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California COVID-19 Resources

Information for VES members throughout California.  Please continue to check this section for resources, updates and other information.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & ACCESSING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE:

LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL RESOURCES:

HEALTH RESOURCES:

OVERVIEW OF BENEFITS IN CARES ACT: 

The CARES Act is the third piece of federal emergency legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic. It was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

Emergency Increase in Unemployment Benefits (Section 2104):

  • States can increase the weekly benefit that an individual would otherwise qualify for by $600 a week.  For example, the maximum California benefit is normally $450 a week; under this program, it will be $1,050 a week ($450 + $600)
  • Eligible recipients may receive the $600/week boost retroactive to the date their state signed an agreement with the federal government to implement the CARES Act; check with your state’s unemployment agency for details
  • The $600/week boost expires July 31, 2020

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (Section 2107):

  • Through July 31, 2020, if an individual’s eligibility for unemployment insurance expires, it will be extended for an additional 13 weeks
  • For California, this means a total of 39 weeks of eligibility, instead of 26 weeks

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) (Section 2102):

A temporary 39-week program to provide unemployment benefits to those whose unemployment is related to COVID-19:

  • Who do not qualify under their state’s regular unemployment insurance program or who have exhausted UI benefits after July 1, 2019 and before the date their state commences this program, and
  • Who self-certify that they are (1) partially or fully unemployed, or (2) unable and unavailable to work because of any one of the following circumstances:
  1. They have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of it and are seeking diagnosis
  2. A member of their household has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  3. They are providing care for someone diagnosed with COVID-19
  4. They are providing care for a child or other household member who can’t attend school or work because it is closed due to COVID-19
  5. They can’t reach their place of employment due to a COVID-19 quarantine
  6. They have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19
  7. They were scheduled to start employment, but the job no longer exists, or they cannot reach the place of employment due to a COVID-19 public health emergency
  8. They have become the breadwinner for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19
  9. They had to quit their job as a direct result of COVID-19
  10. Their place of employment is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  11. They are self-employed, seeking part-time employment, or do not have sufficient work history, or otherwise do not qualify for state UI.
  • The amount available will vary by state. For example, California has set its basic amount at $167 per week, plus the $600 a week boost
  • This program lasts up to 39 weeks, but the $600/week boost is only available until July 31, 2020
  • Even if your state is not yet paying PUA benefits, if you are approved, benefits can be retroactive to the date you state signed an agreement to implement the CARES Act; check with your state’s unemployment agency for details
  • Individuals receiving paid leave, who are teleworking, or who are otherwise employed full-time are not eligible
  • Individuals who are eligible for unemployment insurance cannot choose PUA; PUA is only for individuals who are not eligible for UI

Each program shall be immediately available to individuals without the normal one week waiting period.

Important caveat: States must opt-in to these programs. Since the enhanced payments are 100% federally funded, there is no reason for a state to deny these benefits to its residents, but they have option to do so. California and New York have already begun to implement the enhanced benefits.

Stimulus/Recovery Rebate Provision (Section 2201):

  • A one-time tax credit, in the form of a direct payment of $1,200 ($2,400 for those filing jointly) and $500 per dependent child under 17 to all individuals—this benefit begins to phase out at $75,000 ($150,000 for those filing jointly), Those making $99,000 ($198,000 for those filing jointly) or more will not receive a rebate, even if they have dependent children.
  • Other than the income limitations, the only exclusions from this benefit are estates, trusts, nonresident aliens, and those claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
  • Find out more here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-paymentinformation-center

Small Business Provisions (Title I):

  • As part of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, small businesses are eligible for emergency grants of up to $10,000 to maintain payroll, provide paid sick leave, pay rent/mortgage, etc.
  • Small businesses and 501(c)(3)s will also be eligible for loans on a more favorable basis than normal SBA loans
  • Paycheck Protection Program: Loan proceeds used to keep employees on payroll and pay mortgage/rent mortgage and utilities will be forgiven
  • There are many additional provisions to help businesses keep their doors open and their employees on the payroll. Find more information here: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loanresources

