ILM at SIGGRAPH 2002: Preview 3, Special Sessions

by malducin

The SIGGRAPH 2002 website has updated its section on the Special Sessions and this year mostly about VFX and Animation. Two of the most talked about projects will have a session each, Star Wars Episode 2 and Lord of the Rings. Also a session featuring the work of the great Chuck Jones is featured.

The Episode 2 session is entitled Yoda and Beyond: Creating the Digital Cast of Star Wars Episode II, and will take place the opening Sunday, July 21 from 6 to 8 PM. No speakers announced yet but probably Rob Coleman is a safe bet along with a few other VFX and Sequence Supervisors and Animators. The Lord of the Rings presentation, A Voyage to Middle Earth: The Lord of The Rings, will take place Thursday July 25, from 6 to 8 PM. That means that both presentation will be open to all attendees. The Chuck Jones session, What's Up, Doc?, will take place Tuesday July 23 from 8:30 to 10:15 AM. Many people from the industry, including inside ILM were greatly influenced by the late master.

More information can be found here:

Special Session at SIGGRAPH 2002

This bodes well for having even more Episode 2 presentation (like was the case for Episode 1 in 1999) during this years Conference.