SPARK Animation Festival 2009
With a mission to ignite creative and collaborative fire, Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents SPARK Animation '09. In its second year, this prestigious week-long speaker series, educational forum and film festival informs and inspires professionals, pioneers and enthusiasts in the world of animation. The event has attracted a coveted speaker line-up of some of the most talented animators and innovators from both close to home and far afield: Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino (Blue Sky), Mark Osborne & John Stevenson (DreamWorks), Paul Topolos (Pixar) and Paul Harrod (Bent Image Lab). Through panels and presentations, attendees will gain insight into the evolution and latest techniques of the industry, as well as exposure to recent and leading artistic and technological advancements.