Using Retirement Funds (Section 2202):

  • Retirement account holders may make coronavirus-related withdrawals of up to $100,000 out of their 401(k)s without penalty Student Loans (Section 3513)

Student Loans (Section 3513):

  • All student loan and interest payments will be deferred through September 30, 2020 without penalty for federally owned student loans only (note this does not impact private loans, Perkins loans, and loans held by a bank)
  • Find additional information here: https://studentaid.gov/announcementsevents/coronavirus

The summary is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a guarantee that anyone will qualify and receive benefits.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Screening - LA92 Documentary w/ Discussion (Online)
When: Sun Jun 07, 2020 04:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

National Geographic Invites VES Members to a Virtual Screening of LA92 Documentary followed by a Candid Conversation on Race in America

Click here to RSVP


LA Section Happy Hour
When: Wed Jun 10, 2020 06:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

Since we all can’t be together in person – let’s connect safely through the Interwebs!

Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 10th @ 6 PM
via ZOOM

  • Who has a great recipe to share?
  • Best new shows to binge?
  • Anyone have any cool Corona masks?

It’s time to Fraternize, Chat & Connect!

Please click the link below to join the party:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908220742


Past Events

Digital Visualization—Behind the Scenes with THE THIRD FLOOR (Free & Online)
When: Fri May 29, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

Register in advance for this webinar here!

This online presentation will discuss and demonstrate how new advancements in virtual production and visualization can be used to help all content creators raise the bar with creative ideas and new technical approaches.

THE THIRD FLOOR is one of the world’s leading visualization studios. It is a major contributor to today’s most popular films and TV series — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and STAR WARS Franchise to HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.

Our speakers from THE THIRD FLOOR are: Eric Carney, Founder, Global CTO/Visual FX Supervisor; Gary Marshall, R&D Innovation Director; Dane Smith, Vice President; and Lara Cawsey, Business Development Manager

 

 

Our event will be hosted by Scott Squires, VES a VES Fellow who has worked in the visual effects industry for decades as a VFX supervisor and technical developer. He has multiple VFX Academy Award nominations and worked on such films as THE MASK, DRAGONHEART, and STAR WARS: EPISODE 1- THE PHANTOM MENACE.

Register in advance for this webinar here!


Screening - A QUIET PLACE PART II (Los Angeles) Cancelled
When: Mon Mar 23, 2020 08:00pm to 09:38pm PDT

The VES Los Angeles Screening of Paramount Pictures’ A QUIET PLACE PART II has been cancelled because the studio has postponed the release due to concerns related to the COVID19 outbreak.

RSVPs are closed
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - BLOODSHOT (Los Angeles) Cancelled
When: Mon Mar 16, 2020 08:00pm to 09:50pm PDT

The VES Los Angeles Screening of Sony Pictures’ BLOODSHOT has been cancelled because the studio has postponed the release due to concerns related to the COVID19 outbreak.

RSVPs are closed
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - THE WAY BACK (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Mar 09, 2020 08:00pm to 09:48pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE WAY BACK

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)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Monday, March 9)
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - ONWARD in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:00pm to 01:52pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00PM


Screening - THE INVISIBLE MAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 28, 2020 08:00pm to 10:04pm PST

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

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 28)
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00PM


LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Wed Feb 26, 2020 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST

VES LA 2020 Spring Mixer at PXO

 

VES LA Spring Recruitment Mixer! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm

( Login to the website in order to RSVP )
Free with RSVP – Bring a guest or two!
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member endorsement letter**Beer, wine & light bites
Fabulous raffle prizes! 

* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!Venue graciously provided by:
Pixomondo Los Angeles
2055 S Barrington Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Screening - THE CALL OF THE WILD (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Feb 22, 2020 02:00pm to 03:45pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century’s THE CALL OF THE WILD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 21)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00PM


Screening - SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 21, 2020 08:00pm to 09:40pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Please RSVP below Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00PM (VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - 25th Anniversary TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT + Todd Masters Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jan 13, 2020 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST

MastersFX Presents a Celebration of Practical Effects with a Special Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Screening of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT followed by a discussion with Todd Masters and others to be announced.

