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Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are a membership organisation that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.

Meet The Artist: Rob Moffett

Meet The Artist: Rob Moffett

Date: Wednesday T.B.A 2020

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Rob Moffett

Senior motion graphics & VFX artist has worked at Ogilvy Sydney and Animal Logic and will join us to talk about his career and his work, in particular, the Houdini pipeline and how it offers creative advantage when testing ideas with directors.

Please join us at JMC in April.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Meet The Director: Rachel Mackey

The Granny FlatMeet The Director: Rachel Mackey

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Rachel Mackey

AFTRS Graduate Rachel Mackey first wrote about exploding, psychic cane toads at age four and still believes the subject to be unrepresented in the storytelling market.
She learned to draw soon after to really describe just how exploded the cane toads truly were.
Rachel’s projects have been in exhibition all over the world to great acclaim and even greater head scratching.
She is currently working in animation and children’s television and will hopefully continue to do so until they discover that she is actually three weasels in a trench coat. She joins us for a Meet the Director session with a screening of her animation The Granny Flat — which had its NSW Premiere at Flickerfest and has also been touring the world with screenings at: Revelation International Film Festival in Perth, Cinema Des Antipodes in Saint Tropez and the Nashville Film Festival.

Please join us at JMC in March.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Day 2019

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Day 2019

A chance to meet with the studios and senior artists.

Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (registration from 9:30am)

Venue: Enmore Centre for Design, Edgeware Road, Enmore

Sessions & Speakers:

Speakers include: Nick Hore (Animal Logic), Ruth Saunders and Tracey Sernack Chee-Quee who will cover everything from showreels, interviews, working overseas, and setting yourself up for freelance & contract work and getting your work into film festivals.

Our Job Fair will include artists from Animal Logic, Plastic Wax, ILM and leading industry artists.

Cost: Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing: $10 cover charge; $30 for non-members

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the day. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: This event is catered so RSVPing 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.

Meet the Director

Meet the Director : Patrick Clair

Date: Wednesday 2nd October

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Patrick Clair

Director Patrick Clair will speak about his career and the groundbreaking work on True Detective that garnered him a prestigious Emmy Award nomination.

Please join us at JMC in October

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Meet the Animator : Lily Dell

Meet the Animator : Lily Dell

Date: Wednesday 7th August

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Lil Dell

Adapting The Tools to Meet the Brief. Lily will talk about how she has had to adapt tools to deliver for Peter Rabbit and commercial projects and will talk about how to assess the nature and purpose of an animation project to stay on message

Please join us at JMC in August

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Meet the Studio — T&DA

Meet the Studio – T&DA

Date: Wednesday 5th June

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: T&DA

T&DA – come and learn about the magic in a Meet the Studio session. The tech team from Alt.vfx talk about how they are evolving with the market, producing work in the emerging technology space that is both a creative and technical adventure. The team will discuss how they bring their powers of technology and design expertise to solving creative challenges for the next frontier of CG work.

Please join us at JMC in June

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Meet the Director — Susan Kim Danta

Meet the Director — Susan Kim Danta

Date: Wednesday 1st May

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Susan Kim Danta

Award-winning Animator, Susan Kim Danta will talk about her career as a storyteller and industry leader in Animation. Her award winning films are created using a variety of traditional and digital techniques with Mother Tongue, Driving Home and Shadowplay having success at international and local film festivals. She is currently directing an animated documentary series for SBS titled Heirlooms and will share her journey from artist to director.

Please join us at JMC in May

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Meet the Art Director — Jenny Harder

Meet the Art Director — Jenny Harder, Flying Bark Sydney

Date: Wednesday 3rd April

Time: 6:30pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Jenny Harder, Art Director, Flying Bark Sydney

Jenny has been working as a visual development and concept artist in animation/games over the last 7 years. Among others on the TV show 100% Wolf, projects like UBISOFT’s For Honor and Disney Infinity (Guardians of the Galaxy, Rise Against the Empire and the unreleased Moana playset). Her animated short film Being Good won several awards in 2018/2019. Jenny will talk about her film and her career in animation and games.

Being Good. Animated Short Film

Disclaimer: This event is going to be based on the same talk that Jenny gave at CGFutures in Melbourne a few weeks ago. If you were there you might have heard some of it before. 😉

Please join us at JMC in April

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Masterclass/Job Fair 2018

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Masterclass 2018 : Professional Day/Job Fair

A chance to meet with the studios and senior artists.

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Venue: Enmore Centre for Design, Edgeware Road, Enmore

Sessions & Speakers:

Join us for our Professional Day & Job Fair!

Speakers include: Nick Hore (Animal Logic), Tim Preston and Tracey Sernack Chee-Quee who will cover everything from showreels, interviews, working overseas, and setting yourself up for freelance & contract work.

Our Job Fair will include artists from Animal Logic – Nick Hore, Felicity Coonan and Fiona Darwin, Plastic Wax’s Head of Production – Peter Sved, alt-VFX studio reps, and industry leading artists Tim Preston, Andrew Silke and Masha Jeurgens

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $20 cover charge for guests and non-members.

(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the day. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)

RSVP: This event is catered so RSVPing 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.

Meet the future – Omar Dabbagh

Meet the future – Omar Dabbagh

Date: Wednesday 7th November

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Meet The Artist – Omar Dabbagh

Omar Dabbagh (formerly with Animal Logic and currently Digital Manager Technical Art, Aristocrat) whose credits include:
Walking with Dinosaurs
The Lego Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
The Master
The Ninjago Lego Movie
will present a session for everyone readying themselves for work in the CGI/VFX industry. Omar’s talk is one of the most inspiring and informative talks on what you need to know to be ready to build your career.

Our previously announced speaker — Andrew Silke — will be joining us early in 2019 and we are thrilled that Omar is stepping up to bring our 2018 slate of talks to a brilliant conclusion for the year.

Please join us at JMC in November.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, guests and non-members.

RSVP: Seating is limited 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 with JMC Academy and is free for all chapter members.