(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) Genesis of the Story – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021, 7:00 PM
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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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3 Members Attending

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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8 Members Attending

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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(Online) David Gracyalny – Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2020
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
WHERE: Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, David Gracyalny, Vice Provost, Open Studies, for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Mr. Gracyalny will be presenting on innovating at a 200 year old college of art and design, Open Studies, and MICA’s Master of Professional Studies (Business of Art and Design, Data Analytics and Visualization, and User Experience Design) and the Design Leadership MA/MBA program, a novel partnership between MICA and the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

MICA: Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest independent, continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the U.S. MICA Open Studies serves a diverse student body of art and design professionals, educators, lifelong learners, amateur enthusiasts, students of traditional college age, teens, and children. In addition to studio art programs, which broaden access to MICA’s renowned instruction and facilities, Open Studies programs focus on professional preparation and advancement for artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs. The unit also administers four unique professional graduate programs–the Business of Art and Design, Information Visualization, UX Design, and Design Leadership–that converge at the crossroads of design, technology, and commerce. MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future.

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) David Gracyalny – Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, David Gracyalny, Vice Provost, Open Studies, for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Mr. Gracyalny will be presenting on innovating at a 200 year old college of art and design, Open Studies, and MICA’s Master of Professional Studies (Business of Art and Design, Data Analytics …

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Please join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the many exciting programs at MICA.


Biography – David Gracyalny

David Gracyalny has been vice provost of MICA Open Studies since 2015, and for 14 years prior was dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Studies as the unit was previously called.

Prior to working at MICA, Mr. Gracyalny was associate dean for continuing education at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., and associate dean, director of continuing education, and associate professor at the former Maryland College of Art and Design, now School of Art and Design at Montgomery College. Mr. Gracyalny received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a BA in Studio Art from University of Maryland, College Park.


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(Online) Michael Lentz – NASA Conceptual Image Lab

DATE:   Thursday, October 22, 2020
FROM: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
WHERE: Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Michael Lentz, Art Director at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab. Mr. Lentz will introduce the NASA Conceptual Image Lab, then discuss the work they produce, art in the service of science, as well as their current pipeline. He will also discuss how the Conceptual Image Lab has transitioned to a virtual workforce.

The NASA Conceptual Image Lab
Since 1990, NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab has been creating award-winning animation, visual effects and design, applying its creative skills across all four of NASA’s science themes: Heliophysics, Astrophysics, Earth Science and Planetary.
Located in Greenbelt Maryland at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, their artists work closely with the world’s leading astronomers, scientists and engineers to bring theory, design and concepts to life in a scientifically accurate and visually compelling way.
CI Lab artists blend art and science together using a wide range of materials, techniques and software, to meet the challenges of developing all phases of production to create animations designed to educate and entertain.

The animation MAVEN Explores Mars to Understand Radio Interference at Earth was selected for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Electronic Theater Computer Animation Festival.

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/273758922/

Please join us on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the work being created at the NASA Conceptual Image Lab.


Biography – Michael Lentz
As Art Director at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab, Michael is responsible for guidance and creation of art and animation in the lab. He encourages artistic creativity throughout production, while also ensuring that all lab products maintain a standard of excellence and scientific accuracy. Michael works agency wide with scientists and producers to help bring their stories to life through art and animation with a team of talented artists.
Michael began his art and animation career in 1992 at National Geographic Television. In that position, he became an accomplished Artist and Animator, developing visual elements for hundreds of projects. Following National Geographic Television, Michael owned his own Animation business from 2002 to 2010. During that time, he created a wide-range of art and animation for clients such as: Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, and PBS.


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(Online) SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Recap

DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2020
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm
WHERE Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to the 2020 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 2020
http://s2020.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/    

Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020 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 2020 Virtual

DATE:   Thursday, August 20, 2020
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 2020. This year marks the first ever SIGGRAPH conference to be hosted as 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 member 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.

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.

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Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 7:00 PM
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Please join us on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm online to learn more about the virtual International SIGGRAPH conference.


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Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit, professional computer graphics organization serving the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to foster the synthesis of art…

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(Online) Preparing for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Virtual Conference

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 7:00 PM
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