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TheDeacon
09-29-2010, 06:48 PM
San Antonio ACM SIGGRAPH Professonal Chapter presents:



A night with
Visual FX Masters

Join us in welcoming 3D Visual Effects Masters: Rob Powers, animation technical director for James Cameron's “Avatar” and Emmy award winning VFX artist Jarrod Davis to the VFX Masters series of talks Thursday September 30th at 730-9pm at the ICC auditorium at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

...Rob Powers
Truly a master of the 3D Visual FX industry, Rob will sharing his experience on working on James Cameron's Avatar, the technologies used and developed and how he broke into the 3D VFX industry.

Coming off of work on James Cameron's Avatar as Animation technical director as well as creator and supervisor of the motion picture industry's first virtual art department for Avatar, Rob is currently the vice president of 3D development, manages the design and development of San Antonio based NewTek's 3D products, leveraging his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production
industries.

Rob's credits also includes his work as CG supervisor for "Aliens of the Deep." and he also worked as virtual art department supervisor on Steven Spielberg's team for the film "Tintin" which is jointly directed by Spielberg and Peter Jackson. He worked on Disney's "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and Jet Li's "The One," and was a lead animator on season one of "Ally McBeal" including the famous 3D dancing baby.

Jarrod Davis
Jarrod is an Emmy Award winning master of visual effects. Jarrod has worked on numerous television, film, and commercial projects including Van Helsing, Battlestar Galactica, Century City, Firefly, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Voyager.

Jarrod will be demonstrating his VFX skills and will be demoing Newtek's newest release of the much anticipated Lightwave 10, a truly earth shaking ground up redo of their venerable Lighwave 3D software, which has been well established VFX tool-set for rapid production of VFX in Television and Feature film industries. Jarrod is currently Supervisor of Content Development at NewTek

presented by
San Antonio ACM SIGGRAPH and
the University of the Incarnate Word

Contact interim chair Ralph Pacheco if you require more information at [email protected]

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