Terrence Masson BFA, MFA

Producers Guild of America

Visual Effects Society

ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Chair

Recent and upcoming speaking engagements ...


-CGAMESUSA - 19th Annual Conference on Computer Games: Louisville, Kentucky; July 28th - 30th, 2014

Keynote Speaker - “The History and Future of Animation”


-Tecnológico de Monterrey: Guadalajara, Mexico; November 21-25th, 2014

ACM Distinguished Speaker - Convergence and Collaboration in the Creative Industries


-Journees AFIG / Paris ACM SIGGRAPH chapter: Limoges and Paris, November 28/29 2013

ACM Distinguished Speaker - A History of Computer Animation; screening and lecture


-MIAF 2013: 13th Annual Melbourne International Animation Festival. Melbourne, Australia, June 2013

ACM Distinguished Speaker - A History of Computer Animation; screening and lecture


-RMIT University. Melbourne, Australia, June 2013

ACM Distinguished Speaker - Guest Lecture on Creative Industries / Collaboration and Technology


-Newcastle University. Newcastle, Australia, June 2013

ACM Distinguished Speaker - Guest Lecture on Creative Industries / Revolution, Excellence and Agility


-fmx2013: International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia. Stuttgart, Germany, April 2013

Master of Ceremonies, Panel Speaker & Associate Board Member


-SWISSEX- Consulate of Switzerland: Cambridge, MA. Oct.10th, 2012

Invited Lecture on “Game Art, Creative Industries and CG101” with Chris Solarski


-y4IT: 10th annual international workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment . Manila, Philippines. Sept., 2012

ACM Distinguished Lecture invitation by Univ. of the Philippines; delivered 3 lectures on Collaboration and the Creative Industries


-MIT Lincoln Lab: Lexington, MA. Aug.2nd, 2012

Distinguished Lecture Series on “Entertainment and Innovation : Special Effects and Movie Magic”


-Beijing Detao Masters Academy: Shanghai, China. July 10-15th, 2011 Toronto, ON. Oct.27th, 2011

Invited “Master of animation, visual effects and Creative Industries”.


-DigiFEST: International Digital Media Festival. Toronto, ON. Oct.27th, 2011

Invited Lecture on “Creative Industries: Collaborations in Films, Games and Academia”.


-ISEA 2011: 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Istanbul, Turkey. Sept., 2011

Keynote - Revolution. Excellence. Agility.


-7th IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment. Maui, HI. July, 2011

Keynote


-Mundos Digitales: 10th Conference on Animation, VFX, Videogames & Digital Architecture. A Coruña, Spain. July, 2011

Keynote


-Game Education Summit - North American. Redmond, WA. June, 2011

Invited Speaker - “Interdisciplinary Collaboration”


-fmx/11 : 16th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media. Stuttgart, Germany, May 2011

Invited Guest Speaker & Associate Board Member


-British Consulate Trade Delegation. Liverpool, UK. April, 2011

Invited Guest presenter - Creative Industries


-PAX East. Boston, MA. March, 2011

Invited Panelist : “Getting the Most out of Game Education”; “Portfolios & Demos that Rock”


-Montreal International Game Summit. Montreal, Canada. Nov. 8th, 2010

Invited Speaker


-VIEW : 11th International Computer Graphics Conference. Torino, Italy. Oct.28th, 2010

Invited Speaker


-PoweredUp Conference. Boston, MA Oct.14th, 2010

Keynote


-SIGGRAPH 2010 : 37th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. LA, CA. July 2010

Opening Address - Conference Chair


-Università di Firenze, Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica. Firenze, Italy, May 15th, 2010

Invited Guest Speaker


-New Academy Of Fine Art (NABA) - Department Media Design & New Media Art. Milano, Italy. May 11th 2010

Invited Guest Speaker


-fmx/10 : 15th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media. Stuttgart, Germany, May 2010

Invited Guest Speaker & Advisory Board Member


-Boston Museum of Science : “Living in a CG World” Jan.27th,  2010

Invited Lecture - “A brief history of computer graphics.”


-Animex : International Festival of Animation and Computer Games. Nov/Dec. 2009

Invited Judge


-Global Entrepreneurship Week Boston, MA. Nov.17, 2009

Moderator “Making Your Name in a Changing Gaming Industry”


-Microsoft New England Research & Development Center Cambridge, MA. Oct.20, 2009

Guest Speaker along with Jason Schupbach “The State of the State: Video Games in Massachusetts”


-ABC News. On camera interview “Ahead of the Curve” segment. July 2009

Discussing and promoting the 2009 SIGGRAPH Conference along with Mk Haley


-Game Education Summit. Carnegie Mellon Univ.’s ETC. June 16th-17th 2009

Lecture on building a Game Design curriculum at Northeastern Univ.


-History Channel : UFO Hunters / Season 3. Los Angeles, CA. Spring 2009

On camera image analysis expert ... multiple episodes begin airing 2009.


-Global Entrepreneurship Week Boston, MA. Nov.17-21st 2008

Moderator “Digital Media’s Leaders and Their Ideas”

Panelist “Creative Industries and the Global Economy”


-SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Los Angeles, CA. August 2008

Presenting “35 Years of Computer Graphics: The Game Show!”


-History Channel : UFO Hunters / Season 2. Los Angeles, CA. Summer 2008

On camera image analysis expert ... multiple episodes begin airing September 2008.


-CgAM2008 : Global Conference for Advertising and Marketing Professionals. Los Angeles, CA. March 2008

Invited moderator and co-host (with Barbara Robertson).


