(Online) Jon Anderson – Forensic Graphics

DATE:   Thursday, January 21, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EST

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Jon Anderson, an independent digital artist specializing in creating forensic demonstrative evidence and graphics for litigation.

Visual demonstratives used as evidence and as visual aids in forensic sciences and litigation enable expert witnesses and trial attorneys to explain complicated concepts that are easily digested by judges and juries. Mr. Anderson will be presenting case examples that show the power of using various 3d and 2d software packages in conventional and unconventional ways to produce admissible evidence for trials. He will present cases that make use of photogrammetry to uncover facts from photos, working with point cloud data from laser scans, drone footage, and publicly available USGS Lidar data to create quick visual forensic studies and scene modeling. He will cover examples of the types of graphics involved in Intellectual Property infringement cases. Mr. Anderson will also cover another area in trial graphics that focus on creating PowerPoint presentations for high stakes litigations involving disputes in contracts, tax and partner disputes. His discussion will cover some of the technical side of the work as well as covering the difference between being a production artist and a high valued expert consultant that provides graphic products as part of the overall deliverables.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

(Online) Jon Anderson – Forensic Graphics

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Jon Anderson, an independent digital artist specializing in creating forensic demonstrative evidence and graphics for litigation. Visual demonstratives used as evidence and as visual aids in forensic sciences and litigation enable expert witnesses and trial attorneys to explain complica…

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Please join us on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EST online to learn more about forensic demonstrative evidence and graphics for litigation.


Biography – Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years, 22 of which had been in the field of forensic engineering and litigation support. He has worked on several high-profile cases both nationally and internationally involving Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse, Porsche, Firestone Tire, Yokohama Tires, Koito Manufacturing, Allision Engines as well as major commercial and private aviation crashes involving Cessna, Air France, Boeing. His work has also included various international maritime catastrophes involving flag state bulk carriers and cruise ships. High exposure trial litigation with contractual lawsuits involving major railroads, energy producers, cable providers and other technologies also fall within his breadth of work. He works in other arenas as well which include creating visual content for various companies involved in screen-printing and military contractors involved in providing training content and other developmental products for military training and combat theaters.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xlnt3d/

Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/XLNT3dhttps://vimeo.com/XLNT3d


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(Online) David Gracyalny – Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2020
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
WHERE: Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, David Gracyalny, Vice Provost, Open Studies, for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Mr. Gracyalny will be presenting on innovating at a 200 year old college of art and design, Open Studies, and MICA’s Master of Professional Studies (Business of Art and Design, Data Analytics and Visualization, and User Experience Design) and the Design Leadership MA/MBA program, a novel partnership between MICA and the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

MICA: Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest independent, continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the U.S. MICA Open Studies serves a diverse student body of art and design professionals, educators, lifelong learners, amateur enthusiasts, students of traditional college age, teens, and children. In addition to studio art programs, which broaden access to MICA’s renowned instruction and facilities, Open Studies programs focus on professional preparation and advancement for artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs. The unit also administers four unique professional graduate programs–the Business of Art and Design, Information Visualization, UX Design, and Design Leadership–that converge at the crossroads of design, technology, and commerce. MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

(Online) David Gracyalny – Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, David Gracyalny, Vice Provost, Open Studies, for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Mr. Gracyalny will be presenting on innovating at a 200 year old college of art and design, Open Studies, and MICA’s Master of Professional Studies (Business of Art and Design, Data Analytics …

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Please join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the many exciting programs at MICA.


Biography – David Gracyalny

David Gracyalny has been vice provost of MICA Open Studies since 2015, and for 14 years prior was dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Studies as the unit was previously called.

Prior to working at MICA, Mr. Gracyalny was associate dean for continuing education at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., and associate dean, director of continuing education, and associate professor at the former Maryland College of Art and Design, now School of Art and Design at Montgomery College. Mr. Gracyalny received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a BA in Studio Art from University of Maryland, College Park.


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(Online) Michael Lentz – NASA Conceptual Image Lab

DATE:   Thursday, October 22, 2020
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
WHERE: Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Michael Lentz, Art Director at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab. Mr. Lentz will introduce the NASA Conceptual Image Lab, then discuss the work they produce, art in the service of science, as well as their current pipeline. He will also discuss how the Conceptual Image Lab has transitioned to a virtual workforce.

The NASA Conceptual Image Lab
Since 1990, NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab has been creating award-winning animation, visual effects and design, applying its creative skills across all four of NASA’s science themes: Heliophysics, Astrophysics, Earth Science and Planetary.
Located in Greenbelt Maryland at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, their artists work closely with the world’s leading astronomers, scientists and engineers to bring theory, design and concepts to life in a scientifically accurate and visually compelling way.
CI Lab artists blend art and science together using a wide range of materials, techniques and software, to meet the challenges of developing all phases of production to create animations designed to educate and entertain.

The animation MAVEN Explores Mars to Understand Radio Interference at Earth was selected for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Electronic Theater Computer Animation Festival.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.
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Please join us on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the work being created at the NASA Conceptual Image Lab.


Biography – Michael Lentz
As Art Director at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab, Michael is responsible for guidance and creation of art and animation in the lab. He encourages artistic creativity throughout production, while also ensuring that all lab products maintain a standard of excellence and scientific accuracy. Michael works agency wide with scientists and producers to help bring their stories to life through art and animation with a team of talented artists.
Michael began his art and animation career in 1992 at National Geographic Television. In that position, he became an accomplished Artist and Animator, developing visual elements for hundreds of projects. Following National Geographic Television, Michael owned his own Animation business from 2002 to 2010. During that time, he created a wide-range of art and animation for clients such as: Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, and PBS.


