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.

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. 

DC_SIGGRAPH Meeting Thursday, Sept. 23

Conference Wrap-Up and Social Event

When: Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: O’Malley’s Pub Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean,
VA 22102
(703) 893-2100 (in the Crown Plaza Tysons Corner Hotel – next to the
BAE building in Tysons) BAE is located at 8201 Greensboro Drive,
McLean, VA

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DC_SIGGRAPH July Meeting Info

Hello All,
I’ve been talking about having a DC_SIGGRAPH  “How to Prepare for the
SIGGRAPH conference” meeting before everyone heads off to LA at the
end of the month.  The meeting was going to be this week, but I’ve
come to the realization that I am woefully unprepared for the
meeting.  Since I am unable to attend the conference in LA (due to
upcoming maternity leave – “soon”) I have no idea what’s “new” or
“hot” to see at the conference.  I don’t even know what classes are
offered this year!

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Computer Animation Festival (part 3)

DC_SIGGRAPH will be showing the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival (part 3) on Thursday, June 24th from 7 to 9pm at the US Patent and Trademark Office.  An RSVP is required if you plan to attend this event for admittance into the building.  Please RSVP to dc_siggraph@mail.com .

The Animation Clinic

This is an announcement for animation educators. I want to bring your attention
to the approaching May 10 deadline of a new event for animation students, to be
held this summer at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference in Los Angeles. The SIGGRAPH
2010 Computer Animation Festival is offering, for the first time ever, an
Animation Clinic, where industry leaders and animation masters will review
current students’ final projects and works-in-progress, and offer creative,
production, technical and career advice.
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