The primary focus of this talk will showcase the mindset of a Compositor for ILM/Weta and Compositing Supervisor for Method Studios . He will speak about his experience regarding the following: The process of Stylization, Colour Correction, & selective treatments (in camera effects and atmospherics ) & how it can be essential to telling a story within each shot.

How to build some custom flares, lens dirt, lens hits in nuke

He will also showcase some examples over his career for stylization. ie. 300 / Tron / Mass Effect 2 & 3

Some breakdowns for Stylization in here..



Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM



* Please be advised that no pictures or video are permitted during this event (due to the sensitive nature of some of the material)

Presented By – The Foundry- Nuke , Visual Effects Society – Vancouver Section , Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects


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Speaker Bio


Chris van Dyck

Chris van Dyck is a Vancouver-based VFX and Compositing supervisor in the commercial, film, and television industry. With a decade of experience, he has worked at some of the top studios around the world: WETA Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic, The Embassy and Prime Focus. Some of his most notable credits include: The Hobbit 1 & 2, Thor 2, Life of Pi, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Tron: Legacy, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ironman and Frank Miller’s: 300.

For four years, Chris was VFX Supervisor and co-founder at Faction Creative, an award-winning boutique style visual effects company that employed over 25 people and delivered effects for such shows as: Underworld 4, Apollo 18, H Plus: the digital series, Lost, Killers, Mass Effect 2 & 3, Invictus, and the Haunting Hour. Currently he is a board member on the VES: Vancouver Chapter, mentor at Think Tank Training Centre and is working as the Lead Compositor on Game of Thrones at Look


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Come join us as Chris shares his vast experiences working with various VFX Pipelines.

Event Location

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects
Suite 200 – 495 Railway Street
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Studio Phone: (604)558-4999

*Plenty of free street parking available along Railway Street and Jackson Ave.


About our Sponsors

Annex Pro

Annex Pro is a Vancouver, BC-based VAR* for software, hardware and IT infrastructure to the Media & Entertainment Industry. Since 1983, Annex Pro has been consulting, training, and supporting the creation of visual effects, animation, games, TV/film and all kinds of digital media. Discover our product list 

Visual Effects Society
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,500 members in 29 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects
Based in Vancouver Canada, Lost Boys | School of VFX is North America’s top dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month Visual Effects Production Diploma program. Led by award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, a pioneer of Vancouver’s VFX Industry, bringing over 16 years of studio, on-set and supervisory experience from projects across the globe. Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the preeminent school of visual effects. For more information please visit our website or join us on

The Foundry – Nuke
The company's award-winning NUKE compositing product was born out of industry-proven technology developed at Digital Domain. An aggressive development schedule has created a product that is today the de facto standard in VFX compositing. A key addition has been support for stereoscopic imagery and the OCULA toolset, which have facilitated VFX on groundbreaking productions including AVATAR, TRON: LEGACY and HUGO, winner of the 2012 Oscar® for Best Visual Effects

NUKE is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film, battle tested on the most ambitious visual effects projects ever attempted and proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production demand.