LA SIGGRAPH Hosts Visual Effects of the Lord of the Rings TrilogyNorth Hollywood, California, USAJanuary 13, 2004
Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH and Apple Computer are hosting an event presented by Weta Digital detailing the visual effects of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. The visual effects artists and producers of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING will guide guests through the imposing challenge of creating 1700+ visual effects shots. Speakers will include Jim Rygiel, vfx supervisor; Dean Wright, vfx producer; and Alex Funke, miniatures director of photography. Social hour will begin at 6:30 pm with the presentation starting at 7:30 pm. The event will take place at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Leonard H. Goldensen Theatre, 5230 Lankershim Blvd. The event is free to L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH members and $15 for non-members. New members who sign up on-site and pay the $35 annual membership fee (checks or cash only) do not have to pay the admission fee. Members will be given priority entrance from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. For more information, call (310) 358-6038 or go to www.la.siggraph.org after January 9.