When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:30pm (7:00-7:30 social networking, 7:30-9:30pm guest speaker – Solomon Jagwe)
Where: US Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 – (Jefferson Building)
Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you hear a presentation from Solomon Jagwe an Independent Film Director, VFX Artist, Animator, and 3D Modeler. Currently, Mr. Jagwe is working on an Animated Mountain Gorilla and wildlife conservation film written in his native language Luganda entitled “Galiwango Obulamu Bw’ekisodde” (Translated: The life of a mountain Gorilla.) The 3D animated film is the story of an orphaned mountain Gorilla called Galiwango. The film explores the challenges that Galiwango encounters when he is captured and sold as a baby on the black market by Colonel Kasobeza, a former ranger turned rebel, to an illegal animal trafficking ring leader called Musawo (meaning the Doctor). Mr. Jagwe will discuss his work on the film, his budget and ways he had to improvise and get help in creating the animation.
More information about Solomon Jagwe and links to his work follow: