I finally had some free time during the day to check out some of the presentations at ADAPT. I dropped in the session by Janimation’s Greg Punchatz. He talked about his career change from practical effects to digital effects, similar to what Phil Tippett had to go through in the 90s. Great footage of his work as a make-up and effects artist.
Syd Mead delivered a top-notch speech as always. I’m always mesmerized by his work. The way he explains his thought process is very entertaining. Let’s hope he’ll be back a third time for ADAPT 2008.
I really enjoy the more personal presentations at ADAPT, it is a nice change of pace from the more corporate and technical speeches we see at Siggraph.
For the rest of the day I was busy in my hotel room adding the final touches to my own presentation tomorrow morning. Now I’m wondering if it’s good enough so I can go to the Halo 3 party a few blocks away…