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SPARK News



The Angry Birds Movie 2 © 2019 Columbia Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Behind the Making of Angry Birds 2

The birds are back and this time, they’re doing the unthinkable: teaming up with their arch enemies to take down a common foe.

For the sequel to the wildly successful Angry Birds, the team at Sony Pictures Imageworks were once again tasked with bringing the world of Angry Birds to the big screen.

On Wednesday, 28 August at 7 pm, join animation leads John Vassallo and Rohini Kumar, lighting lead Shreyasi Das as well as VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid as the team takes us behind-the-scenes at the artistic and technical challenges they faced in creating new characters, environments and effects for this new animated adventure.

This event is free but space is limited! To reserve your spot and for more information, visit the event page.

When: Wednesday, 28 August 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: VFS Digital Design Campus
420 Homer St (@ W Hastings)
Vancouver, Canada
Admission: Free
Info & tickets: Event Website



Community News




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:
  • 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.




SPARK News




30 Tickets Left to Sandro Cleuzo Masterclass!

There are only 30 tickets left to the two-day masterclass with character designer Sandro Cleuzo!

Over the weekend of Saturday 14 September and Sunday, 15 September, Sandro will share with attendees the step-by-step process he uses to create his characters.

Both seasoned professionals and students in training will benefit from this two-day masterclass which will give attendees the opportunity to learn firsthand from an industry master who possesses the skills, experience, and inside track on “Injecting Personality Into Character Design & Animation.”

Tickets to this very special two-day event are only $150 ($135 for groups of five or more). Admission includes a box lunch on each day as well as all taxes and fees.

If you plan on attending, don’t delay! There are a limited number of tickets left for this event! For more details on the program, schedule, and to purchase a ticket, visit the event page.

When: Saturday, September 14 & 15 @ 10:00 am (doors open at 9:15 am)
Where: Bosa Theatre
Nat & Flora Bosa Centre for Film & Animation
Capilano University
12055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, Canada
Admission: $150 // Groups (5+): $135*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.
Info & tickets: Event Website




Festival News




SPARK ANIMATION 2019: Submissions Close August 23!

Submissions for SPARK ANIMATION 2019, taking place 24 to 27 October, have been going strong and we’re quickly approaching the submission deadline of 23 August. That’s only two weeks away!

This is your opportunity to join the ranks of SPARK ANIMATION Festival Award Winners including The Dam Keeper, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Borrowed Time, Garden Party and Late Afternoon.

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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