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GROUP WILL HOLD COMPUTER ANIMATOR BOOT CAMP . . . SIR!

Byline: Ben Sullivan Daily News Staff Writer

Sure, you can morph Spider-Man into a rosebush, but can you find a job?

For burgeoning computer animators looking to hone their job skills, the Los Angeles chapter of SigGraph is holding a one-day career boot camp Sunday at the Universal Hilton. SigGraph is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics.

The event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will bring together professionals from the animation industry to coach newcomer and veteran animators on topics including interviewing, resume writing and internships.

SigGraph, the nation's main association for computer graphics specialists, is co-sponsoring the event with Women in Animation and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.

``We intend to protect and grow our global position as the world's center of imagination by ensuring a continued supply of superb talent based here in the San Fernando Valley,'' said Bill Allen, president of the Economic Alliance.

Among the speakers scheduled for the Sunday event are Carl Rosendahl, founder and chairman of Pacific Data Images and executive producer of DreamWorks SKG's recent film, ``Antz.'' Also, Isaac Kerlow, head of digital talent and development for The Walt Disney Co., and Sarah Baisley, editor of Animation Magazine, will speak.

SigGraph will host a separate seminar today at the Universal Hilton from 1 to 5 p.m. for computer animation instructors. The educators boot camp is meant to be a chance for instructors to brainstorm with industry professionals on curricula and swap ideas on the latest developments in the digital arts.

Admission to today's event costs $89, while the Sunday meeting costs $45 for students, $60 for SigGraph members and $75 for the general public.
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