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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 Events

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : April 2014

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 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00PM, Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

 

Recent Events:

Industry Spotlight 2014 : Composite

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00PM, our twelfth annual Industry Spotlight featured some of the top animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters shared a bit about their company, showed some of their recent work, and discussed future projects. It's one of our most popular events each year - hope you didn't miss it!

Companies confirmed to be presenting as of March 28, 2014 include: Brainstorm Digital, Buck, Light of Day, The Mill, The Molecule, Mr X Gotham, PSYOP, The STUDIO, th1ng, and UVPHACTORY. Read more here . . .

 

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Electronic Theater Screening

The SIGGRAPH Asia Electronic Theater is one of the world's most prestigious film and video extravaganzas, showcasing dazzling and innovative imagery in invited and submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists. On Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00PM, we are very fortunate to be able to screen a special version of the Electronic Theater from the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Conference held in Hong Kong, China, in December 2013. This is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone that was not able to attend SIGGRAPH Asia 2013. Read more here . . .

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Computer Vision for Movie Making and Infographics

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and The Fine Arts Department of NYIT are proud to present Chris Bregler, CEO of Manhattan Mocap. This talk will describe the behind-the-scenes technology of ILM's match-moving and 3D capture system used in recent movies, including The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Battleship, as well as new sub-pixel tracking of entire natural environments in Avatar, Star Trek, and The Lone Ranger. to create the latest 3D visual effects.  It will also show how similar technology has been used with New York Times info-graphics to demonstrate the body language of presidential debates, the motions of a New York Philharmonics conductor, New York Yankee Mariano Rivera's pitch style, and Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer's famous butterfly stroke that won her four gold medals. This event is now SOLD OUT.

 

 

 

 

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : March 2014

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 Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:00PM, Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

  

Global Game Jam 2014

NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will be a local site for Global Game Jam 2014, during which over 300 sites around the world (58 countries) will compete to develop game from scratch during 48-hour marathon beginning on Friday, Jan. 25th and ending on Sunday, Jan. 27th.

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Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) - Monday, November 11, 2013

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. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  BYOA kicks off on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Smithfield NYC, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. You can find more details here.

CrossRoads - ALUMNI PANEL

McGhee Media Alumni talk about their Education + Career Path after Graduation. NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is co-sponsoring this event, which took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:30-9PM at NYU

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MetroCAF 2013 - Friday, September 20, 2013

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented the 11th version of our annual college computer animation festival - MetroCAF 2013! The well attended premiere took place on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at FIT's Haft Auditorium. You can find more details here.

 

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  BYOA kicks off on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Smithfield NYC, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. You can find more details here.

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) - Monday, May 20, 2013

After an 18-month absence, our first BYOA had a triumphant return on April 22, 2013. We'll look to build on that success in May.

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. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  BYOA kicks off on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Smithfield NYC, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. You can find more details here. 

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) Returns!!

One of our most popular events returns after an 18-month absence! 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. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator.  BYOA kicks off on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Smithfield NYC, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. You can find more details here

Industry Spotlight 11!

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at FIT's Great Reeves Hall, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented our Eleventh Annual Industry Spotlight. This evening featured animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Over 250 people joined us as our presenters shared a bit about their company, showed some of their recent work, and discussed future projects. Companies that presented: FramestoreLight of DayMechanism DigitalThe MillMPCMr. X GothamPsyopThe Studio, and UVPHACTORY.

You can find out more here…

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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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MetroCAF 2009 deadline passed

MetroCAF 2009 deadline passed

The submission packages are pouring in after students from seven different schools filled out the on-line submission form for 87 animations.

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