An Evening with Pixeldust Studios – Thursday, May 21, 2015

An Evening with Pixeldust Studios – ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC 

DATE:   Thursday, May 21, 2015
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  US Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

The Washington DC chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present an evening with Samar Shool of Pixeldust Studios.

Samar, for his return engagement, will take us further into the inner workings of Pixeldust Studios by breaking down a recent CGI/VFX project into its components.  Samar will take us from concept through final rendering, all the while discussing in detail the various stages of the project.  Other topics will include software used, studio pipeline, and rendering process.

Please join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as Samar shows us how a final rendered project is created.

In order to offset costs for this event, we request a $5 contribution from non-members.

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About Samar Shool:
Samar supervises all the visual aspects of CGI on individual productions and guides the Pixeldust 3D team on the integration and implementation on all shots.  Samar also provides artistic and technical direction for the project team with a focus in lighting, shading, rendering and Final compositing of shots.

About Pixeldust Studios:
Pixeldust Studios is an Emmy Award ®-winning visual design studio led by President Ricardo Andrade with the technical, creative and production capabilities to deliver innovative films, advertising, animation, and broadcast design. Founded by Ricardo and Elizabeth Andrade in 2004, Pixeldust’s global client portfolio ranges from broadcast television and entertainment to corporate clients, retail, museums, nonprofit, academic, research and scientific institutions and organizations.

Some of Pixeldust’s notable clients are National Geographic, Discovery, PBS and Smithsonian Networks to name a few.


The meeting will be held at the
Remsen Building (400 Dulany Street) in the 1st floor conference room. We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines) -(Walking Directions)


Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
$1 after 5pm

Hoffman Town Center
2400 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free after 5pm

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:!forum/dc-siggraph