Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Posted by Bobby Beck at 7:59 AM
Siggraph 2008: Day 2
I had a ton of cool images to upload today but the connection at the hotel is literally 56k. It's so slow I had to kill it after it was taking 15 minutes to upload an image. Eeek! Plus I was out SUPER late and have to take off in 5 minutes for day 3!

Yesterday was awesome. Each year Siggraph gets better and better. Here were some of my highlights:

1. Sony Imageworks and Sony Animation Partners with Animation Mentor for a Mentorship Program! This is HUGE and I plan to write a lot about it when I return. This has been in development for quite some time and now it is official. WOOT!!!

2. The Animation Mentor Industry party. Several hundred AM students, mentors and guests gathered at the Elevate Lounge for an AWESOME party! We were excited to have tons of recruiters and the most mentors in one place at one time that I can ever remember! There was an awesome energy going on and the only bad thing is that it ended too early. 12:30 they were kicking us out and we were all ready to dance all night long. :( No worries. It was so great seeing some of the first ever students at Animation Mentor and we had the AM DreamWorks posse there, too. It's so exciting to see how many people are professionals now. It's like seeing your babies grow up. :)

Lots more but I've got to run! I'll try to get some photos in here later. I'll definitely repost pictures when I return home. Let Day 3 officially begin!

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