SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show



OMSI's Animation Film Festival 

OMSI welcomes the SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show to our Animation Film Festival, a showcase of intelligent, entertaining and provocative programming from some of the world’s most creative artists. 


6:30PM | The Making of "The Phoenix Point Next Life" Trailer with Brian Smith, Creative Director at Minimal Massive

7:15PM | SIGGRAPH Introduction with Larry Bafia, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Producer

7:30PM | SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show  (Duration: 115 mins. | Rating: NR)



The SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show features a selection of innovative, creative animated short films and visual effects reels produced by professionals and students from around the world that were originally shown as part of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a leading annual festival for the world’s most groundbreaking, accomplished, and amazing digital film creators. For 2018, the content in its original form premiered at SIGGRAPH 2018, 12–16 August, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The annual festival is a qualifying event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Film Oscar



Brian is a 3D Generalist/Motion Designer and is constantly pushing the creative envelope. His experience has given him a well-rounded ability to work in a variety of digital mediums including 3D, live action and motion graphics. From modeling, lighting and texturing to compositing and finishing, he takes great pride in the details of my work.  Brian is a Partner and Creative Director at Minimal Massive. Minimal Massive is a motion studio with a passion for our craft. It’s a group of creatives, doers, and collaborators specializing in high-end visual content. Their mission is to bring their constantly evolving skill-set and voice to their clients to showcase their brands in a unique way with stunning visuals.



An animator who works with various media, Larry Bafia started his career in stop motion and Claymation with the Will Vinton Studios. At the studio Larry worked on stop motion projects such as the California Raisins, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, The Globeheads and numerous commercial projects before moving into CGI. During his seven year tenure as Commercial Animation Director at PDI/Dreamworks, Larry directed commercials for many top clients including Coca-Cola, Sega, Intel, Kraft, Target, Circle K, and Saturn. While with PDI/Dreamworks, Larry was also Sequence Lead Animator on several hit films including Antz, Batman & Robin, A Simple Wish, and was on the effects team for Mission Impossible II, Forces of Nature & The Peacemaker.  At Warner Brothers Larry served as Lead Animator for the Stop Motion Division on Tim Burton's feature Mars Attacks. From 2003 through 2008 Larry was Department Head of Animation and Visual Effects at the Vancouver Film School.  In 2007 the program was ranked 5th in the world by 3D World magazine. In 2002, Larry founded his own animation company, Blam! Animation. As the company's Creative Director, Larry continues to develop commercials and short films with animated characters.


Duration: 130 mins. | Rating: NR (Recommended ages 14 and up)


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