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CG Lighting Panel & Technology Presentation to be held at Gnomon

The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects present "CG Lighting Panel and Technology Presentation," sponsored by The Foundry, on Thursday, February 16.

Press Release from LA ACM SIGGRAPH:

Los Angeles, California -- The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects present "CG Lighting Panel and Technology Presentation," sponsored by The Foundry, on Thursday, February 16.  Industry luminaries will present the latest in ground-breaking CG lighting as realized by Look Effects, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The evening will conclude with a technology showcase of KATANA by The Foundry.

The opening panel discussion will be moderated by Rob Bredow, CTO of Sony Pictures Imageworks. Panelists include Josh Mossotti of Look Effects; Kevin Souls of Sony Picture Imageworks; and Alessandro Jacomini of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Andy Lomas from The Foundry will demonstrate the workflow in KATANA.

LOCATION:

Gnomon School of Visual Effects 1015 N. Caheunga Hollywood, CA  90038 DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:30 - 7:00 PM -- Hors d'oeuvres, Priority Admittance - Members Only! 7:00 - 7:30 PM -- Hors d'oeuvres, all admitted. 7:30 - 9:30 PM -- CG Lighting Panel Discussion 10:00 - 10:30 PM -- KATANA Presentation FEE/REGISTRATION: Admittance is free to Members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH & current Gnomon students with Gnomon School Identification.  Membership to LA ACM SIGGRAPH is open to all individuals interested in Computer Graphics.  Non-Members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH are admitted for $ 20.00.  New LA ACM SIGGRAPH Members who sign up on-site, and pay the $ 40.00 annual Membership fee (checks or cash only), are admitted free of additional charge.

ABOUT GNOMON:

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that offers artistic and technical training for careers in the visual effects and games industries, with both structured programs and individual courses. In March of 2011, Fast Company Magazine included Gnomon School of Visual Effects in its list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Film.  All of Gnomon's instructors are current working professionals from studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Naughty Dog, DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Disney, and Digital Domain. Gnomon graduates have gone on to work at film and game studios such as Digital Domain, EA, Weta Digital, Double Negative, Zoic Studios, Sony Interactive, Rhythm & Hues and more.

ABOUT THE FOUNDRY:

Established in 1996, The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production. The company is led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team which still includes the original founders. The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff. This rapidly growing UK company has over 110 employees distributed between the company's London headquarters and Los Angeles offices. The Foundry has a well-established client base that includes leading visual effects facilities worldwide, such as Warner Bros, The Moving Picture Company, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain. It is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing.

ABOUT LA ACM SIGGRAPH:

LA ACM SIGGRAPH is a Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics, serving the Los Angeles area.  Organized and operating exclusively for educational and scientific purposes relating to the field of computer graphics, LA ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers.

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