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MasterZap
06-11-2010, 12:13 PM
So - who's going? :wip:

/Z

illumnat
06-11-2010, 05:10 PM
I'll be going for the first time... well, I actually wandered through the exhibits about 12 years ago, but this will be the first 'real time' of going.

I was an editor in Los Angeles for about 15 years and am in the process of switching over to VFX, my original love, right now. Looking forward to getting back out there for SIGGRAPH.

Take it easy!
--Jud

malducin
06-12-2010, 03:06 AM
Me and my buddy are going. I guess I'll see you there.

PaulHellard
06-12-2010, 03:35 AM
Yep. You can count us in too. We'll be there.

okfir
06-12-2010, 06:44 PM
I'm gonna be there for the second time, hope it will be fun like the first time

rAT--mAN
06-13-2010, 12:22 AM
I'll be there!

hockley91
06-14-2010, 03:05 PM
I am going. First timer.

MagnumCort
06-15-2010, 06:15 PM
(In the voice of The Dude)

"Far Out. I'll be there, man."

Okilo11
06-16-2010, 06:05 AM
I'm going for the first time. I'm still a college student and the whole event seems incredibly huge, and honestly it's a little intimidating! Anyone have tips or advice for first timers?

malducin
06-16-2010, 05:41 PM
I'm going for the first time. I'm still a college student and the whole event seems incredibly huge, and honestly it's a little intimidating! Anyone have tips or advice for first timers?

Most important, wear comfortable clothes and shoes (wish I knew that for my first SIGGRAPH). Some rooms might have the AC at full power so maybe a light jacket or long sleeve shirt can help.

Youpi
06-16-2010, 07:56 PM
I'll be here for my sixth Siggraph!

I'm so impatient!

Any Couch surfer here?

Pheno
06-17-2010, 07:26 AM
I'll be there for my first time, and I'm very excited about it.
Has a "first timer", I have a question:
-during the jobfair, do we have to register for the recruting session with studio ? (I guess yes), and how ? (in front off the stand days before, online....)
Thanks in advance.

malducin
06-17-2010, 01:07 PM
I'll be there for my first time, and I'm very excited about it.
Has a "first timer", I have a question:
-during the jobfair, do we have to register for the recruting session with studio ? (I guess yes), and how ? (in front off the stand days before, online....)
Thanks in advance.

The Job Fair is just a bunch of stands, at most you will have to stand a line for a little while (especially for big game and film studios). For the most part you check their listings and drop you resume and/or reel. The real value comes with talking directly with HR people, artists and technicians from the studios (see what they're looking for, ask them questions, etc.). You might get a callback if they like what you have.

cgaddictworld
06-18-2010, 06:05 AM
There's a lot of artists attending the event that I'm dying to meet, I'll definitely be there.

Edit: Never mind it's in Asia

Grayscale
06-18-2010, 08:03 PM
I'll be going. 3rd time overall, second time to LA. Went last year to New Orleans.

Grgeon
06-19-2010, 04:53 AM
I'll be there too. See you there Ryan.

-George

RobertoOrtiz
06-20-2010, 04:00 AM
Ill be there...

andalusian
06-20-2010, 06:48 PM
I'll be there! Job fair here I come!

Alpha-Leader
06-21-2010, 05:24 AM
I will be there!

Coldframe
06-22-2010, 12:39 AM
i won't be there unfortunatly !
i hope autodesk streams there master classes online :cool: like last year.

R./

lucaskeeper
06-23-2010, 01:13 AM
Hello!
I'm Lucas and I'm from Argentina
I'll be there too! It's my first time and i'm very happy! I love computer graphics and games!
I would also ask for any suggestions and recommendations...
See you there!

antoniofalcao
06-23-2010, 02:22 AM
I'm going too!
Portugal!

javierluiso
06-23-2010, 03:27 AM
Hi, I'll be there too !
I'm form Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It'll be my first time attending SIGGRAPH and I've accepted as SV !!!

See you
J.

Pale-Face
06-23-2010, 02:15 PM
First timer, can't wait!
Anything tips from the veterans to making the most of this?

quasiagent1
06-23-2010, 04:06 PM
I'll be there as well! Missed last year, so glad to be going back...

alejofonck
06-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Hey, I'm new to the forum, I'll be going there as a student volunteer, coming from Raleigh, North Carolina.

TiMrozek
06-23-2010, 06:09 PM
I'll be there, second time. I can't wait. First time in LA, bought my plane tickets today.

Ceirn
06-23-2010, 08:15 PM
I'm going for the first time. I'm a student volunteer and I can't wait for all the things I will be a part of at SIGGRAPH.

