Detroit chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH presents
a Computer Graphics and Computer Animation Presentations with
Distinguished ACM Speakers
Topics: Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques
Few people are better qualified to talk about the use of computer graphics in advertising, feature film, and television than lecturer of the ACM. This insider’s view presents the step-by-step process of how computer graphics and animation are designed and fabricated, how a commercial studio is organized, what hardware and software is employed, and how to estimate costs. Includes the history of the medium and and ongoing research being done in the field.
Join us for a Special Lecture series with Syd Wednesday, Sept. 19th.
California-based Syd Mead is a visual futurist and concept artist best known for his designs for science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. The exhibition ‘Syd Mead: Progressions’ features more than 50 original paintings spanning the artist’s celebrated five-decade career. Mead’s Toyota Lecture looks back on his half-century of envisioning the future.
Presented by Toyota and College for Creative Studies
460 W. BALTIMORE AVE.
DETROIT, MI 48202-4034
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Treat yourself to the inside skinny on rendering fully programmable and physically correct light simulation. Michael DeForge was trained by Mental Ray creators Mental Images, and now he’s ready to share that knowledge with us.
This is a FREE Detroit ACM SIGGRAPH event. All are welcome.
The event will be held on August 4 2012, beginning at 1:00 PM.
Detroit ACM SIGGRAPH will be touring Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac on Wed. May 23rd from 6-7:30pm.**Note Date Change
The tour will be about an hour and a half, and we will run through how the studio came to be, what it can do, what productions it has worked with, etc. On our tour we will view the sound stages, hair and make up department, wardrobe department, screening rooms, visual effects and many other departments.
Registration is encouraged so we can anticipate how many plan on attending.
With A Twist VFX is accepting applications for interns with an interest in areas including animation, texturing, compositing and digital matte painting. This internship is for the Michigan location.
Internship Description: Interns will be given the opportunity to shadow VFX artists, assist producers with runs and other administrative tasks. Ability to work on projects when time allows and is needed.
Qualifications: Must be a team player and demonstrate interest in the visual effects field with a desire to learn and grow within our
organization. Reliable transportation and cell phone required. Internship is unpaid except for mileage reimbursement. School credit is available. Interns are required to work a minimum of two 8 hour days per week.
Training Provided: Interns will receive training in various VFX programs such as Syntheyes, 3dsMax, Maya, and Nuke as well as hand-on experience working in the entertainment industry. How to Apply: Please send a reel and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
The closing date for applications is February 1st , 2012.
Internship Email: email@example.com
Cindy Sifonis shares her insights into the cognitive processes involved in creativity. Learn something about keeping those creative juices flowing.
Don’t miss out!
A huge thanks to all of our presenters – we finished right on time, but we’ll definitely set up time slots next time to guarantee a spot to those pre-registering.
* Representing our host, Alex Ionescu presented the ePrize LLC 2011 and 2010 demo reels.
* Joseph Coleman: presented his demo reel – which I’m not going to hesitate to say, demonstrated very powerfully the effect of a well-polished reel – and a short, which I’m failing to find a link for.
* I don’t have a reel to link yet, but, I demo’d the results of my time with the Joan of Arc modeling tutorial to get some feedback & crits.
* Jasmine Harris was unable to attend, but here’s her portfolio.
I wish I had links to the rest of the great material shown that night, but thanks to all of you for sharing your work!
Nominations are now open for 2012 board.
Is responsible for maintaining the Chapters Active and in compliance status with ACM & ACM SIGGRAPH. This involves making sure Annual report is submitted on time, That the chapter holds at least 4 events a year, that the chapters leaders are in communication with ACM SIGGRAPH. That the Chapter profile on ACM’s chapter administration is up date.
Handles Presidential responsibilities when President is unavailable. Works with and supports Membership/Treasurer/Secretary when they need additional resources/manpower. Also responsible,with the help of the President, on running Chapter Elections.
Handles membership interaction. Makes sure membership information up to date. Works with 123Signup membership management tool. Sends out renewal reminders (every 3-4 months). Oversees outreach to members to get them involved. Reports membership figures(Paid members, lapsed members, New/renewed members within last mo/3mo’s at board meetings.
Maintains summary of chapter financial activity, checking account, paypal account, use of debit card. Cashing checks to checking account. Submits financial summary in required Annual ACM SIGGRAPH chapter report.
Maintains Meeting Notes and makes them access-able. Maintains Summary of events and activities so that they can be reported in Annual report(Event name, location, number of attendees, type of event) . Organizes and maintains Images and video as part of Organizations history. Tends to work back and forth with the Communication committee
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Responsible for attending board meetings and providing resources and contacts to meet the needs of the group. They also are encouraged to participate on a committee(event, communication, etc)
Responsible for updating the website information and helping it stay compliant with ACM SIGGRAPH website guidelines.
Event Committee Leader
Schedules and faciliates meetings to plan activities of the organization. Meetings should occur on at least a monthly basis. Coordinates with the Communication leader.
Communication Committee Leader
Schedules and faciliates meetings that organize efforts to communicate to the membership and general public Who/What the organization is and what activities the organization is involved in.
Designs Event flyers/logos for social media platforms/ Brochures/ biz cards etc.
Social Media Maven
Sends out communication via blog posts/email/twitter/facebook/123signup etc..
Create your own position
Want to contribute in your own way. Ex. Education liason, Volunteer Coordinator, Detroit CG Community Cheerleader.
We are pleased to announce Open Screenings Night on Aug 29 2011.
Bring your digital media designs, animations, Web Content, demo reels, movie trailers, animation rigs, models etc. to present. If you want to demonstrate a cool technique, tool or software you can do that, too.
Open Screenings Night
Monday Aug 29th 2011
One ePrize Drive
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Eprize is kind of tucked away off the eastbound 696 service drive. If heading east on 696, take Woodward Ave exit, stay on service drive while crossing over Woodward. Turn right on Bermuda, then immediately turn right into the side street. Eprize will be the building just past the next side street (Barber Street).
Parking lot is accessible from Barber Street.