Day in Review

Day in Review: Wednesday

by on Aug.11, 2011, under Day in Review, SIGGRAPH 2011

The CAF featured two production sessions one about Rango and the other about The Smurfs. Both sessions were highly informative and were met with a lot of interest.

The Dailies were flooded with just over 1300 attendees who went to see short clips and presentations of artist’s work.

Today also marked the third showing of the Electronic Theater. Thursday is your last chance to check it out at the conference, otherwise visit SIGGRAPH Encore to purchase the footage of the conference proceedings.

The SIGGRAPH Facebook and Twitter pages held contests in honor of “Wild Wednesday” and two lucky contestants won SIGGRAPH mugs.

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Day in Review: Tuesday

by on Aug.10, 2011, under Day in Review, SIGGRAPH 2011

Today’s highlight was the opening of the Exhibition floor and the Job Fair. Attendees made the rounds to collect swag and network.┬áThe Exhibition floor and Job Fair open at 9:30am tomorrow for those of you who haven’t had the chance to check it out.

Pixar had a production session on “La Luna” today. The presentation was met with a huge amount of interest and had a line that snaked around the hall.

The Art Gallery hosted a reception for artists to present their work and also give attendees the opportunity to meet the Art Gallery committee.

We ran contests today on Twitter and Facebook. Four lucky participants won t-shirts in honor of what we call “T-Shirt Tuesday.”

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Day in Review: Monday

by on Aug.09, 2011, under Day in Review, SIGGRAPH 2011

Monday had a fantastic start with some interesting presentations in the Studio. The highlight of the day, however, was the keynote speaker: Cory Doctorow. He spoke about the need for reform in copyright laws.

The CAF hosted a Production Session about the visual effects of Thor and Captain America which was met with a lot of interest. The evening hours brought a lot of hard decisions for conference attendees, because there were many overlapping, amazing events, such as: the Reception, Electronic Theater, and the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter’s Party.

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Day In Review: Sunday

by on Aug.08, 2011, under Day in Review, SIGGRAPH 2011

We had a great first day at SIGGRAPH 2011! Eager attendees formed lines outside of registration before the doors opened at 8am.

The Studio opened at noon and was soon flooded with attendees. The IGDA also presented on their Global Game Jam and was full of attendees who had participated in similar events. Courses and Talks started strong with a number of great sessions.

The day’s finale was the exceedingly popular Papers Fast Forward. It was a standing room only crowd for a preview of the 100+ technical papers being presented this week. It was an entertaining program complete with dancers, infomercials, and even a gorilla.

We’re off to a great start, and if today is any indication, it looks like you should plan to get to your sessions early. The word is out about what a fantastic conference we’ve got this year!

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