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Electronic Theater

2006-10-31 05:10:13.115565+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Went over to Pixar today to catch a SIGGRAPH 2006 Electronic Theater showing in glorious 1080p with a 4k projector. And apparently there are some licensing issues that prevent the DVD from having all of the content, but the purpose of this screening was so that Terrence could show the whole thing.

An interesting show, I'm not sure I've got anything to say about the state of computer graphics, at least not from what I saw today. A few "that's really cool" (and the Germans are taking the CG lead from the Canadians, in a big way), a couple of "that's really funny", and since I know a few folks who were on the jury panel and know that one particular short was unanimously voted the worst submission of the year, I was kind of disappointed that I didn't see that one.

What I realized, though, was that I should have contacted Mark or Tom or Tom or Arun or someone over there. It used to be that I knew a lot of people, now there are a lot of unfamiliar faces, or a few familiar but not quite clicking ones. Still talked with a few folks, had a fun time, but didn't get a thing done on my real work today.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-31 06:34:07.545394+00 by: mvandewettering

Well, if it's any consolation, I missed the screening today as I scrambled around during my lunch break, trying to unsnafu some paperwork so I could get my property taxes paid. Too bad.

Oh, incidently, tdl is no longer among the Pixar fold. He has moved on to Google. You should probably track him down for the ex-Pixar list.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-09 16:43:01.75779+00 by: baylink

If *I* had worked at Pixar, I'd definitely keep my contacts greened up...