Newtek’s 3D thursday throwdown

If you’re a visual effects groupie (or just enjoy gawking at really cool, Emmy-Award winning eye candy for a couple hours) you’ll want to make your way to beautiful downtown North Hollywood on Thursday night at 6:30.  That’s where Newtek (makers of Lightwave 3D, the ground breaking computer animation software that started the CGI revolution) will be sponsoring a night of glitz, glamor and space ships.  And you are invited!

They did a great job of describing the event themselves, so, direct from Newtek HQ:

Please join us November 10th for an exclusive evening celebrating Emmy® Award-winning artists, producers, VFX supervisors, and studios. This star-studded evening, hosted by Jeri Ryan, features special guest, Mr. Dick Van Dyke; a panel of experts who will discuss production techniques that continue to revolutionize the film and television industry; plus, a very special LightWave presentation highlighting the latest tools of the trade.

Special guests/speakers include Ron Thornton (the great grandaddy of Lightwave, the visionary behind B5 and the man who taught me everything I know) and Gary Hutzel, Battlestar Galactica’s visual effects rock and the man who made all my dreams come true.

To find out who else will be on hand and how you can RSVP for free, just CLICK HERE and you’ll get the skinny right from the source.

And last, but far from least – of course i’ll be there!

8 Responses to “Newtek’s 3D thursday throwdown”

  1. 1 doubleofive
    November 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I wish I was anywhere close by, or I’d try to go. Wait, why is Dick Van Dyke a special guest at a VFX thing? The only things I can think he did with VFX were Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, both of which were WAY before Lightwave. ;-)

  2. 2 darthmojo
    November 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Believe it or not, Mr Van Dyke has been a Newtek customer and fan since the days of the Video Toaster! He’s a total tech geek. How cool is that? Unfortunately he had to bow out of tonight’s event, but OMG Jerri Ryan’s tight pink, velvet dress more than made up for it :-)

  3. 3 doubleofive
    November 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

    That’s awesome, too bad he couldn’t make it. I love him.

  4. 4 Boris Škrbić
    November 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Can you think of any major developments in the hardware, software or usage techniques for CGI since 1991, or has it largely been a matter of incremental improvement, as CG companies have experimented with the medium and used it for filmmaking?

  5. July 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Do you still update this thing? :-)

  6. 6 darthmojo
    January 11, 2013 at 4:40 am

    When I feel like it :-) there is more to come! I do have posts planned. In fact another big Blade Runner post is coming very very soon…

  7. 7 Judd Sandage
    August 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Its been half a year, are you still alive my good man? also… your Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Pon Farr Edition) seems to have been removed from all sites… was trying to show a friend tonight the clip… now I can’t find it… is it possible to post it up again somewhere?

  8. 8 AlphaGeek
    August 2, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Howdy Mojo, just a quick pulse check. I was just mentioning your CGI viper work elsewhere and thought I’d see if any updates were here. Hope all is well and you’re busy making screen magic for us!

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November 2011

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