July

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

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

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

Click here to purchase in-person pass

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

Click here for a map

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.

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

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

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

 

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

Practical Lighting for CG Artists
Free for VES Members - $25.00 For All Others