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4.22.2017 9:00 am to 12:30 pm PDT | Event

Event – VES/PGA Master Class on VFX Workflow: Creative & Logistics (Los Angeles)

VFX Master Class – VFX Workflow: Creative & Logistics
Presented by the Visual Effects Society in conjunction with the Producers Guild of America

RSVPs are closed for this event
(This event is limited to VES members and PGA members only, no guests.)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Registration and Refreshments: 9:00AM – 9:30AM
Panel, Visual Presentations and Q&A: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Soapbox Films
1015 W. Isabel Street, Burbank, CA 91506
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Parking is available in the lots in front of 1015 and 1011 W. Isabel, and street parking. (Please observe posted signs and restrictions.)
Enter through the double orange doors in front of 1011 W. Isabel

“VFX Workflow…Understanding how to maximize for the greatest creative value”
The current environment of storytelling, whether in features or television, almost without exception is enhanced by technologies that lend to telling those stories in visually dynamic and compelling ways, providing both realism and fantasy as well as enhancing the narrative. It is a rare project that does not have at least some amount of augmentation through VFX and some projects literally rely upon the elements of VFX to realize story points. The more knowledgeable and adept producers and visual effects professionals are at navigating the VFX workflow and its impact on production from start to finish, the better we will be able to guide productions through this process and achieve the highest level of creative content within the means of the resources of each of our projects. Join us to hear about: Workflow (script to breakdown and bidding to photography to editorial and delivery), Key Factors to Decision Making (creative, logistic and financial) and various Categories of VFX.

Panelists will include Independent VFX Producer, formerly EP with Sony Imageworks Debbie Denise, who started at Sony Pictures Imageworks in 1995 as a VFX producer, Exec VFX Producer, EVP Production and Infrastructure. Her experience in VFX spans 25 years including as a VFX producer at ILM for such films as DEATH BECOMES HER and FORREST GUMP. Her credits include CONTACT, CAST AWAY, STUART LITTLE, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise, POLAR EXPRESS, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and the ALICE IN WONDERLAND franchise; Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Producer and Visual Effects Producer Arnon Manor, who started his career as a visual effects artist in 1994, working on the French movie THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, and went on to be the Digital Effects Supervisor on GARFIELD in 2003. He then switched to producing and joined Sony as an executive in 2011. His executive credits include CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE INTERVIEW, THE SHALLOWS and PASSENGERS; Pixomondo Executive Producer Joni Jacobson is a former Executive Producer and Head of Business Development at CafeFX and was previously Executive in Charge of Production Marketing for Industrial Light & Magic ;VES L.A. Section Board member, Independent VFX Coordinator and former Production Manager with Rhythm & Hues Gene Kozicki, who’s worked for more than 25 years as a VFX Coordinator, Digital Production Manager, and VFX Producer. His credits include TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, TITANIC, MONEYBALL and Saban’s POWER RANGERS; with moderation by VES Chair and Independent VFX Producer Mike Chambers, who has been producing Visual Effects for over 25 years. He is currently working on DUNKIRK with Producer/Director Christopher Nolan. Some of his more recent credits include ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, TRANSCENDENCE, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, INCEPTION, I AM LEGEND and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

9:00AM – 9:30AM Registration (coffee, water & pastries)
9:30AM – 10:30AM Intro of topic, visual presentation, Workflow (with Q&A)
10:30AM – 12:00PM Key Factors for Decision Making (with Q&A)
12:00PM – 12:30PM Categories of VFX (scope of work)/show & tell