Watch Steve Jobs talking up Toy Story, film technology from 1995

Siggraph keynote speech features Jobs in a suit honoring 100 years of movie technology

A couple of videos featuring Steve Jobs giving the keynote speech at the Siggraph show in 1995 (Siggraph showcases graphic arts and technology) have hit YouTube.


In it, a non-black-turtleneck-wearing Jobs talks about the 100th anniversary of motion pictures, and offers up details on how technology changed movies, all the way up to the first computer-generated motion picture debuting later in the year, Toy Story. Jobs was heavily involved with Pixar at the time, so you can see why he was happy to show the audience some clips from the movie.

Part 2 of the speech (continuing the Toy Story preview and Jobs' conclusion) is here:

The video was digitized from the original VHS format, and as the poster explains:

"SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre stands alone in curating and showcasing the very best of computer animation since its inception. Every year, highly respected jurors choose from among hundreds of submissions to select the year's best comptuer animations, to be shown at the SIGGRAPH annual conference.

"SIGGRAPH and the Internet Archive have collaborated to bring online pieces from the 2001 collection whose owners agreed to be included in SIGGRAPH's web archive. We hope it provides an enjoyable and useful tool for scientists, engineers, mathematicians, artists, filmmakers, computer graphics professionals, and all animaniacs!"

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