|"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|
March 10 & 11, 2008-Hollywood has been selected as the host city for the first annual Computer Generated Images for Advertising & Marketing conference (CGAM). CGAM will take place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel .
CGAM is the premier annual global conference for professionals focusing on cutting-edge technology and the value of Computer Generated Images (CGI) in marketing and advertising. The conference features a variety of tutorials and conference sessions that cover current topics related to CGI.
CGI experts, ad agencies, implementers, manufacturers, inventors, clients and vendors attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the CGAM Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing products.
Jeff Kleiser, Visual Effects supervisor, CEO and Co-Founder of Synthespian Studios will be giving the keynote address along with a Motion Capture & Character Animation in Feature Films and Commercial Productions presentation at this exciting, cutting-edge conference.
Kleiser, being a pioneer working in computer animation, has spanned the history of the medium. He has contributed to films with groundbreaking visual effects including “Tron”, “Stargate”, “Judge Dredd”, “Clear and Present Danger”, “Mortal Kombat Annihilation”, “X-Men”, “X-Men United” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”. He served as senior visual effects supervisor on “The One”, a film starring martial arts master Jet Li that required the development of innovative digital face replacement techniques. More recently, Kleiser has supervised visual effects for “Son of the Mask”, “Fantastic Four” and “Scary Movie 4″. In addition to supervising visual effects projects, Kleiser has directed numerous commercials.
Jeff Kleiser has presented papers at many international events including the London Effects and Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH, INA Imagina, NAB, Opera Totale and the Virtual Humans Conference. He has served as an industry expert in interviews with The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The ABC Evening News. Kleiser serves on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society and the board of trustees of The Norman Rockwell Museum. He is a founder and trustee of the Williamstown Film Festival and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, Kleiser teaches Computer Animation Production at Williams College.