September

9.20.2014: STAR WARS Reunion Party & Art Auction Event To Benefit Robbie Edwards
type: event

STAR WARS Reunion Party & Art Auction Event To Benefit Robbie Edwards

Please help our dear friend Robbie Edwards overcome a debil-itating stroke that he suffered in October 2013. You'll also have the opportunity to bid on some fabulous artwork generously donated by renowned Bay Area artists. Click here for the flyer with more information.

Click here to RSVP for the party
September 20, 2014 from 5:00PM to midnight

Historic Main Stage at 32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for a map.

Click here to bid on artwork starting September 10, 2014.

Robbie Edwards suffered a debilitating stroke in October. The stroke damage caused paralysis and loss of some sensation on the left side of his body; including his leg, arm, hand, face and mouth. He spent six weeks in the hospital receiving intensive therapy. Robbie continues a rigorous outpatient physical therapy program and receives in-home care from two physical therapists five days a week. Robbie’s COBRA health insurance plan ended just before his trauma; he was not covered by any health care plan for this medical emergency. We see a long and successful road to recovery for Robbie. We know in our hearts and souls that he is up for this task…we are just asking for your help to make this event less catastrophic for Robbie and his family.

Click here to help with Robbie's medical bills.

Click here to watch the short film MUSTN'T GRUMBLE.

9.15.2014: Deadline - New Membership Applications
type: deadline

Deadline To Submit Applications for VES Fall Membership Drive

Accepting applications through September 15th

Do you have a colleague with a minimum of five (5) years experience in the visual effects industry that you think would be a valuable addition to the Society? If so, ask them to visit the VES website to fill out and submit an online application for membership. The deadline for the Fall membership cycle is Monday, September 15, 2014.

Each VES member may endorse up to two (2) applicants per calendar year. Endorsing an applicant for membership is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Letters of endorsement should be detailed and comprehensive recommendations. You received an e-mail in May if you have already written endorsement letter(s) in 2014. For important guidelines on what the VES Membership Committee requires from endorsement letters, please click here.

9.9.2014: Kiwi Shorts V
type: event

The New Zealand VES Section invites members and non-members to our fifth screening of Kiwi Shorts.

(A special thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for their continued support!)

Please join us to celebrate & enjoy 8 kiwi short films including a unique opportunity for a Q&A session with some of the film makers afterwards.

As always, the event will be hosted at Camperdown Cinema, if you require directions, please let us know

Please RSVP below.

  • Queenie (director Paul Neason, writers Sam Burt/Jeremy Liss)
    Danny, a university Geography tutor in his 30s, embarks on a cutting edge academic project which has nothing to do with his ex-wife.

     

  • Blankets (director Louise Leitch, writer Casey Whelan, Producer Melissa Dodds)
    What would you do for love?  Jack spends an afternoon alone in his room, reliving the magic of a teenage love story and the tragic events that threaten to tear it apart. As he considers his world without his girl, he is left questioning what it really means to do the right thing.
     
  • Warbrick (director/writers Meihana Durie & Peter Durie, producer Mina Mathieson)
    This short follows Joe Warbrick (Calvin Tuteao), captain of the New Zealand Natives rugby team, as he tries to rouse his battle-weary players to head unto the breach once more, for a test against England.   It’s midwinter during the trailblazing 1888-89 tour (17 months and a staggering 107 matches) that left a black jersey and silver fern legacy. In a changing room that resembles a casualty ward, Warbrick draws breath and leads a stirring haka.   Made by brothers Pere and Meihana Durie, Warbrick inspired the All Blacks the day before a 33-6 demolition of Australia in 2009.
     
  • Day Trip (director Zoe McIntosh, writer Costa Botes/Bill Payne, Producer Costa Botes/Gareth Moon)
    A gang member wakes up one morning and decides he needs a day off. Inspired by a newspaper advertisement he impulsively decides to take a short ferry trip between islands.  With his tattooed face, black leather clothing, and prominent  gang patch, the gangster is a fish out of water when he arrives in the idyllic small port town of Picton. The experience he has there will change his outlook on life forever.
     
