Germany


The board of the VES Germany section is dedicated to connect VFX and Animation professionals across the country and with the global community and with the growing support of other VES members in various areas such as Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart setting up events and screenings for VES members to join.

VES Germany – Preparedness Initiative

Group Posts

Covid-19 measures
Due to the unexpected and unprecedented event of the Coronavirus pandemic, the VES Germany Section has decided to cancel all planned screenings and events over the next 30 days out of an abundance of caution for our members.    For any change we will update you here.   Take care!

Upcoming Events

VES Megabrain Masterclass Vol. 4
When: Thu Oct 29, 2020 08:00pm to 09:30pm CET

 

VES Germany invites you to join us at the upcoming worldwide VES Megabrain Masterclass, which will include top industry professionals covering a wealth of topics.

DATE: 29th of October (Thursday)

TIME: 12:00 PDT / 3:00pm EDT / 8:00pm CET

Zoom Webinar

VES members, please login to RSVP below.
Spots are limited to the first 100 attendees, so be sure to register today!

 

SESSION 1: The Secret Camera Rules of Animated Films

Please join Sandy Karpman (Layout Artist, Pixar Animation Studios) as she explains how the camera underscores the story in animated films. The audience’s collective eye needs to look at the right part of the screen for each shot. The camera can elevate the emotions of the characters, as well as guide you in a lovely dance from shot to shot. We allow animation to not be confined by the image frame, so we embed a camera person in animation to continuously update the cameras the animation progresses.

Sandy Karpman – Pixar Animation Studios

Sandra Karpman has over 30 years of experience in the film industry. She spent 18 years at Industrial Light + Magic, starting in the FX animation department working on such films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Willow, then transferred to the newly established Computer Graphics Department. She brought her production experience to the new department, building workflows and pipelines to produce multiple shots for films such as Back to the Future II & III, DieHard II, The Mask, Flubber, Hook, Star Wars Episode 1 & 2, Terminator 2, and Twister.  Sandra joined Pixar 18 years ago to work on The Incredibles as the Effects Supervisor and currently works in Camera & Staging department which creates the camera view for each shot in every Pixar film

 

SESSION 2: Advanced Substance

Creating procedural art with substance designer – workshop

Mike Kuhn – 3D Freelance Specialist

During his study as Industrial Designer, Mike Kuhn came in touch with 3D software for the first time. Followed by an employment as an Application Engineer for 3ds Max at Discreet, a division of Autodesk, he fell in love with the procedural ways of creating content.

Even though the Substance plugin was introduced in 3ds Max already around 15 years ago it took some more years until the average user was finally able to use this powerful tool. The cool thing about Substance Designer is that it is not only for creating textures, but also to create procedural art.

 

SESSION 3: Production Strategies for Large FX Sequences in Animation

The discussion will be about how to manage large FX sequence with lots of fire and smoke, and the strategies we have to choose to accomplish it. The focus of the talk will be on planning and designing tools/workflows that will allow multiple artists to maintain a desirable level of craftsmanship and sequence continuity.

Ilan Gabai – Blue Sky Studios

Ilan Gabai is a Sr. FX Artist at Blue Sky Studios, and most recently was the FX show lead on the 2019 release Spies in Disguise. He has been a member of the FX team at Blue Sky for over ten years, and during his time at the studio, has worked on Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, Ferdinand and look development for Nimona (2022).

Ilan is interested in solving problems that bridge the gap between physically accurate simulations and expressive animated effects, and enjoys exploring these challenges using hand drawn and procedural techniques.  He holds a BFA in Computer Animation from Pratt Institute, and has a VES Award nomination for Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature for his work on The Peanuts Movie.

 


Past Events

Happy Summer Feast Berlin
When: Mon Sep 14, 2020 06:00pm to 10:00pm CEST

We invite you to an extraordinary event at the rooftop of SPACES at a maximum capacity of 45 people. MPC Episodic is proudly sponsoring the VES meeting in Berlin.

You are welcome to bring a guest with you who is seriously interested to become a VES member. The VES will provide delicious food (incl. vegan) and cold drinks at the sunset of Monday Sept. 14th, 2020.

Every guest will receive a surprise gift package incl. among other items a VES branded mask.
You will also have a chance to win one of three available VES 3rd Edition Handbooks at the event.

We are excited to be supported at these events by the FMX 2020 team.

We are looking forward to (finally!) see you all again in person and have fun together! 🙂

PLEASE make sure you are logged in as a VES member to be able to RSVP to this event. Just clicking the “Google Calendar” or “iCal Export” will NOT reserve you entry to the event.

 


Happy Summer BBQ Stuttgart
When: Mon Sep 14, 2020 06:00pm to 09:30pm CEST

We invite you to an extraordinary event at the Jakova Grillspezialitäten at a maximum capacity of 22 people.

You are welcome to bring a guest with you who is seriously interested to become a VES member. The VES will provide delicious food (incl. vegan) and cold drinks at the sunset of Monday Sept. 14th, 2020.

Every guest will receive a surprise gift package incl. among other items a VES branded mask.

You will also have a chance to win one of three available VES 3rd Edition Handbooks at the event.

We are excited to be supported at these events by the FMX 2020 team.

We are looking forward to (finally!) see you all again in person and have fun together! 🙂

PLEASE make sure you are logged in as a VES member to be able to RSVP to this event. Just clicking the “Google Calendar” or “iCal Export” will NOT reserve you entry to the event.

 


Screening - ONWARD (Stuttgart) Cancelled
When: Fri Mar 20, 2020 07:00pm to 08:48pm CET

VES Germany Screening in Stuttgart of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD has been cancelled in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

RSVPs are closed
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00PM


Screening - THE INVISIBLE MAN (Berlin)
When: Mon Mar 09, 2020 08:30pm to 10:34pm CET

VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE INVISIBLE MAN

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID19, we ask you or your guests who may show any symptoms or who might have been exposed to the virus do not attend VES events.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:30PM


VES pub-night in Munich
When: Thu Feb 27, 2020 07:00pm to 11:00pm CET

VES Germany – VES pub-night in Munich

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our February pub-night in Munich. Drinks will be on us for the first hour until 20:00.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive (deadline March 15). This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE & TIME:      Thursday February 27th starts at 19:00

LOCATION:           35 milli(m)eter – 1 Floor, Bayerstr. 3-5, 80335 Munich

LINK:                       https://g.page/35mmmuc

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a few drinks with you guys!

