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3December Oklahoma City

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 3, 2008

Digital-Tutors will host Oklahoma City's upcoming 3December, the worldwide annual celebration of 3D and the creative professionals, art enthusiasts, educators, and students who create computer graphics. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, 3December is being held in cities across the world including Tokyo, Melbourne, Paris, London, Seoul, New York City, Las Vegas, and Oklahoma City.

3December will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 3-7 p.m. at Harkins Theater, located at 150 E. Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Guest speakers include:

Autodesk Events

Autodesk 3December New York City

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 2, 2008

Autodesk's AREA Will once again host 3December, the world's only annual, global celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them. Thousands of artists around the world will celebrate 3D CG online and in person at several locations around the world.

Attendees coming to 3December NYC can expect to:

-- See top industry talent -- Learn from the pros -- Meet, greet and network with other professionals -- Have some fun and food

Entertainment Events

3-D Entertainment Summit

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 1, 2008

The 3-D Entertainment Summit will take place at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, December 1-2, 2008. The event is the first fully dedicated forum bringing the business of 3-D entertainment into focus.

Award winning director and producer James Cameron will deliver a special keynote address. Joining Cameron in discussion will be Vince Pace who, together with Cameron, developed the revolutionary Fusion Camera System allowing for the re-emergence of 3-D filmmaking and the advancement of entertainment.

Autodesk Events

Autodesk Celebrates the Computer Graphics Community with 3December Events

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: December 1, 2008

From December 1-5 Autodesk will host a series of 3December events to celebrate 3D artists and their work. For the tenth consecutive year, these events provide Autodesk 3D software users with the opportunity to share their art, learn and network with their peers. 3December 2008 will include 3D art contests, live events in numerous cities around the world, and a virtual celebration on Autodesk's online user community -- the AREA.

Films Events

Cartoon Masters: Cartoon Feature 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 25, 2008

Since the creation of Cartoon Movie 10 years ago, a record of 123 European films were produced for a cumulative budget of 800 million Euros (in the previous decade, only 52 animated films were made). Twenty percent of these films clocked up more than one million admissions throughout Europe and audience numbers have increased six-fold in the past three years to reach today's 25 million filmgoers.

Animation Events

Istanbul Animation Festival 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 24, 2008

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

To check news of IAF 5th visit

November Events

SAND 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 24, 2008

Held in Swansea, Wales, SAND is a U.K. conference event for CGI animation, digital content and creation, attracting visitors and speakers from around the world, holding sessions on computer games, procedural animation, films, post production techniques, TV commercials and motion capture. Now in its ninth year, the conference is organized by Swansea Metropolitan University in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government.

SAND Business and SAND Papers: Monday, November 24 SAND Interactive (Games): Tuesday, November 25 SAND Games: Wednesday, November 26

November Events

Atlanta Supercon 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 21, 2008

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.

Animation Events

ParisFX 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 19, 2008

ParisFX offers a 2008 program focused on digital visual effects and CGI. Producers, directors, post-production houses and VFX supervisors will demonstrate their mastering of CGI and VFX via case studies or conferences.

The 2nd edition of ParisFX will also celebrate during the afternoon of November 20, the 25 years of French CGI (1983: production of the first French film in 3D animation MAISON VOLE).


Escape Studios Offers Pixar's RenderMan Fundamentals Course

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 17, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 17, 2008

Escape Studios' New York facility is offering a five-day Pixar's RenderMan Fundamentals course. Taught by acclaimed Escape Tutor, Bhamik Patel, Pixar's RenderMan Fundamentals course will provide students with a solid foundation in the primary rendering technology used in film, visual effects and animation production.

Pixar's RenderMan Fundamentals course runs Monday through Friday, November 17-21, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to limited availability it is recommended that interested students register quickly.

Digital Events

Intel “Digital Drag Race”

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 17, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 17, 2008

As part of the launch of the new Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition™ Processor, Intel has created a digital design challenge called Digital Drag Race. Some of the world’s best digital designers will pair off in a series of races to create a 17-second motion graphics design based around themes of Power, Speed, and Innovation.

Festival Events

onedotzero_adventures in motion festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 14, 2008

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.

Short Events

Bolzano ShortFilmFestival

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 12, 2008

There are three competitions in the Bolanzo ShortFilmFestival.

