The program was set in motion by Evan Hirsch at SIGGRAPH 2009 as an original, twenty-minute pre-show for the Computer Animation Festival.  This year Continue reading

Siggraph 2012 Evening Programs

A little careful planning this year and you can catch a different show every evening, each offering a unique window into the state-of-the-art of Computer Graphics.

Sunday – Papers FastForward  (6.00-8.00)
“This exciting two-hour session is an entertaining, illuminating summary of all presented papers!” – They’re not wrong, it’s pretty entertaining.

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Monday CAF Evening Theatre  (6.00-8.00)
“The year’s finest achievements in digital media”– Last years CAF Winner The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore went on to win an Academy Award.

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Tuesday – Dailies!
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Breaking into Games

Develop, Breaking Into GamesMy blog article Breaking into the games industry is in Develop Magazine!  Check it out.

(ps. They used a stock image for this article; I do not recommend wearing a suit to an interview for an art or animation job unless you’re applying to work for Disney in 1930).

Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live! Press Release

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SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! is the première showcase for the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. A series of 10 international jury-selected submissions will be presented in a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work at SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The diverse show includes breakdowns of an audio-driven procedural graphics engine, an augmented reality gesture-based control solution from NYU/MIT, proprietary and commercial rendering engines, and a number of cutting-edge unreleased games titles.

See here for the press release  |  full list of content  |  show Q&A

Siggraph 2012 CAF Winners

SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center, announces the Computer Animation Festival’s Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, and Well Told Fable Prize recipients. A total of 94 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival. Nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from 601 submissions representing 43 countries.

BEST IN SHOW AWARD
Réflexion
Directed by Yoshimichi Tamura, PlanKtoon; France
In a boutique in Paris, Louise looks at her reflection in the surrounding mirrors. Tonight, she has a rendezvous with Jules, her fiancé. Suddenly she notices that she’s late, and goes off in great haste to her flat to get ready. Réflexion is a description of women’s concerns about the way they look.  (TrailerArticle).

JURY AWARD
How To Eat Your Apple
Directed by Erick Oh, Independent; USA
Here is a delicious apple. How would you eat it?  (Trailer).

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