Cheers!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-MEMBERS:
This is your chance to ask any questions that you might still have regarding your application. Please check this out in advance: https://www.legacy.visualeffectssociety.com/webform/new-member-application
To gain access as a non-member we need you to fill out your work history form and bring it with you that evening (digital version on your phone is fine)
Find a template here: http://www.legacy.visualeffectssociety.com/sites/default/files/gpfile/Visual_Effects_Work_History_Form.xltx

If you cannot fill it out 100% we will help you with that!


VES Berlin New Years Get Together
When: Thu Jan 16, 2020 06:00pm to 08:00pm PST

We invite our VES members and one of their guests to join us in our New Years Get Together at the

KINO & BAR in der Königstadt
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin

Drinks are on us between 18:00 and 20:00

We are looking forward to seeing you all and have fun together!

Please RSVP here!


VES Nomination Event
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020

MEET, GREET, AND VOTE! A CALL FOR JUDGES!

(Check with specific sections for local times)

Now that the 18th Annual VES Awards season is underway, we once again invite VES members to participate in our Nomination Panels. The Nomination Event will be held worldwide on January 4, 2020.

Any active VES member who can travel to one of the cities listed below may participate.

This is your chance to determine who will ultimately walk up to the podium on January 29, 2020, to collect a coveted VES Award. A single vote may make the difference between being nominated… or not… and that vote could be yours!

Past participants know that this is the must-attend event of the awards season. Not only will you view some of the most amazing visual imagery of 2019, you’ll get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage while participating in the single best networking opportunity of the year. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet the best and brightest in the visual effects field, and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own craft. All of that, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in choosing what will ultimately be the Nominations announced to the press for the 18th Annual VES Awards.

Judges who register to participate will receive information about specific times and locations from their local section representatives once their applications are received. If you are ready to make a difference, please submit your Panel Judge Application BELOW. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event is a full-day event held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 around the globe. Nominees will be announced on Monday, January 6, 2020. We look forward to receiving your Judge Application to make this year’s Nomination Event a success!

-The 18th Annual VES Awards Committee

Click here to sign up!

(VES Members must be logged in to access the sign-up form)


Screening - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 08:00pm to 11:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a live interactive Q&A with the Filmmakers.

Panelists will include Director J.J. Abrams as well as Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:00PM


Screening - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Stuttgart)
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 07:00pm to 09:33pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:00PM


VES Stuttgart Christmas Get Together
When: Wed Dec 04, 2019 07:00pm to 12:00am CET

We invite our VES members and one of their guests to join us in our Christmas Get Together at the California Bounge!

Drinks are on us, until the budget lasts! 😉 We are looking forward to see you all and have fun together!

Please RSVP here!


VES summer drinks in Berlin
When: Thu Aug 29, 2019 07:30pm to 11:30pm PDT

VES summer drinks in Berlin

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our VES summer drinks in Berlin.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive. This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Thursday August 29th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Banja Luka

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

VES summer drinks in Berlin
When: Thu Aug 29, 2019 07:30pm to 11:30pm PDT

VES summer drinks in Berlin

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our VES summer drinks in Berlin.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive. This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Thursday August 29th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Banja Luka

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

Screening - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Berlin)
When: Mon Aug 26, 2019 08:00pm to 10:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #1
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.


Screening - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Berlin)
When: Mon Aug 26, 2019 08:00pm to 10:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #1
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.


Screening - THE LION KING (Stuttgart)
When: Thu Aug 01, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00PM
Hochschule der Medien – Theater #1
Nobelstraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart
(Closest train station, Stuttgart Universität)
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.


Screening - THE LION KING (Stuttgart)
When: Thu Aug 01, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00PM
Hochschule der Medien – Theater #1
Nobelstraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart
(Closest train station, Stuttgart Universität)
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.


Screening - THE LION KING in 3D & DOLBY CINEMA (Munich)
When: Wed Jul 31, 2019 07:30pm to 07:30pm PDT
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Where: Mathäser Filmpalast – Bayerstr. 3-5, 80335 München

https://goo.gl/maps/SDPesKK2f8J3ACyUA

 

The Screening starts at 19:30 – please pick up your tickets outside at 19:15 latest!

Please RSVP below:

 


Screening - THE LION KING in 3D & DOLBY CINEMA (Munich)
When: Wed Jul 31, 2019 07:30pm to 07:30pm PDT
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Where: Mathäser Filmpalast – Bayerstr. 3-5, 80335 München

https://goo.gl/maps/SDPesKK2f8J3ACyUA

 

The Screening starts at 19:30 – please pick up your tickets outside at 19:15 latest!

Please RSVP below:

 


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Stuttgart)
When: Thu Jul 18, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

With free drinks and great acoustic sound at HdM.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 8:00PM
Hochschule der Medien – Theater #1
Nobelstraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart
(Closest train station, Stuttgart Universität)
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.


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Berlin)
When: Wed Jul 17, 2019 08:30pm to 10:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 8:30PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #2
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.


Screening - TOY STORY 4 in 3D (Stuttgart)
When: Fri Jun 28, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a 3D Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

With free drinks and great acoustic sound at HdM.

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00PM
Hochschule der Medien – Theater #1
Nobeltraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart
(Closest train station, Stuttgart Universität)
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.


VES pub-night in Berlin
When: Wed Jun 26, 2019 07:30pm to 11:30pm PDT

VES pub-night in Berlin

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our VES pub-night in Berlin.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive. This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Wednesday June 26th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Banja Luka

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

VES pub-night in Berlin
When: Wed Jun 26, 2019 07:30pm to 11:30pm PDT

VES pub-night in Berlin

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our VES pub-night in Berlin.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive. This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Wednesday June 26th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Banja Luka

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

Screening - X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (Berlin)
When: Tue Jun 18, 2019 09:15pm to 11:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Marvel Studios’ DARK PHOENIX

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:15PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #2
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - WORLDWIDE (via ZOOM)
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 08:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

 

June 12th – 8:00PM CEST

REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK (at 7:30PM)

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - PARIS
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

PARIS via ZOOM only

https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/ves-megabrain-masterclass-vol3-worldwide-zoom 

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ISART DIGITAL

60 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir – 75011 Paris 

Plan

 


The VES invites you to our 3rd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on June 12th 7:00PM at multiple locations and will also be streamed via ZOOM.