  • Double Happy (director/writer Shahir Daud, producers Shivali Gulab & Andrew Brettell)
    This short film finds four 90s teenagers caught in the vicissitudes of growing up in Hutt Valley suburbia. Rising tensions during a day hanging out at the local park see misfit Rory ignite a cracker bag of cravings for belonging, furtive sexual feelings, violence, racism and boredom. The combustive results of his misdirected teen spirit give the film’s title a grim irony. Fijian-born director Shahir Daud based the story loosely on his own teen experiences; Double Happy screened at Montreal Film Festival and was a Short of the Week website pick in May 2011
     
  • Ebony Society (writer/director Tammy Davis, producers Ainsley Gardiner & Chelsea Winstanley)
    Vinnie and his friend Jonah spend their nights on the streets of South Auckland tagging and stealing.  One night Vinnie has had enough. He tries to break away from his overbearing friend but is drawn back in when Jonah threatens and humiliates him.  When they break into a house and find themselves confronted with an unexpected situation it will be a test of their friendship, forcing Vinnie to take the lead and show Jonah another way.
     
  • Snow in Paradise (director/writer Nikki Si'ulepa & Justine Simei-Barton, producer Paul Simei-Barton)
    A snapshot of life on a remote, picturesque island in the south Pacific through the eyes of a young Polynesian girl.  As she ventures out on her daily routine she encounters the familiar faces of her family and the small community that she loves.  Like her, they are all unsuspecting of the devastating power that lies beyond the ocean reef in a nuclear testing facility. In one moment her world will change forever.
     
  • Meathead (director/writer Sam Holst, producer Desray Armstrong/Chelsea Winstanley)
    In this award-winning short film Michael is a 17-year-old who gets the abattoir blues during his first day at 'the works'. Fitting in turns out to be the least of Michael’s worries as young blood is welcomed on the line in the old fashioned way, and rite of passage is interpreted literally to meaty effect. Meathead was filmed at the Wallace Meat plant in Waitoa. Based on the true story of a mate of his, director Sam Holst’s debut short was selected for Cannes and won the Crystal Bear in the Generation (14plus) section of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
     
9.4.2014: Event - Fall Recruitment Cocktail Party (Montreal)
type: event

VES WANTS YOU!!!

If you are thinking of becoming a member of the Visual Effects Society - now is the PERFECT TIME!

Come meet current VES members and find your two sponsors on the show floor.

All membership materials, info and instructions will be handed out to each guest at the event

Please RSVP below
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Autodesk
10 Duke St., Montreal, QC H3C 2L7
Click here for a map.

FREE BEER / WINE / POP / WATER and CATERED FOOD

Thanks to our sponsors : Autodesk, Atomic Fiction, Cinesite, Framestore and MPC

August

8.16.2014: Event - Games Making Of INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (Seattle & Online)
type: event

The VES Education Committee Presents The Video Games Making Of Series

The Art And Visual Effects Of Sucker Punch Productions’ InFAMOUS: Second Son©

Please RSVP below
Free for VES members, $15 for non-members
(VES members only may attend live online)
This in person event is for ages 21 and older.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
Cocktail reception from 12:00PM to 12:30PM
Event from 12:30PM to 2:30PM
Big Picture
2505 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Click here for a map

Panelists will include Lead Visual Effects Artist Matt Vainio, Art Director Horia Dociu and Programmer Matt Durasoff.

InFAMOUS: Second Son© was one of the few early releases for PS4™ and launched on March 21 to great critical acclaim. It has been nominated for 20 awards including IGN’s Best PlayStation Game and Best PlayStation 4 Game, GameInformer and EGM's Best PS4™ Game.

The visual effects and development team created a new scriptable particle system engine and tool to accomplish the astounding visual effects that are crucial to gameplay and themselves a major character in the game.

Join us for an afternoon to take a look at the art, tools and approaches that Sucker Punch Productions team used to create InFAMOUS: Second Son©.

Sponsored by PopcornFX and IGDA Seattle

8.10.2014: Screening - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of Marvel Studios' And Walt Disney Pictures' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, August 7)
The Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

8.8.2014: Screening - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 3D (New York)
type: screening

VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of Marvel Studios' And Walt Disney Pictures' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00PM

SVA Theater at the School of Visual Arts
333 W. 23rd Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

 

8.7.2014: VES NZ- Social Event
type: event

Coffee! Gin! Rum!

