VFXWorld reports that Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and a pioneer in the film industry will be speaking at SIGGRAPH 2008. Catmull has worked over 30 years in a major role of inventing many of today’s present computer graphics workflow practices used in the entertainment industry.
“Dr. Catmull’s innovations and leadership encompass his true passion for the computer graphics industry,” stated Jacquelyn Martino, SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Chair from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. “A great deal of what is done today with animation and computer graphics in motion pictures would not be possible without his inventions and contributions. Given that SIGGRAPH is celebrating its 35th conference, we could think of no one individual that could represent the evolution of the industry better than Dr. Catmull.”
SIGGRAPH 2008 will bring an estimated 30,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles, California, USA for the industry’s most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.