Will Vinton Studios

April 30, 2002 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

May 7, 2002
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Oregon Graduate Institute
20000 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR

6:30 – 7:00pm Networking & Demo Reels
Bring your appetite, your business cards, and your demo reels to this
session of the May Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH event. This is a great chance
for you to meet others in various computer graphics industries.
Students are especially encouraged to bring their demo reels and
portfolios. Food and beverages will be provided, thanks to Intel.

Local animation pioneer Will Vinton and two members of his staff from
Will Vinton Studios are scheduled to be the guest speakers at the
event. Their presentation will cover a range of topics including the history
of Will Vinton Studios, and discussion on what it takes to make short films and
commercials. They will also show some of their projects during the presentation.

8:00 – 9:00 pm Q & A and More Networking
Attendees will have the chance to ask the speakers questions and to
chat more with other professionals for the remainder of the event.

For more info, please contact Michael Smith at consult@aracnet.com. If
you or anyone you know may be interested in joining the Cascade
SIGGraph Chapter currently being formed, please contact Marlynn Schotland at

Will Vinton is Chairman and Founder of Will Vinton Studios. His
impressive list of awards and award nominations includes winning an
Academy Award for Best Animated Film (“Closed Mondays”), three Academy
Award nominations (“The Great Cognito,” “The Creation,” and “Rip Van
Winkle”), numerous Emmys and Emmy nominations for Outstanding Primetime
Animated programs (including “The PJ’s,” “Gary and Mike,” and “The
California Raisin Show”), Clio awards, and international advertising
awards for directing animated commercials. He coined the term
Claymation, and today he continues to achieve acclaim by breaking new
ground in computer character animation, claymation, stopmotion, and cel
animation. Will is currently in active development on a number of
projects, including “Rip Razor,” a feature film in association with Mel
Gibson and Icon Productions, and “Nicholas,” a four-hour television
miniseries for ABC. He is also Chairman and Founder of the Portland
Creative Conference, a high-profile, annual symposium celebrating
creativity and innovation in the entertainment and advertising business.

Jeff White is a Lead Artist and Technical Director in the Research and
Development group at Will Vinton Studios. Before coming to Vinton
Studios, he graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Cinema and
Photography and is currently completing his Masters degree in Computer
Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Keridan Elliott is a Lead Artist and Character Setup TD at Will Vinton
Studios. After running his own 3D studio in Montreal Canada, he worked
as a digital artist & TD for a game studio in Quebec City before making
the leap to the US.

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