What?

     

VES New Zealand Chapter's social night is coming up at CGR Merchants on the Thursday the 7th of August.  Come on down to meet your fellow VES members, find out more about the people in our local chapter while sipping some of CGR Merchant's infused gins and rums.
 
You may be asking where CGR Merchants is - it's one of Courtney Places's hidden gems.  Tucked away up the stairs above Cafe Baba, this place infuses spirits to create its unique drinks.  
Intimate and laid back, come and talk shop in and make a Thursday night special!  RSVPs are open!  Plus ones available to bring your partner or a friend who's interested in joining the VES.
 
Can't wait to see you there
(the earlybirds get the bar tab)!
 
7.30pm 7th August
CGR Merchants
46a Courtney PLace   

July

7.31.2014: Last Thursday of the Month Pub Night (London)
type: event
With the heat of summer well and truly upon us, the sultry days can seem to stretch on forever. What better way to pass it than at July's VES London Pub Night!
 
Every month, we invite VES members, friends and everyone interested to a fun evening at the pub. Come join the VES London Board and other visual effects professionals for some good conversation, a beverage or two, and a Killer game of darts. A top shelf bottle of premium spirits awaits the winning dartist!
 
As always, this is open to everyone, no need to RSVP, so bring your friends!
 
The Duke of York
in the private upstairs lounge
47 Rathbone St
London W1T 1NW
 

 

7.24.2014: VES-NY Summer Party
type: event

Join VFX pros from across the Northeast for a night and help strengthen and expand the VFX community from Boston to Pittsburgh and points in-between!
 

Location:
Amity Hall
80 West 3rd St
New York, NY
http://www.amityhallnyc.com

 

All the stuff you want at a summer party:
Good Food - Cold Drinks - Friends (new and old!):
And some stuff you didn't know you wanted at a summer party but why should you:
Over $25,000 in Door Prizes

 

VES Members In Free
$25 For Non-Members (Payable at the door)

 

Gold Sponsors:

 

Door Prize Sponsors: 

Registration

7.19.2014: Bay Area VES Summer BBQ and Art Festival!
type: event

VES Summer BBQ and Art Festival!
Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To The Annual Bay Area BBQ and this year's new Art Festival!  There will be family fun activities, great food and beverage, live music and wonderful opportunities to connect with new and old friends.

RSVP Below!

ARTWORK
We will also be incorporating a display of artwork from the VES membership as a celebration of the creative and amazing talent in the Bay Area.   We invite you to enter your art in our gallery for everyone to appreciate!

To obtain an entry form, and submission guidelines please email:
TO: vesbayarea@gmail.com
SUBJECT: VESBA Artwork Submission Request

WHEN: Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11AM - 3:30PM (food from 12:30-2:30)
WHERE: 32TEN 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

Click here for a map.

7.13.2014: Screening - DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in 3D w/ Q&A (New York)
type: screening

VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of 20th Century Fox's DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers

Watch Q&A (Available for Logged in VES Members only)

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Animation Supervisor Dan Barrett, Motion Capture Supervisor Dejan Momcilovic, CG Supervisor Phillip Leonhardt, and Terry Notary who plays the character of 'Rocket'.

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5:00PM

SVA Theater at the School of Visual Arts
333 W. 23rd Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
Click here for a map

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in New Zealand) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDAWNOFTHEAPES, in your tweet.)

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

7.13.2014: Screening - DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 2D Screening Of 20th Century Fox's DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers

Watch Q&A (Available for Logged in VES Members only)

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Animation Supervisor Dan Barrett, Motion Capture Supervisor Dejan Momcilovic, CG Supervisor Phillip Leonhardt, and Terry Notary who plays the character of 'Rocket'.

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 11)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for a map

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in New Zealand) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDAWNOFTHEAPES, in your tweet.)

