Our next virtual event will bring back the Electronic Theater Traveling Show!
(BTW, We will be going to online-virtual mode until we can safely gather in-person again)
This year tickets are limited to the first 40 people that renew OR become new Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter “Associate” members. Only $5 for students and $15 for professionals. Please sign up or renew as soon as possible to get your free ticket.
ACM SIGGRAPH proudly presents highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival
Electronic Theater. SIGGRAPH 2020 was held virtually and welcomed more than 10,000 global attendees.
The SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Traveling Show features a selection of innovative animated short films, visual effects reels, and more. The films were produced by professionals and students from around the world and were originally shown as part of the SIGGRAPH2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater, a leading annual festival for the world’s most groundbreaking, accomplished, and amazing digital filmmakers.
For 2020, the content in its original form premiered during the first-ever virtual SIGGRAPH conference, 17–28 August.
The annual festival is a qualifying event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival have gone on to be nominated for or receive the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
The length of the show is around 89 minutes, and includes a short presentation given by a SIGGRAPH representative plus the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Traveling Show reel.
SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Pre-show (22 minutes)
SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show (89 minutes)
Our next event will feature SideFX Software’s Senior Technical Artist, Luiz Kruel. He’ll discuss new procedural workflows and demonstrate Sidefx and Houdini methods for games and film production.
Luiz has over a decade of production experience in games. He has worked on several of the largest franchises in the industry, including Halo, Call of Duty, Doom, Madden and Just Cause. He is a part of the SideFX games team where he develops a set of popular tools to help Games and Film customers work more efficiently, writes articles for sites like 80.lvl, and consults with a large number of customers from around the world.
There may be SWAG!
This is a FREE event, but please consider signing up as a student or professional member.
DATE: June 19, 2019
TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus
Davie West Building
Classroom DW 103
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
Christy Spangler is an interdisciplinary 2D and 3D visual communicator who specializes in technical and engineering subject matter. Building on her foundation of fine arts and photography, her experience and career have expanded to encompass graphic design, motion graphics, 3D animation, and video production. Ms. Spangler has worked in the print industry, for non-profits, a medical college, and the federal government.
With her diverse background, she has been able to design, produce and deliver visual packages that range from animation and motion graphics to graphic design, website development, posters and handouts for public and private events and purposes.
Ms. Spangler enjoys creative projects that allow her to experiment and expand her knowledge in techniques and media. Employed at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2002, Ms. Spangler is responsible for designing engineering, promotional and multimedia graphics, and animation. In 2004, she was involved in establishing the NTSB Animation Lab and established the development of accident reconstruction animations. She currently serves as a Digital and Website Content Developer responsible for creating digital multi-media for the agency’s online communications.
DATE: March 19, 2019
TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus
Liberal Arts Building
Classroom LA 331
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
You will see a bigger and better SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show this year!
The Traveling show will cover more of the works that are not usually seen away from the SIGGRAPH conference.
Electronic Theater Show features a selection of innovative, creative animated short films and visual effects reels produced by professionals and students from around the world that were originally shown as part of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a leading annual festival for the world’s most groundbreaking, accomplished, and amazing digital film creators. For 2018, the content in its original form premiered at SIGGRAPH 2018, 12–16 August, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The annual festival is a qualifying event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Oscar.
DATE: November 19th
TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Metro Lab
FAU Downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus, 111 East Las Olas Blvd
If you are in Vancouver attending SIGGRAPH 2018 we are having Meet Up event for anyone interested from the Florida area that works or teaches in the areas of animation, games, computer graphics related production. Looking Forward to seeing you there!
Come out for a night of food and fun and meet your local Ft. Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH chapter leaders and discover what is going on within your local chapter and ACM SIGGRAPH in 2018!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Robert Lence has been a major contributor on some of the most successful films in the history of animated features. In his twenty-eight-year animation career, he has worked as a Screenwriter, Head of Story, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, and Story Consultant, helping create original characters, writing dialogue, and shaping the story on over a dozen major-release animated features.
Robert has worked at Walt Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks. His film work includes such all-time hits as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life” and “Shrek.” Robert served as Co-Head of Story on Pixar’s 1995 “Toy Story,” the first ever computer-animated feature film.
A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Robert attended the California Institute of the Arts’ highly regarded Character Animation program for two years. He has also served as a member of the Cal Arts faculty, as a story teacher and story consultant.
Robert is also a member of the Writers Guild of America. He recently illustrated his first children’s book, “Wrestling the ABC’s.”
A native of New York City, Robert has worked, taught and lectured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, New York, London, Mexico, Uruguay, China, Korea and Russia. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.