DC_SIGGRAPH's Demo Reel Night (Part 2)
What makes a good demo reel? How long should it be? What should I
include in my portfolio? Where can I get information about making a
good demo reel? These are questions facing everyone in the world of
computer graphics and, in view of a shrinking economy, questions that
become increasingly important. Join us on Tuesday, May 3 at George Mason
University as DC_SIGGRAPH welcomes our guest speaker, Ed Harriss, as he
helps us find the answers to these questions and more.
Ed Harriss has been working professionally in the computer animation
industry for over 10 years. In that time he has worked in many of its
different sectors: video games, special effects, commercial production,
corporate animation, technical visualization, medical animation, web
graphics, animation instruction, trade show graphics, magazine advertising,
and much more. He has given lectures and taught classes at many
different schools and conventions from coast to coast as well as abroad. In
his spare time he writes articles for magazines such as: Highend
Magazine, 3D World, Rendernode, Digital Production, 3D User, 3D Artisan,
Graphics Live, HDRI Magazine and 3D Magazyn. In addition to magazines, Ed
also writes books. His latest, "How to get a Job in Computer Animation"
has enjoyed runaway success in just about every corner of the globe.
Currently Ed works as a Technical Director and 3D Artist at SAS Studio
Productions, a production company in Raleigh, North Carolina USA. He is
the president of the local Research Triangle SIGGRAPH chapter. He also
produces training videos for aspiring SOFTIMAGE|XSI artists, runs one
of the largest SOFTIMAGE|XSI resource sites, and teaches SOFTIMAGE|XSI
over the internet via Mesmer Inc.
More information about Ed Harriss can be found on the web at
Students, Interns, Rookies and Veterans are invited to take part in an
open discussion with Ed Harriss as he discusses tips and tricks on how
to create the perfect demo reel. Enter in our drawing and one lucky
person will also win a copy of Ed’s book “How to Get a Job in Computer
This event is sponsored by the Electronic Publications division at
George Mason University, and will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 from
7:30 – 9:30pm in the Cinema on the ground floor of the Johnson Center.
George Mason University is located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
22030. Directions to GMU can be found at
http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html (http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html). A map of the campus
can be found here: http://coyote.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.html (http://coyote.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.html).
This event is open to the public. Although there is plenty of seating,
please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (http://us.f411.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?Toemail@example.com&YY=45595&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b) if you plan to attend. Ed will
also have available additional copies of his book for those individuals
interested in purchasing a copy at a discounted price. (Normally $30.00,
discounted to $20.00!)
DC_SIGGRAPH is the Washington D.C. Professional Chapter of ACM
SIGGRAPH. ACM SIGGRAPH is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of
information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are a
membership organization that values passion, integrity, excellence,
volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.
For more information on ACM SIGGRAPH go to: http://www.siggraph.org (http://www.siggraph.org/).
For more information on the local Washington D.C Chapter, go to
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org (http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/). The information regarding this
meeting is also posted on our website.