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(Online) SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Recap

DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2020
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm
WHERE Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to the 2020 SIGGRAPH virtual conference recap. For those of you who did not get to attend the SIGGRAPH conference online, our board members and chapter members will be sharing their thoughts on the virtual format as well as experiences and insights from the conference!  If you attended the conference, share your experiences with those who could not attend this year.  

SIGGRAPH Conference 2020
http://s2020.siggraph.org/  

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Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the latest news from the SIGGRAPH conference.


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(Online) Preparing for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Virtual

DATE:   Thursday, August 20, 2020
FROM: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Online

Please join the Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH as we discuss the upcoming Virtual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference for 2020. This year marks the first ever SIGGRAPH conference to be hosted as an online event. We will be discussing how the move to a virtual experience changes the dynamics of the conference experience as well as discussing highlights from this year’s schedule. As always, board members and chapter member who have attended past conferences will share their stories.

The annual SIGGRAPH conference, in its physical format, is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp page. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

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(Online) The Making of Night Lights: An Animated Short

DATE:   Thursday, July 23, 2020
WHERE:  Online
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Hannah and Todd Churn, animators in the Washington DC area. Hannah and Todd will discuss the making of their animated short Night Lights, covering topics such as inspiration, storyboarding, storytelling, character animation, and compositing.

The Story:  Marshall the monster lives for the stars. The stars can’t shine unless they’re all collected, and Marshall knows where to find them. Join Marshall as it goes on a journey to bring home the twinkling stars in the sky. Watch the film

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

Please join us on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to hear Hannah and Todd discuss the making of their enchanting animated short.


The Creators
Meet Hannah and Todd. They are a husband/wife animation duo. This is their first animated short done together.
During the daytime, Hannah works as an art director for an animation studio and Todd is a freelance animator.
Feeling restless with their side projects, they decided to make their first short together. Todd bringing to life Marshall, and Hannah bringing the color and knowledge of the marshlands.

They currently live in the Washington DC area.


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(Online) Fun with Houdini Part 2

DATE:   Thursday, June 25, 2020
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Dr. Christopher P. Rahaim, PE. Dr. Rahaim will present the second part of his whirlwind tour of SideFX’s Houdini 3D animation and VFX package. The conversation will pick up on using Houdini with Unreal Engine 4, VFX, and gaming related topics. Previously, Dr. Rahaim discussed how Houdini can fit into an existing pipeline or become the main pipeline tool.

Houdini is an advanced procedural modeling, animation, effects, simulation, rendering, and compositing package. Houdini’s power is based on procedural workflows.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please RSVP through our MeetUp page. A link to the meeting will be provided 15 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

Please join us on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to hear Dr. Rahaim discuss further this powerful 3D animation package.

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(Online) JC Cantrell – Creating a Live Zoom Performance

DATE:   Thursday, May 28, 2020
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  Zoom (Virtual)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, JC Cantrell, Master of Music and Well-Being from George Mason University. Mr. Cantrell will be discussing the processes and techniques he used with Zoom to create a multi-media project for the George Mason Healing Arts Ensemble.

As a project for the George Mason Healing Arts Ensemble, Mr. Cantrell directed and produced a Zoom multimedia presentation consisting of a triptych with 3 movements intended to ease the effects of Covid-19 on the culture. The interactive video integrates live music performed virtually by musicians playing exotic instruments. Mr. Cantrell will show the 3rd movement of the piece entitled “Awakenings” following the technical discussion.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 30 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

(Online) JC Cantrell – Creating a Live Zoom Performance

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, JC Cantrell, Master of Music and Well-Being from George Mason University. Mr. Cantrell will be discussing the processes and techniques he used with Zoom to create a multi-media project for the George Mason Healing Arts Ensemble. As a project for the George Mason Healing Arts Ensemble, M…

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Please join us on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm on our first virtual interactive presentation to hear Mr. Cantrell discuss how Zoom can be used to bring musicians together virtually in an uplifting performance.
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Bio – JC Cantrell

JC Cantrell has over 40-years professional experience as Choral Conductor/Director of Music/Vocal soloist.  Continuous service since 2004 as Director of Music and Conductor of all music groups, St Dominic Church, Washington DC.

  • Holder of all Professional Cantor (vocalist) Certificates of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) including Cantor Colleague and Cantor Trainer professional certificates. Touring clinician on choir and Cantor development; National adjudicator of Cantor Certifications.
  • Former National Chair of the Standing Committee for Military Music Ministers (NPM) (1998-2006)
  • Assistant to the National Chair of the NPM Cantor Committee (2006-2016)
  • NPM Cantor Certification Manager (2012-present)

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Fun with Houdini

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Dr. Christopher P. Rahaim, PE. Dr. Rahaim will present a whirlwind tour of SideFX’s Houdini 3D animation and VFX package. He will discuss how Houdini can fit into an existing pipeline or become the main pipeline tool. Topics explored will range from VFX to gaming.

Houdini is an advanced procedural modeling, animation, effects, simulation, rendering, and compositing package. Houdini’s power is based on procedural workflows.

Please join us on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm at V! Studios to hear Dr. Rahaim discuss this powerful 3D animation package.
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LOCATION:

V! Studios
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 420
Vienna, VA

PARKING:

Parking is free at the V! Studios location.
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Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase. If you missed the show at the Torpedo Factory, this is your chance to catch it again.  The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from 2019, many of which were presented at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.  We will also discuss our upcoming events for 2020.

For those who are not familiar, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm at V! Studios as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.


LOCATION:
V! Studios
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 420
Vienna, VA

PARKING:
Parking is free at the V! Studios location.


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