Topics will be:
 
Live from Ludwigsburg
Efficient facial rigging tools for emotionally believable digital humans
presented by Volker Helzle – Head of Research & Development at Filmakademie
 
Live from Munich
Using Machine-learning to classify a VFX Elements Library
presented by Jonas Kluger – Pipeline TD at ARRI
 
Live from Berlin
Camera Technology: Sensors, Noise Properties, and Raw Processing
presented by Charles Poynton, PhD
 
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests. No admission without registration
 
The event will be streamed live from (and to) Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. 
 

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - LUDWIGSBURG
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

LUDWIGSBURG

June 12th – 7:00PM at Filmakademie

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - STUTTGART
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

STUTTGART

June 12th – 7:00PM at Mackevision

Forststraße 7, 70174 Stuttgart

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - COLOGNE
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

COLOGNE via ZOOM only

https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/ves-megabrain-masterclass-vol3-worldwide-zoom

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly presents

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

June 12th – doors open 7:00PM (CEST)
and there will be beer and pizza!

ZOOM stream starts at 7:30PM (CEST)
Masterclass starts at 
8:00PM (CEST)

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The VES invites you to our 3rd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on June 12th 7:00PM at multiple locations and will also be streamed via ZOOM.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
Live from Ludwigsburg
Efficient facial rigging tools for emotionally believable digital humans
presented by Volker Helzle – Head of Research & Development at Filmakademie
 
Live from Munich
Using Machine-learning to classify a VFX Elements Library
presented by Jonas Kluger – Pipeline TD at ARRI
 
Live from Berlin
Camera Technology: Sensors, Noise Properties, and Raw Processing
presented by Charles Poynton, PhD
 
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests only (except for Ludwigsburg and Cologne). No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. For the first time we also provide direct access to the ZOOM stream for ALL VES MEMBERS around the world!
 
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - BERLIN
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

BERLIN 

June 12th – 7:00PM at Celluloid VFX

Pflügerstraße 18, 12047 Berlin

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - MUNICH
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

MUNICH 

June 12th – 7:00PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios

Infanteriestr. 11A, 80797 München

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - LONDON
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 06:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

LONDON via ZOOM only

https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/ves-megabrain-masterclass-vol3-worldwide-zoom

 

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Screening - ROCKETMAN (Stuttgart)
When: Fri Jun 07, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:00PM
Hochschule der Medien – Theater #1
Nobeltraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart
(Closest train station, Stuttgart Universität)
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.

 


Screening - Godzilla: King of the Monsters (3D) - Munich - Cinema
When: Mon Jun 03, 2019 07:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters screening (3D) in Munich

The screening starts at 19:00 – please pick up your ticket outside at 18:45 latest.
Location: Cinema Filmtheater, Nymphenburger Str. 31 – https://goo.gl/maps/UgJpDE4zaoT2U3747

We are buying tickets for a regular screening. RSVP is a must! Free for VES members only – guests need to pay and reserve for themselves.


FMX 2019 VES Members Meeting
When: Wed May 01, 2019 05:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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This is the third annual VES Germany Members Meeting

at

FMX 2019

 

Haus der Wirtschaft

Logo Restaurant

 

Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19

70174 Stuttgart

 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the FMX venue “Haus der Wirtschaft” when entering to your left.

Drinks and food and friends are waiting for you!

 

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 17:00

 

See you there!


FMX 2019 VES Members Meeting
When: Wed May 01, 2019 05:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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This is the third annual VES Germany Members Meeting

at

FMX 2019

 

Haus der Wirtschaft

Logo Restaurant

 

Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19

70174 Stuttgart

 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the FMX venue “Haus der Wirtschaft” when entering to your left.

Drinks and food and friends are waiting for you!

 

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 17:00

 

See you there!


Screening - Avengers: ENDGAME (2D) - Munich - Cinema
When: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15pm to 10:15pm PDT
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Avengers: ENDGAME screening (2D) in Munich

The screening starts LATE at 22.15 but we will meet at 20:00 for beer & burgers at Hans im Glück (subway exit Mailinger Strasse).

We are buying tickets for a regular screening. RSVP is a must! Free for VES members only – guests need to pay and reserve for themselves.


CAPTAIN MARVEL Munich - Cinema
When: Wed Mar 13, 2019 07:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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CAPTAIN MARVEL screening (2D) in Munich

We are buying tickets for a regular screening since it does not make sense financialy to pay EUR 400 for a private screening with 10 people.

RSVP is a must! Free for VES members only – guests need to pay and reserve for themselves.


Screening - CAPTAIN MARVEL w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 07:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers. Panelists will include Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as well as Additional Visual Effects Supervisor Janelle Croshaw Ralla, moderated by Bill Taylor, VES, ASC. (Panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:00PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #2
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESCAPTAINMARVEL, 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


2nd VES pub-night in Munich
When: Wed Mar 06, 2019 07:00pm to 07:00pm PST
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VES Germany – 2nd VES pub-night in Munich

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our 2nd pub-night in Munich.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive (deadline March 15). This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE:  Wednesday March 6

LOCATION: TBA – probably Cafe Puck

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a few drinks with you guys!

Cheers!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-MEMBERS:
This is your chance to ask any questions that you might still have regarding your application. Please check this out in advance: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/webform/new-member-application
To gain access as a non-member we need you to fill out your work history form and bring it with you that evening (digital version on your phone is fine)
Find a template here: http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/sites/default/files/gpfile/Visual_Effects_Work_History_Form.xltx
If you cannot fill it out 100% we will help you with that!


2nd VES pub-night in Munich
When: Wed Mar 06, 2019 07:00pm to 07:00pm PST
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VES Germany – 2nd VES pub-night in Munich

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our 2nd pub-night in Munich.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive (deadline March 15). This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE:  Wednesday March 6

LOCATION: TBA – probably Cafe Puck

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a few drinks with you guys!

