Animation and VFX

(Production Supervisor (VFX, DFX, CG, etc.), Character Animators, Pipeline Engineers, Rendering Engineer, Software/Application Engineers, Technical Directors, Technical Managers) Explore the science, engineering, and creative inspiration behind the world's most amazing digital imagery and experience outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.

Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater and Daytime Selects
Dailies
Real-Time Live!

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Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Sunday, 09 August 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Talks

Crowds and Complexity

Sunday, 09 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Talks

Demystifying VR Cinema

Sunday, 09 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
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Talks

Visual Effects at LAIKA: A Crossroads of Art and Technology

Sunday, 09 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 150/151
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Talks

Inside Your Head and Out of This World

Sunday, 09 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 150/151
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Talks

On and Under the Surface

Sunday, 09 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Blender Foundation Community Meeting

Sunday, 09 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
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Talks

An Animator's (Day) Dream

Sunday, 09 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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VES Los Angeles Section - Morning Meet and Greet

Monday, 10 August 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Talks

Capturing the World

Monday, 10 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403AB
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Immersive Visualisation for Science and Research International

Monday, 10 August 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby
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Users and Developers of OSL

Monday, 10 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
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Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH Special Event: ILM 40th Anniversary Presentation

Monday, 10 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Deep Compositing BOF

Monday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
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Humanoid Animation (H-Anim)

Monday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504
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Talks

Links and Locks

Monday, 10 August 3:45 PM - 5:35 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
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Global VFX Pipelines

Monday, 10 August 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salon 6-7
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StudioSysAdmins @ SIGGRAPH Gathering

Monday, 10 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I
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Educating Individuals on Team Animation Projects

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506
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Getting Your Personal Project Done III

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Talks

Got 'Bots

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Courses

The Path-Tracing Revolution in the Movie Industry

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403AB
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Straight Talk on Rendering for VFX Pipelines - Premise, Private and Public Clouds

Tuesday, 11 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
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Production Sessions

Disney•Pixar's "Lava": Moving Mountains

Tuesday, 11 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Talks

Effects Omelette

Tuesday, 11 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Production Sessions

To the Ends of Middle-Earth:Weta Digital Presents "The Hobbit"

Tuesday, 11 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B
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ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Asks: Does Drawing Matter?

Tuesday, 11 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salon 6-7
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Let's Talk VR!

Tuesday, 11 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Depth-Camera Motion Capture, Scanning and other Apps

Tuesday, 11 August 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
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Production Sessions

Double Negative Presents: The Visual Effects of "Interstellar"

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B
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Production Sessions

Inside the Mind: The Making of Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out”

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Talks

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES): A Standardized Production Infrastructure for VFX

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Motion Graphics, Design and Effects

Tuesday, 11 August 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
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Data Processing in the Cloud

Tuesday, 11 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Georgia 1
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Freelance Survivors 2nd Annual BoF

Tuesday, 11 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I
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Union For Visual Effects - A Discussion and Information Session

Tuesday, 11 August 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Talks

Behind the Cinematic of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch

Tuesday, 11 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Panels

Convergences in Film and Games Technologies

Tuesday, 11 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Renderfarming

Tuesday, 11 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Atrium 3
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Women in Animation (WIA)

Tuesday, 11 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Dynamic Simulation in Production

Tuesday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Plaza 1 & 2
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OpenSubdiv BOF

Tuesday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hotel Figueroa, Hotel Figueroa - The Terrace
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Visual Effects Society -All Chapters SIGGRAPH Party

Tuesday, 11 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom D
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Talks

Dream Big (Peanuts)

Wednesday, 12 August 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Common Graphics Challenges in DoD

Wednesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Luxe City Center Hotel, Luxe City Center Hotel - Olympic
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Courses

Multi-Threading for Visual Effects

Wednesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
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Cultural Heritage and Augmented Reality

Wednesday, 12 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506
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Studio Trainers Meetup

Wednesday, 12 August 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Luxe City Center Hotel, Luxe City Center Hotel - Figueroa
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Production Sessions

From Post-it to Post Production, The Uncompromising Journey of "The Book of Life"

Wednesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B
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Production Sessions

Image Engine Presents: Breathing Life Into CHAPPiE

Wednesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Talks

Supernatural

Wednesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Staying Employed in the Entertainment Industry

Wednesday, 12 August 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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L.A. SIGGRAPH BOF

Wednesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504
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VFX Reference Platform - A Common Target for Building VFX Software

Wednesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
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Production Sessions

DreamWorks Animation Presents "HOME": Just Another Post-Apocalyptic-Alien-Invasion-Buddy-Road Movie?

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B
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Production Sessions

The Park is Open: Journey to "Jurassic World" with Industrial Light & Magic

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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VFX Progress Group Meetup

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Alembic

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
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OpenColorIO users and developers

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512
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Remote Studio Productions - Online Collaboration

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507
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Panels

DWA TV: A Feature A Week (That's All We Ask)

Wednesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B
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Production Sessions

Fix the Future: Industrial Light & Magic and Visual Effects for "Tomorowland"

Wednesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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3D Graphics API State of the Union with Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES

Wednesday, 12 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H
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Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

Wednesday, 12 August 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Courses

Bringing Stories to Life: For Programmers, Animators, and Interactive Designers

Thursday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 153A-C
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Courses

OpenVDB

Thursday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
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Bridging Oceans: How New tools Are Changing Remote Production

Thursday, 13 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby
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Production Sessions

"The Peanuts Movie": From Comic Strip to Feature Film

Thursday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Talks

I've Got You Covered

Thursday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Talks

Insights in Game Production

Thursday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502AB
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Talks

Follow the Crowd

Thursday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515AB
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Production Sessions

The Making of Marvel’s "Ant-Man"

Thursday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K
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Production Sessions

The Making of the Characters of Marvel’s "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Thursday, 13 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K