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Masterclass: James Baxter
In the field of animation, the name brings to mind some of the greatest characters ever made. Belle in "Beauty & the Beast," Rafiki in "The Lion King, Quasimodo," Moses, Tulio, and Spirit. All screen classics and all a part of what made the last thirty years, a new golden age, a renaissance of animation. Not limiting himself to a pencil, Mr. Baxter has also served as Supervising Animator/Head of Character Animation on such CG films as "Shrek 2," "The Croods" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Whether it’s CG, hand-drawn, or stop-motion, communicating personality through an animated character’s movements is a skill which applies to all techniques. Master Animator James Baxter will be demonstrating this process live (with a little help from the audience). In this demonstration/Q&A, he will be touching upon some of the finer points of creating character through animation. Tickets are now on sale for $125 each // $100 students with valid ID (group rate also available via online sales).

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

520 East 1st Avenue · Vancouver, bc

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We are the Vancouver Chapter of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics of the ACM. We are a non-profit scientific and professional society serving researchers, professionals and artists in the greater Vancouver area who are involved in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques. This includes 2D and 3D graphics, multimedia, visualization and simulation, as well as video games and virtual reality. SIGGRAPH Professional Chapters form a global network within the SIGGRAPH community, each providing a geographically localized focus of activities and exchanges, and all contributing to the enthusiasm, creative energy and high standards of the SIGGRAPH annual conference. The people and the organizations in the greater Vancouver area who are involved in these fields form a unique and exciting community, both in terms of technology and of culture. Our goal is to strengthen this community by providing frequent opportunities for both formal and informal communication among its members.

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