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L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH fun on Tuesday May 20th

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from the Mailing List:

Side Effects Software is pleased to sponsor the upcoming LA SIGGRAPH

Meeting on Tuesday, May 20th. Presenters from Cinesite and Rhythm &

Hues will show how they did some of the amazing visual effects in X2:

XMen United and a full screening of the film will follow. Please join

us on Tuesday for this special event!

Details below:

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L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH presents

A presentation and screening of

X2: XMen United

Hosted by Side Effects Software

Tuesday May 20th

6:30-7:30pm Social Hour

7:30-10:30pm Presentation and Screening

Location:

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

8949 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

between Doheny Dr. and Robertson Blvd

Use the parking facilities at 8920 Wilshire (enter from La Peer Dr. or

the alley)

or

9025 Wilshire (enter from Wetherly).

This event is free to L.A. SIGGRAPH members and $10 for non-members.

As one of the most anticipated summer releases, X2: XMen United opened

this month to the biggest worldwide boxoffice return in history.

Our meeting will feature "making of" presentations of the film's visual

effects as well as a special screening of the movie.

Artists from Cinesite and Rhythm & Hues will be on hand to discuss the

creation of innovative effects from Nightcrawler's teleportation to

Storm's tornado's.

Speakers scheduled to appear:

Doug Bloom

Tornado Effects Lead

Rhythm & Hues

Mike O'Neal

Lead Effects Animator

Rhythm & Hues

Greg Anderson

CG Supervisor

Cinesite

Arnon Manor

CG Supervisor

Cinesite

Craig "X-Ray" Halpern

CG Effects TD

Cinesite

For more information visit: www.la.siggraph.org

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