“The Spirit and Stories of Pacific Data Images”

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The recent and abrupt closure of PDI has been a shock to the San Francisco computer graphics community.  Next Tuesday, the San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will be hosting a tribute to this ground-breaking studio, featuring many of its employees and founders.

 

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/pdievent

When: February 10 – Tuesday

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Zynga Theater – 699 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

 Online registration is required. There will be no tickets at the door.

 

Event description:
 
In the beginning were three young guys with a computer and a dream. Starting with flying TV graphics, then commercials, morphing mania, and other special effects led to Oscar winning films, PDI was a pioneering animation studio that entertained and amazed the world for 35 years. But those of us who worked there had the privilege of being amazed by the real genius of PDI – each other. 
 
What was the PDI spirit? Why did it last so long as competitor after competitor folded? What was it that brought out the best in people and generated a legendary spirit of teamwork? What is it about PDI that will live on forever? San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH hosts “The Spirit and Stories of PDI” featuring some of the many people who made PDI great. 
 
The event is at the Zynga HQ in SOMA, the mixer begins at 6:00pm, with the 
main event at 7:30 (kicked off by PDI founders Carl, Richard and Glenn). 
 
Tickets are $10 to cover drinks and appetizers, limited ticket quantity ($5 for SF ACM SIGGRAPH members.)