Grayscale
06-24-2010, 06:41 PM
I'll be there too. See you there Ryan.

-George

Definitely Georgie!

TristanArtForm
06-25-2010, 01:27 AM
Me. Hunting for work. I'll be the big dude with the pony-tail and the portfolio book, lurking around the job fair.

www.Tristanartform.com (http://www.Tristanartform.com)

sebasanimation
06-25-2010, 05:10 PM
I will be going for the first time, first official animation trip of many i hope. we should all meet up at the geek bar haha.

malducin
06-25-2010, 08:09 PM
Me. Hunting for work. I'll be the big dude with the pony-tail and the portfolio book, lurking around the job fair.

so that narrows it to about a couple thousand people ;-)

kimblarsen
06-26-2010, 08:18 PM
Hi all,

I will be attending SIGGRAPH 2010 Monday through Wed most likely.

Also, I will be looking for content - speakers and projects - for next years Digital Storytelling 2011 - an annual event on the creative use of visual effects in film and tv. It is a cross-disciplinary seminar targeting both directors, producers, designers, writers as well as the usual suspects of VFX professionals. We have had tremendous success for five years running with full house and several Academy Award winning VFX professionals as keynote speakers including Mike Fink and Robert Legato.

You can check out this years and past programmes at:
http://www.digistorytelling.com/press-info/

This year our keynote speaker was production designer Robert Stromberg who spoke about "Art and Machine: Visual effects Design and its new role in film". You can watch most of his presentation here (site in Norwegian, video in English):
http://montages.no/2010/06/digital-storytelling-2010-robert-stromberg-og-avatar/

Some topics/projects that we are considering, in no particular order:

* Innovative Transmedia fillm and TV projects such as Lost
(Producers Guild has recently added a new code of credits - Transmedia)

* TRON Legacy
(in particular the world design and its impact on story)

* World building in film, tv and games (in general)
(eg. Avatar, Minocrity Report, TRON Legacy, Mirror's Edge, suggestions ?)

* Multi-talent indie directors/VFX artists such as the team behind the "What's in the Box" project, unknown people making a short with VFX putting it on Vimeo/Youtube and (hopefully) getting signed.
(http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/)

* Real-time VFX rendering in TV series (or film)

* People who could teach an advanced Houdini workshop

We are also generally interested in smaller, indie-type film and tv productions with VFX that are more similar in scope/budget to Norwegian films. Just so you know, a big budget feature film in Norway is between $8-12M. The average feature film budget in Norway is very small, between $1,2M and $1,9M (no or little vfx in those obviously)

I am hoping that there are many of you on CGSociety.org that are working on projects or have forward looking ideas for possible content and I would be very interested in meeting up face to face or exchanging ideas over email with you.

Please contact me directly at kim ATT digistorytelling DOT com, cell phone +47 415 62 585.

Cheers,
Kim Baumann Larsen
Director
Digital Storytelling
www.digistorytelling.com (http://www.digistorytelling.com)

CoffeeCake
06-27-2010, 11:49 PM
I'm just getting started in cg but have been interested in it as far back as i can remember. I was just curious if someone could sum up what it is exactly.

Bonedaddy
06-28-2010, 07:02 PM
I'll probably be at a few parties, doubt I'll be able to make it to much of the conference though.

geekatplay
06-30-2010, 07:35 PM
Ami and I will be presenting in e-onsoftware booth, stop by to say hi.

bungatron71100
07-01-2010, 02:42 PM
I'll be there for the first time, along with one of my co-workers. I guess that my employer decided that since I recently broke my leg, there is no threat this year of me skipping the conference to do some out of town skateboarding.

Pepster3D
07-02-2010, 04:52 PM
I will be there. I can't wait! :D I had a great time at the last LA Siggraph. So much to see and do, so little time....

vfx3d
07-05-2010, 04:59 AM
i'm down as a first timer!!! can't wait !!

RockinAkin
07-05-2010, 10:06 PM
See you all there. :beer:

EdtheHobbit
07-06-2010, 09:38 PM
I'll be going out there for the first time myself.

You gonna be there, Zap? I'd love to shake your hand and buy you a beer, after that FXPhD class, it would be the least I could do.

MasterZap
07-07-2010, 07:51 AM
I'll be going out there for the first time myself.

You gonna be there, Zap? I'd love to shake your hand and buy you a beer, after that FXPhD class, it would be the least I could do.

