Category Archives: Events

Most events listed are hosted by our local chapter and are free for all chapter members.
Members of the public are welcome to join us; the entry fee for most events is $5.00 for non-members.

Showreel Planning Workshop

[ 2017-02-1; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Showreel Planning Workshop

Date: Wednesday 1st February 2017

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Shilo T. McClean

Shilo McClean is the Head of the UTS Animal Logic Academy and Chair of Sydney ACM Siggraph (Professional Chapter). She is the author of the books: Digital Storytelling – the narrative power of VFX in film and Digital Playing Fields […]

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Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Masterclass 2016

[ 2016-11-12; 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. ] Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Masterclass 2016 : Professional Day

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016

Time: 9:15am to 3:30pm

Venue: Enmore Centre for Design, Edgeware Road, Enmore

Sessions & Speakers:
Applications, Showreels & Interviews — Nick Hore, Recruiter, Animal Logic
Business Model for Freelancers — Tracey Sernack Chee-Quee, Higher Education Advisor, TAFE NSW
Panel: Career Paths & How They Change — Charles Santoso […]

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VR Goes Mainstream (Finally) with Mark Pesce

[ 2016-10-5; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] VR Goes Mainstream (Finally) … and what that really means.

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Mark Pesce – an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster

In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Pesce has written six books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and […]

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‘Allegiant’ Case Study with Paul Butterworth

[ 2016-11-2; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] ‘Allegiant’ Case Study

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Paul Butterworth VFX supervisor / Director / Designer Animal Logic

Our final event for the year with our regular final event speaker for the year! Always an exciting talk, don’t miss out.

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 […]

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VFX & Animation Pipelines

[ 2016-09-7; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] VFX & Animation Pipelines

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Aidan Sarsfield

Aidan joined Animal Logic’s film division in 1999 following a successful career as a freelance industrial designer and in-house product designer for fashion label ‘Mambo.’ Since that time, Aidan has spent over a decade supervising both film VFX and […]

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Meet The Studio: ineni Realtime

[ 2016-08-3; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Meet The Studio: ineni Realtime

Date: Wednesday 3rd August 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Jeremy Harkins

ineni Realtime is at the leading edge of real-time virtual technologies including: 3D immersive environments, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) for architecture, mining and smart cities. The company has partnered with world leaders in building automation, […]

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Compositing Q&A with one of the industry’s top compositors

[ 2016-07-6; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Compositing Q&A with one of the industry’s top compositors

Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Niki Bern

Niki Bern is a Senior Compositor currently working with Cutting Edge. She has worked locally and internationally with major studios including: Animal Logic, Weta, Rising Sun Pictures, Iloura, Fuelvfx, Digital Domain, and Framestore-CFC.
Credits: Monk […]

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Lifelong Career Readiness : Magali Rigaudias, Lead Animator, Animal Logic

[ 2016-06-1; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Lifelong Career Readiness: Magali Rigaudias, Lead Animator, Animal Logic

Date: Wednesday 1st June 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Magali Rigaudias

Starting out and want to know what your showreel needs to have to get noticed? Mid-career and feeling stuck? Senior artist and wondering if stepping up will take you away from doing shots? Magali will […]

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From Idea to Delivery: animation in a cross-global production environment

[ 2016-05-4; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] From Idea to Delivery: animation in a cross-global production environment

Date: Wednesday 4th May 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: David Carden-Smith, Director
David brings 20 years of animation experience to a session that will cover animation storytelling from pre-production to delivery. He’ll cover directing voice performances and the nuances of working in a […]

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The 3D Character Pipeline

[ 2016-04-6; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The 3D Character Pipeline

Date: Wednesday 6th April 2016

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

Venue: JMC Academy

Speaker: Andrew Silke

Back by popular demand, feature film animator and award-winning filmmaker Andrew Silke will talk about bringing 3d characters to life. He will cover the 3d pipeline, managing expectations and how to acquire the skills in each area: modeling, rigging, […]

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