37 episodes

SIGGRAPH Spotlight is a podcast that explores cutting-edge projects and topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, one episode at a time. Episodes are hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH leaders and feature experts spanning everything from animation and visual effects to engineering and virtual reality.

This show was founded as an extension of the ACM SIGGRAPH North American conference.

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SIGGRAPH Spotlight is a podcast that explores cutting-edge projects and topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, one episode at a time. Episodes are hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH leaders and feature experts spanning everything from animation and visual effects to engineering and virtual reality.

This show was founded as an extension of the ACM SIGGRAPH North American conference.

    37 – Age Manipulation in VFX

    37 – Age Manipulation in VFX

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2020 Production Sessions Chair Derrick Nau (CG texture & look development artist, DreamWorks) discusses the science, technology, and technique behind age manipulation in VFX with a group of the industry’s best and brightest visual effects leaders on everything from well-known projects like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and manipulating Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” to the subtle beauty work that goes into just about every project VFX artists touch. Tune in to hear insight from Darren Hendler (director, Digital Human Group, D2/Digital Domain), Trent Claus (visual effects supervisor, Lola VFX), Pablo Helman (visual effects supervisor and second unit director, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)), and Chris Lawrence (visual effects supervisor, Framestore).
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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/program-events/production-sessions/ | https://www.digitaldomain.com/leadership/darren-hendler/ | https://twitter.com/trentclaus | https://www.ilm.com/people/pablo-helman/ | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1165856/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De-aging_in_film | https://www.vulture.com/2016/03/special-effects-c-v-r.html

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 50 min
    36 – Multiperson Immersive Experiences

    36 – Multiperson Immersive Experiences

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, SIGGRAPH 2020 Immersive Pavilion Chair Chris Redmann (engineering manager, Unity Technologies) connects with the creators behind two SIGGRAPH 2020-selected projects, “Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets” and “The Outpost.” Guests Kimberly Adams (COO and co-founder, Adventure Lab), Maxwell Planck (CEO and co-founder, Adventure Lab), Ken Perlin (director, NYU Future Reality Lab; professor, Department of Computer Science, New York University), Kris Layng (co-founder and creative director, Parralux; artist in residence, NYU Future Reality Lab), and Michael Gold (co-founder and CEO, Autotoon, Inc.; entrepreneur in residence, NYU Future Reality Lab) share a behind-the-scenes look at their projects, discuss how building relationships and bringing people together is at the core of their immersive experiences, and share how VR can close distances despite recent social-distancing norms.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://frl.nyu.edu/ | http://krislayng.com/ | https://www.adventurelab.fun/ | https://frl.nyu.edu/theoutpost/ | https://s2020.siggraph.org/immersive-pavilion/

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 45 min
    35 – Real-time, Ray Tracing, and Realism

    35 – Real-time, Ray Tracing, and Realism

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2020 Real-Time Live! Chair Marc Olano sits down with four incredible creators who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in real-time graphics. Arisa Scott of Unity Technologies, Eric Haines of NVIDIA, Mike Hardison of Blizzard Entertainment, and Mohen Leo of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) discuss the evolution of real-time technology as well as techniques in ray tracing, games, VFX, artificial intelligence (AI), and everything in-between.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    Links: https://unity.com/ray-tracing | https://www.reddit.com/r/minecraftRTX/ | https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/research/ai-playground/ | https://www.ilm.com/ | https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/ | https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/program-events/real-time-live/ | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPam5CHFQMQ

    *Social Media*
    blog.siggraph.org | www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | www.twitter.com/siggraph | www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph | www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org

    • 36 min
    34 – Computer Animation Today

    34 – Computer Animation Today

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to participate in a SIGGRAPH conference jury? In this all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Director Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav (associate chair of digital communications, Savannah College of Art & Design) sits down with five of her six 2020 jurors to discuss the state of computer animation today and hear their reactions to the incredible breadth of content they reviewed from the computer graphics community. Tune in to hear insight on modern CG from Renato dos Anjos (head of animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Sidney Clifton (executive producer, Deluxe Animation Studios), Janet Iwasa (assistant professor, University of Utah), Mark SubbaRao (director of visualization, Adler Planetarium), and Natalya Tatarchuk (vice president of graphics, Unity Technologies).
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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/program-events/electronic-theater/ | https://s2020.siggraph.org/conference/juries/ | https://www.instagram.com/renatoanimation/ | https://www.deluxeanimationstudios.com/en/about/team/sidney-clifton/ | https://twitter.com/mirror2mask | https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/learn/resources/astronomers/ | https://twitter.com/janetiwasa

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 44 min
    33 – Interactive and Immersive Art

    33 – Interactive and Immersive Art

    SIGGRAPH Spotlight
    Show Notes: Episode 33

    Title: 33 – Interactive and Immersive Art

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Papers Chair Andres Burbano (associate professor, Universidad de los Andes) catches up with Rachel Dickey (assistant professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Sandro Kereselidze (co-founder and art director, ARTECHOUSE), and Marc Petz (instructor, Kent Career Tech Center) to discuss their recent work, the evolution of interactive and immersive art, the digital art scene in SIGGRAPH 2020 host city Washington, D.C., and more.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://www.dc.artechouse.com/ | http://racheldickey.com/air-hugs | https://www.siggraph.org/leonardo/ | https://www.thetechcenter.org/programs/3d-animation--game-design/autism-xr---student-project/

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 23 min
    32 – Celebrating Black History Month

    32 – Celebrating Black History Month

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Chair Tony Baylis sits down with three incredible storytellers and creators — Everett Downing Jr., Sidney Clifton, and Roger Ross Williams — to discuss their powerful work on projects like the Academy Award®-winning animated short “Hair Love,” BET and Marvel’s “Black Panther,” and VR immersive documentary “Traveling While Black.” The group also speaks to diversity and the African American perspective in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the importance of celebrating Black History Month.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    Links: https://www.edowning.com/ | https://onestoryproductions.com/ | http://www.matthewacherry.com/hair-love | https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28 | https://rogerrosswilliams.com/ | https://www.felixandpaul.com/?projects/twb | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2093299/ | https://blackwomenanimate.com/

    *Social Media*
    blog.siggraph.org/ | www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | twitter.com/siggraph | www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 40 min

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