(Online) Professor James K. Hahn – George Washington University

DATE:   Wednesday, November 10, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EST

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, James K. Hahn, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University.  Professor Hahn will discuss his research journey starting as a doctoral student in the mid 1980’s, during what could arguably be called the “Golden Age of Computer Graphics”, to his current position as a professor of Computer Science with a joint appointment as professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University. He will present some of the work that has been conducted in his laboratory, especially, on the use of computer graphics in the medical/health domain. This includes motion control for animation, sound synchronized to motions, 4D reconstruction of body/motion from optical scans, and VR simulators. The talk will illustrate the wide diversity of disciplines that benefit from computer graphics. (https://icg.gwu.edu/)

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 5 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.

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/281759559/

Please join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EST online to learn more about Professor Hahn and his work at George Washington University.

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Biography – James K. Hahn

James K. Hahn is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the George Washington University where he has been a faculty since 1989. He is the former chair of the Department of Computer Science. He founded the GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering and is the founding director of the Institute for Computer Graphics. His areas of interests are: medical simulation, application of computer graphics and machine learning to medicine, medical visualization, and computer animation. He has over 25 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams involving scientists, engineers, and medical professionals. He has over 120 refereed research publications including SIGGRAPH. His research has been funded by NIH, NSF, ONR, NRL, NASA, and a number of high-tech biomedical companies. He was awarded the School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Researcher Award in 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University in 1989.

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(Online) Adriana Manrique Gutierrez – NASA Conceptual Image Lab

DATE:   Thursday, October 21, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Adriana Manrique Gutierrez, Multimedia Animator Specialist at the NASA Conceptual Image Lab (CIL). Adriana will be sharing her experience creating multimedia products for some of NASA’s largest missions such as the James Webb Telescope. Originally a character animator, she will also discuss how her workflow has evolved to adopt the demands of each new project which have included cloth, fluid, and particle simulations.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 5 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.

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/281323247/

Please join us on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EDT online to learn more Adriana and her work supporting the NASA CIL mission.

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Biography – Adriana Manrique Gutierrez

Adriana Manrique Gutierrez is a Multimedia Animator Specialist at GSFC’s Conceptual Image Lab (CiLab) and SCAD Animation and Illustration Alumni. As part of the science communication team, Adriana works directly with producers, writers, and scientists to create cutting-edge scientific visuals to explain the work of NASA to the science community, media, and public. Products may be used in presentations to Congress with the aim to approve missions and to procure/maintain funding; also, her work may be used by news media, museums, science centers, educators, NASA’s popular social media streams and international outlets.

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(Online) Mark Reisch – Virtual Production for Stop-Motion Animation

DATE:   Thursday, September 23, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Mark Reisch, Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Reisch will be presenting his latest research into live action virtual production and scaling that knowledge down for stop-motion virtual production. He will also discuss and demonstrate his latest work with control rigs in the Unreal gaming engine and the shift to animating within Unreal rather than exporting animation from another program such as Maya. Bring your questions and a friend to learn more about virtual production for stop-motion animation.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 10 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.

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/280625103/

Please join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EDT online to learn more about Virtual Production for Stop-Motion Animation.

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Biography – Mark Reisch

Mark Reisch is a 3D Animator whose work has been seen in several 3D Imax films including Lions 3D and Sea Monsters. He was part of the first team to successfully convert live action footage to 3D IMAX film. Mark’s animation has been seen in feature films, TV specials (including the History Channel’s Battle 360), shorts, and most recently collaboration with another faculty member on their first VR animated film which is a blend of 2D and 3D animation. Mark is also researching virtual production for stop-motion animation.

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(Online) SIGGRAPH 2021 Conference Recap

DATE:   Thursday, August 26, 2021

FROM:  7:00-9:00pm

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to the 2021 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 2021

http://s2021.siggraph.org/

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 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.

MeetUp:

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/280261079/

Please join us on Thursday, August 26, 2021 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 2021 Virtual Conference

DATE:   Thursday, July 29, 2021

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 2021. This is the second year the SIGGRAPH conference will be 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 members 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.

SIGGRAPH Conference 2021

http://s2021.siggraph.org/

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.

MeetUp:

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/279644904/

Please join us on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the virtual International SIGGRAPH conference.