Cheers!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-MEMBERS:
This is your chance to ask any questions that you might still have regarding your application. Please check this out in advance: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/webform/new-member-application
To gain access as a non-member we need you to fill out your work history form and bring it with you that evening (digital version on your phone is fine)
Find a template here: http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/sites/default/files/gpfile/Visual_Effects_Work_History_Form.xltx
If you cannot fill it out 100% we will help you with that!


VES Germany - MEGABRAIN Masterclass SE 2018 - MUNICH - remote streaming to RISE FX
When: Wed Nov 21, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Germany – MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS SE(*)

with Charles Poynton
(remote streaming to RISE FX 
Munich)

 

The VES Germany section invites all its members to a special edition of its MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS:

 

 

Colour Gamut Limits In Digital Cinema

A 90‑minute talk by Charles Poynton, PhD

 

The VES Germany is proud to host this lecture by well-known colour science guru Charles Poynton. He will be talking about and describing the colour science behind the relationship between physical spectra and the signal path from camera to display, outline the transforms among the associated colourspaces and why they are key to accurate colour in CGI/VFX.

 

DATE: Wednesday, November 21st

TIME: 20:00 CET

LOCATION:  RISE FX South GmbH, Infanteriestraße 11a, Haus C, 80797 Munich

 

As seats will be very limited please sign up on time.

 
 
(*) Special Edition 😉

VES Germany - MEGABRAIN Masterclass SE 2018
When: Wed Nov 21, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Germany – MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS SE(*)

with Charles Poynton

 

The VES Germany section invites all its members to a special edition of its MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS:

 

 

Colour Gamut Limits In Digital Cinema

A 90‑minute talk by Charles Poynton, PhD

 

The VES Germany is proud to host this lecture by well-known colour science guru Charles Poynton. He will be talking about and describing the colour science behind the relationship between physical spectra and the signal path from camera to display, outline the transforms among the associated colourspaces and why they are key to accurate colour in CGI/VFX.

 

 

DATE: Wednesday, November 21st

TIME: 20:00 CET

LOCATION:  Rise FX, Schlesische Strasse 28, 10997 Berlin

 

As seats will be very limited please sign up on time.

 
 
(*) Special Edition 😉

VES Germany - MEGABRAIN Masterclass SE 2018
When: Wed Nov 21, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Germany – MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS SE(*)

with Charles Poynton

 

The VES Germany section invites all its members to a special edition of its MEGABRAIN MASTERCLASS:

 

 

Colour Gamut Limits In Digital Cinema

A 90‑minute talk by Charles Poynton, PhD

 

The VES Germany is proud to host this lecture by well-known colour science guru Charles Poynton. He will be talking about and describing the colour science behind the relationship between physical spectra and the signal path from camera to display, outline the transforms among the associated colourspaces and why they are key to accurate colour in CGI/VFX.

 

 

DATE: Wednesday, November 21st

TIME: 20:00 CET

LOCATION:  Rise FX, Schlesische Strasse 28, 10997 Berlin

 

As seats will be very limited please sign up on time.

 
 
(*) Special Edition 😉

VES Germany - END OF SUMMER DRINKS in Berlin
When: Thu Oct 11, 2018 07:30pm to 11:30pm PDT

VES Germany – End of SUMMER DRINKS in Berlin

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our first annual “SUMMER DRINKS” event.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive. This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Thursday October 11th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Banja Luka

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2 - COLOGNE
When: Thu Sep 27, 2018 07:30pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES sections from Germany, London and Paris present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2

September 27th – 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios

An der Schanz 1A, 50735 Cologne

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The VES invites you to our 2nd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on September 27th 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios.
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
From the VES Germany
Extend Nuke’s Interface and functionality using PySide
presented by Falk Hofmann – Head of 2D at Pixomondo
 
From the VES Paris
Photogrammetry and PBR Surface scanning
presented by Paul Parneix – CEO at scanbox.xyz
 
From the VES London – only one of the two following topics – TBA
A Managed Approach to AOV Manipulation
presented by Greg Keech – Lead R&D Developer at Double Negative
A JIT Expression Language for Fast Manipulation of VDB Points and Volumes
presented by Nick Avramoussis – DNEG
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second. No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
 
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2 - STUTTGART
When: Thu Sep 27, 2018 07:30pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES sections from Germany, London and Paris present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2

September 27th – 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios

Büchsenstraße 20, 70174 Stuttgart 

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The VES invites you to our 2nd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on September 27th 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios.
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
From the VES Germany
Extend Nuke’s Interface and functionality using PySide
presented by Falk Hofmann – Head of 2D at Pixomondo
 
From the VES Paris
Photogrammetry and PBR Surface scanning
presented by Paul Parneix – CEO at scanbox.xyz
 
From the VES London – only one of the two following topics – TBA
A Managed Approach to AOV Manipulation
presented by Greg Keech – Lead R&D Developer at Double Negative
A JIT Expression Language for Fast Manipulation of VDB Points and Volumes
presented by Nick Avramoussis – DNEG
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second. No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
 
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2 - BERLIN
When: Thu Sep 27, 2018 07:30pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES sections from Germany, London and Paris present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2

September 27th – 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios

Schlesische Straße 28, Berlin

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The VES invites you to our 2nd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on September 27th 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios.
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
From the VES Germany
Extend Nuke’s Interface and functionality using PySide
presented by Falk Hofmann – Head of 2D at Pixomondo
 
From the VES Paris
Photogrammetry and PBR Surface scanning
presented by Paul Parneix – CEO at scanbox.xyz
 
From the VES London – only one of the two following topics – TBA
A Managed Approach to AOV Manipulation
presented by Greg Keech – Lead R&D Developer at Double Negative
A JIT Expression Language for Fast Manipulation of VDB Points and Volumes
presented by Nick Avramoussis – DNEG
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second. No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
 
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2 - MUNICH
When: Thu Sep 27, 2018 07:30pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES sections from Germany, London and Paris present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.2

September 27th – 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios

Infanteriestr. 11A, 80797 München

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The VES invites you to our 2nd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on September 27th 7:30PM at RISE Visual Effects Studios.
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
From the VES Germany
Extend Nuke’s Interface and functionality using PySide
presented by Falk Hofmann – Head of 2D at Pixomondo
 
From the VES Paris
Photogrammetry and PBR Surface scanning
presented by Paul Parneix – CEO at scanbox.xyz
 
