Image Engine at SIGGRAPH 2022


Image Engine at SIGGRAPH 2022

August 8-11, 2022 in Vancouver, BC

It's a wrap!

SIGGRAPH 2022 has ended and we want to give a big thanks to everyone who joined us this year. We had a great time seeing everyone in person! Want to stay in touch?

Image Engine is going to be at SIGGRAPH and we’re excited to see you all in person again! We’ve got three events planned for the week, we hope you can join us. Along with our partner company at Cinesite, there will be lots of opportunities to meet and connect with our crew! 

Taking place August 8-11, 2022, SIGGRAPH will be in our hometown of Vancouver, BC. Thousands of attendees will be coming together in person and virtually for the world’s largest conference for computer graphics and interactive technologies. This annual event attracts technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by CG, animation, emerging technologies, and more.

Complimentary pass

If you’d like to meet us at our job fair booth or attend the presentations in our room, we’re offering a complimentary pass for SIGGRAPH exhibits only registration. Use code CINE22

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Monday, August 8

Swing by our job fair booth (#JF13) from 10am – 3pm PDT. Say hi to our recruitment team and learn more about our studio, recent projects, and career opportunities. We would love to meet you!

Tuesday, August 9

Visit Room 15 in the East Building at the Vancouver Convention Centre to join our presentations and networking opportunities throughout the day. You can meet our Image Engine crew, along with our partner company Cinesite.

Presenters: John Haddon, Murray Stevenson

Gaffer is an open source node-based application for look development, lighting and pipeline automation. It is used within the Cinesite Group for both visual effects and feature animation and has a growing user base in other studios. Join us for a brief introduction to Gaffer, its history, and capabilities to see how it could be a good fit for your studio too.

20-minute presentation followed by Q&A

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Presenters: Lee-Ann McFadyen, Ryan Bowers, Kenny Chang, Grace Verhagen

Join Cinesite’s Vancouver team as they talk about the challenge of creating a full-length animated feature which builds upon the first film in every way.  The Addams sequel is a road trip movie featuring multiple stunning locations, all of which were created using a new pipeline.

30-minute presentation followed by Q&A

The Addams Family

Presenter: Madeleine Scott-Spencer

In this pre-recorded session, Madeleine Spencer presents key elements from the Cinesite pipeline in the realization of two creatures from the Witcher Season 2, The Basilisk and the Chernobog.

Considered design is the cornerstone of every iconic creature. Each aspect of the pipeline, from start to finish, should be guided by a consistent notion of shape language, colour palette, and anatomy, whilst remaining adaptable to the inherent changes between the concept and the final on-screen beast. Focusing on informative case studies from Cinesite’s concept-driven asset pipeline, in this presentation Madeleine will break down how the artists at Cinesite make this happen.

Presenter: Gee Tatchell

Embark on a journey with Cinesite CG supervisor Gee Tatchell as she talks about how her team brought the Arctic to life on the episodic series with the use of drones and on-set photography, integrated with green screen footage captured on location in the Arctic.

20-minute presentation followed by Q&A

Image Engine and Cinesite Vancouver’s recruitment teams, alongside supervisors from both studios, will be on hand to meet with those interested in applying. Come along to have your reel reviewed and learn more about our career opportunities in an informal, networking session.

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All of our Image Engine and Cinesite crew members who are attending SIGGRAPH will be available to meet in an informal, networking session.

Wednesday, August 10

Come hang out with us in a relaxed atmosphere. We’re hosting a party at a nearby bar to have some fun and celebrate Cinesite’s 30th anniversary. Fill out the form below to request an invitation as spaces are limited.

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