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.

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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.

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Meet The Artist – Andrew Silke

Meet The Artist – Andrew Silke

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Meet The Artist – 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 create3dcharacters.com a company dedicated to teaching the entire 3d character pipeline and has lectured at UTS, UNSW and AFTRS.

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.

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Meet The Artist — Michela Ledwidge

HOLD THE PRESS!

Due to a family emergency, our invited speaker is unable to join us in October but the amazing Michela Ledwidge has much to share with us about her brilliant career as a pioneer in CGI and emerging creative practise and so please com and …

Meet The Artist — Michela Ledwidge

Date: Wednesday 3rd October

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Michela Ledwidge, Artist – Director – Technologist

Michela is a director who specialises in realtime and virtual production. With extensive experience in helming the creative storytelling and experience across any platform, she has recently been at the forefront of developing projects for augmented and virtual reality, games and using these technologies behind the scenes for film & TV.

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.

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Meet the Studio – altVFX

Meet the Studio – altVFX

Date: Wednesday 5th September

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Executive Producer Tyrone Estephan and VR Creative Technologist Raymond Leung – altVFX

Alt.vfx is a world-leading visual effects and post-production company with studios in Brisbane, Sydney, Los Angeles and Melbourne.

We are owned and driven by a collective of leading artists and producers, all of whom share a vision – to create the most stunning visual content possible, across all mediums.

From visual effects to virtual reality, Alt collaborates with leading agencies and filmmakers across the world, helping creatives tell their stories across a vast range of projects.

Please join us at JMC in September.

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.

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Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH & JMC present a Special Event with Tom Sito

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH & JMC Special Event with Tom Sito

Date: Friday 10th August 2018

Time: midday to 1pm

Venue: Main Auditorium, L2 JMC Academy

Speaker: Tom Sito

We are happy to announce a talk by Tom Sito — an American animator included by Animation Magazine in their list of the One Hundred Most Important People in Animation.

Tom Sito’s screen credits include the Disney classics The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Pocahontas (1995), Dinosaurs (2000) and Fantasia 2000. Animation World Network called Tom “one of the key players in the Disney Animation Revival” (January 2001). In 1995 he left a Disney directorship post to help set up the Dreamworks Animation unit. He worked on The Prince of Egypt (2001), Antz (1999), Paulie (1998), Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), and was the storyboard supervisor for a time on the award winning film Shrek (2001).

He is the author of four books. His first book, Drawing the Line: the Untold Story of Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson,(2006) was praised by the London Review of Books and Princeton University. His latest, Moving Innovation, a History of Computer Animation, has recently been released from MIT Press and is appointed as Professor — John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, The School of Cinematic Arts, USC.

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.

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Meet The Artist: Angela Cerasi

Meet The Artist: Angela Cerasi – Film & TV Colourist

Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Angela Cerasi, Film & TV Colourist

Angela Cerasi, Film & TV Colourist with more than a decade of experience in both long and short form work, with credits spanning Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby to commercials for Mitsubishi, UberEats, and Berocca.

Please join us at JMC in August.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge 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: 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 and is free for all chapter members.

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Meet The Artist: Brandon Hendroff – Storyboard Artist

Meet The Artist: Brandon Hendroff – Storyboard Artist

Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Brandon Hendroff

Brandon is a Storyboard & Conceptual designer with 30 years experience and about 2000x Commercial projects and 20 Feature film Projects under his belt; principally in Film design, although his wide-ranging skills enable him to create practical solutions for almost any design problem however complex, and he is at heart, a passionate Artist.

Please join us at JMC in June.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge 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: 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 and is free for all chapter members.

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Meet the Artist: Mark van den Bergen

Meet The Artist: Mark van den Bergen

Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Mark van den Bergen

Mark is a VFX Artist with experience as a VFX Supervisor and Compositing Supervisor. His passion for using new technologies to achieve a director’s creative goals on music videos and films has taken him around the world. His credits include: Avatar and George Millar’s Mad Max 4 and many other challenging VFX projects. As VFX Supervisor on the film Monkey King 3 Mark supervised storyboards and previs as well as VFX Supervising on large sets in China. He currently is working on VR projects and innovative mixed CGI/traditional film techniques.

Please join us at JMC in May.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge 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: 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 and is free for all chapter members.

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Meet The Artist: Wayne Haag

Meet The Artist: Wayne Haag

Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Wayne Haag

Wayne Haag – Concept Artist, Fine Artist, Illustrator for clients in a variety of industries including publishing, film/tv, fine art and for private commission.

Film Credits include.

Alien: Covenant
The Scorch Trials
Gods of Egypt
Unbroken
Maze Runner
The Wolverine
Knowing
The Fourth Magi
Superman Returns
Seven Swords of Mt Tian Shan
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Red Corner
The Fifth Element

Please join us at JMC in April.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge 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: 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 and is free for all chapter members.

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