Special Effects giant Ray Harryhausen (JASON & THE ARGONAUTS and THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD) joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame with his own star on June 10. The ceremony, hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 11:30 a.m. in front of the El Capitan Theater (6840 Hollywood Blvd.) Guest speakers include sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury and filmmaker Frank Darabont (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION). In conjunction with the ceremony, the Oscar-winning Harryhausen, who turns 83 next month, will be feted with an American Cinematheque film tribute June 13-15 at the Egyptian Theater. For more info, go to www.americancinematheque.com.
Events: Visual Effects
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has announced an inaugural program honoring innovative work in screen-based integration of branded content, to take place June 9, 2003 at the MoMA Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, as part of the 12th Annual AICP Show & Brand Integration Honors.
Chicago Chapter of Women In Animation Launch Party
Location: 941 W. Lawrence Ave. Suite 500, Chicago, Illionois
Featuring: screenings, guest speakers, door prizes, libations and more.
Admission fee is $5 for WIA members, students and seniors and $10 for non-members.
Submit work for the screening. Animators are encouraged to contribute copies of their work on vhs format along with their contact information for archiving.
AWN and VFXWorld are giving away 10 "total access" reserved festival tickets to this year's VES Festival, the best visual effects storytelling platform in the world! The event runs June 27-29, 2003 at The Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90028. These reserved tickets, which normally cost $300.00, give you complete access to the entire three days of presentations and screenings. Special thanks go to Tom Atkins and the Visual Effects Society for making this sweepstakes possible.
Mighty Fudge is currently producing a follow up video for Dressy Bessy's new album. They are focusing on making an animated music video and producing our own "Saturday Morning Cartoons for Adults." Big Toe Productions (Damian Griffin) will talk about the production of his short film and touring the animation festival circuit. Damian is the single mind and force of will behind his stories, production, promotion and distribution of his work.
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Theater 6875 E. Evans Ave Denver, CO 80224
You're invited to come and see "Talent Bloom" at the Academy of Art College San Francisco's Annual Spring Show. See the exciting work of talented students from all of the school's majors: Advertising, Architecture (MFA Only), Computer Arts, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Artchitecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television and Photography. The exhibition opens for a Special Industry Preview on May 22, 2003 from 10 am to 6 pm. Industry and other invited guests only, for invitation or information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Los Angreles Chapter meeting of SIGGRAPH will feature "making of" presentations of the visual effects in X2: X-MEN UNITED , as well as a special screening of the movie at Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Academy of Motion Picture Artists & Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.
Artists from Cinesite and Rhythm & Hues will be on hand to discuss the creation of innovative effects from Nightcrawler's teleportation to Storm's tornados.
Event is sponsored by Side Effects Software, whose Houdini 3D software was used extensively throughout the film.
Cascade SIGGRAPH and Oregon3D host 3D Graphics Guru, Mark Sylvester's presentation, "Three Tribes - The Creation of Maya." The former co-founder of Wavefront Technologies will address the Cascade SIGGRAPH chapter outlineing the history of Alias, Wavefront and Thomson Digital Images and talk about how these three companies came together to develop Maya.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions after his presentation, followed by several immersive 3D presentations in Oregon3D's Visualization room.
The Visual Effects Society (VES) will hold a special one-day event, "Finding and Keeping a Job in Today's Visual Effects Industry," on May 17, 2003 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. The day will feature four panel sessions to address employment issues specific to a particular segment of the visual effects industry: o Visual Effects for Feature Films hosted by Sony Pictures Imageworks o Computer Animated Feature Films hosted by DreamWorks o Visual Effects in the Game Industry hosted by Electronic Arts
British grandmasters of animation Ray Harryhausen, Oliver Postgate and Bob Godfrey are set to share the stage at the fourth annual Animated Encounters at the Watershed Media Center in Bristol, England May 9-10, 2003. Last year more than 5,000 attended the festival offering a mix of international and U.K. premieres, industry seminars and events. The audience will vote for their favorite film that will then become a nominee for the European Cartoon D'Or film award at Annecy. More than 50 films will be screened in addition to all five BAFTA nominees in the short animation category.
Motion Media Invites you to our first 3DS MAX User Group!
Where: Motion Works Studios 4054 Glencoe Ave. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When: Wednesday, April 30 6:00PM - 10:00PM Food and Drinks start at 6:00PM Meeting starts at 7:00PM
Steve Urbano, Vice President and Creative Director of !mpossible Pictures presents
Digimation will be holding an ongoing series of contests. This contest has been created so that CG artists using Digimation plug-ins or Viewpoint Models can share their work. Great prizes to be awarded for the top three entries:
1st Place: 1 Plugin. Winners choice of SpeedTreeMAX, Illustrate, Shag:Hair, or Stitch
2nd Place: 1 Plugin. Winners Choice of Essential Textures, Stitch Lite, Particle Tools, or Lume Tools3rd Place: 1 Plugin. Winners Choice of Lightning, Light Galleries, or Grow
Real Men DO Pinups
Hunk or Flunk Mike has something special that is rarely recognized. Now is the time for him to take to the stage. Mike and his brothers/friends went to their nearest Modeling agency and did some pinup shots, Now it's your turn to show exactly how well they came out. And the best thing You get some great prizes when you win.
This contest is moderated by users AprilYSH, BlueBeard, ClintH, Stormrage and caleb68, who can be contacted directly from the contest Webpage within the Renderosity Website.
Eovia the makers of Carrara, Amapi and VectorStyle are having a contest to celebrate their new version of Amapi 7. Here is your chance to get your hands on one of these fine packages.
This contest is moderated by users Kixum and eoviasd, who can be contacted directly from the contest Webpage within the Renderosity Website.
The Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievements ceremony celebrates the technical advancements and achievement of the film industry. The Academy's Board of Governors votes on the award recipients based upon recommendations from the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. A statuette for merit plus plaques for scientific and engineering as well as certificates for technical achievement are handed out during the black-tie gala. For more information, visit www.oscar.org/scitech.
Virtuality is an established appointment for professionals and fans alike, offering the unique point of view of internationally renown people whose contribution to the field of CGI, visual effects and virtual reality has proven decisive. For 2004 edition Virtuality will also host the Award for Miss Digital World and a night of screenings (the Digital Delirium).