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Electronic Arts’ Glenn Entis on the Importance of Siggraph, Gaming, and the Status of the Industry! – Siggraph 2007

Glenn Entis is Electronic Arts' Chief Visual and Technology Officer Worldwide, and in this interview we discuss his affection for Siggraph, the state-of-the-industry in video and computer gaming, and the issues surrounding the development of games. Glenn was one of the featured speakers at this year's Siggraph/ACM conference, and EA has grown to have a worldwide influence over culture, technology, and the entertainment industry. If you are interested in gaming, then don't miss this interview! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/21/2007 (18:45)

Andrew Tschesnok of Organic Motion Creates a New Approach to Motion Capture! – Siggraph 2007

When most folks think of motion capture, they think of models wearing spandex suits covered with little sensors which are picked up by sensors in specially built rooms, and which can then be tracked and later have a "skin" applied. The problem with this approach is that it is both expensive and finicky. In this interview with Andrew Tschesnok of Organic Motion, we discuss their state-of-the-art approach to motion capture. By using multiple video cameras, they are able to create accurate motion captures, with a fraction of the post production work of other technologies. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (7:37)

3D Animation on XSI 6.5 with Jason Brynford Jones AKA “Chinny” of Softimage! – Siggraph 2007

Every year we sit down with Jason Brynford Jones, also known as "Chinny" of Softimage to talk about the status of the 3D software industry, new releases and improvements in Softimage XSI 6.5 3D software. With legions of devoted fans, Chinny is always a great read on where we stand in the industry, as well we are in terms supplying talent to ever hungry studios eager for 3D animators. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (21:41)

Painting with Corel Painter X with Don Seegmiller! – Siggraph 2007

Corel Painter X is one of the most powerful tools ever created for the digital artist, and in this interview with Corel Painter Master Don Seegmiller we discuss the new features of Painter X, his approach to education, and the refinement of painting and drawing in the digital age. Author of "Digital Character Design and Painting", Seegmiller is a well-known artist in the concept art and game developer communities whose captivating images have been featured in games, books, magazines and galleries around the world. If you are working with Corel Painter, then don't miss this interview! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (13:43)

Daz3D brings Creation, Content, and Community to 3D! – Siggraph 2007

Daz3d has been committed to making 3D both enjoyable and affordable. From their freeware DAZ Studio, to Bryce 6, Hexagon 2, and their flagship 3D product Carrara 6. If you are just starting to work with 3D, or if you are experienced working in the 3D space, then listen in as Daz 3D's Steve Kondris discusses the various offerings and features in their recently updating software! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (13:29)

Illuminating the Details of LCD Displays with Stan Swiderski of NEC – Siggraph 2007

In this interview with Stan Swiderski of NEC Displays we discuss the differences in LCD technology, and how best to consider the proper display for your needs. We also discuss the impact of LEDs in display technology. If you have ever wondered why flat panel displays vary so much in price and performance, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (16:05)

Tablet Maker Wacom Brings a New Brand to Market With Bamboo – Siggraph 2007

This year, Wacom, creators of the well-known Intuos line of professional tablets and Cintiq tablet displays, introduced their new Bamboo line designed for consumers. In this interview with John Bistolas of Wacom Technology, we discuss the state-of-the-art in tablet technology. For years serious digital artists, animators, photographers, and illustrators have depended upon Wacom tablets as their tool of choice. If you have ever wondered why they gave up a mouse for a tablet, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (7:49)

Pixar Renders New Changes to RenderMan! – Siggraph 2007

When most folks think of Pixar, they think of Pixar the animation studio, which is correct, but Pixar's roots are really as a technology company, and one of the backbones of the animation and special effects industry is their well-respected software Pixar RenderMan. In this in-depth interview with Chris Ford of Pixar, we discuss their state-of-the-art in rendering technology. For years serious digital artists, animators, special effects houses, and filmmakers have depended upon RenderMan. If you have ever wondered how those incredible special effects are created, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in San Diego, California, in August 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/20/2007 (23:55)

How Technology Brought Together Campers, Counselors, and Staff from the Bob Mathias Sierra Boys & Girls & Alta Sierra Camps – Kings Canyon, California 2007

In 1962 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Bob Mathias founded a summer camp for boys in Kings Canyon, California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In 1969 the camp added girls, and for almost 30 years it was a treasured memory of summer for generations of campers, counselors, and staff. How to bring together the people who made it so wonderful after all these years? Yahoo Groups and the Internet to the rescue! Recorded during a reunion at the site of the former Bob Mathias Sierra Boys Camp, Kings Canyon, California, September 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/18/2007 (22:02)

Jack Minsky and Software MacKiev Unleash A New Version of HyperStudio 5! – NECC Conference, Atlanta 2007

Software MacKiev has fulfilled the dreams of users around the world with the announcement that Roger Wagner and HyperStudio 5 have returned to the Mac and PC after a long hiatus. HyperStudio was one of the most popular software titles ever created, especially in the education arena, with millions of users around the world. In use from the Louvre to a classroom near you, the rebirth of HyperStudio is a huge deal to the legions of "HyperHeads" around the world! Recorded at the NECC Conference in Atlanta, June 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/18/2007 (10:44)

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