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Darin Grant — CTO, Animal Logic; Director, SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater


Darin Grant is back! And a lot has changed in the three years since the Animal Logic group chief technology officer and general VFX genius last recorded with Chris. As always, Darin offers expert industry insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on working from home, cloud computing, and how digital content is created and consumed.

Darin also details his role as director of the Electronic Theater at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference. You’ll learn about some of the stunning and deeply moving entries in the computer graphics showcase, plus what physical and virtual attendees can expect. Listen to find out Darin’s interesting idea for blockchains, and to find out how Animal Logic is refocusing its VFX work on animation via movies including Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Super Pets.


Animal Logic >

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Electronic Theater | SIGGRAPH 2022 >


4:42 Animal Logic and animation

11:15 Working for streaming platforms

16:40 MPAA’s latest working from home guidelines

18:34 SIGGRAPH 2022 Electronic Theater

22:03 Assessing Electronic Theater submissions

26:53 Dominant themes in this year’s entries

32:31 Adjusting Electronic Theater for the pandemic

38:12 Returning to live, in-person experiences

42:00 What does SIGGRAPH mean today?

48:22 Virtual production and animation

56:10 Web 3.0 and the entertainment industry

1:00:34 Cloud rendering

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: May 23, 2022.
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