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SPARK News




Happening Saturday: Tony Bancroft Masterclass!

The day is almost upon us! The Tony Bancroft masterclass is happening this Saturday which means there’s limited time left to buy your ticket to meet and learn about the art of animating comedy with the legendary Tony Bancroft.

This is your opportunity to learn from Tony, a 30+ year veteran of the animation industry, whose career has included nearly every role, including a 12-year tenure at Disney Feature Animation, working on such classics as Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, as well as directing Mulan.

The day-long masterclass taking place this Saturday, 29 June, will be divided into four sessions, each covering a specific aspect of animating comedic characters, opening with insights from his career, moving into the history of animated comedy characters and archetypes, followed by a session examining and breaking down specific visual gags and how they have evolved over time, and closing the day with a lesson on finding the comedic moments in dialogue and pantomime scenes.

Tickets to the masterclass are $125 each ($112.50 for groups of 5 or more) including all taxes and fees. Each ticket also includes a boxed lunch.

Online sales will close at midnight tomorrow, Friday, 28 June. Group and sponsor staff discounts are only available through online advance sales, so if you want to save a little cash while hanging with friends and learning some new skills, be sure to get your ticket before midnight tomorrow.

Tickets will also be available at the venue on Saturday morning (regular price only).

For tickets and additional details on the masterclass, visit the event page.




When: Saturday, June 29 @ 9:30 am (doors open at 8:45 am)
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission: $125 // Groups (5+): $112.50*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.
Info & tickets: Event Website




Community News




Vancouver Animation Network’s Mixer is Friday

TGIF! Celebrate the arrival of the long weekend at June’s Animation Industry Mixer!

Hosted by the Vancouver Animation Network, the free event is a great way to meet industry peers, share stories, tips, ideas or simply hang out with friends and make new ones.

The mixer kicks off on Friday, 28 June at 6:30 pm at the St. Regis Bar & Grill and includes free pizza, 15% discount on alcohol, 10% discount on food and a 50/50 raffle which this month, includes a ticket to the Tony Bancroft masterclass taking place Saturday.

For more info and to RSVP, visit Vancouver Animation Network website.







SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: Call for Submissions

Submissions are already underway for the 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia, taking place from 17 — 20 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Each year, SIGGRAPH Asia showcases some of the most cutting-edge innovation and research by the industry through a wide range of programs available for submission. Your contribution is vital!

Submit here!

SIGGRAPH Asia’s programs are an excellent platform to spread your research, share your latest developments and help push the boundaries of what technology can do for the future.

Professionals in computer graphics, digital art, animation, visual effects, machine learning, artificial intelligence, immersive and mixed realities, scientific visualization, adaptive technology, and more, are welcome to enter your greatest work!

All submissions are reviewed and evaluated by a highly qualified and experienced jury comprising top practitioners and scholars across computer graphics, animation and interactive techniques specializations.

Important dates:
  • July 1, 2019 – Art Gallery/ Art Papers
  • July 1, 2019 – XR
  • August 12, 2019 – Doctoral Consortium
  • August 12, 2019 – Posters
  • August 12, 2019 – Real-Time Live!
  • August 12, 2019 – Technical Briefs
  • September 14, 2019 – Thesis Fast Forward
  • October 4, 2019 – Birds of a Feather

Note: The submission time for all deadlines is 23:59 UTC/GMT.

For more details on the festival and submission requisites, visit our submissions page for more information on each available program.




Festival News




SPARK ANIMATION 2019: Submissions Open

The Dam Keeper, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Borrowed Time, Garden Party; this is your chance to join the ranks of SPARK ANIMATION Festival Award Winners!

Submissions have officially opened for SPARK ANIMATION 2019, which is taking place October 24 to 27.

Whether you’re a student or polished filmmaker, working independently or a studio, SPARK is pleased to accept all types of animation and offer a wide range of categories for submission not to mention a Festival Jury made up of animation industry luminaries.

Important dates:
  • August 24, 2019 — Regular Submission Deadline
  • September 12, 2019 — Extended Submission Deadline
  • October 1, 2019 — Notification Date
  • October 24 — 27, 2019 — Festival Dates

For more details on the festival, submission details and to submit, visit our submission page.




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