INDUSTRY MIXER + OPENING PANEL Presented by Foundry moderator: Chris van Dyck with Betsy Paterson, Chris Downs & Joern Grosshans
Regular: $10 // Groups (5+): $9* * Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
6:30 PM Industry Mixer
Get into the SPARK FX groove at the opening night mixer. Unwind and mingle with fellow industry friends and colleagues, meet the speakers, and share in drinks and appetizers.
In addition to great drinks, food and company, there will also be a prize draw for a Nuke Studio License valued at over $10,000.
7:30 PM Ask the Supervisors: Insights & Tips from the Top
Troubleshooters, magicians, creative thinkers, fearless leaders. VFX supervisors are on a project from inception to delivery, ensuring that a filmmaker's vision is possible and then rallying the artists and technicians to deliver that vision.
Betsy Paterson (Marco Polo, The Incredible Hulk, Carnival Row), Chris Downs (Ad Astra, The Dark Tower), and Joern Grosshans (Game of Thrones, Hugo, Spider-Man: Far From Home) have decades of experience and a multitude of awards and accolades. They will share insights into how they got to where they are in their careers, the things they have learned, and the tools that they use.
The industry is constantly in flux and panelists will look ahead and share insights into how the role of VFX supervisors is changing and where they see it going in the future, and also sharing details on the tools and technology currently in development that they are most excited for.
Thank you to our sponsors: Animal Logic, Capilano University, AMPD, Bardel Entertainment Inc, Foundry, WildBrain, Sony Pictures Imageworks, BRON, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Arcana Comics, Atomic Cartoons Inc, Academy Software Foundation, ACM SIGGRAPH, Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH
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