Click here to RSVP (Space is limited, so please sign up soon)
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00PM
Arclight (Cinerama Dome) Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Todd Masters and His Special Guests will reflect on the making of this iconic movie with “tales” of the challenges of the practical effects, and how they integrated with the live action performances. Never before seen slides from behind-the-scenes of the making of DEMON KNIGHT will also be presented!

For more information, please call Dan Harary at Asbury PR Agency at (310) 859-1831


VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00pm to 11:30pm PST

Join us at the VES Bake-Off After-Party!
Immediately after the AMPAS Bake-Off, please join us for the VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party for fun, friends, food and libations at Via Alloro restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
VES Bake-Off After-Party 9:00PM to 11:30PM

**The Academy’s VFX Bake-Off is a separate event and handled through AMPAS.

Via Alloro (less than a mile from the Academy’s Goldwyn Theater).
301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Complimentary Valet Parking is available at the restaurant.

Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferableAll tickets are sold individually. Space is limited and this event will sell out, please get your tickets NOW!

Member Ticket Price = $65.00
Non-Member Ticket Price = $125.00

We look forward to celebrating with our members and colleagues from around the globe and making this a festive international gathering!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please click here and contact Nancy Ward at (818) 981-7861 by Friday, December 13.


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 in 3D + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a 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)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 20)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - 1917 (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:03pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)

 


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.) There will also be a reception off of the lobby of the theater immediately after the discussion.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM


VES Los Angeles Holiday Party
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 05:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Join us for the most wonderful party of the year!
Exciting raffle prizes, great food & drinks, interactive exhibits, music, and a Sky Slide 70 floors up! (Come early! Free sky slide tickets for the first 100 guests!)

Members +1 free with RSVP (Please log-in to RSVP on this page)

RSVP & Ticket sales close Fri, Nov 29th at 12:00pm


Event - Practical Lighting for CG Artists (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:00am to 05:00pm PST

The Visual Effects Society in collaboration with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) invite a limited number of VES members to attend the hands-on Practical Lighting for CG Artists masterclass at the Sony Digital Media Production Center (DMPC).

Among those scheduled to appear are 6-time Oscar nominee and ASC Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, and VES Founders Award recipient, Fellow and Lifetime Member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC, who’s won the Academy’s Technical Achievement Award and the Medal of Commendation as well as an Emmy. Join us for the eighth incarnation of the wildly popular and informative one-day seminar geared toward helping digital artists develop the sensibilities and sensitivities of a cinematographer.

Click here to purchase tickets ($25 tickets include Mexican buffet lunch with vegan & gluten free options)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Registration begins at 10:30AM, Masterclass at 11:00AM
(VES members must login to see venue information below)


Screening - SPIES IN DISGUISE w/ Nick Bruno Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Blue Sky Studios’ SPIES IN DISGUISE followed by a Q&A with Director Nick Bruno, moderated by Pete Hammond

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 29)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 04:00pm to 05:43pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 22)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00PM


Event - WET Design Tour (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00am to 12:30pm PST

WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights.

Please log-in to RSVP.

Strict guest list required – Space is limited to first 30 members!
Please only RSVP if you’re able to attend.

 


Enjoy an exclusive VR Experience at Dreamscape Immersive!
When: Tue Nov 19, 2019 01:00pm to 03:00pm PST

Join us for a VES-exclusive look at the latest Dreamscape VR experiences!

The Vision: Combine the emotional power of Hollywood storytelling, the visceral excitement
of great theme-park rides, and this extraordinary new technology to create stories and worlds
that push the limits of virtual reality.

Tuesday, Nov 19th 
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Please plan to arrive between 1:00-1:30pm, and stay for the duration until 3:00pm.

Shows last approximately 30 minutes, so guests may be able to do more than one experience.

Space is limited! Must log-in and RSVP  to attend.


