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.
In the quickly shifting sands of the Wild West of Virtual Reality many new technologies and uses are emerging. VR’s immersive media allows people to experience, explore and learn from their VR environments using more of their biological toolset, bridging the gap between the intellectual data available to our digital society, and our intuitive sense of exploration and presence when placed in a given environment. VR environments can serve to transport people to different places, imaginary or real, and these places can then be augmented by infinite layers of digitized information accessed through user interaction.
But why are some VR experiences more uncomfortable than others? How can we begin to think about guidelines for good VR design? Where do we expect VR tech to evolve? Join us as we explore some biological facts that play a role in creating successful VR experiences, present the current types of VR, cover the toolsets for creating VR, and discover some successful VR explorations in different disciplines.
CHAT: VR Zeitgeist-Where are we now? (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Join us for an evening to understand a little bit more how VR is created, what considerations we can have to create great VR experiences, and how VR is playing a role in disciplines like Medecine, Museology, and Entertainment among others.
EXPERIENCE: No Place to Hide – Explore your senses in VR (7:30pm-8 pm)
Explore your senses through various VR experiences. Test your courage by “Walking the Plank”. Conquer your fears in the “Spider Crawl”. See how VR can be applied to create unique film/audiovisual experiences – and be transported to see works of art in a museum setting.
DATE: November 20, 2017
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus
Liberal Arts Building
Classroom LA 331
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
The SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival is Asia’s leading annual event which showcases a worldwide collection of the year’s best works.
An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the most creative works of the year in daily Animation Theater and Electronic Theater screenings. Selections include outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.
Gini Santos (Supervising Animator) joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 1996. Her first project was working as a character animator on “Toy Story 2.” She went on to work on “A Bug’s Life,” “Monster’s Inc.” and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and “Up.” Santos also served as lead animator on Pixar’s short film “Lifted.”
Before joining Pixar, Santos worked as an art director at Bush & Bishop Advertising, a full-service advertising agency. She designed everything from ads to brochures to logos, which allowed her to utilize her drawing skills in a number of ways.
Born in the Philippines, Santos was raised in Guam from age 3. She attended the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines where she graduated with a fine arts degree in advertising arts. After spending five years in the advertising industry, Santos returned to school and earned a Master of Fine Arts in computer arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Santos lives in San Francisco.
October 26, 2017
3:00pm with Q&A to follow
FAU Davie Campus
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
All ACM SIGGRAPH members have been invited to attend free of charge a presentation on the Disney Feature Animated Film, Zootopia. The focus of the talk is on environment
creation from Art Director, Matthias Lechner.
Come and Support the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH for our spring Computer Animation Festival 2014 Asia Electronic Theater Screening at the NEW (Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex) Magic on June 9th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free! We will conclude at 9:00 pm and meet afterwards to network at a nearby local Venue.
This is the preview trailer of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Computer Animation Festival program. Asia’s premier computer animation festival that attendees look forward to, showcasing an international collection of the year’s best works. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the most creative works of the year in daily Animation Theater and Electronic Theater screenings. Selections include outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.
The chapter meeting will be held in the same building and place as the 2013, 2014, and upcoming 2015 Mia Animation Conference for those of you that have attend that conference.
Tuesday, June 9 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
None. We have generous support from the Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus -Building 8
300 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132
There is Parking on NE 2nd Avenue between 5th and 6th streets and at the(Building 7 parking garage). Passes will be issued to park in the garage for building 7.
Please go to 5th St between 1st and 2nd Ave NE across of the Fire Station and upon arrival a garage parking passes will be issued. The event name is “SIGGRAPH at MAGIC“. A campus map has been provided on the link below.
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 selects outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.