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DianaLee
07-31-2009, 07:38 PM
If you’re headed to SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans be sure to stop by MAXON’s Booth # 3219, check out “The Studio”, the “Computer Animation Festival” and be sure to say “Thank You” to all those hard working Student Volunteers. There something for everyone in this years MAXON presence. Here’s a handy guide of MAXON “happenings” to help you plan your schedule.



SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

MAXON Booth # 3219 - Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Alan Williams - Student and Design Award Winner - Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Alan, an MFA broadcast design & motion graphics student and winner of this year’s prestigious Inspire09 symposium’s ‘9 x 90 Competition’, will present his winning motion-media design project, Meditations in a Toolshed.

11:00 AM – 12 Noon

John LePore - Art Director - Perception

Focusing on the “time is money” scenario, John will be showcasing the projects Perception created under a tight deadline. Included will be an animated intro to the televised baseball games for the New York Mets, a Showtime Weeds promo, and a Microsoft Office viral web video, and more. All projects feature the tight integration between CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects.

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Chris Smith - Co-founder - Sugar Films Productions

Chris will reveal some of his secrets on creating reusable tools with Xpresso, illustrating that this can be accomplished by artists who are not programmers. Chris will delve into how he created “CS Tools” his free suite of Xpresso tools, and tell attendees how they can get their hands on these exciting CINEMA 4D / Xpresso add-ons.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Thomas Brown - Animation Director - Nucleus Medical Art

Thomas will present “The Making Of: Atherosclerosis”, a three-and-a-half minute-long animation that provides a realistic view of how plaque forms within a coronary artery over time.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Nate Mitchell - Graphics Supervisor- Innovative Show Design (ISD)

Mark Dowling - Project Manager / Graphic Artist- Innovative Show Design (ISD)

Justin Garrone - Assistant Art Director / Lighting Designer- Innovative Show Design (ISD)

The creative team at ISD will demo the making-of several broadcast set design projects. Their process starts out with designing sets in the virtual world using CINEMA 4D and Vectorworks, then utilizing these designs to build the real world sets. Some of their most recent sets were created for Super Bowl XLIII and Poker After Dark, both for NBC, and 2009 Speed Week at Daytona 500.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Rich Fallat – Lookdev / Texture Artist - Rhythm & Hues

Get an inside look at several creatures from "Land of the Lost" and "Night at the Museum:Battle for the Smithsonian" and learn how Rhythm and Hues Studios uses BodyPaint 3D.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tom Quach - Senior Texture / Matte Painter – Sony Pictures Imageworks

Tom will deconstruct some of the complex and stunning matte and texture painting created for the feature film “Watchmen”. This recreation will illuminate how MAXON software continues to play a pivotal role in the Sony Pictures Imageworks creative pipeline.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dr. Volker Sassmannshausen, a.k.a. Dr. Sassi, a noted CINEMA 4D power user and prolific contributor to MAXON’s online education and training resource, Cineversity, to preview, JET (Junior Extraterrestrial); a short animated feature piece he is creating in-full as a solo endeavor that concurrently documents each step in the animation process for a new series of comprehensive tutorials for the Cineversity site.


SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

MAXON Booth # 3219 - Thursday, August 6th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Rich Fallat – Lookdev / Texture Artist - Rhythm & Hues

NOTE: For details, see above timeslot for 3 – 4 PM on Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th.

11:00 AM – 12 Noon

Tom Quach - Senior Texture / Matte Painter – Sony Pictures Imageworks

NOTE: For details, see above timeslot for 4 – 5 PM on Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th.

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

John LePore - Art Director - Perception

NOTE: For details, see above timeslot for 11 – 12 Noon on Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Thomas Brown - Animation Director - Nucleus Medical Art

NOTE: For details, see above timeslot for 1 – 2 PM on Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Nate Mitchell - Graphics Supervisor - Innovative Show Design (ISD)

Mark Dowling - Project Manager / Graphic Artist - Innovative Show Design (ISD)

Justin Garrone - Assistant Art Director / Lighting Designer - Innovative Show Design (ISD)

NOTE: For details, see above timeslot for 2 – 3 PM on Tuesday, August 4th & Wednesday, August 5th


MAXON Booth Hours

Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th – 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 6th – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM


ADDITIONAL MAXON participation at SIGGRAPH, includes “The Studio”, the “Computer Animation Festival” and the “Student Volunteers” program.

THE STUDIO:

MAXON will be represented in “The Studio” with a “CINEMA 4D Studio Bundle” installed on all 60 systems, for your animating convenience.

COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL:

The “Computer Animation Festival” will host two short films created with MAXON software. Betsy Kopmar’s curated “Night Fishing with Cormorants” and Nucleus Medical Art’s “ juried film “Atherosclerosis”.

Screenings schedule:

“Night Fishing with Cormorants” – Visual Music Reel 1

Monday, August 3rd

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM - Room 271-273

“Atherosclerosis” – Digital Schoolhouse Reel

Friday, August 7th

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM:

MAXON is once again this year participating as a donor in the Student Volunteers program, providing a full working copy of “BodyPaint 3D” to a deserving SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer.

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