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 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.

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)

Chuck Williams

Chuck WilliamsStory Development for Animation

Featured Speaker:

Director/Producer Chuck Williams made his feature-producing  animated feature debut on “Brother Bear”.  Williams joined Disney’s Florida Studio the year it opened in 1989.  Williams edited the Studio’s debut project, “Roller Coaster Rabbit,” and did second-unit work on “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Following “The Lion King,” he shifted to Feature Animation’s Special Projects unit, working as editor and eventually producer on projects including the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” attraction, the “Lion King” and “Aladdin” video games, the “Hercules” storybook, the Walt Disney World attraction “Legend of the Lion King,” as well as original animation for Disney’s California Adventure.

He later joined Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios after a 21-year career at Disney where he and his partner, Director Aaron Blaise, began work on their new animated movie, “The Legend of Tembo”.  The story is about “A young African elephant who ends up in China and becomes a battle elephant in order to get home.

“Chuck  Williams attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, as well as University of London, where he studied theatre, and Florida State, where he earned a communications degree with filmmaking emphasis. He first delved into animation while in college, working with an artist on a short claymation film; between classes he worked in television news.

We will be accepting new members at this meeting.

We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Showtime:  December 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Location:     Florida Atlantic University
220 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 921
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.

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