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What is SIGGRAPH?

I have been asked, "What is SIGGRAPH?" by many up here in Hollywood North, and it's not just my mom asking this question. I give them the general spiel that it is a conference and exhibition supporting the new technologies behind computer graphics and interactive techniques, but what most people don't know is it is also a chance to see the latest and greatest in animated films.  It is where art and technology meet - it is the future.

Some people ask how it differs from Comicon? I would like to think that SIGGRAPH is the "behind-the-scenes" look at how everything is made. Generally speaking, there wouldn't be a Comicon without a SIGGRAPH.  I also don't expect to see anyone dressed up as a Storm Trooper at SIGGRAPH, although you never know!  I'm telling you now, it won't be me.

Even if you don't consider yourself a techie, or perhaps you even struggle to set your alarm clock properly, SIGGRAPH is a chance to learn a little bit, or a lot, about this progressive industry. It is spectacular to see what the next generation holds and how art fits into the ever-changing world of technology. 

Stay tuned for my daily blog posts on all things SIGGRAPH!

Stephanie Hungerford has been working within the multi-media realm of film and television for the last five years. She started at Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles and now works at Rainmaker Entertainment (www.rainmaker.com) in Vancouver.  


Posted By Stephanie Hungerford on August 05, 2011 06:34 am | Permalink 
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