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Chicago Motion Graphics Festival 2007

The Premier Midwestern Event catering to 3D and Compositing Effects

January 25-28th 2007, various locations downtown Chicago

 

This four-day festival pairs daily educational opportunities

with nightly industry events.

 

[ Thr ] Screen Magazine's Star Awards (see the nominees)

[ Fri ] Motion Graphics Interactive Mixer @ Bridges Media Group

[ Sat ] Two Hi-Def Screenings of Festival Winners @ the Chicago Cultural Center

[ Sun ] Forward thinking online event in the virtual worlds of SecondLife.com

 

The educational conference hosts workshop, lectures, panels and classes on all four days.

Check the website for a complete list of topics and presenters.

 

Festival Badges and individual tickets on sale now!

 

Also, Join us Wednesday night for our free informational

Pre-party and DVD launch --> Onomatopoeia Wednesday

Jan 24th @ Dulcenea, 1431 N. Milwaukee Ave. from 7pm - 12am

 

www.MGChicago.com

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If youre going and show up at Bridges Media Group, ask for KGB and say hi :)

 

I'll be teaching (I think) an "Intro to Maya" for mograph artists on the 27th. Stop by and say WUT UP. And I also believe that the AE class on the 26th will be instructed by mograph bella Michele Yamazaki, from Toolfarm.

 

Michigan, REPRESENT!!

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I'll be teaching (I think) an "Intro to Maya" for mograph artists on the 27th. Stop by and say WUT UP. And I also believe that the AE class on the 26th will be instructed by mograph bella Michele Yamazaki, from Toolfarm.

 

Michigan, REPRESENT!!

 

Nice dude! I'm gonna think about going, a Maya course would be nice.

If youre in town the night before, stop by and grab some drinks and foodz. We usually have a ton of people here.

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I'll ask around.

Hotels are too damn expencive lol....

I heard Amalfi is pretty good... but I think the prices might be even higher there...(edit: seeing under 200 per night on some rooms, thats not bad i guess)

It will however put you close to Michigan Ave. Area downtown and close to the events.

Same generally goes for the hotels near the "magnificent mile" area of Michigan Ave... look around there.

I'll let you know if I find out anything...

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The CMGF07 website suggests the Congress Hotel but from what I've read the workers are on strike and you have to cross their picket line to get in the place.

 

I think I'm staying at the Hotel Blake. Seems pretty nice, not too expensive, and close to the Cultural center where the screenings are.

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I think I stayed at the Congress Hotel before. If I remember corrrectly, its pretty old and ghetto, but the price was good.

 

Im sure picketlines are no problem, there must be a bunch of people that cross it every 10 minutes....it is Chicago after all :-)

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If anyone is taking the Maya class at CMGF, PLEASE email me. I am making up my syllabus and course content this weekend. I'd like to find out:

 

Any experience (if any) you have with the program.

 

What areas you would like to focus more or less on: interface navigation, poly/NURBS/sub-d modeling, particles, dynamics, shading/texturing lights.

 

How you would plan to use Maya in production.. ie. broadcast design, character animation, visual effects, etc.

 

I'm just trying to get an overall idea of my average student. It is described as a "Master Class", but from what I understand, it is mostly to consist of people with no Maya experience at all. MY experience is concentrated in the broadcast side of things, which is what i am hoping to focus on.

 

Hit me up at harryjfrank (at) gmail (dot) com

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Unfortunately, I dont think I'll make it to the Maya class :-( Soooo much going on this and next weekend...gotta work.

 

Lou Malnati's isnt bad....isnta bad at all...

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Haha if I didn't have class the day of the AE class I'd go (damn Columbia)...but yeah the Congress has picket lines, and they used to be huge...now its like 1 or 2 people tops...and Lou Malnati's pizza is one of the only reasons I still live in chicago :)...If they had Lou's in Los Angeles, I'd move in a heartbeat hehe...

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Well I had a good time in Chicago!

 

Tread if you read this i enjoyed seeing your stuff there!

 

Not exactly sure how mine got picked to be screened. So much stuff i saw

just made me wanna go home and get to work! But I really appreciated it.

 

I'm not sure if Mason is on here or not, in case you are... THANKS!

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OMG! you guys were there!?!?!

Damn I can't believe you guys didn't look me up.

There were a bunch of people there though :-)

 

I saw that girl talking to everyone....

Didn't have time to chat to her though.

 

Don't remember seeing a guy that looked like you though graymachine

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OMG! you guys were there!?!?!

Damn I can't believe you guys didn't look me up.

There were a bunch of people there though :-)

 

I saw that girl talking to everyone....

Didn't have time to chat to her though.

 

Don't remember seeing a guy that looked like you though graymachine

 

That's Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm. She and I were in grade school together, so we hang out occasionally. She taught the AE class that day.

 

I'll make sure to have an 'alias' badge so people know who the F I am next time.

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That's Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm. She and I were in grade school together, so we hang out occasionally. She taught the AE class that day.

 

I'll make sure to have an 'alias' badge so people know who the F I am next time.

 

I think you should wear a Graymachine shirt or something, I think I will do the same.

 

Well, I think both of you are out of towners, but I'll make sure to invite you to the next party over here.

 

 

djkorova: yea, I work at bridges.

The person youre refering to is Chris Robins. He's our creative director. I think he spent the bulk of the party at his computer lol.

I was showing people around as well, but was all over the place.

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