SIGGRAPH Asia visits Toronto

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The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter hosted another evening of good cheer and visual delight at The Monarch Tavern on June 15, 2014, hosted by Jinny Choo, the SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Director for the years 2013 and 2014.  Jinny was visiting us all the way from Korea and kindly offered to share with the Toronto audience the special edition of the Electronic Theater for SIGGRAPH Asia 2013.

For those who are not aware, the special edition contains material that is only screened at the SIGGRAPH conference and not available on the SIGGRAPH Video Review material.  The bonus material is usually comprised of scene break-down shots from the latest blockbuster films and have very strict copyright protection.  We are very fortunate that ACM SIGGRAPH has allowed its Chapters to screen this content!

The Electronic Theater program featured an amazing collection of fun shorts, commercials, feature film shot breakdowns, and game cinematics.  This time the venue was smaller than at our previous screenings, which allowed for more personal connections among the attendees.

Other than Jinny, we were pleasantly surprised by other visitors involved with SIGGRAPH Asia!  Robin King, Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival for 2014, was present, as was Mark Chavez, Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery from 2013, who is visiting all the way from Singapore!  Additionally, we were excited to have Chris Landreth join us later in the evening.

If you were unable to join us, revisit the evening by viewing our photo album on Facebook, and while you are there, please like our page!  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too!

The Chapter will be taking a recess during the summer months to prepare for SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver!  Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH will be a part of the Ontario Trade Mission to SIGGRAPH, organized by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development.  There are still spots left so if your organization would like to participate, contact us and we can forward you more information.

Otherwise, be prepared for another year of great Chapter events beginning in the fall.  Happy summer everyone!!

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