Please join us Wednesday, October 23, 2013 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH presents an Elysium double-bill featuring the work of Image Engine & Side Effects Software!

Deconstructing Elysium: Image Engine takes Visual Effects into the Future

Set in the year 2154, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium explores a future where two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. As lead visual effects studio, Vancouver-based Image Engine managed all of the visual effects for the film, from designing and creating the epic space-habitat, through to building the computer generated flying spacecraft and the droids who police both Earth and Elysium.

This presentation will focus on a key droid sequence and will discuss how multiple departments came together to create one of the film’s most dynamic scenes.

Visual Effects Producer for the production Shawn Walsh will lead a conversation with Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Andrew Chapman, Senior FX Artist Greg Massie and Lead Animator Earl Fast, to cover the creative and technical challenges and provide an in-depth breakdown of the visual effects.

A Tech Preview by Side Effects Software
Houdini Engine is a new piece of technology from Side Effects Software that allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Senior Product Specialist Rob Stauffer will explain how both film and game studios can load Houdini Digital Assets into their go to applications and build a more integrated procedural pipeline that does not rely on baked-out data. Of course, we’ll also update you on all of the latest features you will find in the soon to be released Houdini 13.

When: 7:00pm Wednesday October 23, 2013

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

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

Online sales are open until midnight on October 22nd, with any remaining seats available at the door.

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 October 16, 2013.

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!


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Date: 23/10/2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: VIFF’s Vancity Theatre

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