Screening - MIDWAY w/ Roland Emmerich Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 18, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s MIDWAY followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Roland Emmerich, Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Travers and Visual Effects Producer Tricia Mulgrew, moderated by VES Board member Jeffrey Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30PM


Screening - FORD V FERRARI w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Olivier Dumont, Visual Effects Producer Kathy Siegel and Special Effects Supervisor Mark R. Byers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 15)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - DOCTOR SLEEP (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:33pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DOCTOR SLEEP
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 08, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PST

VES Members Get 10% Off Passes to SMPTE 2019 Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 24, 2019 04:00am to 11:59pm PDT
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Screening - GEMINI MAN in HFR 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 10, 2019 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

Screening - JOKER (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT

Screening - THE GOLDFINCH (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE GOLDFINCH

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 GOLDFINCH (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE GOLDFINCH

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 LA Dodgers Day
When: Sun Sep 08, 2019 01:00pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for VES Dodger Day 2019!
 
Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
Game start 1:10pm
 
Game Promotions:
Tote Bag Giveaway Presented By MLB Network
Kids Run The Bases (kids 14 & under after the game)
Dodgers Foundation Memorabilia Silent Auction (located outside the Vin Scully Press box on Club Level 5)
 
Tickets: $35 (Please log-in to purchase tickets.)
All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion, Section 306 
Limited seats! Purchase today!
 
Tickets include unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water through the 7th inning. Alcohol is not included, but is available for purchase. Outside food can also be brought into the stadium, as well as sealed bottles of soda and water, up to 1 liter each.
 
Parking & Game Entry
Parking gates open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game.
Stadium gates open approximately 2 hours prior to the first pitch. 
 
Parking for automobiles and motorcycles is $17 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Preferred parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Parking for large vehicles including buses, motor homes, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.
 
For only $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lots 13 and 14. These first-come, first-serve lots are located offsite on Stadium Way – between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 – and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots, of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services (323) 224-2611. Go online to www.dodgers.com to purchase parking in advance.
 
More information on Dodgers Stadium, game details & more available here:  https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/ballpark/information/guide
 

VES LA Dodgers Day
When: Sun Sep 08, 2019 01:00pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for VES Dodger Day 2019!
 
Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
Game start 1:10pm
 
Game Promotions:
Tote Bag Giveaway Presented By MLB Network
Kids Run The Bases (kids 14 & under after the game)
Dodgers Foundation Memorabilia Silent Auction (located outside the Vin Scully Press box on Club Level 5)
 
Tickets: $35 (Please log-in to purchase tickets.)
All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion, Section 306 
Limited seats! Purchase today!
 
Tickets include unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water through the 7th inning. Alcohol is not included, but is available for purchase. Outside food can also be brought into the stadium, as well as sealed bottles of soda and water, up to 1 liter each.
 
Parking & Game Entry
Parking gates open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game.
Stadium gates open approximately 2 hours prior to the first pitch. 
 
Parking for automobiles and motorcycles is $17 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Preferred parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Parking for large vehicles including buses, motor homes, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.
 
For only $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lots 13 and 14. These first-come, first-serve lots are located offsite on Stadium Way – between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 – and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots, of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services (323) 224-2611. Go online to www.dodgers.com to purchase parking in advance.
 
More information on Dodgers Stadium, game details & more available here:  https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/ballpark/information/guide
 

LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, Sept 6th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites 
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, Sept 6th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites 
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

Screening - IT CHAPTER TWO (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Sep 05, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IT CHAPTER TWO

Please RSVP below
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Thursday, September 5)

Warner Bros. Studio screening room #5
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522
(Please enter through the Gate #4/Hollywood Way and park as directed.)
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 - IT CHAPTER TWO (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Sep 05, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IT CHAPTER TWO

Please RSVP below
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Thursday, September 5)

Warner Bros. Studio screening room #5
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522
(Please enter through the Gate #4/Hollywood Way and park as directed.)
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 - ANGEL HAS FALLEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 30, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Millenium Films’ ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ANGEL HAS FALLEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 30, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Millenium Films’ ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - GOOD BOYS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 23, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ GOOD BOYS

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

This film is Rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout – all involving tweens.

