October 26, 2007

Upgrade 2007: Evolving Art & Filmmaking Forum Debuts

Oklahoma City - Upgrade 2007: Evolving Art & Filmmaking has debuted as Oklahoma's first annual computer graphics, animation, and gaming forum exploring what it takes to develop, cultivate, and maintain an animation, gaming, and digital filmmaking industry in Oklahoma.
Upgrade 2007, open to both students and professionals will boast top professionals in the following categories: Video Games, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Advertising, and Feature Films.  
Speakers will be available for questions, quotes, and photos at a separate Press Conference, which will be held from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm at the event.
Attendance for this event is free and open to the public, however seating will be limited.  
Date & Time:
Friday, October 26, 2007
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Address & Location:  
Presbyterian Health Foundation
655 Research Parkway
Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma73104        
Among the presentations are:
Video Games, Feature Films, and Beyond: The Art of Softimage|XSI
by Mark Schoennagel and Jennifer Goldfinch, Softimage 
Avalanches and Explosions: Visual Effects Magic with Houdini
by Peter Robbinson, Side Effects Software     
Technology That Moves You: Motion Capture in Film and Games
by Scott Gagain, House of Moves     
Creative Practices with Creative Tools: A Behind the Scenes Look
by Greg Punchatz, Janimation     
Creating Tomorrow's Artist Today: Training and Education in CG
by Piyush Patel, Digital-Tutors     
Hollywood's Secret Recipe: Pixar's RenderMan Technology
by Dylan Sisson, Pixar Animation Studios, RenderMan Technical Artist, Pixar Animation Studios