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

 

7.7.2014: Screening - TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of Paramount Pictures' TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot. Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

June

6.30.2014: Event - CODEX Demo (New Zealand)
type: event

NZCS, CODEX and PARK ROAD POST invite NZCS members to an informative evening

When: June 30, 2014 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar Wellington
Please RSVPevents@nzcine.com or Kevin on 027 2939059
 

Come see the Codex Vault and the new Codex Action CAM. We will have a brief presentation and then hands on time.

The frenetic pace of a TV production, the quick turnaround of a commercial, the longer production cycle of a feature film– no matter what type of project you’re making, Codex Vault can streamline your production and simplify your workflow. Vault brings your digital negative into one standard, secure workflow, saving you time and money and protecting your valuable asset. And now featuring CODEX REVIEW – superfast GPU processing for dailies, playback to an HD or 4K monitor and QC and color tools.

Introducing the Codex Action CAM - the small camera with a big workflow. Whether you’re making commercials, TV or movies, sometimes your camera package is just too big for the situation or location you’re trying to shoot in.

Enter Codex Action CAM...A complete shooting, capture, transcoding and data management solution for situations that require a compact form factor and low weight. Codex Action CAM itself is a tiny remote head camera for shooting at up to 60fps. It comes with the Codex Camera Control Recorder, providing full remote control of the camera, plus the proven workflow of the industry-standard Codex recorder.

6.15.2014: Screening - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
type: screening

VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of DreamWorks Animation's & 20th Century Fox's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 2:00PM on Friday, June 13)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

6.15.2014: Screening - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of DreamWorks Animation's & 20th Century Fox's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR GRAGON 2

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 13)
DreamWorks Animation
1400 A Seaport Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

6.2.2014: Event - Jim Rygiel Talks Shop (Toronto)
type: event

The VES Toronto Section presents, three time Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor, Jim Rygiel this coming Monday, June 2nd, 7PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox.

This event is free to VES Toronto Section Members. Please reserve at TIFF by calling (416) 588-TIFF

This event is open to Non-Members who may purchase tickets from TIFF https://tytix.tiff.net/scripts/max/10.17.40.32-35000/maxweb.exe

First navigate your way to the box office option.

Make sure you tell them you want to reserve tickets for the Jim Rygiel Event Monday at 7pm Also be sure they know you have a complimentary VES Members ticket available or they'll try and sell you one :)

You will then need to pick up your ticket in person prior to the event. Have with you ID, your VES Member # plus your order number.

You can also pick up your complimentary ticket in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

May

5.30.2014: Screening - X-MEN:DAYS OF FUTURE PAST in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of 20th Century Fox's X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30PM
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

5.28.2014: Last Wednesday of the Month Pub Night (London)
type: event

The end of May is upon us, which means it's time for another VES London Pub Night at the Duke of York!

 

Every month, we invite VES members, friends and everyone interested to a fun evening at the pub. Come join the VES London Board and other visual effects professionals for some good conversation, a beverage or two, and a Killer game of darts. A top shelf bottle of single malt whisky awaits the winning dartist!

 

As always, this is open to everyone, no need to RSVP, so bring your friends!

 

The Duke of York

in the private upstairs lounge

47 Rathbone St.

London W1T 1NW

 

 

5.24.2014: Visual Effects, Animation & Gaming 2014 Job Fair (Vancouver)
type: event

VES Vancouver Section & The Vancouver Economic Commission Present The Third Annual Visual Effects, Animation & Gaming Job Fair 2014

This event is FREE to all attendees Click here to register.

Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 11:00AM until 4:00PM
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted over 1200 attendees & 25 exhibitors. This year we have expanded the space to accommodate 40 exhibitors. We are proud to welcome the top visual effects, game and animation recruiters.

Professionals are welcome from 11:00AM until 2:00PM, and students are welcome from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

5.21.2014: Event - Pub Night (New York)
type: event

PUB NIGHT  - WED May 21
At Donnybrook
35 Clinton St NY NY
Sponsored by Phosphene
 

5.9.2014: Screening - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Click here to RSVP

Premiere Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

5.6.2014: Screening - NOAH w/ Q&A (New York)
type: screening

Stick around for a Q&A panel that will include Writer/Executive Producer Ari Handel, Editor Andrew Weisblum and Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Schrecker pending availability.

