Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SIGGRAPH 2013 Anaheim, CA : Diaries : Day 06

Day 06, Monday

Figure 01. Sporting our new work shirts - the vests have gone for good - Thanks Dreamworks! :)
Making friends - fabulous people. Adam here is a fellow Animator studying at Full Sail.

Figure 02. SV Swag
Some goodies just for us student volunteers

Today was my first shift during the conference, I was assigned to the studio for the week - that's where all the hands-on Fun happens! So I explored what things were taking place there and decided to help out the stand where there were lenticular animation cards being created - involving fancy dress props, cameras, printers and lenticular making. The guy also had an interactive graffiti wall, where he had a screen with rear projection and spray cans modified with light sensors to signal where the pixels were to be sprayed onto the screen. It was really interesting learning the processes.

Figures 3&4
My first 2 image lenticular card (I didn't know what I was posing for when I had these done!) 

Figure 05. An attendee having fun painting over his own picture, he was taking it so seriously too!
I took a photo of him and his partner, then showed them how to load it as their background and let him spray away.... They loved it, and I printed it out for them after.

The company is www.3DCheeze.com, and I worked with Raleigh, Director of Smiles.

After my shift, it was time for the Grand Opening of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival,

It was fabulous!

Figure 06. The Arena - Set up for the Animation Festival

There were so many great animations screened in this festival I'd like to make a separate post for them.

Figure 07. Photo Area

After the film screenings there was a huge 'Networking Desert Reception' outside, sponsored by disney with some weird sweet things to eat while you network with all the big companies - and little ones of course.

Dessert Menu :

1 - California Cheeses, Honeycomb Dried-Fruit, Cheese Tortes, Crackers & Assorted Breads, & Hot/Cold Savory Dips (Sinach Artichoke, Classic Fontina Fondue & Onion Dip)

2 - Popcorn & Candy Trail Mix Bar (M&M's, Roasted Peanuts & Cashews, Mini Mashmallows, Gummy Bears, etc.)

3 - Mini Desert Pizzas (Smore, Fruit, Apple & Salted Caramel), Variety of Cakes (Carrot, German Chocolate & Marble)

4 - Brownie Pops (Chocolate, Blondie, Turtle & Cheesecake on a stick with Dipping Sauces: White Chocolate, Raspberry & Caramel), Variety of Rice Krispie Treats.

5 - Make Your Own Dessert Nachos (Cinnamon Chips, Fruit, Chocolate Drizzle & Whip Cream), Warm Zeppoli Donuts

6 - Dip & Dot Ice Cream Stations, Cotton Candy (Strawberry, Lime, Orange & Bacon)

7 - Bars!

Figure 08. Cooking bacon for the Candy Floss!

Figure 09. The red carpet to the Animation Festival + Popcorn

Figure 10. Make your own Desert Nachos

Figure 11. Brownie Pops / Rice Krispie Treats

Figure 12. Me and Jan Philipp Emanuel "Hi JJ!' :D

Figure 13. Mixed Sweets

Figure 14. Patrick (New friend from Germany) with his surprise birthday cake

Figure 15. Our Full Conference Badges - Today I was also given a pink ribbon to attach to it which has brains written on it, these are given in special circumstances, so I asked what mine was for - the exact words were : ''For being Awesome!''
Thanks Derek! My Team Leader

Figure 16. Bacon Flavour Candy Floss

Figure 17. Adam - Yes it does

Figure 18. Disney Networking Cards - set of 9

The purpose of this party was to let everybody network in one place at one time, a way they hoped to increase the networking was by giving a pack of 9 cards to each person,  each pack had 9 exact cards in and the purpose was to swap by networking to collect the set of 9. This did wonders for communication. We were talking to guys from Pixar, Blizzard Sony Pictures Animation and SO, SO many cool people.

After all that networking I was knackered but hungry... I wasn't in the mood for sweet stuff so I walked with my friend Adam to get some Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner all at the same time at a 24h IHOP.... did the trick. It's pretty evident in the picture I was in need of sleep.

Figure 19. Need Sleep

Figure 20. Some food

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