Next meeting October 25 – Computer Graphics, Visual Thinkers and the Dyslexic Advantage

“Computer Graphics, Visual Thinkers and the Dyslexic Advantage”

A talk by Thomas G. West, author of In the Mind’s Eye and Thinking Like Einstein

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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

RSVP: robertoortiz1@yahoo.com

DC_SIGGRAPH invites you to hear a talk by Thomas West, author of In the Mind’s Eye and Thinking Like Einstein.

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Computer Graphics in Washington DC

When: Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: US Patent and Trademark Office

RSVP:  robertoortiz1@yahoo.com

Please join DC_SIGGRAPH as our own Roberto Ortiz gives a talk about the Washington DC area computer graphics market and some of the activities carried out by the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.  He will showcase work by our members via a show reel including work from NASA, the National Transportation Safety Board and Bully! Entertainment.

This encore presentation was given at the SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver in the International Theater to a full house. For those of you who were unable to attend the SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, this is your opportunity to hear this presentation and see the amazing work done by members of our chapter!

After the presentation, DC_SIGGRAPH invites you to share your experiences with those who could not attend the conference this year. Bring your laptop and flash drives and exchange photos. Show off your coveted Pixar teapot!  Tell us about the cool parties we missed! Whether or not you attended the conference in Vancouver, please join us for this post-conference wrap-up!

See you on Thursday, September 8th from 7 to 9pm at the US Patent and
Trademark Office.  Look here for directions to the Patent and Trademarks Office: http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/locations/directions.jsp

Also note, to make admittance into the building easier, we strongly request an RSVP if you plan to attend the meeting. Please RSVP to robertoortiz1@yahoo.com.

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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”

Next Meeting: Computer Animation Festival and ELECTIONS – March 10

Computer Animation Festival (Part 2)
When: Thursday, March 10 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: US Patent and Trademark Office   –   meeting room To Be Determined and announced later
RSVP:  robertoortiz1@yahoo.com

DC_SIGGRAPH will be showing the SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival (Part 2 with select animations from Part 1) on Thursday,
March 10th from 7 to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office.  The
SIGGRAPH Video Reviews showcase some of the year’s most dazzling and
innovative collection of submitted works selected by a distinguished
jury of computer graphics experts and specialists.
Prior to showing the DVDs, DC_SIGGRAPH will have elections for ALL
positions.  You must be a member of DC_SIGRAPH to vote.  If you are
interested in running for office, send your name and position you wish
to run for to dc_siggraph@mail.com and you will be added to the
ballot.  Open positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and
Treasurer.  You must be a member of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH to hold one
of these positions.  Other positions include Communications Chair,
Membership Chair, Sponsorship Chair and Refreshment Committee members.

An RSVP is required if you plan to attend this event for admittance into the building.  Please RSVP to robertoortiz1@yahoo.com.

http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/locations/directions.jsp

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New DC_SIGGRAPH Chapter Chair

Happy New Year everyone!  DC_SIGGRAPH would like to make some exciting new announcements! 

This year Roberto Ortiz has agreed to step in as Chair of our Chapter.  I (Kim Wallace) will assume the responsibilities as Vice-Chair.  Evren Bilgihan will once again take the responsibilities as Secretary.  Tom Davis will remain as our Communications Chair.

We are currently planning some exciting meetings for this year and an announcement for our next meeting will be out shortly. 

Stay tuned!

Kim Wallace

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

Next Meeting October 21 at C2 Technologies

 

Computer Animation Festival 2010 – Part 1

When: Thursday, October 21 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: C2 Technologies,
1921 Gallows Rd. Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182- however the road to the building and front entrance is Boone Blvd. (See below for important parking information!)

DC_SIGGRAPH will be showing the SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival on Thursday, October 21 from 7 to 9pm at C2 Technologies. The SIGGRAPH Video Reviews showcase some of the year’s most dazzling and innovative collection of submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists.

For parking or other questions, contact Evren directly at ebillustration@gmail.com.  Please RSVP to dc_siggraph@mail.com so we can plan for refreshments.

PARKING INFORMATION:

The surface lot at C2 Technologies will be under construction.  So there will only be room for drop off, and underground parking.  Underground parking is open until 7pm – after 7pm the front gate shuts and only people with the sensor can get in. Evren has contacted parking management and made arrangements to have someone outside the gate for an hour after 7pm, for any late comers.  If you arrive past 7pm, inform the gate keeper that you are here for the SIGGRAPH meeting, and the guard will let you in.  The entrance for this gate is located on Boone Blvd. Parking is free for 2 hours, after it is a dollar for each additional hour.

Evren has spoken to the building managers at the building across the street from C2 and they stated that they have strict parking enforcement 24hrs a day.  Do not park across the street or do so at your own risk!

The office address is 1921 Gallows Rd. Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182- however the road to the building and front entrance is Boone Blvd.  Please be aware, the front doors of the building and elevators lock at 6:30pm.  Someone will be available to escort people up – and there will be a sign on an easel near the front doors informing people about the meeting.