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Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 17:45 HKT/SGT

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)
More CG Schools Showcasing for the First Time at CG Overdrive 2009

BroadcastAsia, Singapore, June 16, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - The digital media industry will experience a surge in Singapore, according to the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). Based on official figures released by the two government bodies, it is set to grow by 10,000 new jobs between 2005 and 2015, contributing S$10 billion to the country's GDP.

Now in its fourth edition, CG Overdrive 2009 Asia's unparalleled Computer Graphics (CG) event dedicated to CG professionals, enthusiasts, students, producers, vendors and buyers - will see five local and internationally renowned schools exhibiting for the first time, making it a total of nine schools at the show. Testament to the strong growth of the local CG industry, the schools will be at CG Overdrive this year to recruit students that will fill the 10,000 jobs to be created by 2015.

Of these schools is the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design, which has earned a reputation for its close working relationship with Pixar Animation Studios and LucasArts. The other notable schools include 3DSense Media School, Academy of Art University, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, FZD School of Design, LASALLE College of the Arts, Raffles Design Institute, SAE Institute Singapore and Sheridan Global.

Held in conjunction with BroadcastAsia2009, CG Overdrive 2009 is organised by Visual Communication Order (VCO) with strategic partner Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), and is held from 16 -19 June at the Singapore Expo Hall 9. The show also allows job seekers to meet leading studios on the lookout for talent at the event's recruitment zone.

The conference and new segment of Professional Tracks - introduced to impart advanced skill sets to professional artists - once again promises a stellar line up of prominent speakers from internationally renowned studios. These Professional Tracks include: 2D, Story Development, Games, VFX, Character Animation and Business.

Some renowned speakers include Dayne Cowen, Co-Head of 3D at Double Negative - Europe's largest provider of visual effects for films. Speaking at one of the Professional Tracks (VFX), he will present an in-depth look at the studio's VFX pipeline in reference to one of their major film projects, Angels & Demons.

Another notable speaker at the Character Animation Track is Victor Navone, a 2-4D Animator at Pixar Animation Studios. He has contributed to Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and most recently WALL-E, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2008. His work on WALL-E also won him a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture. Recently, he co-directed a series of short television series Cars Toons, based on characters from the movie Cars, and is currently animating Toy Story 3, to be released in 2010.

CG Overdrive 2009 At A Glance

Date:           16 - 19 June 2009
Venue:          Singapore Expo, Hall 9
Opening Hours:  16 - 18 June, 10.30am to 6pm
                19 June, 10.30am to 4pm
Admission:      No charge to CG Overdrive Exhibition. 
                Minors under 12 years of age will not be
                allowed into exhibition halls. Fees apply 
                to Conference and Professional Tracks.
CG Overdrive is an iconic event for computer graphics (CG) lovers by CG lovers. CG Overdrives philosophy of "story is king" is anchored by a knowledge-centric conference that aims to arm Asian CG talents with deeper expertise. The line-up also includes a showcase of the latest CG technologies, lecture-style Professional Tracks, as well as a host of activities such as a recruitment zone, short film screenings and a digital art gallery. www.CGOverdrive.com

BroadcastAsia, themed "Digital: The Journey Forward", offers the latest in digital and interactive media, addressing the value chain of content creation, management, and distribution. www.Broadcast-Asia.com

About Visual Communication Order Pte Ltd

Visual Communication Order (VCO) is an affiliate of 3dsense Private Limited, a leading institution providing professional education in the field of Digital Media and Entertainment. VCO supports the communication needs of 3dsense Private Limited and has harnessed the knowledge of communication to forge effective communication bridges. www.visualco.net

About Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Singapore Exhibitions Services organises a portfolio of international tradeshows serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries. Its events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. Singapore Exhibitions Services is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Carmen Chan
PR Executive, 
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 91380084 
Email: [email protected]

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Topic: Corporate Announcement
Sectors: Film & Video, Media, IT Individual, Broadcast
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