CHICAGO — SIGGRAPH 2019 has introduced the award winners and lineup of 24 quick movies, breakdowns, scientific visualizations, commercials, and extra, set to look within the Laptop Animation Competition Digital Theater subsequent month. Showcasing the most recent in laptop graphics, the one-night-only Digital Theater occasion will premiere on Monday, 29 July at Microsoft Theater, positioned in L.A. LIVE.
“The Laptop Animation Competition celebrates the ability of telling tales, whether or not emotional or instructional, via laptop graphics,” mentioned SIGGRAPH 2019 Laptop Animation Competition Director Emily Hsu. “As a qualifying competition for the Academy Awards, I’m thrilled to current the lineup that our jury has chosen in a venue as spectacular as Microsoft Theater. The vary of labor being displayed is actually distinctive, but additionally displays themes which might be common: How can we outline ourselves on the earth? How does the world outline us? How can we overcome every day struggles and experiences that always unite or divide us? What does it imply to be human, even when portrayed via non-human characters? I’m as excited in regards to the thought-provoking conversations that may observe the screening as I’m in regards to the present itself.”
Every year, the SIGGRAPH Laptop Animation Competition reveals how industries are pushing the boundaries of computer-generated storytelling for movie, video games, promoting, visible results, and science, and 2019 is not any exception. This summer time’s present presents a imaginative and prescient for the limitless potentialities of storytelling, with 24 works — chosen by an skilled jury from practically 400 submissions — that honor various narratives, rejoice the human situation, and cater to this 12 months’s convention theme: Thrive. A global present, featured works hail from Serbia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Singapore, the UK, France, and the USA.
SIGGRAPH 2019 Laptop Animation Competition Juror Everett Downing, Jr., of Netflix Animation, commented, “Taking part within the jury this 12 months was an actual deal with! I used to be actually impressed by the expertise displayed via the submissions and the man jurors beside me within the room. The standard and various views within the work we noticed — particularly from college students! — was unimaginable, and made for some powerful selections. Actually, if all of us had our means, the present can be three hours as an alternative of two. The expertise positively strengthened my enthusiasm for storytelling via animation.”
Out of 10 scholar and 14 skilled studio productions, together with work from Sony Footage Imageworks, NASA, Ringling School of Artwork and Design, Industrial Mild & Magic, Weta Digital, DreamWorks Animation, and extra, the 2019 award winners are:
BEST IN SHOW
Kristen Lester, Pixar Animation Studios (U.S.)
The Stained Membership
Mélanie Lopez, Supinfocom Rubika (France)
BEST STUDENT PROJECT
Élise Simoulin, Supinfocom Rubika (France)
Catch a sneak preview of the Laptop Animation Competition Digital Theater on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UoosuGaBsbs.
Tickets to the Laptop Animation Competition Digital Theater are included for convention contributors with Full Convention Platinum or Full Convention registration, or might be bought as an addition with all different badge ranges. Study extra about registration for SIGGRAPH 2019, the 46th worldwide convention and exhibition on laptop graphics and interactive methods: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/register.
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