NW ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012: Call For Submissions

The NW Animation Festival is now accepting entries for 2012. Films

from anywhere in the world are welcome.

The event will be held in Portland Oregon on the weekend of May 18-19.
Early deadline December 15, final deadline April 1. See website for
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3D Studio Max and Compositing With Combustion

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: US Patent and Trademark Office – Remsen Conference Center – link to map:http://usptocareers.gov/Pages/NewEmployee/Campus.aspx

-NOTE: The meeting room might change

RSVP: robertoortiz1@yahoo.com

DC_SIGGRAPH invites you to hear a presention by Rob Cloutier on using 3D Studio Maxand compositing with Combustion for an upcoming documentary.

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An Evening with Akin Bilgic (Disney Artist, ZBrush Modeler)

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 8 6:00 PM

WHERE:

TED’s Montana Grill (We meeting at Teds first for an early Dinner and then we are walking to the USPTO for an One hour presentation @ 8:00 PM)
US Patents & Trademarks Office Remsen Conference Center (One Hour Presentation & Q&A)

TIME:

6:00 PM : Early Dinner
8:00 PM : Presentation

Recently, some of our members have commented on one of our memorable meetings – the ZBrush demonstrations – and have asked about our presenter, Akin.  Well, you have the opportunity to ask him yourself!  DC_SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to an informal gathering to visit with Akin, hear about the latest work he is doing, his experiences at Disney and where he is working now. Akin will even bring his laptop and give a brief demonstration or some tips/tricks he’s learned the past couple years.

We hope you will join us for this informal gathering. (We apologize for the last minute announcement, but only recently learned Akin was in town for a visit!)


TED’s Montana Grill
451 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/menu.html

US Patents & Trademarks Office
REMSEN BUILDING
1st floor conference center
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/locations/directions.jsp

You may join us for either Dinner or the Presentation.

RSVP to dc_siggraph@mail.com
(RSVP are not required, but appreciated)

You can see a sample of Akin’s Porfolio here:
http://rockinakin.cgsociety.org/gallery/

Preparing for the SIGGRAPH Interview

When: Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm

Where: US Patent and Trademark Office   –   Remsen Conference Center at the USPTO.

With less than 100 days until the SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver, it’s time to start preparing!  Besides the usual preparations of what to pack, where to stay and finding the parties, there is a passport to think about.  And for those planning to interview at the conference, there are even more questions. Continue reading “Preparing for the SIGGRAPH Interview”

Intellectual Property Law – Part 1: Trademark Law – Ideas and Concepts

When: Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: US Patent and Trademark Office   –   Remsen Conference Center at the USPTO.
Please join DC_SIGGRAPH as we have the first of a series of meetings about Intellectual Property Law.   Continue reading “Intellectual Property Law – Part 1: Trademark Law – Ideas and Concepts”

Animators Roundtable : Boutique Companies

When? Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 2011

Time? 6:30 for schmoozing and networking
7:00 meeting begins

Our Host? Eye Candy
8040 Georgia Avenue
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-450-1040
There is a pay parking garage behind the building called “The Veridian”
5 minute walk from Silver Spring Metro stop.

Join us at Eye Candy, a boutique animation group in Silver Spring for our next Animators Roundtable.  Steve Greenstein of Eye Candy will host our evening, providing a look at his facility and insights into their workflow.  Our discussion this time will focus on Boutique businesses, and Steve will be joined by two other local entrepreneurs, Jake Aloe Dean of Aloe Design and Jesse Gordon of Three of Change to talk about the logistics of a boutique business.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on the Animator’s Roundtable Facebook page or to katie@yellowcat.com

IGDA Global Game Jam 2011

ACM reached an agreement with IGDA to be in-cooperation with this year’s Global Game Jam (GGJ) event. It is a 48 hour event which runs from January 28 – January 30, 2011. Many of you may be familiar with this event; if you are not, you can visit http://www.globalgamejam.org to learn more.