Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

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An Evening with Doug Sweetland, Director of Presto

by on Aug.02, 2009, under Events

LAIKA, ASIFA, and Cascade SIGGRAPH Present:
An evening with Doug Sweetland, Director, Pixar Animation Studios

Please join us for what promises to be an exciting presentation given by Doug Sweetland, an Academy Award ® nominated Director currently working at Pixar Animation Studios.  While at Pixar, he has been an animator and storyboard artist on such big hits as Toy StoryA Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars. Sweetland was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation for his work in Toy Story 2. In 2008, he wrote and directed Pixar’s short, Presto, which was nominated for an Academy Award®.
Presto tells the story of the amazing magician Presto, his rabbit Alec, and what happens onstage when a star magician’s ego provokes some clever revenge from his neglected costar. During its production, Sweetland was able to make the short from start to finish with no break in schedule. The story changed quite a bit after being green lit, from starring two likable characters to featuring the two antagonists we see in the final film. He animated one part of the film, but overall, served as writer and director, overseeing the entire production.
Sweetland will share the Story and the Development Process from this experience – come see what’s behind the magic of Presto!

Registration
All Attendees (including members) need to register by filling out a ticket order so that we may plan for refreshments.
If you are a non-member,  register by placing a ticket order from this page and then pay $5.00 at the door.   You can request a reciept for professional development purposes if necessary.

Program
6:00 – 6:30 Registration, Check In, Networking
6:30 – 8:00 Presentation
Host
The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter would like to acknowledge and thank Portland Community College for its generous support.
Location & Parking
Portland Community College – Cascade Campus (see map)
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
705 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97212
Carpooling is recommend, limited free street parking is available. You can purchase parking passes at the yellow ticketing stations located in each parking lot.  Cost is $3.00 and machines take cash or debit cards.
Please see the following for more detailed information on event location and directions:
http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH meetings are free to Cascade Chapter members.
$5 fee at the door for non-members.
Annual local chapter membership may be purchased at the door; $25 for professionals, $18 for students.  Cash and checks accepted.
For more information on Cascade SIGGRAPH and membership, visit the Cascade SIGGRAPH website at: http://cascade.siggraph.org/
For more information regarding this event or any other questions, please contact:
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH:
Kathleen O’Reilly,
Vice Chair Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH
PO Box 10583
Portland OR, 97296-10583

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