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Events: Visual Effects



By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 3, 2012 at 9:52am
Begins: February 13, 2012

This illustrious panel of designers and artists will explain how screenwriters, filmmakers, designers and producers can create unique visual worlds as the settings for their films.  Our world is the product of millennia of visionary designs, inventions, and creations by imaginative thinkers who have envisioned the possibilities beyond the limits of current reality. Designers who are tasked with creating entirely new worlds and alternate universes must be able to think freely and into the unknown in order to imagine and render these narrative worlds. The discussion will connect a holistic conception of immersive design to a new process of creative collaboration, using the powerful link between the digital workspace, a non-linear work flow, and a new understanding of virtual production.

Interactive Events

Siggraph 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:59am
Begins: August 5, 2012

 SIGGRAPH 2012 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles, California for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Sunday, 5 August through Thursday, 9 August 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


SIGGRAPH Asia 2011

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:38pm
Begins: December 12, 2011

SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 will be held from 12 to 15 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

After successful runs in Singapore, Japan and South Korea, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) brings digital innovations from around the globe to Hong Kong, in Asia’s biggest gathering of artists, designers, researchers, scientists, manufacturers and developers.

Media Events

DMC International : Seoul Digital Media Content International Festival

By kgit_dmc | Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 4:00pm
Begins: August 1, 2011

2011 4th Seoul Digital Media City Culture OpenDMC InternationalSeoul Digital Media Content International Festival Sep. 29th, 2011 ~ Oct. 12th, 2011 Digital Media City in Seoul, Korea

Comics Events

Comic-Con 2011

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 1:54pm
Begins: July 21, 2011

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Thursday-Sunday July 21-24, 2011

San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Effects Events

Industry Giants 2011: Ten in Texas, June 25-26

By ABOSG | Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2:52pm
Begins: June 25, 2011

A BUNCH OF SHORT GUYS Hosts INDUSTRY GIANTS 2011: Ten in TexasVisual Effects, Animation and Game Forum

A Bunch of Short Guys are proud to announce this year’s Industry Giants 2011: Ten in Texas, the tenth anniversary event of Texas’ premiere Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum. The two day conference features id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack, along with many other presentations from creative professionals around the world. The tenth annual event takes place Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is open to the public, students, and industry professionals.

International Events

Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference

Begins: June 11, 2011

The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference is a one of a kind international gathering of experts in the stereoscopic 3D art and entertainment arena. From June 11 to 14, 2011 major figures from Canada, Germany, Russia, UK and USA will meet to discuss, analyze and contextualize the “new era in 3D cinema.”

Festival Events

eDIT 14 The Filmmaker's Festival

Begins: October 30, 2011

About eDIT 14 Filmmaker’s Festival

As a filmmakers’ platform the eDIT Filmmaker's Festival promotes the exchange of information about innovations and the tips and tricks of filmmaking.

International filmmakers use their most recent productions to discuss filmmaking in the digital era.

The festival programme consists of workshops, presentations, screenings and fringe events. Central themes are camerawork, animation, visual effects, editing and production.

Motion Events

motion 2011

By motionbp | Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 5:30pm
Begins: October 9, 2011

motion is our annual event. Hundreds of brilliant minds – pros in the film, broadcast, and game industries – all coming together to share unique ideas that revolutionize the industry, change the way they look at their work and serve as inspiration for one another.

Entertainment Events

3D Entertainment Summit™

Begins: June 21, 2011

Unlike other entertainment events, the 3D Entertainment Summit™ is focused on how the 3D entertainment transformation is affecting the business of entertainment. At the 3D Entertainment Summit™, you will get a behind the scenes look at where the market is heading; build relationships with industry leaders and potential business partners as business channels for 3D become more defined.

Event Date: June 21-22, 2011 at Hilton New York, New York, NY

Effects Events

Elemental Magic Workshop: An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation with Joseph Gilland

By TAIS | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12:05pm
Begins: February 20, 2011


Events Events

LA ACM SIGGRAPH Presents: “Stereo 3D Essentials: Capture to Conversion” - February 8th

By DianaLee | Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:23am
Begins: February 8, 2011

The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH presents “Stereo 3D Essentials: Capture to Conversion”.   Four key subjects will be covered - stereo capture, stereo editing, stereo compositing, and stereo 3D conversion.  Featured speakers are: James Neihouse, IMAX stereographer and DP; Steve Wright, 20 year VFX veteran and master Nuke trainer; and Jonathan Karafin, Director of Production Operations for Digital Domain’s new stereography department in Florida.

Production Events

Previsualization and Virtual Production: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Begins: February 24, 2011

From storyboard to screen, the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) brings it all together at a conference dedicated to previsualization and virtual production -- two innovative processes that are changing the face of film and TV production. Hosted by SIRT at its Pinewood Toronto Studios facility, the conference will look at how digital technology and live on-stage computer graphics are allowing film, television and gaming professionals to become more creative, collaborative and efficient.


Master Classes 2011

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2010 at 10:31am
Begins: February 11, 2011

Join us for two weeks of new, exclusive classes in an interactive, online event. Each two hour class focuses on a different element of the VFX and games industry and allows individuals to discuss the content with the instructors. One ticket gives you access to all 12 classes, with more to be announced!


VIEW Conference 2011

Begins: October 25, 2011

VIEW Conference | A Future in 3D

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2010 will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.

Digital Events

VIEW Fest 2011

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10:59am
Begins: October 21, 2011

VIEWFest – A global network of digital movie festivals.

A selection of the best of every fest is screened, through the net, to all others fests.

This is VIEWFest. Turin is the Italian knot of the net.

VIEWFest, the italian evolution of Resfest, the successful global touring digital film festival, is not a festival like any other. It doesn’t have a mere spatial location, rather, it is a knot in a net.

Animation Events

Forum Blanc

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:42am
Begins: January 12, 2010

Event dedicated to animation and cross-media for industry professionals 2nd edition from 12th to 14th January 2011 - Le Grand Bornand / Annecy (France) Presented by CITIA, organiser of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa)

The concept

2 and a half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

Festival Events

2011 Burbank International Film Festival - Early Bird Submissions End!

Begins: September 10, 2011

The Burbank International Film Festival would like to call to your attention our Official Call for Entries. If you could please spread the word regarding the festival it would be much appreciated. The link for submissions on withoutabox is 

Submission Dates December 31st, 2010 Earlybird Deadline June 15, 2011 Regular Deadline July 15th, 2011 Late Deadline 

Animation Events

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 1:34pm
Begins: December 15, 2010

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 will be held from December 15 to 18 at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul Korea.

This is the third edition of SIGGRAPH Asia, following its debut in Singapore in 2008 and a successful show in Japan in 2009. Having staged SIGGRAPH in North America for 37 years, the

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) presented SIGGRAPH Asia to bring digital innovations from around the globe to the region, while tapping into its vibrant and emerging digital media landscape.