Click here to RSVP

Silas Theater at the School of Visual Arts
333 W. 23rd Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

5.1.2014: Color Space and Workflow 2.0
type: event

For those of you who couldn't make it to the previous color event, and for those who did and want a more VFX-focused discussion on color, this event is for you!

Come and learn about color space in a smaller and more interactive environment. We'll also be opening up Nuke scripts as part of the presentation.

Question and Answer session at the end will feature Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni and CEO from The Molecule, Chris Healer. 

Time
7:00 Doors Open and Cocktails
7:30 Presentation begins
9:00 Q&A for Chris Healer & Michael Cioni

April

4.11.2014: Screening - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Los Angeles)
type: event

VES Members and a guest are invited to CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER at the Los Angeles Film School.

7pm - 10pm
Los Angeles Film School
6363 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Please arrive early as this screening will fill up.

4.8.2014: FALLING SKIES Behind-the-Scenes Look at VFX for Television (Las Vegas & Online)
type: event

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Visual Effects For Television, Part Of NAB Creative Master Series

Video Gallery (Available to logged in VES Members only)

Mat Beck, ASC  - Moderator - Visual Effects Supervisor/Producer, Director, DP, VES Board Member and President, Entity FX, Nathaniel Goodman, Cinematographer, FALLING SKIESHEROESTHE FIX,etc., Todd Masters, President MASTERSFX Inc., FALLING SKIESTRUE BLOODFRINGE and more., Curt Miller, Visual Effects Supervisor, FALLING SKIESARROWMADMEN and more.

Amblin Television's FALLING SKIES returns for a fourth season this summer. The highly acclaimed Steven Spielberg production chronicles the struggle of survival on Earth after an alien invasion. The series, ranked in the Top 20 original series on basic cable, premiered in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable's #1 new series of the year. Intense, urban street battles with alien invaders are the backdrop from which star Noah Wyle spearheads an often triumphant story of social reconstruction. This futuristic Wild West saga works due to fantastic visual effects that have earned two Primetime Emmy award nominations. Hear from the show's VFX team how they bring this big story to life in this panel discussion.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:45AM to 12:45PM (PDT)
Las Vegas Convention Center (South Hall Rm.220)
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV USA 8910

 

March

3.31.2014: Event - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour (Los Angeles)
type: event

VES Members Are Invited To Attend An Exclusive

Tour Of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Headquarters For The Mars Curiosity Rover 

 

3.30.2014: Screening - O' APOSTOLO (Bay Area)
type: screening

Gothic legends are brought to life by gorgeous stop-motion animation in this adult fantasy film from Spain, featuring work from several Bay Area Visual Effects Artists.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00PM & 5:00PM
32Ten Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

"O Apóstolo" Trailer

Tim Taylor is hosting this screening. There will be a reception outside before/after the screenings.

3.26.2014: VES London Section Pub Night
type: event

2014 is well under way and it's time for the glorious return of the ever-popular VES Pub Nights!

Every last Wednesday of the month, we invite VES members, friends and everyone interested to a fun evening at the pub. Come join the VES London Board and your fellow members for some good conversation, a beverage or two, and a Killer game of darts. A bottle of whisky awaits the winning dartist!

As always, this is open to everyone - no need to RSVP, so bring your friends!

VES London Pub Night
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 from 7:00PM until late
The Duke of York (in the private upstairs lounge)
47 Rathbone St., London W1T 1NW

3.26.2014: Event - Last Wednesday of the Month Pub Night (London)
type: event

London VES Members And Guests Are Invited

To The Last Wednesday Of The Month Pub Night

3.20.2014: Screening - JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (Bay Area)
type: screening

This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00PM
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

3.15.2014: An Afternoon of Virtual Production - Case Studies and Technology Advances in Virtual Production
type: event

THE VES Vision Committee and the Virtual Production Committee present:

An Afternoon of Virtual Production
Case Studies and Technology Advances in Virtual Production

Video Gallery (Available to logged in VES Members only)

Watch part 1 Watch part 2 Watch part 3

Virtual Production and the related technologies are developing fast, and is not only for the rarefied award-winning few; it is being used in a widening array of projects. Please join the VES Vision Committee and the Virtual Production Committee for a presentation of several case studies on this exciting topic!