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(Online) Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Fast Forward

DATE:   Thursday, June 24, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will be sharing the latest information from the recent PSCC Professional Chapters Workshop meeting regarding the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2021 conference as well as the latest ACM SIGGRAPH initiatives. In addition, we will talk about our chapter’s morning show for the SIGGRAPH 2021 conference and show trailers for upcoming conference events. We will also be discussing the potential for resuming in person chapter meetings in the near future. We encourage our members and followers to provide feedback during the meeting for upcoming presentation topics as well as how comfortable people will feel about meeting in person. If there is time, and people are interested, we invite everyone to show work they may have in progress.

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.

https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/events/278965881/

Please join us on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EDT online to find out more about our chapter’s upcoming events.

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(Online) Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Review Night

DATE:   Thursday, April 22, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EST

WHERE:  Online

Please join the Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH for our annual demo reel and portfolio review night. Whether you are a graduating student looking to enter the job market, or are a seasoned professional contemplating a change, a dynamic demo reel and portfolio are a must.  We will be reviewing demo reels and portfolios after which we will creatively discuss the works.  Feedback will be provided on how best to showcase the skills, talents, and experience of each individual. If you do not have a reel yet, feel free to join us and enjoy networking with other like-minded individuals.

Putting together a demo reel or portfolio can be challenging. How long should it be? What are interviewers looking for? If you are looking for ways to improve your present position, or shopping around for a new one, the time to polish up your demo reel is now. If you are looking to hire, this will be a great opportunity to see a range of fresh new talent.

For those planning on presenting a demo reel or portfolio, we ask for you to RSVP so we will know how many people to expect. Ensure your work is online and you are able to share your screen during the Zoom session.

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) Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Review Night

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

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Please join the Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH for our annual demo reel and portfolio review night. Whether you are a graduating student looking to enter the job market, or are a seasoned professional contemplating a change, a dynamic demo reel and portfolio are a must. We will be reviewing demo reels and portfolios after which we will crea…

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Please join us on Thursday, April 222021 from 7pm to 9pm EST online as we discuss demo reels, portfolio questions, and more during our Annual Demo Reel & Portfolio Night.

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(Online) Genesis of the Story

DATE:   Thursday, March 18, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EST

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of where ideas for stories come from. Our panel members will be Daniel Zeballos from Illustrate My Design (IMD), Troy Benesh from V! Studios, and Mark Jette, the Washington DC Chapter Chair.

Many people in our industry know the mechanics of storytelling but, how do people come up with the ideas and concepts which will become an exciting and engaging story? Our panel discussion will delve into the creative process behind the ideas which often appear to magically pop out of thin air. Our hope is to inspire our chapter members and our followers to embrace their creative muse and be inspired to create their own stories.

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) Genesis of the Story – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of where ideas for stories come from. Our panel members will be Daniel Zeballos from Illustrate My Design (IMD), Troy Benesh from V! Studios, and Mark Jette, the Washington DC Chapter Chair. Many people in our industry know the mechanics of storytelling but, h…

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Please join us on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EST online when we delve into the creative process which leads to compelling stories.


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(Online) Dennis Bonilla – The Future of Filmmaking

DATE:   Thursday, February 18, 2021

FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm EST

WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Dennis Bonilla, Chief Technology Officer at Baltu Technologies. Mr. Bonilla will be discussing the use of cutting-edge game engine technology on the set of The Mandalorian, and other shows, as well as focusing on new workflows which use a combination of sensors and real-time animation systems. The presentation will include a demonstration of a real-time motion capture environment using off the shelf virtual reality hardware. Expect a lively chat about the state of the art and other potential use cases for this tech.

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) Dennis Bonilla – The Future of Filmmaking

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Dennis Bonilla, Chief Technology Officer at Baltu Technologies. Mr. Bonilla will be discussing the use of cutting-edge game engine technology on the set of The Mandalorian, and other shows, as well as focusing on new workflows which use a combination of sensors and real-time animation s…

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Please join us on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm EST online to learn more about future of filmmaking.


Biography – Dennis Bonilla

Dennis “Fox” Bonilla is the Chief Technology Officer at Baltu Technologies, an Arizona tech startup focused on the future of work. At Baltu, Dennis regularly collaborates with labs and organizations to develop AR/VR solutions for pressing problems. With over 20 years of technology experience, Dennis has helped create data visualization software and decision support systems for NASA and other U.S. agencies. Mr. Bonilla is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where he teaches a course on immersive interactive systems titled “Designing the Illusion of Reality”.


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(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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