Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH

PEW! PEW! THE VFX OF STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT

One of the most hotly anticipated video game titles of 2015 was Star Wars Battlefront. Seen by many as a preview of the rebirth of the Star Wars franchise, Battlefront did not disappoint wowing both critics and fans alike with stunning visuals which helped the game become one of the best selling titles of 2015.

How did they achieve the look of the game?

Senior VFX artist Anders Egleus will join us all the way from Sweden to share insights into how the EA DICE team captured the look and feel of the original Star Warstrilogy for the video game.

Delve deep into the production as the duo explain how the Battlefront VFX team built upon the proven features of the Frostbite engine, modifying and extending them to create effects with large amounts of sparks, volumetric particle lighting and vivid fire, as well as blaster bolts, lightsabers, volume decals, lightning and background dog fighting (to name but a few), all while working under tight performance constraints and production schedule!

Friday – May 27, 7:00 PM

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Lecture Theatre Room 301, South Building
1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, Canada

PRESENTATION
PEW! PEW! The VFX of Star Wars Battlefront
with Anders Egleus & Daniel Kopp

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Regular: $25 // Groups (5+): $20*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.


STAR WARS © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Game code and certain audio and/or visual material © 2015 Electronic Arts Inc.

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Anders Egleus
Sr. VFX Artist

Anders Egleus is a Senior VFX artist at DICE. Before joining in 2014, he spent many years in the Film/commercial industry as well as doing effects for game cinematics.

DICE Games

 

SPARK FX 2016

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Premiere Screenings: Friday, February 5 – 6:45 pm to 11:30 pm
Symposium: Saturday, February 6 – 9 am to 6:30 pm
More Screenings: Saturday, February 6 – 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Career Fair: Saturday, February 6 – 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday hosts a wealth of inpiring sessions including a talk by the ILM team behind the latest juggernaut Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then meet Oscar-nominee Paul Norris as he reveals the work behind the brilliant Ex Machina. Don’t miss the award-winning Compositing Supervisor of the instant classic Mad Mad: Fury Road. Keep checking this page as more will be announced in the next few days.

If you’re ready for more talks by the leading talents and minds of the visual effects industry and you’d like to meet and mingle with some of these amazing luminaries in the visual effects industry, come to the VIFF Vancity Theatre and join us.

Follow SPARKCG on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information about what’s going on and who’s on stage.

We hope to see you there.

More details on the SPARK FX website!

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and SPARK CG Alliance

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In our continuous effort to build and bridge community, SPARK CG and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH are proud to announce a merger and beginning in 2016, the societies will work together to host regular events throughout the year in addition to the SPARK conferences. Stay tuned for more details!!

Full Indie Summit

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Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH is excited to announce that we are sponsoring the Full Indie Summit. The Full Indie Summit is a conference on game development with a focus on the independent developer or “indie” and is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 31, 2015.

http://www.fullindiesummit.com/

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SPARK Animation 2015

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Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH is happy to announce that we are once again sponsoring SPARK Animation! This is an incredible multi-day event with a conference of great speakers, a festival of great films, and a job fair! Tickets are now on sale, so get them before they are gone:

http://sparkfx.ca/festivals/information.php?SPARKANIMATION2015-C

SPARK ANIMATION 2015 – CONFERENCE

Celebrating animation from around the world!

Animation has come a long way. It has evolved into a multi-faceted medium with diverse target groups. SPARK CG brings the world’s most talented artists, inventors, directors and studio executives to Vancouver to share their priceless experience and inspire the animation community. This 2-day conference attracts local and global animation leaders and visionaries.

  • Panels and presentations from the world’s most creative animators.
  • Cutting edge exposure and insight about the global art and business of animation.
  • Networking — build long-lasting relationships with a growing community of local and international attendees.

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Annual General Meeting 2015

ATTENTION MEMBERS!!!

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 6:30pm, Thursday June 18th. This event is only open to active members of the chapter and all members are encouraged to attend.

The Agenda is as follows:

1) Drinks and Mingling (have a drink on us!)

2) Overview of the 2014 – 2015 season

3) Elections: Board members

4) New Business

We would appreciate it if members would book their spot in advance to allow us to plan better. Thanks!

 

As required by our by-laws, we will holding an election for the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH board. All current members of the board are seeking re-election. They are:

Jason Lee Elliott – President
Wendy Lanning – Vice-President
John Rix – Secretary
Tony Tsai – Treasurer

Members can also write in any candidate. Candidates must be active members of Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH to be considered valid.

 

Panel Presentation: CHAPPiE, A Sum of his Parts

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Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH is excited to announce a wonderful panel presentation on CHAPPiE, A Sum of his Parts on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, CHAPPiE, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Come join us as a panel of leads and supervisors from Image Engine, representing each stage of production, from asset builds through to final compositing, give you a glimpse of what it took to breath life into the digital title character CHAPPiE.

The Image Engine Panel

Chris Harvey – VFX Supervisor
Barry Poon – Asset Supervisor
Earl Fast – Animation Lead
Greg Massie – Lead FX TD
Mark Wendell – CG Supervisor
Rob Bourgeault – Lighting Supervisor
Casey Yahnke – BGPrep Supervisor
Shane Davidson – Compositing Supervisor
Geoff Anderson – VFX Producer (doing the intros)

When: 7:00pm Wednesday May 20, 2015

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

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

Online sales are open until midnight on May 19, 2015, with any remaining seats available at the door.

 

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

Public ticket sales will start on Monday, May 11, 2015 at noon.

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!

Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Challenge of External Art Development

Please join us Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents DRAGON AGE INQUISITION and the Challenge of External Art Development

David Lam started out locally as a student at VFS who found himself drawn to character art. 16 years later, and after a long career at Electronic Arts working on titles such as SSX, NBA Street, Need for Speed, FIFA, NHL – David found himself working with Bioware as External Art Director for Dragon Age Inquisition.

On April 22nd, David will spend an hour with Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH discussing his role and project wide goals specific to it, as well as the challenges and problems faced. David will also be discussing the relationships with external partners and how they developed and evolved over production.

When: 7:00pm Wednesday April 22, 2015

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

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

Online sales are open until midnight on April 21, 2015, with any remaining seats available at the door.

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

Public ticket sales will start on Friday, April 10, 2015.

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!

PUSHING THE LIMITS – High End CGI, Without the Use of Time Travel

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Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 2015 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents PUSHING THE LIMITS – High End CGI, Without the Use of Time Travel!

Spend an hour with ICON Creative Studio’s President / Producer Shea Wageman to hear about ICON’s approach to delivering high quality CGI on today’s challenged schedules. Having produced dozens of high end game trailers, and CGI DTV and television episodes, Wageman will discuss his company’s approaches and techniques for maximizing production output and quality when challenged with today’s shrinking budgets, competitive marketplace, and the ongoing struggle to maintain a healthy life / work balance for its staff.

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Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Kickoff

blog-prophet-1It’s a brand new year and we want to get the whole community excited by holding a special open house event next Wednesday, January 21, 2015. We will be starting the evening off with a retrospective of what we have been doing for the last 10 years and a chance for you to engage with our team about the future of the organization. This will be followed by our first presenters of the year, Bardel Entertainment Inc! They will be talking about how they created the amazing animation of Kahlil Gibran’s THE PROPHET. It will be a very entertaining evening and all of it is FREE!  That’s right, FREE for members and non-members alike!

When: 7:00pm Wednesday January 21, 2015

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

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

GET YOUR FREE TICKET HERE