An announcement for an intriguing event hosted by the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH along with The Visual Effects Society Archive Committee, named Tron – Now and Then, can be read in the More link at the end of this story. Of historical significance is the fact that the LA Chapter’s first event upon its formation 28 years ago covered the making of the visual effects employed in the original Tron film; at the event, two panels will compare and contrast the evolution of the effects employed in this highly successful franchise.

Los Angeles, California, USA – January 17, 2011 – The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH
along with The Visual Effects Society Archive Committee present Tron – Now and Then.

This one night only event will feature presentations by the multi award-winning Special and Visual Effects industry professionals who worked on both the classic “original” 1984 [actually, 1982 – Ed] Tron and the just released Tron: Legacy.

Featured speakers include Richard Taylor, Visual Effects Supervisor; Kenneth Mirman, Art Director, Abel & Associates; Jonathan Scheele, Effects Digital Supervisor, Digital Domain on the “Pioneers Panel” from the original Tron film. Speakers on the Tron: Legacy panel will include Scott Meadows, Previz & Layout Supervisor; Jonathan Litt, Lighting Supervisor; and Matthias Wittmann, Animation Supervisor.

The James Bridges Theater at UCLA
Department of Film, Television & Digial Media
1409 Melnitz
Los Angeles,
CA 90095 – USA

Friday, January 21, 2011 – 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

6:30 – 7:30 PM — Social Hour, Hors d’Oeuvres and soft drinks are included with your entry-fee or membership.
7:00 – 7:30 PM — Bonus Pre-Show Feature presented by “The Foundry” (In Theater)
7:30 – 10:30 PM — Program Presentation.

6:30 PM – Priority admittance for Members only.
7:00 PM – Doors open to the public.

Admittance is free to members of the Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH.
Non-members may attend and pay a $20.00 visitor registration fee. Anyone who joins the Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH onsite at this event and pays the $40.00 annual membership fee, (cash or check only), will not have to pay the $20.00 visitor registration fee.


L.A. SIGGRAPH is a Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics, serving the Los Angeles area. Organized and operating exclusively for educational and scientific purposes relating to the field of computer graphics, L.A. SIGGRAPH is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Officially chartered in September, 1991, L.A. SIGGRAPH has provided a forum for members to meet regularly, share their work, and exchange ideas. The monthly newsletter Dimension reaches over 1300 members, providing information about upcoming meetings, events, and job opportunities. L.A. SIGGRAPH received the 1995 Professional Chapter of Excellence Award from ACM.