Co-producers and overall VFX supervisors Volker Engel and Marc Weigert, CG supervisor Marion Spates, and Previs Supervisor from Uncharted Territory Conrad Murrey will present the virtual production workflow they used on WHITE HOUSE DOWN

Head of Pipeline at ZOIC and CTO of ZEUS Mike Romey will demonstrate ZEUS:Scout, a groundbreaking iPad app that puts the power of virtual production and previsualization into the hands of Filmmakers and Video bloggers

Previs Director Daniel Gregoire from Halon will guide the audience through the process of shooting previs for WORLD WAR Z using MoCap and virtual camera as his primary tools.

CEO of Lightcraft Technology Eliot Mack will demonstrate the real time compositing used on shows with multiple simultaneous cameras, such as GUERRA DOS SEXOS, PAIR OF KINGS, and MISS XV

Director of Business Development at Animatrik Film Design Bruno Sargeant will present new solutions for location virtual production and performance capture.

Managing Director of SolidTrack Isaac Partouche, and Founder of Encodacam/General Lift Joe Lewis will discuss the history of the technology behind SolidTrack and its use on COSMOS

Ray Harryhausen Theatre
Sony Pictures Imageworks
9050 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

*Free for VES Members, Virtual Production Committee Members, PGA, DGA, TEA, ADG, International Cinematographers Guild (600), and LA ACM Siggraph.

All other non-members ($10).

You will need to show your membership card at the door for free admission.

Limited seating!

3.15.2014: Deadline - New Membership Applications
type: deadline

Deadline To Submit Applications

For VES Spring Membership Drive

3.10.2014: Screening - MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN in 3D (London)
type: screening

London VES Members And Their Guests Are

Invited To Attend A 3D Screening Of

DreamWorks Animation's & 20th Century Fox's

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

 

3.8.2014: Screening - MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN in 3D (Los Angeles)
type: screening

VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To

Attend An Opening Weekend 3D Screening Of

20th Century Fox's & DreamWorks Animation's

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

3.8.2014: Screening - MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN in 3D (Bay Area)
type: screening

Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To An Opening Weekend 3D Screening Of
DreamWorks Animation's & 20th Century Fox's

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

 

3.6.2014: Event - Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Los Angeles & Online)
type: event

Understanding The Affordable Care Act
Helping VES Members Navigate U.S. Healthcare Insurance
Exchanges - Presented by the VES Benefits Committee

Video Gallery (Available to logged in VES Members only)

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Helping VES members navigate U.S. health insurance exchanges for the Mar. 15th sign-up deadline

If you have not enrolled in an individual plan, and are not covered by an employer plan, you need to sign up or pay a fine effective April 1, 2014.
Join Scott Brandt of VES Benefits Insurance Agency for a workshop on what the Affordable Care Act will mean for individuals and small facility owners. The event will focus on the basics of the ACA and how it affects individual freelancers, how recent changes may affect you, how small facility owners can prepare for 2015, and what a facility owner vs. a member who works for someone else should expect.

February

2.27.2014: Screening - THE MONUMENTS MEN (London)
type: screening

London VES Members And Their Guests

Are Invited To A Screening Of

20th Century Fox's & Columbia Pictures'

THE MONUMENTS MEN

 

2.26.2014: Event - Last Wednesday of the Month Pub Night (London)
type: event

London VES Members And Guests Are Invited

To The Last Wednesday Of The Month Pub Night

2.24.2014 to 2.25.2014: Screening - PHILOMENA (New Zealand)
type: screening

New Zealand VES Members & Guests Are Invited

To A Screening Of The Weinstein Company's

PHILOMENA

2.18.2014: Event - Pub Night (New York)
type: event

VES Members & Non-Members Are Invited To

The VES New York Pub Night Presented By

2.14.2014: Screening - THE MONUMENTS MEN (Los Angeles)
type: screening
VES Members & Their Guests Are Invited To A
Valentine's Day Screening Of Columbia Pictures'
THE MONUMENTS MEN

 

2.12.2014: 12th Annual VES Awards
type: event

As our industry continues to grow and mature, many challenges are being faced and overcome that confuse your perception of the status quo.  What is animation?  What is photographed?  What is created in the circuits of a computer via the artist’s clever mind and hands?  As these and many more lines blur together, the end user of the work need only to sit back and enjoy the story.  But us, the folks that create and drive the machine, that lend our souls to do the undoable, who use whatever we need to in the name of creating and delivering amazing and unimaginable imagery to help tell that story continue to step up to the plate and swing for the stars.

