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Siggraph 2008

August 13, 2008

Yesterday, I went to the creative/technical convention known as Siggraph. They hold one every year and this year it was at the LA Convention Center which is really close to where I live (5-10 min.). A lot of big companies from the animation industry and game industry go there to demo and show people what kind of technology they used to create their work, usually 3D and CG stuff. Manufacturer’s also go there to announce updates and newer versions of their software mostly for artists (Maya, Max, XSI, Lightwave, etc.). It was pretty fun. I rolled in with a bunch of friends and saw a bunch of other friends there including some of the people that I have worked with and some of my idols. The tech there was pretty cool, but WAY too much motion capture for my taste. I think my favorite booths we’re probably the Disney booth, the Pixar booth, the Laika booth, and the Animation Mentor booth. Some of the other big studios were there too but their booths weren’t so great. Anyhow, for any tech heads, Siggraph was awesome.



Pixar has done it again…and an Art Show

June 27, 2008

I am pleased to say, not that I have ever doubted them, that Pixar has done it again. Wall E is AMAZING. Great film for numerous reasons. It’s noticeable that they tried a lot of new things in terms of their CG abilites and film making. I went to the midnight showing yesterday and wasn’t let down. The short film before it was just as amazing. Probably their best yet. It’s called Presto. If you look it up, there’s a clip of it floating around the internet. Bottom line. Wall E. See it.

Earlier yesterday, I went to an art show at the urban vinyl toy store known to many as Munky King, on Melrose. The artwork displayed was awesome, the artists were really really cool, giving out free commissions, and the vinyl toys were great as usual. It was the release of a lot of new lines of toys.

– etchasketchin/Stephen