Tony Reynolds, Sculpting Likenesses; zBrush Demonstration with Q&A discussion (This will be online using Zoom, please sign up to get the zoom invitation)

Tony Reynolds has many years of experience with digital sculpting and rendering pipelines. He’ll show us some techniques and follow with a Q&A session.
More of his work here:
https://www.artstation.com/tonysculptor
Sign Up here and we will email the zoom link before the event:
https://forms.gle/5m4EkEJ7vMeQmYHR8
This will be on zoom video conferencing. It is FREE, but we encourage you to consider becoming an Associate SIGGRAPH Chapter member. Information is on our website
https://fort-lauderdale.siggraph.org/membership/

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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.

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

Women’s History Month Presentation: Christy Spangler will present her SIGGRAPH 2018 Poster


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

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

Liberal Arts Building
Classroom LA 331
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

Disney Pixar Supervising Animator Gini Santos

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.


DATE:

October 26, 2017

TIME:

3:00pm with Q&A to follow

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

FAU Davie Campus
Main Auditorium
LA 120
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

GINI SANTOS

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 AwardÒ-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.


Disney|Pixar Coco

DATE:

October 26, 2017

TIME:

3:00pm with Q&A to follow

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

FAU Davie Campus
Main Auditorium
LA 120
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

Disney’s Zootopia “Environment Creation”

Feb 29, 2016 Meeting

 

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.

  • Please park to the northwest section of the FAU Davie campus near
    College Ave and the baseball field
  • See Below

 DATE:

Monday, February 29 2016

 TIME:

12 Noon (ends at 1 pm with a Q&A to follow)

   Cost:

ACM SIGGRAPH members have been invited to attend, free of charge

LOCATION:

 3200 College Ave
 Davie, FL 33314

Building:

Florida Atlantic University’s Davie campus, Liberal Arts Building, Auditorium LA
   http://www.fau.edu/facilities/osua/maps/DavieMap.pdf

Working Remotely in Animation with Theory Animation

Ray & Clovis are two of the main stars of one of  Theory Animation recent Productions.
Ray & Clovis are the main stars of “Reading is Magic” by Theory Animation. Their latest 8 minute 4 part episode was completed by 20 Animators and Developers collaborating remotely using Open Source Software.

Come and Join  the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH as David Andrade of Theory Animation presents  “Working Remotely in Animation” on  February 25th, 2014  at 7:00 p.m. Find out how they make Animated 3d Cartoons with 20 artists working world wide.

After the Meeting we might as well take advantage of one of the nearby Venues for social networking .Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

DATE: Tuesday February 25, 2014
 TIME:  7:00 pm  Presentation Begins
 Cost: None. We have generous support from the FAU School of Communication & Multimedia Studies and Theory Animation Studios
 LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

3200 College Ave
Davie, FL 33314
 “Digital Media Lab Room Liberal Arts Bldg. Rm 415 B” We are located in ‘BC 49’ on this map. http://www.fau.edu/facilities/osua/maps/DavieMap.pdf
 RSVP  Space is Limited

Due to a smaller Venue Location than usual you must RSVP for this event. Those of you who are not FAU or current BC staff/students will need a temporary parking pass. We can help with the pass if you contact us at

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  •  Put ‘February 25th Meeting‘ in the Subject and in the Message write your name, if you are Attending, and if you need a parking pass.   
  • Example ” My name is _____ , I am attending and I need a parking pass.”

About the Presentation:

Have you ever wanted to make your own cartoon? How about work with people who don’t sit next to you?  Come to this Presentation to find out how they figured all this out and made an Animated Web Series! This talk will go over some open-source software solutions, some of their recent productions, and how Remote Collaboration Pipelines work.   Check them out at TheoryAnimation.com. If you missed their Amazing Conference talk at SIGGRAPH 2013, now’s your chance to see what  the buzz is all about! Check out last years SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference presentations from Theory Animation here:

  1. Managing Online Creative Projects, Artists and Teams
  2. Managing Online Creative Projects, Artists and Teams part 2

About the Speaker:

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David Andrade: Animator, Director, Story Teller.

