Production Sessions

As part of the Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH 2014 hosts Production Sessions, where the world's most elite and talented computer graphic experts and creative geniuses explain their processes and techniques for creating compelling content. Following each presentation, attendees ask questions about the challenges and issues associated with complex productions in:

  • CG animation

  • Film/Visual FX

  • Gaming applications

  • Cultural exhibition, projection mapping and other applications of computer graphics

Here are some past examples from SIGGRAPH 2013 and SIGGRAPH 2012 Production Sessions.

If you have ideas for a Production Session, please submit your suggestion to the Production Sessions Chair.

We will consider all suggestions, but Production Sessions are not selected by a jury. They are selected and organized by the Production Sessions Chair in consultation with the Computer Animation Festival Chair and others.

Suggestions should include at least the following information:

  • Production session title

  • Brief description (5-10 sentences). Fifteen sentences maximum please!

  • List of 1-4 people who would be good panelists or presenters.

  • If your proposal for a Production Session does not fit in a “panelist” format, no problem.  We will consider other ideas or redirect you to a more appropriate conference program.

Please send suggestions before 31 January 2014. We will consider later suggestions, but they will be more difficult to schedule after that date.


Some of the exceptional work featured in SIGGRAPH 2012 and 2013 Production Sessions:

High-Frame-Rate Cinema, Impacts on Art and
Technology: Douglas Trumbull and Dennis Muren

Building Disney•Pixar’s "Brave": Pencils to Pixels

LAIKA Presents: The Seamless Fusion of Stop-Motion and Visual Effects Technologies. Image Credit: LAIKA, Inc.

Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Cancel the Apocalypse - The Visual Effects of "Pacific Rim". Image courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic, © 2012 Universal Pictures.

Rhythm & Hues Studios Presents: How to Bake a Pi