SYDNEY ACM SIGGRAPH Animation Masterclass 2015

Sydney SIGGRAPH Masterclass 2015 :
The Illusion of Life – 12 Principles of Animation

Date: Saturday 7th November 2015

Time: 9:30am to approx 4:00pm

Venue: Enmore Centre for Design, Edgeware Road, Enmore

Join some of the world’s leading animators for an intensive day focussing on The Illusion of Life – 12 Principles of Animation. This is an all-day Masterclass being held at the Design Centre, Enmore. A light lunch will be included on the day. Speakers include: David Williams, Alex Weight, Magali Riguadias, Andrew Silke, Chris Ebeling.

David Williams, Lead Animator, Animal Logic. David started making traditional animation at the age of 15, producing numerous stop- motion shorts with puppets and clay. His short film Humbert was well received on the festival circuit and led to work on television commercials, interstitials, and the series Leunig Animated for SBS TV. Since making the jump to CG in 2003 his film credits have included: LEGO®: Piece of Resistance, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and Happy Feet.

Alex Weight, Writer/Director. Alex has been working professionally in 3D Animation and VFX for 18 years with experience at Rising Sun, Animal Logic, and Flying Bark. His film credits include: George of the Jungle 2, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Animation Supervisor), The Woodlies (Animation Director), Blinky Bill: the Movie 2015 (Director). He is currently writing and directing animated feature films for a production company in China.

Magali Rigaudias, Lead Animator, Animal Logic. Magali has worked on feature films for ILM, Animal Logic, Dr. D, Marza Planet Animation (Tokyo), Flying Bark, Base FX (Beijing), and Iloura. Her film credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Star Wars I & II, Mars Attacks, Happy Feet 1 & 2, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Maya the Bee, Monster Hunt and Gods of Egypt. Magali has also been a guest masterclass instructor for Studio Gobelins.

Andrew Silke, 3D Animator & Filmmaker. Andrew is an award-winning animator and 3d generalist whose credits include: Gravity, Avatar, the Harry Potter films and the Happy Feet movies. An AFI nominee and the creator of the short films Cane-Toad and Samurice, both which featured in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre. Andrew now runs, a company dedicated to teaching the entire Maya character pipeline and is a lecturer at UTS.

Chris Ebeling, Animator & 3D Artist, Animal Logic. Chris has worked in feature film, television and videogames for over 8 years. In addition to his own film and games projects, his feature film credits include: LEGO®: Piece of Resistance, The Great Gatsby, and Happy Feet 2.

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09:30 – 09:50, Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 10:45, Squash & Stretch + Anticipation
10:45 – 11:30, Staging & Timing
11:30 – 12:15, Straight Ahead Action & Pose-to-Pose + Follow Through and Overlapping Action
13:00 – 13:30,Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15, Slow in and Slow out + Arcs
14:15 – 15:00, Secondary Action + Exaggerations
15:00  – 15:30, Appeal

Cost: $30 for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $60 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.

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.