From the VES London – only one of the two following topics – TBA
A Managed Approach to AOV Manipulation
presented by Greg Keech – Lead R&D Developer at Double Negative
A JIT Expression Language for Fast Manipulation of VDB Points and Volumes
presented by Nick Avramoussis – DNEG
 
We are overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second. No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


VES Germany - SUMMER DRINKS in Stuttgart
When: Thu Sep 06, 2018 07:30pm to 11:00pm PDT

VES Germany – SUMMER DRINKS in Stuttgart

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our first annual “SUMMER DRINKS” event.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive (deadline September 15). This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Thursday September 6th 19:30

LOCATION:  -> Superschanke

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

VES Germany - SUMMER DRINKS in Munich
When: Tue Aug 28, 2018 06:30pm to 06:30pm PDT
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VES Germany – SUMMER DRINKS in Munich

The VES Germany section invites ALL ITS MEMBERS to our first annual “SUMMER DRINKS” event.

Besides current members WE ALSO INVITE NON-MEMBERS WHO WANT TO APPLY for a membership during the next membership drive (deadline September 15). This event is your chance to find out who may be able to endorse you and ask any questions that may come up during the application (e.g. how to fill out your work history correctly).

DATE: Tuesday August 28th

LOCATION:

RISE FX South GmbH
Infanteriestr. 11a Haus C
80797 München

Please sign up individually – also if you bring a guest who wants to apply!

Looking forward to having a drink or two with you guys!

Cheers!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-MEMBERS:

We will have a short introduction of the VES Germany by our chair Florian Gellinger who will join us remotely through ZOOM at 19:00 – please be on time
This is your chance to ask any questions that you might still have regarding your application. Please check this out in advance: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/webform/new-member-application
To gain access as a non-member we need you to fill out your work history form and bring it with you that evening (digital version on your phone is fine)
Find a template here: http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/sites/default/files/gpfile/Visual_Effects_Work_History_Form.xltx
If you cannot fill it out 100% we will help you with that!


VES Pub Night 2018 (Berlin) - Part 2
When: Thu Aug 09, 2018 07:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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The VES Germany welcomes you to our second Pub Night in 2018.

 

For this event we will again join the well known VFX Hangout Berlin.

 

 

Hang out with VES members, friends, fellow artists, industry professionals and share experiences and insights. Have a drink or two at the Banja Luca Bar in Berlin.

 

 

 

Banja Luca

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)

 

 


Screening - JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Berlin)
When: Tue Jun 26, 2018 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:00PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #3
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.


Screening - JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM in 3D (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Jun 19, 2018 09:00pm to 11:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Berlin)
When: Tue May 29, 2018 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00PM
Kino Moviemento – Theater #3
Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schönleinstraße)
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.


Screening - SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY in 3D w/ Q&A (Stuttgart)
When: Sun May 27, 2018 09:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY followed by a live interactive Q&A with Overall Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Bredow, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Pat Tubach, ILM Roto/Paint Supervisor Beth D’Amato and Hybride Visual Effects Supervisor Joseph Kasparian with moderation by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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 San Francisco) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESSOLO, 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.


Screening - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Stuttgart)
When: Tue May 08, 2018 09:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Berlin)
When: Tue May 08, 2018 09:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


VES Pub Night 2018 (Berlin)
When: Thu May 03, 2018 07:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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The VES Germany welcomes you to our first Pub Night in 2018.

 

For this event we will join the well known VFX Hangout Berlin.

 

 

Hang out with VES members, friends, fellow artists, industry professionals and share experiences and insights. Have a drink or two at the Banja Luca Bar in Berlin.

 

 

 

Banja Luca

Falckensteinstraße 1-2, 10997 Berlin

(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)

 

 

FMX2018 - VES Germany Meeting
When: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:00pm to 12:00pm PDT
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This is the second annual VES Germany Members Meeting

at FMX2018
CALIFORNIA BOUNGE

Börsenplatz 1

Date: 26th April 2018
Time: 12pm

See you there!

 


FMX2018
When: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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VES Members Receive 20% Off Passes for FMX 2018
www.fmx.de
April 24-27, Stuttgart, Germany
 

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups.  Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field. The overall organization and the intimate yet international size of the event offer professionals and students from the digital arts communities a great platform to mingle, network, and share insights about Art, Technologies and Business, at the highest level.

 

VES Members will need to provide name and e-mail address below in order to purchase a Conference Pass for FMX with the 20% discount.
We will forward that information onto FMX each week leading up to the conference, and those who sign-up here will then receive a personal discount code from the FMX organizers via e-mail. Once you receive that e-mail from them, you will be able to purchase the discounted Conference Pass for FMX in their ticket shop.

Once the order is done, you will recieve your ticket by e-mail with further information (opening hours of the ticket counters on site at Haus der Wirtschaft, where the ticket owner changes his ticket into a personal visitor badge).


MEGA BRAIN MASTERCLASS - STUTTGART - VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION
When: Wed Apr 18, 2018 06:30pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Mega Brain Masterclass – April 18th – 6:30PM

RISE | Visual Effects Studios
Büchsenstraße 20, 70174 Stuttgart
 
!!! STUTTGART – VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION ONLY !!!
If you want to attend the Munich event you must RSVP here
https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/mega-brain-masterclass-munich
 
This is the first event of a planned series where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on Wednesday, 18th April at the HFF in Munich.
 
Topics will be:
 
Best-practices using OpenColorIO and ACES in a VFX pipeline (PRESENTED IN GERMAN)
presented by Abraham Schneider from RISE Munich

Advanced use-cases for psyops cryptomatte in VFX production – it’s not all about masking
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
How to build a small scale, low-budget 3D face-scanner using a RaspberryPi, a smartphone and three cheap time-of-flight sensors
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
We overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second.
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live to Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Locations TBA.
 
This event is kindly supported by HFF Munich and SideFX Software.
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference 2018 in Stuttgart

 

 


MEGA BRAIN MASTERCLASS - COLOGNE - VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION
When: Wed Apr 18, 2018 06:30pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Mega Brain Masterclass – April 18th – 6:30PM

ifs international filmschool cologne
Schanzenstraße 28, 51063 Köln
 
!!! COLOGNE – VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION ONLY !!!
If you want to attend the Munich event you must RSVP here
https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/mega-brain-masterclass-munich
 
This is the first event of a planned series where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on Wednesday, 18th April at the HFF in Munich.
 
