The Gnomon Workshop will rebroadcast ten lectures from their past Weekend Live events. Join their private event forum from December 12-26, 2008 and view HD quality video of these amazing lectures and interact with instructors Brom, Erik Tiemens, Iain McCaig, George Hull, Marc Gabanna, William Stout, Wayne Barlowe, James Clyne, Tyruben Ellingson and Kenneth Rocafort.
A week of 18 exclusive online classes taught by working professionals in the visual effects and games industries December 12-26 2008.
Join the Gnomon School of Visual Effects for a special week of new exclusive classes in an interactive, online event. Each two-three hour class focuses on a different element of the VFX/games industries and allows individuals to discuss the content with the instructors throughout the week. One ticket purchase gives you access to all 18 classes.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, the first non-North American venue for a SIGGRAPH conference, to take place Dec. 10-13 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore, is anticipating 6,000 participants and some 80 exhibiting companies and country pavilions.
SIGGRAPH Asia committee overview:
* Conference Advisory Group Chair - Alyn Rockwood, VP of ACM SIGGRAPH (US) * Conference Chair - Lee Yong Tsui, associate professor at the Nanyang Technological University's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Singapore) * Associate Chair - John C. Finnegan (US)
The Art Institute of Philadelphia will be holding their Quarterly Media Screening on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Meet potential candidates, take home the resumes and demo reels of all upcoming graduates from The Art Institute of Philadelphia's Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Digital Film & Video Production programs and enjoy viewing their work on the big screen.
Demonstrating the senior executive commitment behind Blu-Con 1.0, the 1st Congress of Blu-ray Innovation, the opening address will be presented by Warner Home Video President/ DEG President Ron Sanders who has called this event "a call to action for the home entertainment community to share knowledge about Blu-ray's marketing success while focusing on new opportunities for Blu-ray in the future."
The Global Effie Awards reward marketing communications initiatives that have proven their effectiveness in multiple markets worldwide. To be eligible, entries must be for a single brand idea that has run in 4 or more countries across at least 2 worldwide regions within the past 3 years.
Any form of consumer engagement is eligible; if you had a great strategy, creative and the results to prove it worked - enter it!
Entries are to be submitted online and by courier to the Effie office in NY. The final entry deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.
This year's annual 3December event features an evening with Blur Studio: The Cinematic Pipeline for WARHAMMER ONLINE. Join Gnomon and Autodesk in welcoming an extraordinary line-up from Blur Studio for an informative evening presentation on the cinematics for the incredibly popular WARHAMMER ONLINE. Blur will discuss how they approached this cinematic compared to the first one they did for the same game two years earlier.
This year IAF 5th will be held in the Pera Museum November 24-30, 2008. 5th Istanbul Animation and Visual Effects Short Film Competition applications are available until September 17. Competitors can apply by going to www.iafistanbul.com.
To check news of IAF 5th visit http://www.iafistanbul.com/index_en.php.
Thousands of game fans and marketers will converge on the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Taking place November 22-23, VGXPO is an event that provides companies in video game, technology, sci-fi, comic book and related fields an opportunity to showcase products to gamers and pop-culture fans.
"The Desk of One Astronomer" is the computer animations - "The Island Universes", and "The Cepheids" - and interactive design that explores creative ways to educate a broad range of people about understanding the origin and structure of our universe. Dallim Park is an animation director and interactive designer in Los Angeles.
THE DESK OF ONE ASTRONOMER
AnimationThe Island Universes.Directed by Dallim Park. Music by Vartan SimonianThe Cepheids.Directed by Dallim Park. Music by Vartan Simonian
The weekend of November 21- 23, 2008 will mark the debut of the first annual Atlanta Supercon, a festival for fans of comic books, anime, animation, cosplay, video games and more in downtown Atlanta, GA. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&As, parties, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, raves and more.
Atlanta Supercon will take place at the Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel, located at 590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta Georgia, 30308, USA.
On behalf of the Game Developers' Association of Australia, convenor of the Game Connect: Asia Pacific (GCAP), it is our pleasure to invite you to join us in Brisbane from Wednesday November 19 through Saturday November 22, 2008, to participate in "Game On -- Seriously!"
