I finally experienced my first SIGGRAPH conference. I have always heard about SIGGRAPH, and while at DreamWorks Animation I would often have artists requesting time off so they could attend the conference. While I had a pretty good idea about what it was I had never gone until this year.
SIGGRAPH is short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques. It is an annual conference on computer graphics which you can imagine is pretty important for computer animation.
I have been working on my business plan which forces me to take a look at the details of the company. From this I have been doing a lot of thinking about my leadership team, or should I say lack of. I have for some time been wanting to bring on more people, but how do you know what would be best. The people you have on your team is key to the success of any business, so it is a big decision. So let me share with you my thoughts on building my leadership team.
When I was younger and first started to dream about doing what Walt Disney did I always thought I would name my company as he did. I built my dreams around the idea of Eric Miller Animation, so now that I’m actually starting my studio there was never much thought about what it would be called. Although, through my experience in the industry I have heard of downsides to naming it after the founder. At this point it is hard for me to think of the studio as anything else, and there are a few reasons why I still plan to name my studio Eric Miller Animation.