Hundreds of millions of dollars of visual effects work is about to spill out onto the screens before your eyes.  This ART has been created by ARTISTS - STORYTELLERS across the globe and have significantly contributed to the billions of dollars in gross profits generated this year for the industry.  But equally important, this work has significantly contributed to the best, most compelling storytelling in the history of entertainment. Storytelling in ways that were once only vaguely dreamed but have now become reality.

Tonight the incredible work of our peers will be recognized and honored. The level and quality of their art is absolutely stunning - across the board!
But they stand on the shoulders of Giants – one of them, John Dkystra – is being honored tonight.  John is an amazing man.  He is someone we all want to be like. He dreams in reality and makes things – from the first ever computer controlled camera – the Dkystraflex  - to Star Wars.  His vision is unlimited as is his passion.  And his body of work reflects this amazingly bountiful treasure he has shared with us.

So lets sit back and enjoy the display of artistry about to be presented tonight.  Lets recognize that every nominee is a winner.  Lets cheer loudly, heap the well earned praise upon our peers, celebrate and enjoy our amazing artisty and artists!

Location: Beverly hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA

2.12.2014: Screening - ROBOCOP (Montreal)
type: screening
Framestore Invites Eight Montreal VES Members
To The Crew Screening Of Columbia Pictures'
ROBOCOP

 

January

1.30.2014: Event - Pub Night (Vancouver)
type: event
VES Members And Working Professionals In The Vancouver Visual Effects CommunityAre Invited To Attend The Next 
 
Pub Night
1.30.2014: Event - Last Thursday of the Month Pub Night (London)
type: event

London VES Members And Guests Are Invited

To The Last Thursday Of The Month Pub Night

1.20.2014: Screening - GRAVITY in 3D w/ Q&A (London)
type: screening
London VES Members & A Guest Are Invited to A 3D Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures

GRAVITY

Presented in Dolby Atmos

Followed by Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Webber

Watch the Panel Discussion (Available to logged in VES Members only)

1.16.2014 to 1.17.2014: Screening - 47 RONIN in 3D (New Zealand)
type: screening
New Zealand VES Members & Guests Are Invited
To A 3D Screening Of Universal Pictures
47 RONIN
1.16.2014: Screening - 47 RONIN in 3D (Los Angeles)
type: screening

VES Members And Their Guests Are Invited To

Attend A 3D Screening Of Universal Pictures'

47 RONIN

1.15.2014: Event - Practical Lighting for CG Artists (Los Angeles)
type: event

Please join VFX Supervisor and Director of Photography Bill Taylor, ASC, VES for the sixth incarnation of the wildly popular and informative one-day seminar geared toward helping digital artists develop the sensibilities and sensitivities of a cinematographer.

Video Gallery (Available to logged in VES Members only)

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After ten years as Al Whitlock’s cameraman at Universal Studios, Bill and Syd Dutton co-founded Illusion Arts in Van Nuys CA, where they created effects for more than 200 films during the company’s 26 year run.  Bill is a Founder of the VES. He wrote the chapters on Green Screen Compositing in the VES handbook and in the last 4 editions of the American Cinematographer Manual. A recent feature credit is John Hillcoat’s LAWLESS; he’s currently at work on an AFI Thesis film, A DAUGHTER OF THESE HILLS. In addition to his work in Visual Effects, Bill shoots still photos of three-dimensional art objects.  A coffee-table book about antique clocks, “The Art of Pierced Brass” was published in 2012.

Free to VES members, all others $25
Mole-Richardson Co.
925 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046