-fmx/08 : 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media. Stuttgart, Germany, May 2008

Advisory Board member


-ANIMA Brussels Animation Festival : Invited lecturer, Brussels, Belgium, February 2008

The SIGGRAPH Animation Festival selection process, and A Brief History of Computer Graphics: From the 1940’s to tomorrow.


-FM Global Research Group: Guest Speaker, mid-year research meeting. July 20th, 2007

Blow It Up and Burn It! (But not for real) : How Hollywood has developed both practical special effects and digital visual effects to simulate very realistic pyrotechnics.


-fmx/07 : Invited lecturer, Stuttgart, Germany, May 2007

The SIGGRAPH Animation Festival selection process, and A Brief History of Computer Graphics: From the 1940’s to tomorrow.


-IIFF (Institute for Independent Film Financing) : Invited Speaker, March 15th, 2007

The Animation Business in Flux: Evolving Trends & Emerging Opportunities for Filmmakers & Financiers


-Northeastern University (Boston) : Invited speaker. Feb 26th, 2007

Screening of the 2006 SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and animation production discussion


-Graphite 2006 : Keynote speaker, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Nov.29th - Dec.2th, 2006

International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

The Top 5 Things That Will Doom Your Animation Production


-Pratt Institute : Lecture for students of Prof. Linda Lauro-Lazin, Brooklyn, NY. November 1st 2006

Topic focused on “What it is like working and animating in production”. Highlighted the difference between VFX, feature animation and games production. Highlighted selected legal concepts of contracts and working practices


-Pixar Animation Studios : Presenting the 2006 Electronic Theater. October 30th, 2006


-New York University : Thesis project review, ongoing, 2006-2007

Review and advise senior students on short animated film projects

Follow students progress to ensure timely completion and highest quality


-Walt Disney Feature Animation : Presenting the 2006 Electronic Theater. September, 2006


-fmx/06 : Invited lecturor, Stuttgart, Germany. Summer 2006.

How To Get Your Animated Short Rejected: Focus on excellence in : story, editing, art direction, “acting” and cinematography

The SIGGRAPH Animation Festival selection process : Discussed “vision” and selection of Jury and Committee. Highlighted personal selection criteria for excellence in final film choices


-Pratt Institute : Production lecture for Prof. Linda Lauro-Lazin, Brookln, NY. 2005.


-Purdue University : Spring Banquet Guest Speaker. April 4th, 2003


-Purdue University : PICET Speaker “Digital Cinema and Cinematography:. Oct. 13th-16th 2002


-The Art Institutes International : National Curriculum Panel member. April 30th, 2002

Advised on national level curriculum restructuring; Focus on instituting a new interactive video game program; Specific areas included animation tools, techniques and relevance to other existing courses.


-The Art Institutes International San Fransisco : Guest Speaker and portfolio review. March 14th, 2002


-Expression Center for New Media (Emeryville, CA) :

Instructor for final project class with Maya-based short animated film as graduating requirement.

Class size approximately 24 students, 13 week duration


-University California / Berkeley : “Advanced Computer-Aided Rendering and Animation” Nov.9th, 2001


-SIGGRAPH / San Francisco Chapter: “A Night Inside Computer Games: Game Design”. Oct.30th, 2001

Discussed game design and its influence on animation requirements

Highlighted technical limitations and game-play fundamentals


-Purdue University : PICET Conference speaker Oct.8th, 2001


-Expression Center for New Media : “How to prepare for a job in the CG industry”. Sept.6th, 2001


-3D Festival “International Forum for 3D Graphics” : Copenhagen, Denmark. Oct., 2000


-World Animation Celebration : Panel Speaker “How to prepare to get a job in animation”. May, 2000


-3D Conference & Expo (Santa Clara, CA) : “How to Enter the Computer Graphics Industry”. May, 2000


-SIGGRAPH / San Francisco Chapter : Education Seminar. April 26th, 2000


-Imagine Con 2000 : FX Guest of Honor. Virginia Beach, Virginia. April 20th-23rd, 2000


-Purdue University : Spring Banquet Guest Speaker. March 31st, 2000


-Barnes & Noble : “CG 101” book signing and lecture. Fremont, CA. Feb.25th, 2000


-Swarthmore College : Guest Lecturer. Feb.17th-19th, 2000


-Purdue University : Invited Speaker. Dec.3rd, 1999


-Director’s Guild of America (DGA) : Improving Communication between VFX and Production. Oct.1999

Fellow panelists included Visual Effects Supervisors John Dykstra and John Bruno


-ASIFA : San Fransisco. Careers night at the Exploratorium. Nov.9th, 1999


-Borders Books : San Rafael, CA. “CG 101” book signing and lecture. Nov.4th, 1999


-SIGGRAPH / San Francisco Chapter : Education Seminar. Sept.30th, 1999


-Film&Media Exchange - fmx/99 : Germany. Keynote Speaker “The History of Computer Graphics”. May, 1999

Highlighted the past 40 years of CG animation and technology. Presented select film clips and discussed present day relevance and future trends


-Lawrence Livermore Labs : “Science On Saturday” lecture series. ILM’s “The Digital Creature Feature”. Feb.1998


-World Summit for Feature Films and Visual Effects : Invited Panelist. March 1998

Presented past work, including “Bunkie & Booboo” in Los Angeles, CA.

Fellow panelists included Directors Eric Armstrong and Henry Selick


-SIGGRAPH / Los Angeles Chapter : Guest Panel Speaker on Independent Animation. Feb.1996


-Alias | Wavefront Los Angeles Users Group : Featured Speaker presenting past work. June 6th, 1996