Topics will be:
 
Best-practices using OpenColorIO and ACES in a VFX pipeline (PRESENTED IN GERMAN)
presented by Abraham Schneider from RISE Munich

Advanced use-cases for psyops cryptomatte in VFX production – it’s not all about masking
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
How to build a small scale, low-budget 3D face-scanner using a RaspberryPi, a smartphone and three cheap time-of-flight sensors
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
We overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second.
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live to Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Locations TBA.
 
This event is kindly supported by HFF Munich and SideFX Software.
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference 2018 in Stuttgart

 

 

 
 

MEGA BRAIN MASTERCLASS - BERLIN - VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION
When: Wed Apr 18, 2018 06:30pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Mega Brain Masterclass – April 18th – 6:30PM

Eiszeit-Kino – Zeughofstraße 20
10997 Berlin

!!! BERLIN – VIDEO STREAMING LOCATION REGISTRATION ONLY !!!
If you want to attend the Munich event you must RSVP here
https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/mega-brain-masterclass-munich
 
This is the first event of a planned series where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on Wednesday, 18th April at the HFF in Munich.
 
Topics will be:
 
Best-practices using OpenColorIO and ACES in a VFX pipeline (PRESENTED IN GERMAN)
presented by Abraham Schneider from RISE Munich

Advanced use-cases for psyops cryptomatte in VFX production – it’s not all about masking
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
How to build a small scale, low-budget 3D face-scanner using a RaspberryPi, a smartphone and three cheap time-of-flight sensors
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
We overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second.
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live to Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Locations TBA.
 
This event is kindly supported by HFF Munich and SideFX Software.
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference 2018 in Stuttgart

 

 


MEGA BRAIN MASTERCLASS - MUNICH - STUDENT REGISTRATION
When: Wed Apr 18, 2018 06:30pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Mega Brain Masterclass – April 18th – 6:30PM – HFF Munich

 
!!! STUDENT REGISTRATION ONLY !!!
If you are not an HFF student you must RSVP here
https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/events/event/mega-brain-masterclass-munich
 
This is the first event of a planned series where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on Wednesday, 18th April at the HFF in Munich.
 
Topics will be:
 
Best-practices using OpenColorIO and ACES in a VFX pipeline (PRESENTED IN GERMAN)
presented by Abraham Schneider from RISE Munich

Advanced use-cases for psyops cryptomatte in VFX production – it’s not all about masking
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
Creating a digital human for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 based on a 3D scan and photos
presented by Trixter or (pending availability)
How to build a small scale, low-budget 3D face-scanner using a RaspberryPi and a smartphone
presented by Oliver Markowski
We are not sure which one of the last two will make it so stay tuned for the final announcement.
 
We overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second.
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live to Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Locations TBA.
 
This event is kindly supported by HFF Munich and SideFX Software.
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference 2018 in Stuttgart

 

 


MEGA BRAIN MASTERCLASS - MUNICH
When: Wed Apr 18, 2018 06:30pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Mega Brain Masterclass – April 18th – 6:30PM

HFF Munich – Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1

This is the first event of a planned series where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on Wednesday, 18th April at the HFF in Munich.
 
Topics will be:
 
Best-practices using OpenColorIO and ACES in a VFX pipeline (PRESENTED IN GERMAN)
presented by Abraham Schneider from RISE Munich

Advanced use-cases for psyops cryptomatte in VFX production – it’s not all about masking
presented by Oliver Markowski from RISE Munich.
 
How to build a small scale, low-budget 3D face-scanner using a RaspberryPi, a smartphone and three cheap time-of-flight sensors
presented by Oliver Markowski
 
We overbooking 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.
VES-Members and their registered guests first, everyone else second. No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live to Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. RSVP here:
 
BERLIN – https://lnkd.in/g4HnQ2X
Eiszeit-Kino – Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
 
COLOGNE – https://lnkd.in/ge3mdeG
ifs international filmschool cologne – Schanzenstraße 28, 51063 Köln
 
STUTTGART – https://lnkd.in/gR9Qgtc
RISE | Visual Effects Studios – Büchsenstraße 20, 70174 Stuttgart
 
This event is kindly supported by HFF Munich and SideFX Software.
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference 2018 in Stuttgart

 

 

 

Screening - READY PLAYER ONE (Berlin)
When: Tue Apr 10, 2018 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s READY PLAYER ONE

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - READY PLAYER ONE in 3D (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Apr 10, 2018 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s READY PLAYER ONE

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (Berlin)
When: Tue Mar 27, 2018 09:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Mar 27, 2018 09:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - ANNHILATION (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Mar 13, 2018 09:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ and Netflix’s ANNHILATION

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, METROPOL 2 (was previously announced to be playing in EM3)
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - ANNHILATION (Berlin)
When: Tue Mar 13, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ and Netflix’s ANNHILATION

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - BLACK PANTHER in 3D (Stuttgart)
When: Sun Feb 18, 2018 09:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - BLACK PANTHER (Berlin)
When: Sun Feb 18, 2018 09:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Sun Dec 17, 2017 09:00pm to 12:30am PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI plus a live interactive Q&A.

Panelists will include Writer/Director Rian Johnson, ILM San Francisco Visual Effects Supervisor Eddie Pasquarello, ILM Vancouver Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Seddon, Cinematographer Steve Yedlin, ASC and Editor Bob Ducsay with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:00PM

Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESLASTJEDI, 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.


Screening - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Q&A (Stuttgart)
When: Sun Dec 17, 2017 09:00pm to 12:30am PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI plus a live interactive Q&A.

Panelists will include Writer/Director Rian Johnson, ILM San Francisco Visual Effects Supervisor Eddie Pasquarello, ILM Vancouver Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Seddon, Cinematographer Steve Yedlin, ASC and Editor Bob Ducsay with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:00PM
Delphi Arthaus Kino
Tübinger Str. 6, 70178 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Österreichische Platz)
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESLASTJEDI, 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.


