SIGGRAPH 2016 Roundup

We had a super busy time at last month’s SIGGRAPH, sitting on three Birds of a Feather panel sessions and flying from meeting to meeting! It was a blast. The three panels James took part in were all discussions close to our cause:

  • Keeping Filmmaking Collaborative

  • Managing Time Zones: maintaining consistency in global VFX

  • Remote Studio Productions – online collaboration

We dissected and discussed our remote studio production pipeline, explaining how we’re founded on the idea that people can work wherever they want, and dug deeper into the benefits and challenges of operating a truly global squad of some of the world’s most elite talent.

See below for some photos of our time there:

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Anaheim was warm.
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Inside the convention center was cooler … and less warm.
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“You do still need the big facilities. Disney, please don’t close ILM!”
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James relaxed with a robotic massage…
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And was interviewed by Randi Altman from postPerspective…
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We caught up with Animation Magazine…
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“We’re founded on the idea that people can work wherever they want, whether it’s rural Pennsylvania or Spokane, WA. But in the end, we’re artists, and we’re all doing it for the pretty pictures. We’re doing this work out of love.”
A full house for 'Remote Studio Productions' with Animatrik, director Ciaran Foy and MasterKey, hosted by Ian Failes from VFX blog
A full house for ‘Remote Studio Productions’ with Brett Ineson of Animatrik, director Ciaran Foy and Rajeev Dassani from MasterKey, hosted by Ian Failes from VFX blog