Oh yeah, I'll be there. :buttrock:

/Z

vfx3d
07-09-2010, 02:22 AM
Oh yeah, I'll be there. :buttrock:

/Z

yeah! yeah! Zaps here~and we are here~...
the day is coming~! but i just curious that how can we meet each other! who knows who? kkkkk

aglick
07-09-2010, 09:30 PM
I'll see you guys out there!

And this year I will actually get to spend more time "playing" and hanging out -and less time "working".

whoohoo!
:beer:

-Adam

PaulHellard
07-10-2010, 02:14 AM
Good on ya Adam. Let's hook up.

I'll see you guys out there!

And this year I will actually get to spend more time "playing" and hanging out -and less time "working".

whoohoo!
:beer:

-Adam

aglick
07-10-2010, 05:44 AM
You know it, Paul!

Weihalter
07-11-2010, 07:54 PM
I'll be there, bought my plane tickets a few days ago.

I'm a first timer and I think I'll attend the official cg talk meeting.

beaker
07-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Ill be there half working half attending parts of the conference. Come say hi at the Foundry GeekFest on Monday night, Ill be working there.

Tomiyasu
07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
I'll be there !

Launay
07-12-2010, 08:50 AM
I ll be there ! :)

JBoskma
07-13-2010, 04:38 AM
I'll be doing a couple workshops at the Zbrush booth Tuesday to Thursday. Feel free to give a shout!

Alex Morris
07-13-2010, 12:28 PM
I'll be there with my party hat on - although it's looking a bit thin on the ground so far apart from Monday when everything's happening at once!

MasterZap
07-13-2010, 12:30 PM
I'll be there with my party hat on - although it's looking a bit thin on the ground so far apart from Monday when everything's happening at once!

Indeed .... a total planning fail there.... as opposed to Thursday which is all tumbleweeds...

/Z

Kungfujackrabbit
07-14-2010, 03:11 PM
I'll be attending. Cant wait to see some old friends. Seems like were scattered thru the US and canada now. First Sigg ive been totally stoked for since 01. See y'all soon!

stewartjones
07-14-2010, 07:41 PM
I'll be along for it. :wavey:

3DMadness
07-17-2010, 04:18 AM
I'll be there for the first time. :wavey:

:beer:

mneuman
07-19-2010, 07:02 PM
I'll be attending the conference for the first time. I work for a company that offers 3D scanning and data collection services for the film and entertainment industries. Utilizing our mobile collection system we are able to scan structures quickly and efficiently, from individual buildings to entire city blocks. We can then provide an accurate model of the environment that can be imported into most popular 3D modeling applications.

If anyone is interested in meeting up at SIGGRAPH and seeing some of our data and how our process works, let me know.

JCork
07-19-2010, 10:36 PM
SIGGRAPH runs strong through my blood now. I don't think I'll ever miss another conference! See you all there!

Ps. I will be with a large group coming from Indianapolis, Indiana. Just watch out for us! :beer:

Procedural
07-20-2010, 12:08 PM
A few of us are coming to Siggraph all the way from Switzerland . You can catch us on the show floor or at the Figueroa Hotel: http://www.procedural.com/cityengine/events.html (http://www.procedural.com/cityengine/events.html)

avillabon
07-20-2010, 05:24 PM
Wow tons of people!! This is awesome! Ill be there too!! :applause:

There is an Unofficial CGTalk meetup, we should all meet there, its on Sunday. Here;s the link for more info!
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=312&t=894808

Spread the word, it would be great to meet all of you guys/gals! ;)

Alex

girl3D
07-20-2010, 05:42 PM
I'll be there on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hope to meet all or some of you fellow cg artists!

nemirc
07-20-2010, 06:22 PM
I'll be there! Fourth SIGGRAPH :beer: :wip:

rAT--mAN
07-20-2010, 07:54 PM
Can't wait to see y'all at the meetup!

Buexe
07-21-2010, 06:32 AM
I`ll be there and review reels so be nice ; )

Fess
07-21-2010, 06:30 PM
LA sig is the best...in show and scale. :applause:

I'll try to be there

odettz
07-22-2010, 08:57 AM
Hi. I'm Faiz from Malaysia, first time going there.

RobertoOrtiz
07-22-2010, 09:08 PM
See you all there!

I will be wearing the Red DC nationals cap in the conference.

-R

Edgemaster
07-24-2010, 02:46 PM
I'll be there. This will be my first Siggraph! :bounce:

philnolan3d
07-28-2010, 10:27 PM
This would have been my third Siggraph. I really wanted to go this year but just didn't have any money until right before the event and by then all of the hotels and flights were just too expensive. Even got a $600 loan from a Twitter friend whom I've never met in person, but just ended up sending it back to him. (actually still fighting with PayPal about that).

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