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About NYC ACM SIGGRAPH

We are a non-profit, membership organization that is a part of the ACM SIGGRAPH network of Professional and Student Chapters. Our members include those involved in education, research & development, the arts, industry and entertainment.

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This site will offer increased functionality to the NY metropolitan area CG and digital arts community.

 

Upcoming Activities

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Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) April - TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Join us for the June installment of BYOA, featuring guest presenters Ataboy Studios! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. This month we will be joined by special studio guests Ataboy Studios (http://ataboystudios.com/), who will give us a look behind the scenes of some of their recent work, and be on-hand to offer feedback on other presenters' work.  On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

 

 

Recent Events

 

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Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) April - TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Join us for the April installment of BYOA, featuring guest presenters Mechanism Digital! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. This month we will be joined by special studio guests Mechanism Digital (https://mechanismdigital.com/), who will give us a look behind the scenes of some of their recent work, and be on-hand to offer feedback on other presenters' work. On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7:30PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .


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Industry Spotlight 2018 - THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 @ 7:00PM


On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 7:00PM, our sixteenth annual Industry Spotlight will feature some of the top animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters will share a bit about their company, show some of their recent work, and discuss future projects. More details can be found here . . .

Our amazing line-up of companies includes (confirmed as of April 16, 2018):

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    Blue Sky Studios "Ferdinand": Creating Dynamic Characters - TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 @ 7:15PM

    On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and NYIT's Department of Digital Arts & Design are proud to present a special talk about Blue Sky Studios recent animated feature, "Ferdinand. Lead Designer, Jason Sadler and Lead Animator, Matt Doble will discuss the design influences of Spain that went into the making of Blue Sky Studios' "Ferdinand." Come hear about the art direction, character development and animation style that brought this film to life on the big screen. Complete details can be found here . . .

     

     

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) April - TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM

    Join us for the April installment of BYOA, featuring guest presenters Titmouse! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. This month we will be joined by special studio guests Titmouse (http://www.titmouse.net/), who will give us a look behind the scenes of some of their recent work, and be on-hand to offer feedback on other presenters' work. On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 7:30PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .


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    All the World's a Screen: CG in Projection and Experiential Design

     
    The use of projections in theater was once exclusively the domain of the avant-garde. However, technologies have advanced and tastes have changed, and we now live in a world where every surface can be a screen.
     
    On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7:30PM, NYC ACM SGGRAPH and NYIT's Department of Digital Arts & Design are happy to host a presentation featuring panelists from five leading-edge design groups who will discuss the past, present, and future of these increasingly popular disciplines. Read more here . . .


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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : March 2018

    Join us for the March edition of BYOA! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7:30PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

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    Level Up! Getting a Job in the Video Game Industry

    Ever wonder what happens after you send off your portfolio or what you could do to make your work stand out from among a sea of potential applicants ? 

    On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and NYIT's Department of Digital Arts & Design are hosting a panel with pros from the video game industry - both veterans and newcomers - where they will discuss what it takes to be part of the art production side of things. We will cover topics such as common pitfalls when preparing your portfolio, how getting into the industry has changed in the last few years, and what makes a great job candidate.  Read more here . . .

     

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : February 2018 - Guests: Aardman/Nathan Love!

    Join us for the February edition of BYOA! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7:30PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

     

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : January 2018 - Guests: Bodega!

    Join us for the Janary edition of BYOA! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 7:30PM (NOTE THE NEW START TIME), come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : December 2017

    Join us for the December edition of BYOA! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30PM (NOTE THE NEW START TIME), come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .


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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : November 2017

    Join us for the November edition of BYOA! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 7:30PM (NOTE THE NEW START TIME), come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .


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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : October 2017

    Join us for the first BYOA of the 2017 - 18 program year! This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:30PM (NOTE THE NEW START TIME), come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

     

      

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    MetroCAF 2017 will premiere on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7:00PM. The screening will be held at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway (AOB) at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets.). Advance tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite.

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    Complete details on MetroCAF 2017 can be found here . . .


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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : May 2017

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

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    From Dawn To Twilight: Working in Indie Gaming

    Ever wondered what it's like to work as an indie game developer ? On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, come to our panel discussion to learn what the indie game industry is like!   Read more here . . .

     

     

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    Industry Spotlight 2017


    On Monday, April 17, 2017, at 7:00PM, our fifteenth annual Industry Spotlight will feature some of the top animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters will share a bit about their company, show some of their recent work, and discuss future projects. More details can be found here . . .

    Our amazing line-up of companies includes (confirmed as of April 10, 2017):

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : April 2017

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : March 2017

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

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    A Cosmic Scratastrophe - The Explosive World of "Ice Age: Collision Course"

    From giant volcanoes to a sky full of falling meteors, the Blue Sky Studios team had a lot of interesting effects challenges for their latest movie “Ice Age: Collision Course”. On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7;00PM, we are very proud to partner with NYIT to present a talk by Blue Sky Studios. Complete details can be found here . . .

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : February 2017

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  Read more here . . .

     

     

     




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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : January 2017

    Start the New Year off by joining us for our first edition of Bring Your Own Animation of 2017 . On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

     










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    On Thursday, November 3, 2016, we will feature presentations from a number of NYC-area production houses that have long been known for their visual effects and CG work but are now producing VR content as well. Read more here . . .  

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : November 2016

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

     







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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : October 2016

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

     

     



     

    MetroCAF 2016 Splash Screen


    MetroCAF 2016 will premiere on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:00PM. The screening will be held at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway (AOB) at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets.). Advance tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite.

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    Complete details on MetroCAF 2016 can be found here . . .

     

    Elections, 2015 - 2017

    It is time for our annual elections and if you are a member, you are eligible to run for a position on the NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, September 29, 2016. The nominations call is available here . . .

     

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    Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : September 2016

    This is your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 7:00PM, come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

     

     

     

    Events from previous seasons: 2015 - 2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011

    News

    Call for BOD Nominees 2018

    NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking nominees for Treausurer and three At Large Board of Director positions.

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    We are on Facebook

    NYC ACM SIGGRAPH now has an official Facebook page

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    MetroCAF 2009 Jury Awards

    MetroCAF 2009 Jury Awards

    At the end of the screening on October 1 in FITs Haft Auditorium, this years MetroCAf jury recognition awards were handed out.

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    MetroCAF 2009: Selected Animations

    MetroCAF 2009: Selected Animations

    A list of the animations that were selected for inclusion in this years festival has been published.

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    SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference

    SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference

    The 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphiocs & Interactive Techniques

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