Screening - COCO (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Nov 28, 2017 09:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ COCO

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - COCO (Berlin)
When: Tue Nov 28, 2017 09:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ COCO

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - THOR: RAGNAROK (Berlin)
When: Tue Nov 14, 2017 09:00pm to 11:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - THOR: RAGNAROK (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Nov 07, 2017 09:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Oct 17, 2017 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.


Screening - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Berlin)
When: Tue Oct 17, 2017 09:00pm to 11:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.


Screening - BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Berlin)
When: Tue Oct 10, 2017 07:30pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members are invited to a screening of BLADE RUNNER 2049.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This is not an official VES screening. Instead we’re gathering as a group to go and see the regular screening of the movie at the usual place – the EISZEIT cinema.

For that reason there are no guests allowed this time and if you sign up it’s binding. In case you can’t make it on short notice please send a notification email to [email protected].

Also (as usual): Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:30PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
Click here for a map

 


animago AWARD & CONFERENCE - 25% off on tickets for VES members
When: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:00am to 04:00pm PDT
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At the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE on 7-8 September 2017, VFX experts from all over the world will gather in Munich for two full days, focussing on 3D animation, stills, visual effects (VFX), visualizations and design. More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the events in the Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich.

The highlight of the two days will no doubt be the presentation of the animago AWARDS on Thursday evening (7 September). Chosen in a total of eleven categories from out of almost 1,000 submissions received from 58 countries, the 33 final nominees represent projects created in Canada, USA, China, Taiwan, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, France and Germany. Since the animago competition launched over 20 years ago, our independent jury of experts drawn from the fields of film, development and post-production has viewed and judged over 22,000 works sent in by digital artists from over 80 different nations.

Among the renowned VFX professionals who will speak at this year’s animago CONFERENCE are those artists responsible for the post-production and visual effects for films such as “Piper”, “Cloud Atlas”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”, “The Incredibles”, “Finding Nemo”, “Pinocchio”, “Anne Frank” as well as advertising productions by Adidas, Volkswagen and RedBull. The animago is considered one of the industry’s most important international networking platforms.

In addition to that, the Gasteig will also host the animago EXHIBITION, an event open to the public where companies active in the industry will present their products, technologies and services.

www.animago.com

 
THE 25% TICKET REBATE IS ONLY VALID FOR ACTIVE VES MEMBERS SHOWING THEIR VES MEMBER ID AT THE CONFERENCE ENTRANCE WITH THEIR TICKET. NO ADMITTANCE OR REFUNDS FOR FORGOTTEN OR INVALID VES MEMBER CARDS!
 
SEE THE CURRENT VES GERMANY E-BLAST FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE REBATE!
 
 

Screening - ATOMIC BLONDE (Stuttgart)
When: Tue Aug 15, 2017 09:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ ATOMIC BLONDE

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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.

 


Screening - ATOMIC BLONDE w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Tue Aug 15, 2017 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ ATOMIC BLONDE, plus a Q&A.

Panel will include Visual Effects Supervisor Michael Wortmann moderated by VES Germany Section Chair Florian Gellinger. (Panelist’s participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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.

 


Screening - THE DARK TOWER (Stuttgart)
When: Thu Aug 10, 2017 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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RISE | Visual Effects Studios invites you plus one guest to the Stuttgart premiere of The Dark Tower. Considered to be Steven King’s magnum opus, spanning decades and referencing many other works of his, it has finally been adapted as a film with a stellar cast including Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. RISE Stuttgart was responsible for several sequences of the film, kindly supported by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg and presents this exclusive screening in cooperation with Sony Pictures.

 

If you would like to attend, send and email with your name and your guest’s name to

[email protected]

 

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Screening - VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS in 3D w/ Q&A (Stuttgart)
When: Sun Jul 30, 2017 09:00pm to 12:30am PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of STX Entertainment’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk, Visual Effects Producer Sophie Leclerc, Rodeo FX Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Nofz and Weta Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Martin Hill with moderation by VES Board member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9:00PM
Innenstadtkinos, EM3
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESVALERIAN, 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.


Screening - VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS in 3D w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Sun Jul 30, 2017 09:00pm to 12:30am PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of STX Entertainment’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk, Visual Effects Producer Sophie Leclerc, Rodeo FX Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Nofz and Weta Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Martin Hill with moderation by VES Board member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9:00PM
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESVALERIAN, 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.

 


Screening - WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES w/ Q&A (Stuttgart)
When: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:00pm to 02:45am PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Stuttgart are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, preceded by a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri and Director Matt Reeves with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00PM (The panel will begin at 11:15PM, followed by the screening.)
EM Filmtheaterbetriebe Mertz in Metropol 2
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
Click here for a map

Theater rental is sponsored by SideFX.

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

 


Screening - WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES w/ Q&A (Berlin)
When: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:00pm to 02:30am PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in Berlin are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, preceded by a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri and Director Matt Reeves with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00PM (The panel will begin at 11:15PM, followed by the screening.)
Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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Theater rental is sponsored by SideFX.

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


VES Germany Pub Night (Berlin + Stuttgart)
When: Sat Jul 15, 2017 09:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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The VES Germany welcomes you to our very first Pub Night.

Hang out with VES members, friends, fellow artists, industry professionals and share experiences and insights. Have a drink or two at the Eiszeit Kino Bar in Berlin or the Innenstadt Kinos in Stuttgart, lay back and enjoy a great Saturday evening.

Eiszeit Kino
Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin
(Closest U-Bahn station, Schlesisches Tor)
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EM Filmtheaterbetriebe Mertz in Metropol 2
Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart
(Closest subway station, Börsenplatz)
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VES London Pub Night
When: Wed May 31, 2017 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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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 new contacts. We have the cozy upstairs room at the Nellie Dean to ourselves, complete with a private bar!


FMX2017 - VES Germany Meeting
When: Thu May 04, 2017 05:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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This is the first VES Germany Members Meeting

at FMX2017
Room: Turm Aalen
Date: 4 May 2017
Time: 5pm

See you there!

 


FMX2017
When: Tue May 02, 2017 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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VES Members Receive 50% Off Passes for FMX 2017
www.fmx.de
May 2-5, Stuttgart, Germany
 

Get ready for FMX, Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. Immerse yourself in special presentation of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be there as well as SVP of Visual Effects at Warner Bros. Pictures Anne Kolbe who will join the high-class line-up at FMX. Autodesk SVP of Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact Chris Bradshaw will give a keynote on Automotive Industries and their innovative use of real-time technologies.

