November 27, 2007

Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Autodesk Present 3December Event

Hollywood, Calif. - Celebrate 3D and join Gnomon School of Visual Effects and the Autodesk media and entertainment community Web site, "The Area," in welcoming the cloth and hair team from the newly released feature, Beowulf, from Sony Pictures Imageworks. The event will be held on Thursday, December 6th, from 6 to 9 p.m.
You’re invited to join this year’s live 3December event, presented by Autodesk’s community Web site, It's an annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the people who create them. Now in its ninth year, artists will celebrate 3D CG online and in person.
Gnomon School of Visual Effects and the AREA present special guests: Sho Igarashi, cloth and hair supervisor, along with Mark de Sousa, CG supervisor, both of Sony Pictures Imageworks. They will illustrate the flow of the cloth and hair work on the feature film by Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf. They will cover costume and hair acquisition on set, procedural costume builds, hair builds, and dynamics/rigs, in addition to the character connect from animation to cloth and hair, and other work that brought Beowulf to life.
Event Details:
When: Thursday, December 6th, 2007, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Meet & Greet: 6:00pm
Presentation: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Gnomon School of Visual Effects – Stage 15 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
Fees: This event is FREE of charge! Seating is limited, so register today.  
About the speakers:
Mark de Sousa
Mark E. A. de Sousa is a computer graphics supervisor, Special Projects, Cloth and Hair at Sony Pictures Imageworks. His screen credits include being the Cloth Lead on Open Season and Spider-Man 2.
Sho Igarashi
Sho Igarashi is a cloth and hair supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He recently completed work on Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf. His Imageworks credits include The Polar Express and the short, "The Chubbchubbs."
Can't come in person? AREA presents 3December Online. You can still join in the fun and excitement, because AREA brings 3December right to your computer. Starting Monday, December 3, and throughout the week, you'll find valuable content, such as tips & tricks to help you master your craft, demos, tutorials, graphics to inspire your creative mind, and content to challenge your skills.