Monthly Archives: August 2013

Miranda Jelbart

Miranda is the Co-ordinator, Creative Intelligence Unit at UTS and previous was a marketing assistant for the Faculty of Engineering.
She has more than five years experience working in administration and management, and three years experience working in design and marketing. Miranda holds a Bachelor degree in Digital Media and Animation, and has completed courses in writing, directing, speech and drama, and music. Miranda has been a volunteer for SIGGRAPH for a year and half and also volunteers for High School Outreach programs such as the Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) and the National Computer Science School (NCSS).

Shot Breakdown: the animation process – with David Williams

David Williams, Animator, Animal Logic (Lego, Piece of Resistance; Legend of the Guardians – Guardians of Ga’Hoole; Happy Feet)

Date: Wednesday 4th September 2013

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:30pm

Venue: the Studio at Metro Screen

Speaker: David Williams

David began animating stop-motion plasticene films in his parent’s garage at the age of 15. After many years of trial and error, David’s short film Humbert achieved moderate success on the festival circuit. This led to work on projects such as Leunig Animated and for ABC Playschool.

The increasing popularity of CG animation led David to retrain in computer animation. His subsequent ten year engagement at Animal Logic has allowed David to develop his skill as an animator alongside the best local and international animation talent. He will talk about the process of animating a shot using a case study from Legend of the Guardians.

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 $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: Seats are limited at our current venue so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.

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.

If You Missed SIGGRAPH…

You can still get the flavor of the conference and the content. Want to feel like you were there? Take a look:

Keynote Address: On Monday July 22, nine legendary animation film directors (Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise) took the stage at SIGGRAPH 2013 for the Marc Davis Lecture Series: Giants’ First Steps. For an hour and a half, the men shared stories and laughs, providing the audience a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in the animation world. View Keynote here.

Check out ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube channel for videos from the conference. You can view the following:

Overviews of Emerging Technologies, The Studio, Posters, The Art Gallery, Real-Time Live!, and GraphicsNet
Several Man On The Street segments

If you are looking for content, visit SIGGRAPHENCORE. You’ll find a variety of options for conference sessions and the computer animation festival—on demand, DVDs, and USB.

The session recordings will also be available in the Digital Library later this fall. If you are a member, you will be able to access this content free of charge.

SIGGRAPH Asia Online Registration Available Now

Returning to Hong Kong once again this November, SIGGRAPH Asia offers a variety of registration categories and options to fit your needs and budget. Enjoy early bird discounts of up to 20% if you register online before 8 October, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Exclusive discounts for hotel reservations are also available to all SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 attendees at selected hotels within close proximity to the event venue. More information about registration and travel can be found here.

Membership Has its Privileges

One of the exciting ACM SIGGRAPH member benefits is a registration discount at numerous conferences around that world that are in cooperation with or sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH. Take advantage of your member discount at one of these upcoming conferences:

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception
22-23 August, Dublin, Ireland
More details

VIEW Conference
14-18 October, Turin, Italy
More details

Coming in August 2013 . . . Exciting Chapter Events

The ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters continue the work of ACM SIGGRAPH on a year-round basis. Chapters host activities such as panels, speaker presentations, site visits, animation screenings, conferences, and art shows.

Upcoming events include:

Bring Your Own Animation
Thursday, 8 August 2013
8:00PM – 11:00PM
Patricks Green Balloon, 33 rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris

Bring Your Own Animation – Paris is a monthly event where everyone is free to work with professionals or peers, animation, composition, modeling or other specialty. More details are available at

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