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 - GOOD BOYS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 23, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ GOOD BOYS

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

This film is Rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout – all involving tweens.

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 LA: Coffee Talk
When: Thu Aug 15, 2019 06:30pm to 08:00pm PDT

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Grab a friend or two. All are welcome to join for coffee, tea, and conversation!

Topic: Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring & Career Development
How diverse is your workplace?
What are best practices in recruitment & career dev you’ve seen, or would like to see?
Are you looking for talent, your next gig, or making a career move? 
Bring your VFX friends, feedback, ideas, and resumes or job posts!

Priscilla’s Coffee
4150 W Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505

 

RSVPs welcome, but not required.


VES LA: Coffee Talk
When: Thu Aug 15, 2019 06:30pm to 08:00pm PDT

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Grab a friend or two. All are welcome to join for coffee, tea, and conversation!

Topic: Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring & Career Development
How diverse is your workplace?
What are best practices in recruitment & career dev you’ve seen, or would like to see?
Are you looking for talent, your next gig, or making a career move? 
Bring your VFX friends, feedback, ideas, and resumes or job posts!

Priscilla’s Coffee
4150 W Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505

 

RSVPs welcome, but not required.


Screening - THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Aug 10, 2019 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 9)
Blakeley Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Aug 10, 2019 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 9)
Blakeley Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 09, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 09, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 04, 2019 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and their Guests are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) – A Tribute to Emmy®-Winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 5:30PM

The Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Click here for a map.

Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG created a valentine to classic Hollywood and the films of the depression era. The film’s movie-with-in-the-movie is an RKO-style screwball comedy set in a glittering Manhattan penthouse. The outer world of the film is set in New Jersey amid the dreams of a simple housewife, Mia Farrow, whose world is turned upside down when the hero of the film, Jeff Daniels, steps out of her neighborhood movie theater’s screen and into her real-life world. A beloved film by many, the expert blending of the film’s fiction and reality blur the lines between fantasy and romance in memorable ways. It’s “perfect-pitch” Production Design by a master of the New York school and a visual delight for all to behold.

Emmy winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG will be interviewed by moderator John Iacovelli ADG, Production Designer.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 04, 2019 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and their Guests are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) – A Tribute to Emmy®-Winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 5:30PM

The Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Click here for a map.

Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG created a valentine to classic Hollywood and the films of the depression era. The film’s movie-with-in-the-movie is an RKO-style screwball comedy set in a glittering Manhattan penthouse. The outer world of the film is set in New Jersey amid the dreams of a simple housewife, Mia Farrow, whose world is turned upside down when the hero of the film, Jeff Daniels, steps out of her neighborhood movie theater’s screen and into her real-life world. A beloved film by many, the expert blending of the film’s fiction and reality blur the lines between fantasy and romance in memorable ways. It’s “perfect-pitch” Production Design by a master of the New York school and a visual delight for all to behold.

Emmy winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG will be interviewed by moderator John Iacovelli ADG, Production Designer.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES LA: SIGGRAPH Networking Party
When: Tue Jul 30, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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Eat, drink, relax, and network with top industry professionals locally and abroad who come to LA to attend SIGGRAPH!

Join your colleagues for craft beers, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and arcade game fun. 

 

1011 S Figueroa St b101, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
(a five-minute walk from the Convention Center)

 

The VES SIGGRAPH Party is significantly overbooked and is now closed to additional signups. No additional guests will be allowed. 

 


VES LA: SIGGRAPH Networking Party
When: Tue Jul 30, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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Eat, drink, relax, and network with top industry professionals locally and abroad who come to LA to attend SIGGRAPH!

Join your colleagues for craft beers, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and arcade game fun. 

 

1011 S Figueroa St b101, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
(a five-minute walk from the Convention Center)

 

The VES SIGGRAPH Party is significantly overbooked and is now closed to additional signups. No additional guests will be allowed. 

