NAF-BIZ Southern California Networking Event: Monday, August 15, 2011
The NAF-BIZ invites you to our next event on Monday August 15th, 7 p.m. when two distinguished speakers will deliver a keynote presentation on Motion Capture and Animation.
Who should attend?
Digital Artists - Programmers - IT Specialists - Visual Effects Coordinators -Holland Hollywood Connection - Motion Capture Technicians - Animators -Media Connection and Media Technology professionals
Location: Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Date: Monday, August 15th
Agenda: 7:00 – 7:15 p.m. Refreshment
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Presentations and Q & A
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Networking mixer
The presentations will be followed by a networking opportunity with
Cost: $10, NAF-members free - Payment will be collected at the door.
Background of Speakers:
Erik-Jan de Boer, Animation Director of Rhythm & Hues Studios
Erik-Jan started his career at the Moving Picture Company in London in early 1989. In 1993 he moved from Senior Animator at MPC to become Head of 3D Animation and Special Effects at one of Europe's most prestigious Post-Production houses, Rushes Plc.
In 1996 Erik-Jan joined Rhythm & Hues where his credits include the Bafta and Academy Award winning epic "The Golden Compass", the Academy Award nominated "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", "Night at the Museum", "Cats & Dogs", "Stuart Little", "Babe : Pig in the City" and Disney's Animal Kingdom show "It's a bugs life".
Erik-Jan was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and holds a Masters Degree in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation from Middlesex University, England and a Bachelors in Image and Media Technology from the Utrecht School of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht).
Casper Peeters, CEO of Xsens
Xsens is a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products based upon miniature MEMS inertial sensor technology. Since its inception in 2000, several thousands of motion sensors and motion capture solutions have successfully been deployed in areas such as 3D character animation, rehabilitation and sports science, and robot and camera stabilization.
Customers include Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures Imageworks, INAIL Prosthesis Centre, Daimler, Saab Underwater Systems, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and many other companies and institutes throughout the world. Xsens’ research department has created unique intellectual property in the field of multi-sensor data fusion algorithms, combining inertial sensors with aiding technologies such as GPS and RF positioning and biomechanical modeling. The company and its products have received several awards, amongst which five consecutive entries in Deloitte’s ranking of fastest growing technology companies in Europe. Xsens is headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands and has a subsidiary, Xsens North America Inc. in Los Angeles, California, US.
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