Rick Daniels, Director of Operations for Ghostpunch Games

Rick Daniels helped establish game development here in South Florida in 1990s with Shadows in Darkness and is now expanding the presence of Ghost Punch Games Studio in Sunrise, FL.

His talk will cover the following topics:

  • Rick’s background, history, and experience.
  • Careers in gaming
  • Starting your own company.

Zoom conference will open at 6:30 on December 17th, 2020. Talk and Q&A from 7 to 8 pm.

Sign up to get email link here.  This is a FREE event, but we encourage you to become a chapter member.

SIGGRAPH2020 ELECTRONIC THEATER-Virtual Traveling Show

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.

https://fort-lauderdale.siggraph.org/membership/

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 Show
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.

Length
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)

VFX in Games and Film: Procedural Techniques with SideFX

 

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

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

Davie West Building
Classroom DW 103
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314