--Fifth Annual No Words -- International no-dialogue short film competition.In this competition, the film/video must be understood through the strength of the images only. Music, sounds, environment background noises, etc. are accepted. Films/videos without dialogues, about any topics, produced 2006, 2007 or 2008 can be submitted.

--Fourth Annual Short Film Experiment -- Short film competition for experimental films.


Cascade SIGGRAPH Hosts Two-night Screening of Computer Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 12, 2008

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local SIGGRAPH chapter, will host a special two-night screening of the 2008 | Computer Animation Festival (CAF), a highly regarded computer graphics extravaganza.

Animation Events

Australian Effects & Animation Awards

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 11, 2008

An international competition now in its 12th year, the AEAF Awards attract entries from around the world. The awards give recognition and reward excellence and creativity in 10 categories of competition:

Commercials Animation Commercials VFX Titles, Idents & Stings Short Film Student Music Video TV Series Flash Animation Feature Films, Animation Feature Films, VFX

Two-time Oscar nominee (Animation Director on STAR WARS: EPISODE II -- ATTACK OF THE CLONES and EPISODE III -- THE PHANTOM MENACE) Rob Coleman will head the international panel of judges.

Motion Events

PAUSE: Ideas in Motion

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 11, 2008

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.

Award Events

VIEW Conference 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 11, 2008

This gathering of VIEW Conference will take place November 11-14, with the theme of "Digital Transformations." Will Wright, the universally acclaimed creator of SIMCITY, THE SIMS, and SPORE, and Brad Lewis, producer of the Academy Award winning film RATATOUILLE and director of the upcoming Pixar film CARS 2, will both be speaking at VIEW Conference.

Post Events

Digital Video Expo 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 4, 2008

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.

Topics include:

Film Events

SMPTE 2008: Tech Conference & Expo

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2008

An in-depth session comparing and contrasting the two approaches to stereoscopic 3-D visual effects--creating the effects in stereo or completing the FX in a traditional 2-D pipeline and transforming them, after the fact, into 3-D -- will be one of the highlights at the annual SMPTE 2008: Tech Conference & Expo. JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH used both approaches, but produced most of the work in 3-D from the outset. The upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer produced Disney film, G-FORCE, is using the 2-D to 3-D approach, working with In-Three and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Sound Events

MPSE Sound Show Explores The Dark Knight

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2008

The MPSE Sound Show returns with an exploration of the sonic world of this summer's blockbuster Batman movie THE DARK KNIGHT.

Join Oscar and Golden Reel winning supervising sound editor/sound designer Richard King (WAR OF THE WORLDS, MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, SIGNS) as he presents his process of creating the film's soundscape. Excerpts of the movie will be presented with special "pre-dubb" mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create an environment of serious sound.

Effects Events

Art Directors Guild Presents Darby O'Gill at the Aero Theatre

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 26, 2008

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque honor Art Director Carroll Clark and Special Effects team, Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett with a screening of Disney's DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959). The screening will spotlight the special collaboration between art direction, visual effects and special effects that made films such as Darby O'Gill possible.

Film Events

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 23, 2008

The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Be part of the coolest genre fest in the country. Directors of acquisition from distributors will be in attendance to view films for consideration.

Awards include Best Feature Film - horror, Best Feature Film – Sci Fi, Best Director (Horror/Sci Fi) , Acting, Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, also for Best Splatter, Goriest Film, Coolest Effects, Creative Vision, Best Slasher, Creature Features, Best Animation, Best Make-up and Best Visual Effects.

Effects Events

Side Effects Training: Houdini with Jeff Wagner

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 21, 2008

This 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. training session is a lecture presentation where various visual effects solvers will be demonstrated. This will include rigid body dynamics and particles. During the second half of the class building digital assets and Houdini's lighting tools will be covered. There will also be a discussion on rendering and shader building.

Participants should be familiar with Houdini 9, and should have some familiarity with RBDs and POPs. This workshop is for the TD or Artist focused on visual effects in production.

Motion Events

Getting Perspective II: The Art and Science of 3-D Motion Pictures

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 17, 2008

With 3-D productions on the rise, advances in stereoscopic motion picture technology enable filmmakers to reach audiences in more ways than ever before. On Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council will offer an in-depth analysis of 3D techniques in "Getting Perspective II: The Art and Science of 3-D Motion Pictures."