Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, is recruiting for current and upcoming productions, notably Warner Bros Green Lantern, the Aardman Animation production Arthur Christmas, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania, The Smurfs in association with Columbia Pictures, and several other projects soon to be announced. While at the show, the company is also delivering presentations on the art and technology of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, technical sessions, a Computer Animation Festival production session, and a SIGGRAPH Evening Theater entry.
Imageworks also adds to its Open Source initiative with the release of its sixth program, OpenColorIO, which provides a framework for sharing color transformations across computer graphics workflows.
IPAX, Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation’s academic outreach program, will convene an Educators Forum gathering member schools and a select group of new institutions. The IPAX program was created in 2004 to connect faculty and students from leading academic institutions with Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation to further develop future talent and enhance academic programs.
Imageworks can be found on the exhibit floor at SIGGRAPH in booth 1018.
Details of Imageworks participation at SIGGRAPH 2010 include the following:
Course: Volumetric Methods in Visual Effects
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY | 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM | ROOM 502 B
Special Session: Down the Rabbit Hole - ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, Corey Turner, Theo Bialek
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | WEST HALL B
Talk: APIs for Rendering (Open Shading Language)
Larry Gritz, Clifford Stein, Chris Kulla, Alejandro Conty
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | ROOM 502 B
Birds of a Feather: Field 3D
Magnus Wrenninge Wednesday, 28 July, 1-2pm Room 402 A
Birds of a Feather: OpenColorIO
Wednesday, 28 July, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ROOM 506
Panel: Large Steps Toward Open Source
THURSDAY, 29 JULY | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | ROOM 408 AB
Technical Papers: Perceptual Rendering Methods
Josh Wills -- Toward a Perceptual Space for Gloss
THURSDAY, 29 JULY | 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | ROOM 408 AB
Course: Global Illumination Across Industries
(Imageworks’ work included as examples in presentation)
THURSDAY, 29 JULY | 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM | ROOM 502 A