 


Screening - THE LION KING in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Jon Favreau, Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato, and Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, moderated by Michael Fink, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 26)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Jon Favreau, Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato, and Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, moderated by Michael Fink, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 26)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - STUBER (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jul 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of 20th Century Fox’s STUBER

Please RSVP below
Friday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 12)
Little Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - STUBER (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jul 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of 20th Century Fox’s STUBER

Please RSVP below
Friday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 12)
Little Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 08, 2019 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects Team

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, Luma Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Souls, Imageworks Visual Effects Supervisor Theo Bialek, Imageworks CG Supervisor Joe Pepper and Scanline’s Sequence Supervisor Curtis Carlson, moderated by VES Board member Andrew Bly. (Panelists’ participation is based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 08, 2019 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects Team

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, Luma Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Souls, Imageworks Visual Effects Supervisor Theo Bialek, Imageworks CG Supervisor Joe Pepper and Scanline’s Sequence Supervisor Curtis Carlson, moderated by VES Board member Andrew Bly. (Panelists’ participation is based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ROGUE ONE (2016) & STAR WARS (1977) Double Feature (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00am to 03:00pm PDT
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The Visual Effects Society has Secured a Very Limited Number of Tickets for VES Members and a Guest to Attend a Double Feature of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) and a 70mm film print of the Original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977).

It has been twenty-two years since the Special Editions of the original STAR WARS trilogy were released, effectively preventing anyone from being able to watch the 1977 theatrical version of that seminal film as it was originally shown. Join us for chronological screenings of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, relating how the Rebel Alliance took possession of the plans for the dreaded Death Star, followed by the original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, in which you’ll be among the first in more than two decades to watch Han Solo shoot first!

This is a 5 hour event with no food available.

Please RSVP below
(Sign up ASAP, as tickets are already SOLD OUT.)
Saturday, June 29 at 10:00AM to 3:00PM
(Be in your seat by 9:45AM or it may be forfeited, and be sure to eat a hearty breakfast!) There will be a 30 minute break between films and the Academy does not allow any food or drinks in the theater. (Security will search all bags.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information and the Academy’s food & beverage policy.
Click here for a map.

*You must attend the first screening in order to attend the second, and nobody will be re-admitted once they leave.


Screening - ROGUE ONE (2016) & STAR WARS (1977) Double Feature (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00am to 03:00pm PDT
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The Visual Effects Society has Secured a Very Limited Number of Tickets for VES Members and a Guest to Attend a Double Feature of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) and a 70mm film print of the Original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977).

It has been twenty-two years since the Special Editions of the original STAR WARS trilogy were released, effectively preventing anyone from being able to watch the 1977 theatrical version of that seminal film as it was originally shown. Join us for chronological screenings of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, relating how the Rebel Alliance took possession of the plans for the dreaded Death Star, followed by the original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, in which you’ll be among the first in more than two decades to watch Han Solo shoot first!

This is a 5 hour event with no food available.

Please RSVP below
(Sign up ASAP, as tickets are already SOLD OUT.)
Saturday, June 29 at 10:00AM to 3:00PM
(Be in your seat by 9:45AM or it may be forfeited, and be sure to eat a hearty breakfast!) There will be a 30 minute break between films and the Academy does not allow any food or drinks in the theater. (Security will search all bags.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information and the Academy’s food & beverage policy.
Click here for a map.

*You must attend the first screening in order to attend the second, and nobody will be re-admitted once they leave.


Event - Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 27, 2019 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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AMPAS Invites VES members and a Guest to Attend Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE

Click here to Livestream this sold out event!

(You will be able to stream this event for up to 48 hours afterward.)

Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same. This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first STAR WARS released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create ROGUE ONE released in 2016.

Key contributors from both STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects. Our list of stellar participants includes John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, VES, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund, VES and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30PM

(There are very few seats allotted for VES members, and tickets for the public are already sold out.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.
*Due to limited ticket availability, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


Event - Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 27, 2019 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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AMPAS Invites VES members and a Guest to Attend Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE

Click here to Livestream this sold out event!

