Course Calendar (Spring 2015, Tentative)

SPRING 2015 (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE DRAFT)
Possible Guests: Daisuke Tsutsumi (Tonko House), Robert Kondo (Tonko House), Paul Kanyuk (Pixar), Davide Pesare (Pixar), David Ryu (Pixar), Brandon Wang (Pixar), Devon Penny (Dreamworks), Ken Museth (Dreamworks), Ellen Su (Moonbot), Someone from LAIKA/Emily, Hank Driskill (Disney), Ernie Petti (Disney), Rajesh Sharma (Disney), Mark Elendt (SideFX), Halfdan Ingvarsson (SideFX), Sherry Wong (Dreamworks), Ken Pelletier (Freelance), Tim Schaefer (Double Fine), Fran Kalal (Pixar), Mike Hardison (Blizzard), Megan Gritzfeld (Telltale Games), Olivia Shetler, Alishea Gibson (PLAYStudio), Maryann Simmons (Disney), Mike Hardison (Activision-Blizzard), Ted Leckman (Activision-Blizzard), Bob Nicoll (Actvision-Blizzard), Eileen Bai (ILM), Eric Weber (ILM), Kevin Bruner (Telltale Games), Matt Wong (Pixar), Daniel Gallagher (Dreamworks), Mike Ross (Dreamworks), Gracie-Arenas Strittmatter (EA), Frank Vitz (Frostbite), Jan Schmid (DICE), David Wallace (NextBus/ILM), Chris Cobb (Riot Games), Laura Grieve (Dreamworks), Chris Giffin (Pixar), Erin Lemkuhl (Dreamworks), Nafees Bin Zafar (Dreamworks), Brett Miller (Dreamworks), Jerome Solomon (Cogswell)

Studio Tours
Local: Pixar (Ryan Howe), ILM (Lori Beck), Dreamworks (Stephen Bailey), Telltale Games (Megan + Janel), Oculus VR (Chris Starr), Zynga (Kim), Crystal Dynamics, Sledgehammer Games
Southern Caliofrnia: Blizzard (Mike Hardison), Disney (Dawn Rivera), Naughty Dog (Harrison), Riot Games (Chris Cobb), ReelFX (I forgot her name), SideFX Software (Judith Grow)

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Weeks Date Instructor Lecture Topic Resources Assignments Due
Week 1 Wed 2015.01.21 Dan Garcia, James F. O'Brien Progress Review    
  Fri 2015.01.23 David Nakabayashi (ILM) Art Direction + Color    
Week 2 Mon 2015.01.26 Ellen Su (Moonbot Studios), Olivia Lai Shetler, Alishea Gibson Art Direction + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.01.28 Dan Garcia and/or James F. O'Brien Color: Physics and Science of Color    
  Fri 2015.01.30 Megan Gritzfeld (Telltale Games) Critique    
Week 3 Mon 2015.02.02 Pixar's Art Director (I Forgot Her Name) Technical Direction Overview 2 + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.02.04 Oren Jacob (Toy Talk, Former Pixar CTO) Anything Technical    
  Fri 2015.02.06 LAIKA (wants a Friday) Art Direction + Critique    
Week 4 Mon 2015.02.09 Paul Kanyuk (Pixar) Technical Direction Overview 1 + RenderMan 101    
  Wed 2015.02.11 Fran Kalal (Pixar) Character Dynamics    
  Fri 2015.02.13 Peter Tsoi (Apple) Critique    
Week 5 Mon 2015.02.16 Mike Ross (Lyft; Formerly Dreamworks) Technical Overview 2 + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.02.18 Sarah Beth Eisinger (Pixar) Effects 1    
  Fri 2015.02.20   Critique    
Week 6 Mon 2015.02.23 Sisi Shan, Wesley Fuh Work Session    
  Wed 2015.02.25 Matt Wong (Pixar) Effects 2    
  Fri 2015.02.27 Hank Driskill (Disney) Technical Direction + Lighting    
Week 7 Mon 2015.03.02   Work Session    
  Wed 2015.03.04 Greg Niemeyer (UCB) Shading/Lighting + Critique    
  Fri 2015.03.06 Mike Hardison (Activision-Blizzard) Lighting + Compositing    
Week 8 Mon 2015.03.09 Collin Larkins (Disney) Art Direction + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.03.11 Paul Kanyuk (Pixar), Davide Pesare (Pixar) Shading/Lighting + RenderMan 102    
  Fri 2015.03.13   Critique    
Week 9 Mon 2015.03.16   SPRING BREAK    
  Wed 2015.03.18   SPRING BREAK    
  Fri 2015.03.20   SPRING BREAK    
Week 11 Mon 2015.03.23 Kevin Lim (Ex-Dreamworks) Lighting + Technical Work Session    
  Wed 2015.03.25 Brandon Wang (Pixar) Lighting + RenderMan/Tools    
  Fri 2015.03.27   Critique    
Week 11 Mon 2015.03.30 Jonathan Gleit (Dreamworks) Lighting + Editing Work Session    
  Wed 2015.04.01   Compositing    
  Fri 2015.04.03   Critique    
Week 12 Mon 2015.04.06 ReelFX Person Lighting + Direction    
  Wed 2015.04.08   Compositing    
  Fri 2015.04.10   Critique    
Week 13 Mon 2015.04.13 Janel Drewis (Telltale Games), Megan Gritzfeld (Telltale Games) Art/Animation Review + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.04.15 Skywalker Sound Person? Sound + Foley    
  Fri 2015.04.17   Critique    
Week 14 Mon 2015.04.27 Hank Driskill (Disney), Collin Larkins (Disney) Art/Animation Review + Work Session    
  Wed 2015.04.29   Critique    
  Fri 2015.05.01   Critique    
Week 16 Mon 2015.05.04   Work Session    
  Wed 2015.05.06   Critique    
  Fri 2015.05.08   Critique