I'll be covering the Blender Birds of Feather conferences and if I can corner Ton, perhaps a video interview with him and other presenters as well.
I've also received several requests from exhibitors to review their products and conduct interviews though I'm not to sure yet which ones I'll accept. I now feel like a kid in a candy shop, so many presenters and events, which ones do I choose to review.So I'm asking for your help in suggesting what you'd like to see covered and what questions would you like me to ask. I'll be attending August 5-7, so check out my list below and the SIGGRAPH 2007 website, if you see something that might be of interest, tell me about it. While I won't promise that I'll cover it, if enough people start requesting the same thing then I'll do my best to check it out.
So far on my list to cover:
Blender Foundation, Community Meeting, Monday 6 August
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B, 10:30 am - noon, Ton Roosendaal
Blender Foundation, Artist/Developer Showcase, Monday 6 August
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A, 4 - 6 pm, Ton RoosendaalAnimation Festival - on going
Animation Mentor - Video interview with Bobby Beck (FINDING NEMO), Shawn Kelly (TRANSFORMERS) and Carlos Baena (RATATOUILLE).
Definitely going to check these out as well:
Khronos Group, Lucasfilm Ltd.; Omation; Pixar Animation Studios; Rhythm & Hues Studios; Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.; Vicon; Wacom Technology Corporation; Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Internet Group.
Under Consideration to review (and time permitting):`
Organic Motion will unveil the world's first commercial markerless motion capture system.
Google, Blue Sky Studios, Inc., BOXX Technologies, Inc., NVIDIA Corporation
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Vancouver Film School