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Posted Jul 27

Siggraph 2019: Speakers, talks, panels from The Focus and Technicolor's VFX studios

by The Focus
Siggraph 2019: Speakers, talks, panels from The Focus and Technicolor's VFX studios by The Focus

 

Siggraph 2019, the world’s premier conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques, is back this year to showcase latest technologies from AI and machine learning to real-time tech and virtual reality.

The visual effects and animation industries will be contributing to the conversation with an array of presentations, talks and panels, including interesting “making of” sessions for some of the biggest films that have come out recently.

Technicolor’s VFX studios — MPC Film, Mill Film, and Mr. X — will be taking part in the week-long conference with an exciting lineup of speakers and topics. The Focus, Technicolor’s recruitment brand, will also participate in a panel called “Preparing Students to Take the Next Step: School to Work Transition (Demo Reels and Beyond).

Siggraph 2019 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 28 July to 1 August.

The Focus, which is hiring for Technicolor’s VFX studios plus Mikros Animation Montreal and Technicolor Academy, will be at booth 5/6 during the recruitment exhibition from 30–31 July. The team expects to tap into the wealth of talent that’s sure to descend on the conference.

Below is the schedule of all the talks, panels and presentations from The Focus as well as Technicolor’s VFX studios, starting from DigiPro, a Digital Production Symposium, as well as the Business Symposium — both of which will take place right before the Siggraph conference proper.

Room numbers or locations are at the Los Angeles Convention Center unless otherwise stated.

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Saturday, 27 July

4:45–5:30pm

Business Symposium: Lauren McCallum, Mill Film’s Global Managing Director, speaking on Fireside Chat: Diversity and Equity as Business Imperatives (JW Marriott Los Angeles)

Sunday, 28 July

9:15–10:55am

DigiPro: Victor Yudin, Lead Developer for Mill Film, will present Millefiori: A USD-Based Sequence Editor (Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles)

2:45–3:50pm

Panel: Diversity, Collaboration, and Building Toward an Inclusive Organization; Lauren McCallum, Mill Film’s Global Managing Director will be a panelist (Room 402AB)

2:45–3:45pm

The Pipeline Conference: Panel on Real-time Technologies for Film Pipelines with Francesco Giordana, Principle Architect for MPC Film (General Assembly Los Angeles)

Monday, 29 July

9:00–10:30am

Educators Forum: Preparing Students to Take the Next Step: School to Work Transition (Demo Reels and Beyond) with The Focus Talent Acquisition Manager Sylvie Tehbelian as a panelist (Room 406A)

2:00–5:00pm

Panel: Exhibitor Session: Women In Animation Summit with Lauren McCallum, Global Managing Director for Mill Film (Room 410)

3:45–5:15pm

Talk: Sculpting Colour Spaces with Rob Pieke, Principal Architect for MPC Film (Room 403AB)

Tuesday, 30 July

9:00–10:30am

Talk: DMP without DMP, Full-CG Environments for The Lion King with Kai Wolter, Head of Production Technology, London for MPC Film (Room 408AB)

Wednesday, 31 July

9:00–10:30am

Talk: Building Modern VFX Infrastructure with Natasha Kelkar, Senior Software Developer for MPC Film (Room 408AB)

11:15am

Unity at MPC Film: Real-Time Set Dressing with Diorama (Room 407)

11:30–11:55am

Nvidia Exhibition Booth: Prism & RTX with Victor Yudin, Lead Developer for Mill Film, presenting at Nvidia Innovation Theater Booth 1313, Expo Hall

2:00–5:15pm

Course: Everything the Light Touches: Rendering The Lion King with Rob Pieke, Principal Architect for MPC Film (Room 403AB)

5:30–5:55pm

Nvidia Exhibition Booth: Genesis with Francesco Giordana, Realtime Software Architect for MPC Film, presenting at Nvidia Innovation Theater Booth 1313, Expo Hall

Thursday, 1 August

10:45am-12:35pm

Talk: Mesh-Driven Generation and Animation of Groomed Feathers with Rasmus Haapaoja, Software Developer for MPC Film (Room403AB)

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