San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH invites you to an evening of presentations from
the creators of Disney – PIXAR’s “Inside Out.”

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129

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Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Online registration is required.

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The presentation will include:

Developing Joy

Jacob Merrel, Bob Moyer, Alexis Angelidis, Angelique Reisch

Riley Cam Vs. Mind Cam

Patrick Lin (Director of Photography – Camera)

Get Animated!

Victor Navone (Supervising Animator)


Alexis Angelidis, Pixar Animation Studios

Alexis has been at Pixar since 2006, making shots for Special Effects and developing tools for modeling and fluid simulation. His credits include clouds on Up, oceans and fog of Cars 2, and glowing energy of Inside Out. He is currently working on volumes in Finding Dory. Prior to joining Pixar, he worked in computer graphics in Canada and New Zealand after obtaining a PhD in computer graphics from the University of Otago.

Angelique Reisch, Character Lighting Lead, Pixar Animation Studios

Angelique Reisch started at Pixar Animation Studios in 2004 as an intern on “Cars.” She soon began working in lighting for Academy Award©-winning “Ratatouille,” and continued as a key lighting artist and lighting technical director on “Cars 2,” “Monsters University,” and Academy Award©-winning features “ Up,” “WALL•E,” and “Brave.” Most recently she served as the character lighting lead on “Inside Out,” set to release June 19, 2015.

As the character lighting lead, Reisch works closely with the Director of Photography, art and character departments to finalize the look of the characters, testing and ensuring the characters are ready for the lighting phase of production, developing show lighting rigs and providing characters support to the lighting team. She is currently working on an upcoming Pixar project.

Prior to joining the studio, Reisch worked for Compaq computers at the Compaq Development Center in College Station Texas, and as a graphic artist for Texas A&M’s new paper The Battalion, and in the Electrical Engineering Department for the university. Raised in Houston, TX, Reisch earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Master’s of Visualization Sciences from Texas A&M University. She currently resides in Walnut Creek, CA.

Jake Merrell, Pixar Animation Studios

Jacob grew up in Salt Lake City and had awesome parents. He served a mission in San Diego and then attened BYU where he received a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science. He’s always enjoyed making pictures. He found that computers happen to be a fun way to do that. He has worked at Pixar eight years and is currently the Character Shading Lead for Inside Out. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with beautiful wife and three energetic kids.

Patrick Lin, Layout Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios

Patrick Lin joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 1997 as a layout artist on “A Bug’s Life.” For Lin’s next project he worked as layout sequence lead on “Toy Story 2,” and then as Lead Layout Artist on “Monsters, Inc.” Lin’s work has been a part of three Academy Award®-winning features, “The Incredibles” and “Up” as director of photography, and “Ratatouille” as lead layout artist. He also recently worked on the 2013’s short film “The Blue Umbrella,” and completed working as the layout supervisor on Disney•Pixar’s feature film “Inside Out,” set to release on June 19, 2015.

Prior to coming to Pixar, Lin worked as a camera assistant for Midland Productions for client MGM and Skellington Productions, and then as a motion control operator at Matte World. While at Matte World he worked on a number of productions including “Wag the Dog,” “The Truman Show,” “Soldier” and “X-Men.” He then went on to work as director of photography with Midland Productions for Tower Records, IMAX and Sea World.

Raised in Hong Kong, Lin left to attend high school in London, Ontario in Canada at the age of 15. He then came to the Bay Area and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video from California College of Arts and Crafts. While in film school, he shot student films and developed a passion for cinematography. Upon seeing “Toy Story” he realized that cinematography had become a part of animated films and he knew that was what he wanted to do.

Lin currently resides in the Bay Area.

Victor Navone, Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Victor Navone began working as an animator at Pixar Animation Studios in March 2000. “Monsters, Inc.” was his first project at the studio and Navone has worked on almost every Pixar feature film since then, including “Cars,” and the Academy Award®-winning films “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “WALL•E,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Brave.” In addition to his work as an animator, Navone has worked alongside John Lasseter and Rob Gibbs as co-director on a number of the “Cars Toon” short films including “Rescue Squad Mater,” “Mater the Greater,” “El Materdor” and “Tokyo Mater.” Navone most recently worked as a supervising animator on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming feature film “Inside Out,” set to release on June 19, 2015.

Prior to joining Pixar, Navone worked as a conceptual designer, computer graphics artist and creative director at a video game development company. He is a self-taught animator, and did not consider animation as a profession until Pixar contacted him after seeing his personal work on the internet.

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Navone earned a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. He currently resides in Oakland, CA with his family.

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