David  has over 10+ years of Industry Experience, from his  beginnings as an Animator for Tri-Dimensional Studios to Lead Animator at Dewmay Productions and Pre-visualization Artist at Halon Entertainment.  At Rhythm and Hues, David  was a Camera Layout Artist working on such films as Percy Jackson 2 (2013) and 300: Rise of an Empire (2013),  He then co-founded Theory Animation with Juerg Grieder, and Mark Olson where he currently serves as Animation Director and Artist for Theory Animation. David also supports the Digital Arts Community in his spare time by making In-depth workflow videos to promote Open Source Software Solutions.  Interested in Learning Blender? Do you know Maya?  Check out his Maya to Blender Workflows for Animators In-depth Tutorial.

An Animated Life

Come and Join Animation Director  Jeff Schu at the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH May 15th ,2013  at 7:00 p.m.

//This Event will be hosted by Digital Media Arts College in their Green Screen Studio. //

Jeff Schu has enjoyed an exciting and illustrious career in animation as a Character Animator, Lead Animator, Supervising Animator, Animation Supervisor and now Animation Director.

Animation Director/Artist  Jeff Schu  in front of some of the movies he has worked on over the years including, Final Fantasy -The Spirits Within, The Chronicles of Narnia, Surf's Up, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and many more.
Animation Director/Artist Jeff Schu in front of a towering amount of the features he has worked on over the years. Check out his IMDb below for MORE.

He made his beginning debut on the production team of the first photorealistic animated feature film, Final Fantasy:  The Spirits Within, at Square Pictures’s  Honolulu Hawaii Studio.  Square Pictures rendered the film using some of the most advanced processing capabilities available for film animating at the time, but for Jeff that was just the beginning.

After working on Final Flight of the Osiris for the Matrix franchise, he left the sandy beaches of Hawaii for sunny Los Angeles to work on his next project, the film adaptation of the acclaimed children’s book,  The Polar Express, thus launching an 8 year run with Sony Pictures Imageworks.

At Imageworks he worked on such titles as Disney’s Academy Award Nominated film The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) and Sony Animations’s own nominated Surf’s Up along with Columbia/Imagemovers Best Animated Feature Nominee, Monster House. Moving on and utilizing his strong grasp of the technical side of animation, Jeff and his teams made indellibile contributions to VFX films like, I Am Legend, Speed Racer, Eagle Eye, and Beowulf.

When Imageworks embarked on opening a new studio in Albuquerque, NM, Jeff took on the challenge and built a highly successful team of animators that brought characters to life in Hoyt Yeatman’s G Force, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern.

In 2011 Imageworks moved their animation operation to Vancouver, Canada and Jeff soon found a great opportunity in Digital Domain’s ambitious venture, a studio to be called Traditions located in Port St. Lucie, FL. The team at Traditions was embarking on the production of a sure to be South Florida animation classic,  The Legend of Tembo to be directed by the very talented team of Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams. However, the studio fell into bankruptcy and shuttered in September 2012.

Jeff then went to work in New Orleans, LA with VFX legend Richard Edlund at Dumonde VFX for the on set previs team for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which is scheduled for release in 2014.  He is currently working at a studio in Ft. Lauderdale on some Exciting New Projects.

—for more information about Jeff Schu, Check out these links—–

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720991/

Jeff Schu 2011 Animation Demo Reel  http://vimeo.com/29018683

 The meeting will Also Kick off with a recap of the NAB Conference back in April attended by are own Chapter’s Chair, Dean Lyon.

http://www.nabshow.com/

WHEN: 15th May 2013 from 7-9PM

WHERE: Digitial Media Arts College  5400 Broken Sound Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33487

Free Parking available in front of the campus.  Once Inside, Head to the Green Screen Room.

CLICK HERE FOR  Driving Directions from Google Maps

 Green Screen Studio, Figure Drawing Room, and Motion Capture at Digital Media Arts College.
Green Screen Studio,  Figure Drawing Room,  and  Motion Capture at  Digital Media Arts College.

 

After the Meeting we might as well take advantage of one of the nearby venues for social networking after the show. Bring your Business Cards and see you there!