Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH

Electronic Theatre: SIGGRAPH Asia CAF ’13

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH is excited to announce that we will be showing  of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theatre.  Come see the select series of outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts, including the Academy Award winning short: Mr Hublot! Download the program here!

Additionally, we would like to invite all of our active members to join us for a short Annual General Meeting beforehand where we will update you on what our chapter has done over the last year! 

Finally, if that still isn’t enough, we will be giving away a few SIGGRAPH 2014 Select Conference One Day passes! You must attend in order to win!

When: 7:00pm Thursday June 19, 2014

WhereVIFF’s Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)

Doors: 6:00pm (for Industry Mixer 19+ Only)

Online sales are open until midnight on June 18, 2014, with any remaining seats available at the door.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Members- FREE (Login to purchase advance tickets or become a member now )

Non-members – $10

Group – $5 (5 or more)

**There are no physical tickets to pick up. We have a list with the purchaser’s name at the ticket desk at the event. If the purchaser is not attending OR you have a group of people and want to have them enter on their own, please contact us with the names and purchaser information. Thanks!

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AGM and Our Next Event

We would like to announce that our final event of the season is coming up on June 19, 2014 and that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting beforehand. We will be holding the AGM at the VIFF’s Vancity Theatre at 7:00PM and it is open to all active members.

We will be announcing the event itself soon, so please check our site, twitter feed or our facebook page for details when they are announced.

Unmask the Secrets Behind “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

Please join us Thursday, May 22, 2014 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Unmasks the Secrets Behind “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″!

Sony Pictures Imageworks created much of the visual effects for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster directed by Marc Webb. The visual effects team was challenged with the creation of new villains and extensive digital environments while seamlessly blending live-action stunt work with CG character animation. Join Sony Pictures Imageworks Digital Effects Supervisor, David Smith, for a behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge visual effects on this “amazing” film.

When: 7:00pm Thursday May 22, 2014

WhereVIFF’s Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)

Doors: 6:00pm (for Industry Mixer 19+ Only)

Online sales are open until midnight on May 21, 2014, with any remaining seats available at the door.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Members$10 (Login to purchase advance tickets or become a member now )

Tickets for groups and non-members will be open to the public on May 9, 2014.

Non-members – $20

Group – $15 (5 or more)

**There are no physical tickets to pick up. We have a list with the purchaser’s name at the ticket desk at the event. If the purchaser is not attending OR you have a group of people and want to have them enter on their own, please contact us with the names and purchaser information. Thanks!

David Smith
Digital Effects Supervisor

David Smith is a digital effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently completing work on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2.

Smith’s previous credits include the 2012 blockbuster THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, directed by Marc Webb, GREEN LANTERN, EAGLE EYE, I AM LEGEND and the Academy Award® nominated film for Best Visual Effects THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE.

During his time at Imageworks, Smith has worked on many other films including CATS AND DOGS 2, BEOWULF, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, HOLLOW MAN (2000 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), STUART LITTLE (1999 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), GODZILLA, and STARSHIP TROOPERS (1998 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects).

Prior to joining Imageworks, Smith was a technical director at Warner Digital, working on such features as MARS ATTACKS! and BATMAN AND ROBIN.

He began his entertainment career as a runner at Boss Film Studios in 1991. While working in the Boss purchasing department, Smith offered to also work nights and mornings in the rapidly expanding CGI department. He started with texture and paint work and was soon asked to create animation and effects for television commercials such as “Bud Bowl VI” and “MGM Grand ‘Lion’.” Smith quickly moved up to senior technical director working on such features as SPECIES and OUTBREAK and animating on the theme park ride “Scuba Dog.” Eventually he was promoted to scene supervisor for MULTIPLICITY, creating on-set pre-visualization and leading a team of compositors to complete the effects work.

Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film from San Diego State University.