If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

The Art of Visual Journeys

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Monday, 31 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 402AB

Behind the Scenes of VFX in the Middle East & Syria

It is hard enough to start a successful visual effects business without the psychological stress of struggling to stay alive.

- Working on a computer without electricity
- Inadequate or nonexistent academic training in computer graphics
- Difficulties acquiring equipment and legal software
- Struggles to convince clients that original creative thinking is valuable

These were some of the challenges of running a visual effects services company in the middle of a war zone in Syria. The panelists discuss how they worked and survived.

Hind Wakil [via Skype from Damascus, Syria]
Lighthouse VFX

Eli Saliba
Lighthouse VFX