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07 July 2005, 01:15 AM
pmG Sponsors Character Animation Event

LOS ANGELES - In keeping with its focus on advancing the art of character animation, pmG Worldwide, LLC is sponsoring a character animation event that coincides with the 2005 SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Presented by CGCHAR, the premier online discussion resource for production-centric character animation, this event is created for professionals as well as for students preparing for a career in 3D CG character animation or character technical direction.

The speakers at this event include animators, supervisors, and directors from the studios of Disney, Sony Pictures Animation, DreamWorks, and Pixar Animation Studios. In addition to the stellar panel, Timur "Taron" Baysal, world-renowned character animator and artist, will be demonstrating character animation and rendering techniques with the latest version of messiah:studio, pmG's popular professional 3D software.

Agenda and Speakers:

12:30 Social Hour and pmG Software Demonstrations by Taron
1:30 Doug Bennett - Supervising Animator -- Disney Feature (Chicken Little)
2:00 Jason Schleifer - Animator -- DreamWorks (Madagascar)
2:30 Break
3:00 Andrew Gordon & Carlos Baena - Animators -- Pixar Animation Studios
3:30 Henry Anderson - Director -- Sony Pictures Animation
4:00 Speaker-to-be-Announced
CGCHAR @ Siggraph Event
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Admission: FREE and open to the public.

Westin Bonaventure
Catalina Ballroom
404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(A Siggraph Shuttle Bus Stop)

Founded in 2000, pmG Worldwide is a recognized leader in researching, developing, and delivering innovative techniques and technologies in character animation, effects, and high-quality photorealistic rendering, for computer graphics professionals. Having pioneered and popularized real-time interactivity for animation, pmG's award-winning technologies have enabled CG professionals to experience a level of productivity, ease of use and enhanced creativity, never before possible. For more information on pmG, and it's software products, go to: (

Founded in 1996, CGCHAR is an online resource for those working in and preparing for a career specializing in character animation production. CGCHAR has kick started the careers of hundreds of talented artists that have gone on to become animators, character technical directors, supervisors, and directors at large and small studios across the world. CGCHAR holds these real-world events/presentations as thanks to the community that makes our group as popular as it is for professionals and students alike. For more information, or to join the group, please visit

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