Monthly Archives: February 2007

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turkey day 2006

Content Creator: James Christopher Murty
Date Created: 25/11/2006
Type: stop frame animation
Technology Used: busted Ti, iSight camera, PHP, Bash shell script, isightcapture utility
Decscription: A short time lapse animation of Turkeyday. An annual event we host in Coogee around Thanksgiving.
This year I documented the occasion with an iSight camera, a headless Ti Powerbook, and a nasty pile of php and shell scripting.

Title & Graphics Design

Date: Wednesday 5th December 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm
Venue: EGO2 Auditorium, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

What’s it all about?
Are your showreel titles letting down your reel? Do you want to know more about the graphic design side of computer graphics? Award-winning Design Director Anthony Battaglia will speak on motion graphics in our final session for 2007. His work in feature film titles, high-end advertising and web has won awards around the world. He has been profiled in numerous magazines and his work has been recognised in awards including: The New York Festival Award, AGDA and Promax BDA. His digital art was exhibited in a solo show at David Rex Livingston Gallery in 2000 and his film titles credits include Idiot Box, The Well, A Wreck A Tangle, and Dirty Deeds. He has extensive experience in graphics for television including for The 7:30 Report, Four Corners, The Money of The Gun amongst many others. Join us for an excellent session on motion graphics.

2008 will be great! We are going to kick of the year with a presentation on User-Generated Content and whether or not there’s a business model in there that matches what you want to do. We will also be trying to get a session on the Red camera, be inviting you to a showreel showdown with an opportunity to get feedback on your reel, learn about directing actors, digital grading, dealing with clients and how to avoid the ten worst things you can do in a job interview. We will have our annual screening of the electronic theatre in August and hope to see you throughout the year at these events. Thanks everyone for participating in a terrific year of great speakers in 2007.

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Creating Synthetic Realities

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Synthetic Realities or Virtual Places — whatever you want to call them, AFTRS lecturer Kit Divine (who should be known to you all from her role in the www.dlf.org.au) will speak on the topic of creating 3D environments. Kit is currently undertaking a PhD on the subject called, “Upon These Rocks” — which entails a 3D visualisation of the Rocks in Sydney. Her vast experience as a practitioner, lecturer and innovator make this a must-see session for anyone interested in 3D.

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Film Festivals : how to apply and not stuff things up if you get accepted

Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Selection for screening at a film festival is often the only ‘release’ opportunity for most shorts and many features in traditional markets but it remains a bit of a black art. Designed to help get filmmakers off to a good start, this session will feature Ruth Saunders (click here to read her bio), the woman who has been able to get so many AFTRS films into all the right festivals, and Jenny Neighbour, Programs Manager for the Sydney Film Festival (click here to read her bio).

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Machinima – Stolen Life – Screening

Date: Wednesday 5th September 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Peter Rasmussen & Jackie Turnure, creators of Stolen Life, Australia’s first feature length machinima production, which received six nominations and one award at the 2006 New York Machinima Film Festival, New York present a screening of the film followed by a Q&A session.

Venue: EG02 Auditorium, CoFA, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Electronic Theatre

Date: Wednesday 15th August 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Straight from the 2007 conference this is a Chapter screening open to all. The event will begin with a brief Chapter Annual General Meeting, followed by the screening of the Electronic Theatre presentation from the US Siggraph 2007 Conference.
The evening will conclude with a special prize draw, featuring a major prize donated by WACOM, as well as DVDs and other prizes.

Venue: EGO2 Auditorium, CoFA, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: FREE to all members and their guests, as well as members of the public. Members and guests can purchase food and refreshments from the COFA canteen adjacent to the Auditorium prior to the event. (Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Animation Theatre Screening

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Re-visit the highlights of last year’s Animation Theatre and get ready for the Conference. A pre-conference mixer and opportunity to network.

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

Steve Murphy – Sound & Music

Date: Wednesday 6th June 2007
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

What’s it all about?
Steve Murphy presents How to complete the image – the role of sound and music. This session is a must for anyone making their own content. Click here to read Steve’s bio.

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.