SIGGRAPH 2016 is almost here! Just a few more weeks to go before we all gather in sunny California. Dneg will be of course once again at SIGGRAPH this year with some amazing R&D talks scheduled! Our recruiters and key crew, including Henry Vera Head of Production Technology, will also be available to discuss current and future career opportunities at Double Negative. Read on for the full programme!

 

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From left to right, London and Vancouver Team SIGGRAPH: Gregory Keech, Mark Pascoe, Matthew Warner, Mark Boorer, Emmanuel Turquin, Alastair Barber (MIA Hayden Jones, Theo Facey, Henry Vera and Chus Rodriguez Nieto) – Andy Palmer, Andrew Bunday, Alice Tuxford and Dan Bailey.

 

Talks

Monday, July 25

 

15:45 – 17:35 Face off – Warping with Accumulated Motion Vectors
Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304 AB

From facial lacerations that follow slight stretching of the skin to deformations of hard-bodied objects or subtle nuances of water simulations, Gregory Keech (R&D Lead – pictured above) talks about this method which automatically warps an image across a sequence from any arbitrary frame to any other using accumulated motion vectors, minimising the keyframes needed to produce high-quality results. Submission paper co-authored with Dneg R&D’s Stephen Willey.

 

Tuesday, July 26

 

chus-rodriguez14:00 – 15:30 Building character – A Flexible Rigging Framework for VFX and Feature Animation
Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E

Chus Rodriguez Nieto (R&D Developer – pictured) explains how migrating our production-proven rigging platform over to a flexible, DCC-agnostic framework results in better rig performance and shorter turnaround times, ensuring that the demands of both VFX and animated features can be met. Submission paper co-authored with Dneg’s Theo Facey (Global Creature Supervisor) and Sylvain Brugnot (R&D Lead).

 

 

Recruitment

Sunday, July 24 to Thursday, July 28

 

Dneg Recruiters and senior crew will be on hand to discuss career opportunities at Double Negative! Check out our SIGGRAPH SPECIAL Jobs of The Week post where we highlight priority roles for us to recruit for at SIGGRAPH: Software Engineer/RND Programmer, CG Supervisor, FX Supervisor, Pipeline TD and Pipeline Supervisor, at Dneg London and Vancouver!

If you would like to arrange a meet up with us to discuss current and future opportunities please make an online application on our jobs portal.

This is really easy to do! First, select the role you want to apply for on our jobs page. Then, log in or create an account to apply. While you’re filling our application form, please make sure you tick ‘YES’ under ‘Additional Details’ if you are interested in meeting us at SIGGRAPH 2016!

Alternatively, if you would prefer an informal conversation with our Head of Production Technology, Henry Vera (pictured left), or our Recruitment Manager in Vancouver, Alice Tuxford, then email our team at siggraph2016@dneg.com.

 

 

 

 

Dneg Social

 Wednesday, July 27

 

A fabulous opportunity for you to network even more with our crew!

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