L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH presents “Tron : Now and Then” – January 21st
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Los Angeles, California, USA – January 17, 2011 – The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH along with The Visual Effects Society Archive Committee present “Tron – Now and Then.”
Of historical significance is the fact that the LA Chapter's first event upon it’s formation 28 years ago covered the making of the special effects and visual effects employed in the original “Tron” film. Two panels will compare and contrast the evolution of the effects employed in this highly successful franchise.
This one night only event will feature presentations by the multi award-winning Special and Visual Effects industry professionals who worked on both the classic “original” 1984 “Tron” and the just released “Tron: Legacy.” Featured speakers include Richard Taylor, Visual Effects Supervisor; Kenneth Mirman, Art Director, Abel & Associates; Jonathan Scheele, Effects Digital Supervisor, Digital Domain on the “Pioneers Panel” from the original “Tron film. Speakers on the “Tron: Legacy” panel will include Scott Meadows, Previz & Layout Supervisor; Jonathan Litt, Lighting Supervisor; and Matthias Wittmann, Animation Supervisor.
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER OF ACM SIGGRAPH:
L.A. SIGGRAPH is a Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics, serving the Los Angeles area. Organized and operating exclusively for educational and scientific purposes relating to the field of computer graphics, L.A. SIGGRAPH is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Officially chartered in September, 1991, L.A. SIGGRAPH has provided a forum for members to meet regularly, share their work, and exchange ideas. The monthly newsletter Dimension reaches over 1300 members, providing information about upcoming meetings, events, and job opportunities. L.A. SIGGRAPH received the 1995 Professional Chapter of Excellence Award from ACM.
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