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29 Jul 2017
How Do You Animate an Emoji?
Tags: Animation, Film, Graphics

By Ian Failes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.

We’ve all probably sent emojis from our smart phones, in our emails, and in messaging apps. Now Sony Animation has taken us into the animated film world of the ubiquitous ideograms with Tony Leondis’ The Emoji Movie.


19 Jul 2017
SPARK CG & Women in Animation Announce WIA Diversity Awards
Tags: Animation, Awards, diversity

Source: Spark CG/WIA Press Release (Media Contact)

Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) and Women in Animation (WIA) are pleased to announce the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards which will be presented at SPARK ANIMATION 2017 taking place from October 26th to October 29th, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.


05 Jul 2017
Call for Participation: Massive Collaborative Animation Project
Tags: Animation, Calls for Participation

The Massive Collaborative Animation Project is an animation production consisting of students and faculty members from various schools, worldwide, working together to deliver a short animation. MCAP consists of multiple production phases allowing students from different areas of study to contribute their talents. The MCAP team members will have the final piece featured at the world renown SIGGRAPH convention in 2018.


14 Jun 2017
Inspired Saturday: A Masterclass with Borja Montoro
Tags: Animation, computer graphics, Film

By Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.

April 29th, 2017. It’s a rainy day in Vancouver and most have only just had their first sip of coffee, but no one here seems to mind. They’re all too busy taking in the unforgettably inspiring Borja Montoro. Welcome to Spark CG Society’s day long masterclass in character design.


30 May 2017
Call for Participation: 2017 China International VR Animation Festival
Tags: Animation, Calls for Participation, Virtual Reality

Based in China and embracing the world, the 2017 China International VR Animation Festival, hosted by the Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, is calling for submissions.

Are you an industry pioneer merging animation into VR? Now is a fabulous opportunity to showcase your talent, your skill, and your imagination in VR storytelling!

No matter if you are a CG professional or a student, we are looking forward to your participation. Please submit your VR animation from June 1 to October 31, 2017.


Festivus
Tags: Animation, Graphics, social

Meet & greet and drink & think with fantastic and talented people in our wonderful industry. On the ground floor of The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1.
 


CASA 2017
Tags: Animation, conference, in-cooperation

Founded in 1988, CASA is the oldest international conference in computer animation and social agents in the world, and has been the place to share the advancements in broad research areas related with computer animation and social agents.


FMX 2017
Tags: Animation, conference, in-cooperation

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program.


Anima Mundi 2016 (Sao Paulo)
Tags: Animation, computer graphics, festival

Anima Mundi is an international animation festival in Brazil that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation.


Anima Mundi 2016 (Rio)
Tags: Animation, computer graphics, festival

Anima Mundi is an international animation festival in Brazil that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation.


11 Sep 2016
VIEW Conference 2016 Announces Rich Slate
Tags: Animation, conference, Visual Effects

Source: VIEW Conference, August 2016 Press Release


VIEW 2016
Tags: Animation, computer graphics, conference

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2016 will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.


MetroCAF 2016
Tags: Animation, chapters, festival

MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival, organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. On Friday, September 23, at 7:00PM, MetroCAF 2016 will premiere in New York City.


11 Sep 2016
MetroCAF 2016 in NYC Sept. 23
Tags: Animation, chapters, festival

MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival, organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. On Friday, September 23, at 7:00PM, MetroCAF 2016 will premiere in New York City.


Spark Animation 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, festival

Animation has come a long way. It has evolved into a multi-faceted medium with diverse target groups. Spark CG brings the world’s most talented artists, inventors, directors and studio executives to Vancouver to share their priceless experience and inspire the animation community. The conference attracts local and global animation leaders and visionaries.


ICON Manila 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, Graphics

Icon Manila Entertainment Design Conference is an annual event held in Manila, Philippines, for professionals and students in the Entertainment Design industry. This conference details the design process for those working in animation, film, games, illustration, fine arts and other forms of visual media. The conference speakers have decades of proven experience in their fields of expertise. The combined knowledge of the speakers in this one event is intended to help further Southeast Asia's impact on the Entertainment Design industry.


"The Good Dinosaur: Effective Storytelling" with Tobin Jones
Tags: Animation, Film, Graphics

On Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host a talk by Senior FX Technical Director Tobin Jones.

About the Talk


CASA 2016
Tags: Animation, conference, in-cooperation

The 29th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2016) will be held at University of Geneva, on the beautiful BIOTECH Campus on May 23-25, 2016.

Switzerland's second largest city, known as «city of peace», Geneva, among other things, is home to the European headquarters of UNO. The quayside of Lake Geneva, the parks, the old alleyways and smart boutiques are an invitation to a leisurely stroll.


SIGGRAPH 2015 Computer Animation Festival
Tags: Animation, festival, SIGGRAPH

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the world's most innovative exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects. This event is a glimpse into the most talented technical and artistic minds of the computer graphics industry. It showcases everything from student films to blockbuster visual effects.

These animations were premiered at the SIGGRAPH 2015 International Conference in Los Angeles.

Doors opens at 6:30 p.m.; there will be a social hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with snacks and drinks. The screening will start promptly at 7:30.


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