Saturday, January 10, 2009

Digital Puppetry Open House at Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Puppeteers performing using the Henson Digital Performance Studio
Puppeteers bring characters to life with the Jim Henson Company's patented Henson Digital Performance Studio.

The Visual Effects Society and LA ACM SIGGRAPH are hosting a very cool-sounding open house of sorts at Jim Henson's Creature Shop next week called Innovation in Puppetry: From Animatronics to CGI next Tuesday, January 13th at 6 p.m. The program includes a presentation about the Creature Shop, a live demo of the Henson Digital Performance Studio, an audience Q & A, guided tours of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and self-guided tours of the rest of the Henson lot.

This event is free to LA ACM SIGGRAPH and Visual Effects Society members and $20 for non-members. New members who sign up on site and pay the $40 annual membership fee will be admitted for free. If you live in or near L.A. and have an interest in the Creature Shop's work or have always wanted to see the Henson lot, this sounds like an opportunity you shouldn't miss.

Note: You're supposed to RSVP at the Visual Effects Society web site, but I couldn't figure out how to do it so if you're planning to attend, it's probably best to email them directly to sign up.

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