An Evening with Samar Shool and Pixeldust Studios

DATE:   Thursday, October 17, 2019
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Samar Shool along with Pixeldust Studios, an EMMY® award winning animation studio located in Bethesda, Maryland.  Mr. Shool has secured an Emmy himself in 2016 for animation work for the PBS show “The National Mall—America’s Front Yard” as well as several other EMMY® nominations. He will be discussing his work on the series “Ancient Earth” and “Ancient Oceans” over the past 2 years, both of which aired on Curiosity Stream, as well as the tools and pipeline used to create 40-50 creature shots produced entirely at Pixeldust Studios. He will also be discussing Pixeldust’s new, state of the art GPU based real-time rendering pipeline which utilizes primarily Unity, and to some extent Unreal Engine, and the RedShift renderer.  Mr. Shool will also discuss his work on AR/Game design and Magic Leap projects in Unity.

Please join us on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center to learn more about the incredible work being produced by Pixeldust Studios.

* EMMY® is a formal trademark of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (“NATAS”)

Samar Shool BIO
Samar Shool is the CG Supervisor and Head of AR/Game Development at Pixeldust Studios. For the past few years, Mr. Shool has also been heading the development at Pixeldust Labs, working on AR/Game designs, and Magic Leap projects in Unity. He is responsible for managing the team on a project-to-project basis.  Mr. Shool is highly competent in an array of 3D animation and compositing software such as Maya, Unity, Unreal, Arnold, Nuke, After Effects.

Pixeldust Studios
Pixeldust Studios is an award-winning, animation studio, interactive media design and full service video production company with expertise in creative intelligence and a focus on delivering exceptional client service. Located in Metro Washington, D.C. and New York City, our world-class roster of editorial and design talent commands the latest technological tools to visualize and execute your project.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

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