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The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter is proud to present our main event of the Fall, Break It Down: Discover the Magic Behind the VFX. Join us as we screen SIGGRAPH 2016's "Break It Down", the must-see compilation of breakdown reels from several of the world's major VFX studios shown at the conference in front of an international audience as part of the Computer Animation Festival.
"Break It Down" features the work of Toronto's very own Spin VFX and Mr. X. A panel of VFX veterans from both studios will join us to dig deeper and talk about the amazing work and the challenges they faced to make their projects a reality.
Robert (Bob) Munroe, whose past works includes movies and series such as Cube, Splice, the Tudors and the Borgias, is a Visual Effects Supervisor behind the Sci-fi series The Expanse. The breakdown reel from The Expanse was accepted into "Break It Down".
Kyle Menzies is also a Visual Effects Supervisor for The Expanse. His past work includes Splice, the Tudors and more recently, Marco Polo. Robert Munroe and he will discuss what goes into achieving the effects for a science fiction series such as The Expanse.
James Cooper is a Visual Effects Supervisor for the horror drama series Penny Dreadful, which was nominated at the 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The breakdown reel for Penny Dreadful's third season was accepted into "Break It Down". James will talk about the work his team did to bring to life the world of the horror series.
Kieran McKay is a Lead Animator on the episode "the Last Ship" for the historical drama series, Vikings, which was also nominated at the 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The reel for the episode was featured in "Break It Down". Kieran will talk about the animation work that went into making the episode a reality.
Mark Elendt is the driving force behind the assembly of "Break It Down" for SIGGRAPH 2016. Mark, a Senior Mathematician at SideFX Software, is a long time volunteer with ACM SIGGRAPH, having served in the Computer Animation Festival's committee in 2016 and now as Courses Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017. He is also a member of the Visual Effects Society with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science to his name.
Featured in "Break It Down":
Call Of Duty: Black Ops
Behind the Magic - Marvel's Captain America: Civil War
Making of: Joy from "Inside Out"
Making of: "The Good Dinosaur"
Behind the Magic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Black Sails Season 3
Digital Domain + Starz
Vikings Episode 410: "The Last Ship"
LAIKA: Kubo and the Two Strings
Making of: Tom Clancy's The Division Yesterday
Behing the Magic - Warcraft
Sheel V-Power "Shapeshifter"
Behind the Magic - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
To enter Pinewood Studios, you will have to pass through the security gate. We have given security the attendees' first name and last name to let them know who to expect. For those looking to come at the last minute or simply buying their tickets at the gate, let security know you are here for the event at Stage 10. In case of difficulty entering the venue, text us at (416) - 666 - 5467 and we will try to come resolve it.
From the Pinewood Studios site:
TTC - Route 72A/B runs from Union and Pape Stations (see route map here):
From Union Station the bus leaves from Front St. at Bay East Side. Get off by Gate 2 at the Saulter St. stop and by Gate 5 at the Bouchette St. stop.
From Pape Station the bus leaves directly from the station. Get off by Gate 5 at the Bouchette St. stop and by Gate 2 at the Saulter St. stop.
FROM THE EAST OR WEST USING HIGHWAY 401:
Travel to the Don Valley Parkway Southbound. Exit at Lake Shore Boulevard East (changes to the Don Roadway). Turn left at Commissioners Street , the studios will be on the right side of the intersection.
FROM THE WEST USING QUEEN ELIZABETH WAY (QEW):
Take QEW eastbound to the Gardiner Expressway eastbound until it turns into the Lakeshore Blvd East exit. Turn right at Carlaw Avenue. Turn right on Commissioners Street, continue to drive westbound, just past Bouchette Street and the studios will be on the left side.
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Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH
The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter is an organization dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques in the Greater Toronto Area. We are a membership organization that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.
Our Vision: One day, every citizen of the Greater Toronto Area will discover their his/her passion for computer graphics.
- To draw together, support, and build the local computer graphics community by producing events where professionals and students can experience, discuss, and celebrate interactive techniquesthe wonder of computer graphics.
- To expand the professional networks of our members in the local computer graphics industry
- To produce generate excitement and appreciation for computer graphics in the general public
- To promote ACM SIGGRAPH and the SIGGRAPH conferences
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