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SIGGRAPH Spotlight

ACM SIGGRAPH

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 ACM SIGGRAPH's annual conference.
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51 – Building the Open Metaverse
51 – Building the Open Metaverse50.2 – The Future of Production with Larry Cutler50.1 – The Future of Production With Alex Popescu49 – Sergio Pablos on Building an Animation Studio48 – Seeing the Circus in Real Time47 – Inclusion in the Workplace and in the World
Sep 10 2021
58 mins
46 – ‘Star Wars’ in VR
ABOUT THE EPISODE Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, SIGGRAPH 2022 Immersive Pavilion Chair Derek Ham (department head and associate professor of art + design, NC State University) sits down with two SIGGRAPH 2021 contributors from ILMxLAB, lead UI artist Mary Huang and interactive audio supervisor Kevin Bolen. Through the lens of “Vader Immortal” and “Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge,” Huang and Bolen discuss the audio and design process for expanding the “Star Wars” universe into VR, and they share some of their favorite scenes in these interactive experiences. Plus, they even hint at what’s next for “Star Wars” in VR. This episode is brought to you by SIGGRAPH 2021 conference partner, AWS. http://pages.awscloud.com/siggraph2021 || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || LINKS *Episode* https://s2021.siggraph.org/ | https://s2021.siggraph.org/program/immersive-pavilion/ | https://www.ilmxlab.com/vader-immortal-a-star-wars-vr-series/ | https://www.ilmxlab.com/sw-tales/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbolen/ | https://twitter.com/rhyme_andreason | https://www.instagram.com/rhymeandreason/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhuang1/ | https://mary-huang.com/ *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://s2021.siggraph.org/
Jul 23 2021
42 mins
45 – Animating With Purpose44 – A Conversation With Alvy Ray Smith43 – Mastering Game Design42 – The Intersection of AI, VR, and Technology41 – Art in the Age of TikTok40 – Virtual Production39 – Deepfakes
ABOUT THE EPISODE For the latest episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2021 Technical Papers Chair Sylvain Paris (fellow, Adobe Research) is joined by a group of the computer graphics industry’s best and brightest to tackle the subject of deepfakes — from the history of deepfake tech through to how it’s being used today. Press play to hear insight in two parts from Chris Bregler (sr. staff scientist, Google AI), Eakta Jain (assistant professor, University of Florida), and Matthias Nießner (professor, TU München) [Part 1 – 0:00:34], and from ctrl shift face (independent artist) [Part 2 – 0:52:55]. || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || LINKS *Episode* https://s2021.siggraph.org/program/technical-papers/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepfake | https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/cfi_real-fake_graphic-novel_508.pdf | https://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-tackles-misinformation-in-event-of-moon-disaster-0720 | https://youtu.be/9WfZuNceFDM | https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3197517.3201283 | https://jainlab.cise.ufl.edu/ | http://chris.bregler.com/ | https://www.patreon.com/ctrl_shift_face | https://contentauthenticity.org/ | https://www.witness.org/ | https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/09/contributing-data-to-deepfake-detection.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://s2021.siggraph.org/
Dec 19 2020
1 hr 15 mins
38 – Game On37 – 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). || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || 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/
Jul 17 2020
50 mins
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. || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || 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/
Jun 19 2020
45 mins
35 – Real-time, Ray Tracing, and Realism34 – 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). || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || 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/
Apr 24 2020
44 mins
33 – Interactive and Immersive Art

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