As the only organization that represents the global visual effects community, membership in the Visual Effects Society comes with exclusive benefits that enhance your career, build your network and contribute to the future of the ever-evolving VFX industry. Click on the section heading below to read more.

As a VES member, benefits include:

Global Recognition: The distinction of being among the leading artists, innovators, practitioners and executives who are creating and advancing visionary VFX work worldwide.

Unparalleled Camaraderie: As a part of a global network of nearly 3,000+ members in 33 countries, enjoy access to peer-to-peer online and in-person discussion forums; hear the latest trends, advances and production news; and build important professional and social relationships.

Valuable Resources: Access to educational programs from practical skills-building workshops to cutting-edge new technology demos to an online library of more than XX video tutorials and presentations by industry experts.

Outstanding Programs: Invitations to free members-only events, including exclusive film screenings, panel discussions and opportunities to attend galvanizing annual events including the VES Summit and prestigious VES Awards.

Leadership Opportunities: Help guide the future of the VES and contribute to advancing the field by volunteering for a VES Committee, mentoring students or ultimately running for elected office at the Section or International Board of Directors level. 

Exclusive Savings: A growing roster of tangible, cost-saving benefits, including:  

  • Opportunity to purchase VES Healthcare coverage at competitive rates for individuals and small businesses

  • Opportunity to purchase supplemental/disability insurance

  • Free and discounted publications

  • Awards season year-end DVD studio screeners

  • Discounts on VES Awards Show, VES Summit and VES Award submissions

  • Discounts on select industry conferences, programs and special events

  • Discounts on business and educational services

  • Discounts on computer hardware/software

Below are some additional member benefits such as health care, business, education, publications, screenings, and member discounts.

Health Care

  • VES Health Care
  • ObamaCare Tutorial
  • Individual and small business plans
  • Same coverage as the Television Academy and Producers Guild
  • Competitive rates that will only get better as we grow
  • Dental and eye care included (more information)
  • Progressive Benefits healthcare consulting
  • Aflac supplemental / disability insurance

“Without it no insurance is complete”

If you experience a life-interrupting medical event without Aflac...

Then you could be facing an even deeper financial hole.

How Aflac works with your Medical Coverage:

  • Aflac pays the CASH BENEFITS to you, not the Doctors or Hospitals.
  • Aflac helps fill the FINANCIAL gap if you or your spouse is unable to work
  • Aflac benefits PAY no matter what other insurance you have—it pays on top.
  • Aflac plans are GUARANTEED RENEWABLE at the payroll rate for life.
  • Aflac plans are 100% PORTABLE.Even if you change jobs, you can take it with you.
  • Aflac does NOT raise rates every year, so you know the cost in the future
  • Aflac has NO network restrictions or preauthorization requirements

Customize your Aflac benefit package by choosing the plans that best fit your individual needs.

Contact William Hofto - (310) 562-7367 - william_hofto@us.aflac.com

Business

Education

spherevfx is a high-end, international training company specializing in 3D, Compositing, Visual Effects and Stereoscopic Post Production courses. We offer training in the world's best CGI and VFX software including: Maya, Mari, ZBrush, RenderMan Studio, V-Ray, Nuke, Ocular and PFTrack.

We offer production-driven, project-focused courses for all levels from the beginner through to the advanced user. Courses can take place either at our UK training centre or on-site at your studio. We also offer bespoke courses which are customised to your specific requirements and can include training on your current live projects. Clients include: Animal Logic, Framestore, Digital Domain, Ghost VFX, DreamWorks Animation, Mr. X., Luma Pictures and Double Negative.

Founded by VES member Matt Leonard, spherevfx is pleased to offer a 15% discount to all VES members.

Contact Details: www.spherevfx.com 

training@spherevfx.com

+44 1633 790-211

Publications

  • Free subscription to weekly digital VARIETY through November, 2014. (VES members in North America will receive print version as well)
  • 50% Discount on The Hollywood Reporter call 866-525-2150
  • Free mailings from Animation magazine during awards season only

Screenings

  • Numerous free screenings sponsored by VES, the studios, Below the Line, AMPAS, BAFTA, Autodesk and others
  • Theater access during awards season with VES membership card
  • Academy year-end Studio Screeners

VES Member Discounts