Acting For Animators

Acting for Animators: A conversation with director and actor Russell Cheek

Date: Wednesday 1st April 2009

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

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

Speaker: Russell Cheek

What’s it all about?
Russell Cheek has performed in theatre, feature film and television working with directors Barrie Kosky, Neil Armfield for the Sydney Theatre Company in addition to writing and directing for live performance in Australia and overseas. Recommended to us as ‘the best acting teacher I ever had’, Russell is going to talk about physical performance, and what can make performance alive and interesting from actor, director and audience perspective.
For those who are serious about character animation and understanding that animation IS performance, this is a unique opportunity to join a conversation about acting, directing and how to bring this oldest of art forms to creating great animation.

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.

About sydgraph

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.