(You will be able to stream this event for up to 48 hours afterward.)

Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same. This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first STAR WARS released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create ROGUE ONE released in 2016.

Key contributors from both STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects. Our list of stellar participants includes John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, VES, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund, VES and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30PM

(There are very few seats allotted for VES members, and tickets for the public are already sold out.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.
*Due to limited ticket availability, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


Screening - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977), a Tribute to Production Designer Joe Alves
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Ray Bradbury declared CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as the greatest science fiction film ever made. Joe Alves, ADG the film’s Production Designer, began his career as an animator on the 1956 MGM classic, FORBIDDEN PLANET. A master Close Encounters, Mr. Alves will be in attendance to share highlights from his long career as a motion picture Designer and Illustrator. Close Encounters was written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Director Jean Renoir compared Spielberg’s storytelling to that of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Spielberg’s landmark film, a special Digitally Remastered 4K version of the Director’s Cut will be shown.

Production Designer Joe Alves ADG, will be interviewed by moderator Thomas A. Walsh ADG, Production Designer and Film Series Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977), a Tribute to Production Designer Joe Alves
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Ray Bradbury declared CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as the greatest science fiction film ever made. Joe Alves, ADG the film’s Production Designer, began his career as an animator on the 1956 MGM classic, FORBIDDEN PLANET. A master Close Encounters, Mr. Alves will be in attendance to share highlights from his long career as a motion picture Designer and Illustrator. Close Encounters was written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Director Jean Renoir compared Spielberg’s storytelling to that of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Spielberg’s landmark film, a special Digitally Remastered 4K version of the Director’s Cut will be shown.

Production Designer Joe Alves ADG, will be interviewed by moderator Thomas A. Walsh ADG, Production Designer and Film Series Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES Los Angeles Summer Luau
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00am to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for a Summer Luau!

Always one of the most fun, exciting, and spectacular events of the year. 

RSVP today, because you DO NOT want to miss this one!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 

VES Los Angeles Summer Luau
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00am to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for a Summer Luau!

Always one of the most fun, exciting, and spectacular events of the year. 

RSVP today, because you DO NOT want to miss this one!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 

Screening - MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 21, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 21, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 Members Get 20% Off Passes to DelliVR Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

Don’t miss the Ultimate VR/AR/360 Production training event in Los Angeles this June!

Mark your calendars and join us on June 18-20 for the DelliVR Conference, a hands-on 360/VR/AR training event. The conference will feature technical training, business management classes, and social activities. VES members receive 20% off passes. (VES member must login to see the discount code below.)


VES Members Get 20% Off Passes to DelliVR Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

Don’t miss the Ultimate VR/AR/360 Production training event in Los Angeles this June!

Mark your calendars and join us on June 18-20 for the DelliVR Conference, a hands-on 360/VR/AR training event. The conference will feature technical training, business management classes, and social activities. VES members receive 20% off passes. (VES member must login to see the discount code below.)


Screening - TOY STORY 4 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 15, 2019 05:00pm to 06:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release 3D Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4

Please RSVP below
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 14)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 15, 2019 05:00pm to 06:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release 3D Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4

Please RSVP below
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 14)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 DEAD DON'T DIE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 14, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Focus Features’ THE DEAD DON’T DIE

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 DEAD DON'T DIE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 14, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Focus Features’ THE DEAD DON’T DIE

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - 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
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
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.

 


Screening - DARK PHOENIX in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Marvel Studios’ DARK PHOENIX

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 7)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - DARK PHOENIX in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Marvel Studios’ DARK PHOENIX

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 7)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 02:00pm to 03:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
June 7)
Universal Studios Theater #2
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
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 SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 02:00pm to 03:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
June 7)
Universal Studios Theater #2
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
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 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, MPC Senior Animation Supervisor Spencer Cook, Method Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk and Double Negative Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Connor, moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:00AM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, MPC Senior Animation Supervisor Spencer Cook, Method Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk and Double Negative Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Connor, moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:00AM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 Los Angeles: Karaoke Night
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

 

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

(Karaoke starts at 8:00pm)

 

Venue: Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar & Grill

10433 National Blvd, #5, Los Angeles, CA 90034

(Free valet parking, street parking)

 

Join us for a night of networking, VFX camaraderie, and rockin’ it on the main stage!



