Each year a jury selects highlights of the past year—from feature films to scientific research to new original shorts—for Siggraph's Computer Animation Festival, which is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. “This year the content was stellar … technically, aesthetically, story wise.,” said festival chair Joshua Grow of The Creative-Cartel. The festival screenings ran this week at the Siggraph Convention. Here’s a peek at some selections from the highlight Electronic Theater potion of the program.
Zoe Saldana transforms into Ellen Ripley from "Aliens" while Nathan Fillion taps into his inner Captain Kirk and Chris Hardwick goes "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly in THR's tribute to graphic novels, with the help of illustrator and artist Reid Kikuo Johnson. View gallery
DC Comics and VICE teamed up to give 20 acclaimed artists a white latex reproduction of Batman's famous cowl and cape and asked them to design what they envisioned the Caped Crusader wearing — this is what they came up with. View gallery