In an effort to bring together multiple industries and regions in the fight against global piracy, the Korea Copyright Commission and Entertainment Asia Network have announced the panel "Protecting Copyright in a Digital Age," which will be held on Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
onedotzero_adventures in motion festival returns to London with a new partnership with BFI Southbank with a packed three day event November 14-16, 2008.
The world's most innovative festival of motion arts and entertainment delivers a compelling mix of arts, culture and entertainment, bringing together groundbreaking cinematic work, sensory installations, explosive live AV and music performances, stellar screening programs, discussions, workshops and parties.
This year's festival has a theme of "Citystates," a creative inquiry into how we live in the modern metropolis.
PAUSE: Ideas in Motion debuts November 11-12, 2008 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in NYC. From :30 commercial spots to feature films and experiential design, PAUSE NYC examines the concepts, techniques and principles that drive the world's leading creative studios. The two-day event features 12 one-hour presentations, a panel discussion, special screenings, and nightly socials as only FITC can deliver. Confirmed presenters include: Kyle Copper (Prologue), Brand New School, BUCK, Digital Kitchen, HUSH, Smith & Foulkes, and UFO.
The American Film Market has announced the schedule for its seminars and conferences to be held at Le Merigot Hotel and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica from November 7 to 11. Film and new media executives, distributors, producers, writers, directors, financiers, attorneys, sales agents and film commissioners will address topics affecting the independent sector, including film financing, online and self distribution, production incentives, the future of 3-D, the monetization of film projects and new technologies.
NASSCOM's sixth edition of the Animation & Gaming India 2008 will be November 6-7, 2008 at the Hyderabad International Convention Center, Hyderabad. Over the years this event has become a premier event for this emerging sector in India, attracting the industry leaders, analysts, observers and media.
The World Cyber Games global tournament is bigger and better than ever for 2008, with an epic lineup of PC and Xbox 360 titles, including the debuts of HALO 3 and GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK, along with the return of tournament favorites including STARCRAFT: BROOD WAR, WARCRAFT III: THE FROZEN THRONE and more.
Another first for the WCG in 2008 is the introduction of an official mobile title, ASPHALT 3: STREET RULES.
Digital Video Expo is a professional video technology event focused exclusively on production, post production, delivery and business strategies.
Created for the videographer, cinematographer, director, producer, camera operator, editor, post supervisor, sound editor, motion graphics designer, web video producer, corporate video producer or documentary filmmaker -- or if you play any role, big or small, in the rapidly evolving content-creation technology field.
The Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences (AMAS) has opened the call for submissions for the 2008 Machinima Film Festival, which will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Eyebeam, a multi-disciplinary art and technology center in New York City. Filmmakers interested in submitting their work for the 2008 Machinima Awards ("The Mackies") should do so by Friday, Sept. 12.
Ringling College of Art and Design presents its third annual Sarasota International Design Summit to be held October, 27-29, 2008.
Videogame retailer GameStop will host midnight release events for FALLOUT 3 by Bethesda Softworks at their 1,600 stores nationwide. Starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2008, customers can visit their local GameStop and be among the first to get their hands on the new game at 12:01 a.m.
Participating GameStop locations will begin their events at 10 p.m. local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm details.
Video Games Live, the biggest live performance in video games, is back with its 2008 show. Following last year's smash hit sell-out, the London Games Festival will host two performances at the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London on October 24 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The event will launch this year's festival celebrating all the excitement and variety of the gaming industry.
Animation for adult audiences is suddenly a hot trend, affecting the content of films, TV and, of course, the Web. For those of us with a low cuteness threshold, this can only come as welcome relief. If you've ever had an idea for something other than the 6-to-11-year-old demographic, join the conversation on Wednesday, October 22 for WIA/L.A.'s next General Meeting: "Animation Of, By and For Adults."
A panel of creators and executives will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of programming for the grown-up market. These include:
Patric Verrone -- President, WGA West
Games industry educational provider TwelveJ announced Pixar Artist Jeremy Vickery as guest lecturer for its next event entitled "Digital Lighting & Practical Colour."
Jeremy Vickery worked at Pixar on films including THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, RATATOUILLE and WALL-E. Vickery will share some of the secrets, techniques and experiences from over a decade spent in creating 3D modeling textures and lighting, film effects, matte painting and concept art.
The event will also feature speakers from Geomerics discussing how Vickery's ideas can be practically implemented in games.