7:20pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Siggraph Releases Keynote Video Featuring Pete Docter, Henry Selick
CG conference Siggraph has released the video of Monday's keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a part of the Marc Davis Lecture series, a forum to explore the challenges of creating animation for feature films.
Speakers included Pixar's Pete Docter, who won an Oscar for Up; Oscar nominee Henry Selick, whose credits include Coraline; Oscar nominee Chris Sanders, who co-directed DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; and Academy Award nominee David Silverman, who received a nomination earlier this year for the animated short Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare."
The panel also included Oscar nominee Ron Clements, whose credits include Aladdin; director and animator Eric Goldberg, who was the supervising animator on the Genie in Aladdin; Kevin Lima, who is directing DWA's Monkeys of Mumbai; Mike Mitchell, who is directing DWA's Trolls; and Kirk Wise, who co-directed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. AMPAS’ managing director of programming, education and preservation Randy Haberkamp moderated the discussion.
The video includes clips of the directors' early work.