A Celebration of Sights and Sounds at CG Overdrive 2006

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A myriad of exciting activities for CG enthusiasts at the CG Overdrive Festival

Last Updated: May 30, 2006 5:10 pm GMT
(Singapore -30 May 2006) CG Overdrive 2006 announces the Festival program line up for Asia’s largest computer graphics and animation event, to be held in Singapore at the Singapore Expo from 14 – 16 July 2006.

The adroit blend of Digital Film Screenings, Digital Art Gallery, Exhibition, Festival Shop, Software Clinics and Recruitment Overdrive is perhaps the best explication to the excitement and dynamism of CG Overdrive Festival. Be immersed in the most decorated and dedicated realm of digital media and computer graphics ever at the CG Overdrive Festival, with activities and happenings for all CG enthusiasts to participate.

Regardless of the level of participation and interest, CG Overdrive convenes the talented, the aspiring and the potential. We invite you to be part of the Overdrive community and be immersed in the most decorated and dedicated realm of digital media and computer graphics ever in Asia.

CG OVERDRIVE FESTIVAL
  • Digital Film Screenings
    The pinnacle of digital creation presented in the form of animated films. Be inspired and captivated by the content, acoustic and artistic realism of these films. 15 animation works selected by an international judging panel from the entries to the CG Overdrive Digital Festival will be screened alongside short films produced by renowned Studios and CG Film Makers.

  • Digital Art Gallery
    A showcase of outstanding works by international CG artists will be featured at the Digital Art Gallery, for your viewing pleasure. Handpicked from an international submission to the CG Overdrive Digital Festival, these exceptional digital art works will challenge your perception of art.

  • Singapore CG Village
    A gathering of the best talents in local CG industry, Singapore CG Village will showcase local artists, production companies and their works. Don’t miss the chance to connect and collaborate with like-minded CG enthusiasts from the host country.

  • Exhibition
    Find out all about the products and services required for creative computer graphics development at the Exhibition. Try the systems, speak to the developers and get in touch with the latest technologies in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The Exhibition is a must-visit for techies who want to know the latest trends and innovation in the industry.

  • Festival Shop
    Stocked with unique books, publications, apparels, collectables and other merchandise, the Festival Shop offers a broad range of exclusive products specially selected for the CG Overdrive Festival.

  • Software Clinics
    Learn how to master the latest expert practices in the art and science of computer graphics. In quick tutorials and demonstration sessions, leading CG specialists will teach topics that deepen understanding, inspire exploration, and immediately enhance real-world skills, with the most powerful software used in the industry.

  • Recruitment Overdrive
    An exclusive platform for participants to get acquainted with some of the best companies in the CG and animation industry, Recruitment Overdrive offers networking and employment opportunities in a relaxed and informal setting. Participants can also find out the latest job openings in the industry and meet the recruiters at the Recruitment Talks.

CG OVERDRIVE CONFERENCE

Always wanted to know what goes on in the making of some of the best animated feature films such as Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Robots and Ice Age as well as the art of special effects in movies like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Batman and The Lord of The Rings. CG Overdrive brings you behind the scenes through a sharing session with the animators and VFX specialists from Hollywood to explore the world of imagery magic.

Spanning three days, CG Overdrive Conference brings you behind the scenes with 12 leading industry experts from PIXAR Animation Studios, Polygon Pictures, Double Negative, Halon Entertainment and ROBOT Communication Inc. to name a few. Delegates will interact and engage in the learning of CG applications and techniques, with conference sessions covering a comprehensive range of topics in the areas of computer graphics, animation and gaming. For speakers’ profile, please visit http://www.cgoverdrive.com/conference.html

EVENT INFORMATION
Event : CG Overdrive 2006
Date : 14 – 16 July 2006
Time : 10 am – 7pm Daily
Venue : Singapore Expo, Conference Hall A-F, No 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150.
Website : www.cgoverdrive.com
Enquiries : 65-6339 9455

TICKETING INFORMATION
CG Overdrive Festival : Open to the Public and Entry is Free.

Seating for the Digital Film Screening, Software Clinics and Recruitment Talks is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive early for the sessions you wish to attend. The program schedule will be available online at www.cgoverdrive.com in July 2006.

CG Overdrive Conference : Tickets for Conference available online at http://www.cgoverdrive.com
Early Bird Discounts | Normal Price
(Till 15 June 2006)
Student Package S$ 210 | S$299
3-Day Full Conference S$ 299 | S$349

About CG Overdrive
CG Overdrive, a conduit for the constellation of the finest 3D digital artists, is an initiative to raise the quality standards and profile of Asian’s Digital Animation and Computer Graphics industry. The event will serve as a catalyst to attract more talents into the industry and to raise the level of awareness of CG and digital media art in Asia. The event is initiated by 3dsense Media School, the leading Media Institution in Asia known for its professional training in Digital Animation and Interactive Visual Arts.

Supported by:
CG Overdrive 2006 is supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore and SIGGRAPH Singapore Chapter.

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