Digital Media/Computer Graphics Resources

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Professional & Trade Associations

ACM SIGGRAPH - a sub-group of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM SIGGRAPH is an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques.  Includes a Careers section.

Academy of the Interactive Arts & Sciences - mission of promoting awareness of the art and science of interactive games and entertainment.

Animation World Network - AWN is the largest animation related publishing group on the Internet and provides comprehensive coverage of animation industry news. The website includes an industry database, job postings, listing of programs and events.

an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. - See more at: http://www.siggraph.org/about/about-acm-siggraph#sthash.565dySBF.dpuf
an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. - See more at: http://www.siggraph.org/about/about-acm-siggraph#sthash.565dySBF.dpuf
an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. - See more at: http://www.siggraph.org/about/about-acm-siggraph#sthash.565dySBF.dpuf

Computer Graphics Society - a global organization for creative digital artists, including a job search resource.

Entertainment Software Association - the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet.

International Game Developers Association - committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - an international, award-winning technical society devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications.

Visual Effects Society - the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.  Also has a job board.

Useful Links

Animation Magazine - "the news, business, technology and art of animation."  Site includes a job board and helpful links for the industry; subscription also available for a free daily email newsletter, or digital/print versions of the magazine.

Animation & Visualization in Science and Medicine Resources (a UPenn Career Services list)

Greenlight Jobs - focus on jobs within the film, television, animation, video gaming, visual effects, new media, digital and live entertainment areas.

LinkedIn Industry Directory with thousands of organization pages, including subcategories in Animation, Entertainment, Motion Pictures And Film, Computer Games, Design, E-Learning, Graphic Design, and many related industries (most organization pages with careers and/or jobs sections) - consider "Follow"ing organizations of interest (please note, you must have a LinkedIn account to view).

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