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CGCHAR to Hold Afternoon Presentations at SIGGRAPH

Subject matter geared to students and professionals in 3D industry (July 21, 2005)

CGCHAR ( is holding an afternoon of presentations that coincides with the 2005 Siggraph Conference in Los Angeles. Speakers include animators, supervisors, and directors from the studios of Disney, Sony Pictures Animation, DreamWorks, and Pixar Animation Studios. The subject matter is geared towards professionals working in or students preparing for a career in 3D CG character animation or character technical direction.

Sponsored by pmG Worldwide / messiah:Studio (, this event is free and open to the public. Additionally, pmG will be giving out demo CDs, and offering a "CGCHAR show special" price on the purchase of their products, for attendees of this event.

CGCHAR @ Siggraph Event Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 12:30pm to 4:30pm Admission: FREE and open to the public.

Agenda and Speakers

  • 12:30 Social Hour and Software Demonstrations from pmG
  • 1:30 Doug Bennett - Supervising Animator -- Disney Feature (Chicken Little)
  • 2:00 Jason Schleifer - Animator -- DreamWorks (Madagascar)
  • 2:30 Break
  • 3:00 Carlos Baena - Animator -- Pixar Animation Studios
  • 3:30 John Williams - Executive Producer -- Vanguard
  • 4:00 Andrew Gordon - Animator -- Pixar Animation Studios

Location: Westin Bonaventure Catalina Ballroom 404 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90071 (A Siggraph Shuttle Bus Stop)

Founded in 1996, CGCHAR is an online resource for those working in and preparing for a career specializing in character animation production. CGCHAR has kick started the careers of hundreds of talented artists that have gone on to become animators, character technical directors, supervisors, and directors at large and small studios across the world. CGCHAR holds these real-world events/presentations as thanks to the community that makes our group as popular as it is for professionals and students alike. For more information, or to join the group, please visit

Founded in 2000, pmG Worldwide is a recognized leader in researching, developing, and delivering innovative techniques and technologies in character animation, effects, and high-quality photorealistic rendering, for computer graphics professionals. Having pioneered and popularized real-time interactivity for animation, pmG's award-winning technologies have enabled CG professionals to experience a level of productivity, ease of use and enhanced creativity, never before possible. For more information on pmG, and it's software products, go to:

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