 

VES members must click here to be placed on the list in order to receive your registration e-mail with discount ID from FMX. The deadline to request your 50% discounted pass is Monday, April 24, 2017.

 

Effects: VALERIAN, FANTASTIC BEASTS and INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of THE PROFESSIONAL, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and LUCY, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers, and filmmakers. Production VFX Supervisor Scott Stokdyk will introduce the film, and give the background to it and its concept design & artistic relationship to THE FIFTH ELEMENT. Martin Hill (Weta Digital), Philippe Rebours (Industrial Light & Magic), and Francois Dumoulin (Rodeo FX) will share some of the VFX they have been working on for the last year and how it will come together in the final epic space adventure. This early sneak peek will showcase the designs and development of the creatures and environments that will make up the universe of VALERIAN. VFX supervisor Volker Engel (Uncharted Territory) is going to dive into the details of INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. Meet Ben Wiggs (Double Negative) who will elaborate on the effects in A CURE FOR WELLNESS. Also on the program: Christian Manz (Framestore), who will talk about FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, and Thilo Ewers (PIXOMONDO), who is going to share insights into THE WALKING DEAD. You can also join Florian Gellinger (Rise FX) for an in-depth case study on the effects in DOCTOR STRANGE.

 

Automotive: The Mill BLACKBIRD®, a revolution of digital filmmaking

Those who missed the presentation of The Mill and Epic Games’s The Mill BLACKBIRD® (a fully adjustable car rig) at GDC in early March, should definitely visit FMX! Alistair Thompson and Vince Baertsoen (The Mill) as well as Kim Libreri, Francois Antoine, Michael Gay and Guillaume Abadie (Epic Games) will discuss how they joined forces to revolutionize the conventions of digital filmmaking and the future of customer engagement with production tools such as The Mill BLACKBIRD®, Mill Cyclops™ and the latest iteration of Epic’s Unreal Engine.

Moreover, FMX will host an exclusive dinner at the prestigious Porsche Museum in Stuttgart for the very first time.

 

Digital Humans Forum: Challenges of immersive face-to-face communication

Sci-Tech Oscar winner Kiran Bhat illuminates Loom.ai’s technique for automatically creating dynamic 3D facial avatars from selfies. Prof. Dr. Hao Li (Pinscreen, University of Southern California, USC Institute for Creative Technologies) will take a closer look at state of the art techniques that enable immersive face-to-face communication in virtual environments. Luca Fascione (Weta Digital) will complete the top-class series of presentations.

 

Sound Design: Kraftwerk 3D, Facebook and Google

Kevin Bolen (Skywalker Sound) will elaborate on how his company creates captivating audio experiences for innovative VR and 360 experiences such as THE JUNGLE BOOK: THROUGH MOWGLI’S EYES. David Fluhr (Disney Digital Studio Services) shares some insights into the art of sound for animated films like Disney’s ZOOMANIA and VAIANA. Tom Ammermann (New Audio Technology GmbH) talks about the new Kraftwerk Blu-ray production FRAFTWERK 3D, that creates emotional involvement through immersive / 3D audio. Audiokinetic Wwise, BBC, Facebook, Fraunhofer ILS, Google, Headspace Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe will deliver keynotes and participate in moderated discussions focusing on immersive audio technology as well as new forms of expression and storytelling.

 

Real-time 3D and Broadcasting: Interactive Mixed Reality and Virtual Visualization during sports events

Halvor Vislie (The Future Group) will discuss the real-time integration of interactive mixed reality into televised content.  Olivier Emery (TRIMARAN) will present GeoRacing solutions that were developed for virtual visualization and live GPS tracking during sports events like the cycling Tour de France. Jean François Szlapka (SolidAnim) will join the track to give further insights into real-time 3D and broadcasting.

 

Real-time Production Pipelines: Current State and Future Developments

Paolo Selva (Weta Digital), Mathieu Muller (Unity Technologies) and Joji Tsuruga (The Mill) get together on stage to share their views on the current state of realtime technologies. During a panel dedicated to the future of realtime workflows, Kim Libreri (Epic Games), Jon Wadelton (Foundry) and Jean-Colas Prunier (FairyTool) will discuss what kind of research is being done, whether there is a way to standardize the process and what future developments can be expected. Roy Taylor (AMD), Theo Jones (Framestore), Jeff Kember (Google) and Jeremy Smith (Jellyfish Pictures) will talk about the realtime revolution, reviewing the influence of VR and AR on the production process and how entertainment will eventually change.

 

Directing & Designing for VR: Dear Angelica and a Spacewalk 250 Miles Above Earth

Meet the following inspiring speakers under the dome of the Planetarium Stuttgart to enjoy their exciting VR content: Max Planck (Oculus Story Studio) will speak about Dear Angelica, the immersive, illustrative short story, which was entirely painted in VR. Tom Burton (BBC) and Solomon Rogers (REWIND) will join FMX to talk about the collaborative VR project BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk that enables users to experience what it is like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth. Further speakers who are ready for FMX 2017: Tom Sanocki, whose start-up Limitless Inc. enables the user to animate characters directly in VR, and Jessica Brillhart, the principal filmmaker for VR at Google, who works with the latest 360-degree jump camera technology.

Virtual Production

Brett Ineson (Animatrik), virtual production supervisor on WARCRAFT, will take the audience behind the scenes of the complex virtual production of Duncan Jones’ film. LOGAN and DEEPWATER HORIZON will be in the center of the presentation given by Clint Reagan (HALON Entertainment LLC), with a focus on game engines and VR’s expanding role in previsualization. Kevin Baillie (Atomic Fiction) will shed some light on the virtual production used for visually stunning movies like GHOST IN THE SHELL and DEADPOOL. Duncan Burbidge and Michelle Blok (The Third Floor) will reveal how previs, technical planning, real-time visualization and on-set virtual production were used to create fascinating imagery for movies such as DOCTOR STRANGE. John Knoll (Industrial Light & Magic) and Duncan Burbidge (The Third Floor) will highlight how the two companies worked together on the creation of the epic movie ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY and how virtual production played a key role.

 

Be part of the FMX experience. Join FMX in Stuttgart – May 2 to 5, 2017.