Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

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Dec 1, 2016 Event

by on Nov.10, 2016, under Events, Site Updates

The SIGGRAPH 2016 COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL Traveling Show

with Emily Hsu

SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show with Emily Hsu

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the including outstanding achievements in animated feature and short films, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, game excerpts, and much more. Since 1999, several works originally presented have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.

Emily Hsu, Production Sessions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017 will speak about the CAF 2016 Traveling Show, some of the shorts, and submitting work to the festival.

Logistics:

  • Date: Thursday, December
  • Time: registration starts at 6:00, speaker at 6:30, then the screening
  • Place: PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium (MAHB room 104), 705 N Killingsworth St., Portland Oregon
  • Tickets: available at EventBrite or at the door
    • Free for current SIGGRAPH chapter members (join now) and PCC multimedia club members
    • $4.00 (Discounted for) ASIFA members, Laika staff, students and affiliates
    • $9.00 General Public
  • Transportation: parking available on the street and in lots: parking and mass transit recommended. See map.

Playlist: the Traveling Computer Animation Festival includes:

  • Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities — James Cunningham
  • Alike — Daniel Martinez Lara
  • Glass Half — Blender Foundation
  • Tea Time — Thomas Bourret, et al.
  • Tokyo Cosmo — Takahiro Miyauchi
  • Citipati — Andreas Feix
  • Solar Superstorms — NCSA
  • League of Legends Project Overdrive — Axis Animation
  • Mafia III — Blur Studio
  • Shell V-Power “Shapeshifter” — Framestore CFC
  • Behind the Magic: Warcraft — Industrial Light & Magic
  • Behind the Magic: Marvel’s Captain America Civil War — Industrial Light & Magic
  • Les Marmottes Mariachi — Le Groupe Mikros Image
  • None of That — Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Escargore — Media Design School
  • Crabe-Phare, Gaetan Borde, et al.
  • Borrowed Time — Quorum Films, LLC
  • Cosmos Laundromat — Blender Foundation

Running time: approximately 90 minutes

About the Speaker

Emily Hsu is the Production Sessions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles (July 30 – August 3, 2017). She also happens to have a day job here in the Pacific Northwest as a Production Coordinator at LAIKA in Hillsboro, Oregon. Emily started out in the industry as a Recruiting Intern at PDI/DreamWorks, where she first learned about SIGGRAPH when half the company seemed to be out of the office during the week of the conference! The following year, she decided to join the fun and see what it was all about as a Student Volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2010 and quickly fell in love with the conference and all it had to offer, eventually volunteering more time as a Team Leader, a Subcommittee member, and now a Committee Chair. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she holds dual degrees in Business Admin and Film & Media Studies. Before becoming a proud member of the LAIKA team, she also had work experiences at companies including Pixar, Allied-THA, Sony DADC, and CBS Radio’s 99.7 NOW.

About the Local Chapter

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH serves the needs of local computer graphics industry professionals and students; to promote an increased knowledge of the educational, artistic, and scientific applications of modern technology for graphics; to enhance communication between persons in the field, that have an interest in aspects computer graphics. For more information on Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and membership, visit the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH:

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April 30, 2014 Event

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Events

Digital Fabrication for Stop-Motion Animation

Join us to see LAIKA’s fusion of traditional fabrication techniques and modern technology in ParaNorman  

ParaNorman, Made in Portland

Rob Ducey will present the digital design and puppet fabrication process used on LAIKA’s first three films, with many images and examples from ParaNorman, the first stop-motion feature to employ a 3D color printer to create character facial animation — and the second stop-motion film (after Coraline) to be shot in 3D from the onset. The talk will focus on the use of various digital design and manufacturing tools at the studio.  Some parallels will be drawn between LAIKA techniques and more conventional CG productions. Highlights: ways these digital manufacturing tools have impacted design and production — and where it’s headed.  An explanation of how cutting edge technologies are used and the history of their development at the studio will also be presented. paraNorman faces

 

Production puppets will be on display.

*GiveAWAY DRAWING: Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Pass

*Added bonus: for those that attend and are members of the Chapter, we are excited to offer a raffle drawing during our April and May events for a Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Pass (the full conference, minus the reception). This is a great deal and worth $430! To be eligible, make sure your membership is current, you attend the event, and you pick up your raffle ticket during registration if you are interested in going to the conference in Vancouver BC, August 10‑14, 2014. Must be present and a member of the chapter (renew or join now) to win. 
 
Tickets: this event is free to Cascade SIGGRAPH members (goto http://wp.siggraph.org/cascade/en/join). Tickets will be available online at http://cascadesiggraph2014april30.eventbrite.com, with discounts or free entrance for LAIKA employees (with badge), Multimedia Club members (current), and affiliated organizations and students, with ID. Or tickets are available at the door with a check or cash, to cover expenses.
 
PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium, room MAHB 104 705 N. Killingsworth Street (and Albina)
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Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Present Exploring “The Animator’s Survival Kit” with Richard Williams

by on Oct.20, 2008, under Miscellaneous

Sponsored by LAIKA
Thursday,October 30, 2008
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Registration 6:00 pm
Presentation 6:30pm to 8:00pm
About the Speaker
Richard Williams is a three-time Academy Award winner. He has received Oscars for Special Achievement and Visual Effects as the director of animation on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988), and for his short film “A Christmas Carol” (1971).
Born in Toronto, Richard Williams became one of the finest animation filmmakers of the late twentieth century and has been a mentor to countless others.
Williams began his animation work in the states at United Productions of America in the 1950s, and became friends with Chuck Jones. He emigrated to Spain and then to England in 1955. In 1958 Williams won The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, (BAFTA) award for his work on “The Little Island.” Williams went on to direct the Academy Award-winning “A Christmas Carol” (1971). During the 1970s, his London-based studio created scores of stunningly crafted, award-winning commercials, titles, short films, and television specials. Not content with these successes, Williams then went on to hire veteran animators from the Disney studio’s “Golden Age” and from Warner Bros. Cartoons, most notably Grim Natwick (Snow White), Art Babbitt (Fantasia), and Ken Harris (Bugs Bunny). He also learned from his friends Milt Kahl (Pinocchio, The Jungle Book), and Frank Thomas (Bambi, Cinderella).
A distillation of his acquired knowledge went into the animation he directed for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and, most recently, into an unparalleled and indispensable series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book “The Animator’s Survival Kit,“ published in 2000 by Farber & Farber. There are over 350 specially animated examples intercut with his 4-day Master Class filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York.
For further information please see:
http://www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com/
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building,
Room 104
705 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97212

Parking:

Limited Street Parking is available, Carpooling Recommended
Cost:
This event is FREE to Cascade SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Chapter members;
$5.00 public;
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to cascadesiggraph ( at ) gmail (dot) com
by November 10th
so that we can plan for attendance.
Annual Cascade SIGGRAPH chapter membership may be purchased at the door:
$25 professionals, $18 for students.
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