VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy AwardÂ® winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, features an exciting slate of upcoming projects at SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. These include the films The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black 3, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and Oz The Great And Powerful; Imageworks’ recently opened production studio in Vancouver’s Yaletown district; several innovative technologies; and the latest developments in its Open Source program.
With “Make It Home” the theme of this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, Imageworks is pleased to showcase work performed in the studio’s Vancouver facility. Much of the animation featured in the summer hit, The Smurfs, was done by animators in Vancouver and will be featured in a SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival production session on Wednesday, August 10 at 2 PM as well as in the Electronic Theater. Â The session, led by Digital Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer, CG Supervisor Dan Lobl, and Vancouver animation lead Sacha Kapijimpanga and moderated by Vancouver General Manager Rick Mischel, will also feature Imageworks’ latest advances in lighting, color, compositing and rendering tools. Â Mischel adds an Imageworks voice to an 11 am Wednesday morning panel on building remote facilities in the East Building, Room 18.
Imageworks recruiters will be at the SIGGRAPH job fair Tuesday through Thursday meeting talent for all of Imageworks’ shows and facilities in Culver City, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Vancouver, and Chennai, India.