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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

 

MetroCAF 2014 : Friday, September 19, 2014

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present the 12th version of our annual college computer animation festival - MetroCAF 2014! The premiere screenings will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 6:30PM to 8:45PM and 9:30PM to 11:30PM at NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway. You can find more details here.

 

Recent Events:

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : September 2014

The first BYOA of our 2014 - 2015 program year kicked off on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00PM. Read more here . . .

 

Board of Directors Elections 2014

It seems like the last elections are only just over and it is time already for the next round. This year we will be electing a President, Treasurer and two Directors At Large.

Ballots are being sent to all current members. A list of candidates can be found here.

 

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : June 2014

The last BYOA of the season was another 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, June 2, 2014 at 7:00PM, many came and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .


Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : May 2014

We had a great turnout on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00PM. Read more here . . .

 

Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : April 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00PM, many came to share what they have been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community other animators, exchanged tips and ideas, maybe even found a future collaborator. Read more here . . .


 

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.

 

 

Events from previous seasons: 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011

News

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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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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