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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

Studio Visits : th1ng & UVPHACTORY

Have you ever wanted to find out what goes on behind the scenes at a top studio here in NYC? NYC ACM SIGGRAPH is happy to give you the chance to visit two studios, th1ng and UVPHACTORY, to learn more about how a production facility operates. This is an RSVP-only event for a very limited number of people. This event will take place on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 6:30PM. For more details and information on how to RSVP, visit this page . . . 


Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : November 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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00PM, Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. Read more here . . .

 

In Memory of Rick Barry 

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NYC ACM SIGGRAPH remembers Rick Barry, a long-time member of our Board of Directors, former Treasurer, and MetroCAF 2005 Chair, who passed away last week. Rick retired last spring from Pratt Institute and had also served on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee as ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Education.

Rick was a strong supporter of students and the arts on both a local and international level. He affected so many through his teaching and volunteer activities. His spirit and energy were infectious; his dedication always absolute. Rest in peace, old friend. You'll be missed more than words can describe.

 

Recent Events:


Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) : October 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 Tuesday, October 14, 2014 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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"Creating the Amazon in Rio2" : Monday, October 6, 2014


NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented this very special panel from Blue Sky Studios on Monday, October 6, 2014.

Building one tree in a CG environment can be an interesting story to tell but creating the Amazon Jungle in Rio2 is a much larger tale! In order to bring this massive jungle to the screen, the Blue Sky team had to consider the overall scale, diversity of plants and trees, density of assets on the ground and in the treetops and choreography of moving cameras in order to give the audience the feeling of birds in flight with unparalleled views of the worlds most unique ecosystem. You can find more details here.

 

 

MetroCAF 2014 : Friday, September 19, 2014

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH presented the 12th version of our annual college computer animation festival - MetroCAF 2014! - 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.

 

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.

 

 

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News

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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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