Animator – Alex Weight

Animator – Alex Weight

Date: Wednesday 2nd February 2011

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

Venue: EGO2 Auditorium, CoFA

Access to EGO2 has changed slightly due to the renovations occurring on the COFA campus. The room itself is fine, but there is now only one way to get into the lecture theatre, through the lowest gate on the Selwin Street side of the COFA campus. This entrance is also used for the construction site office, but once you are through the gate, EG02 is the first and second automatic doors on the left.

Due to construction site fences, the only way to get from one side of the campus to EG02 is from the outside of the campus. This restriction is likely to be the case for all of this year, however ego has been booked EG02 for us at least until the first half of this year for the first Wednesday of each month.

Best parking is probably in Greens Road or Albion avenue at the moment (at least while the University is not in session).

We’ll try to get some diagrams (like the one below) stuck up on the eastern entrance tomorrow before the evening, showing attendees how to get to the EG02 Lecture Theatre.

Speakers: Alex Weight

What’s it all about:
Alex Weight, Animation Director for Flying Bark will talk about his career in animation and what he looks for in an animation showreel. Alex’s credits include: Lead Animator and Animation Supervisor at Animal Logic on Legends of the Guardians, VFX Artist at Rising Sun on The Ruins. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, KVB College and Julian Ashton Art School.

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)

RSVP: Why don’t you RSVP using Facebook so we have an idea how many of you are likely to show up?

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.

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