We’ll have a corner section, drink tickets & appetizers to share while they last, so come early to get a good spot!



Guests are welcome. Log in to RSVP by 5/31 for drink tickets at check-in!

 


VES Los Angeles: Karaoke Night
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

 

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

(Karaoke starts at 8:00pm)

 

Venue: Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar & Grill

10433 National Blvd, #5, Los Angeles, CA 90034

(Free valet parking, street parking)

 

Join us for a night of networking, VFX camaraderie, and rockin’ it on the main stage!



We’ll have a corner section, drink tickets & appetizers to share while they last, so come early to get a good spot!



Guests are welcome. Log in to RSVP by 5/31 for drink tickets at check-in!

 


Screening - ROCKETMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 31, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ROCKETMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 31, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - BRIGHTBURN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Screen Gems’ and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s BRIGHTBURN

Please RSVP below
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - BRIGHTBURN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Screen Gems’ and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s BRIGHTBURN

Please RSVP below
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 Members Get FREE Passes to CineGear Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES Members Receive FREE Exhibit Passes to Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2019 Through May 25!

Cine Gear Expo 2019 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place May 30th – June 2nd  at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

  • May 30 – Film Series Competition Screenings
  • May 30 & June 1 – Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
  • June 3 – Master Classes

Badge registration is now open for Cine Gear 2019. All attendees must complete this FREE registration process to obtain their credentials. Registration is free until 11:59PM (PDT), May 25, 2019.

 

Click here to register

Cine Gear Expo 2019

Location:  Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA

               

Exhibits & Seminars:

Friday, May 31           Hours:  12:00PM – 8:00PM

Saturday, June 1       Hours:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Film Competition Screenings

Thursday, May 30   Finalist Screenings 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Friday, May 31        Awards Party & Reception

Master Classes

Sunday, June 2       Lighting Workshop 1:45PM – 4:45PM

Event Map – Exhibits
Full Schedule at a Glance
Special Events
 

Check back regularly for show updates.  www.cinegearexpo.com

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or  [email protected]


VES Members Get FREE Passes to CineGear Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES Members Receive FREE Exhibit Passes to Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2019 Through May 25!

Cine Gear Expo 2019 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place May 30th – June 2nd  at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

  • May 30 – Film Series Competition Screenings
  • May 30 & June 1 – Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
  • June 3 – Master Classes

Badge registration is now open for Cine Gear 2019. All attendees must complete this FREE registration process to obtain their credentials. Registration is free until 11:59PM (PDT), May 25, 2019.

 

Click here to register

Cine Gear Expo 2019

Location:  Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA

               

Exhibits & Seminars:

Friday, May 31           Hours:  12:00PM – 8:00PM

Saturday, June 1       Hours:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Film Competition Screenings

Thursday, May 30   Finalist Screenings 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Friday, May 31        Awards Party & Reception

Master Classes

Sunday, June 2       Lighting Workshop 1:45PM – 4:45PM

Event Map – Exhibits
Full Schedule at a Glance
Special Events
 

Check back regularly for show updates.  www.cinegearexpo.com

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or  [email protected]


Screening - ALADDIN in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 25, 2019 04:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALADDIN

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 24)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - ALADDIN in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 25, 2019 04:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALADDIN

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 24)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 24, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Summit Entertainment’s JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 24, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Summit Entertainment’s JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 10TH VICTIM w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 19, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE 10TH VICTIM (1965) Exploring a Futuristic Op-Art Classic followed by a conversation with KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 19, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

THE 10th VICTIM is a futuristic Italian socio-political sex-and-murder action comedy starring the impossibly glamorous Ursula Andress and Italian megastar, Marcello Mastroianni. Anticipating the rise of out-of-control reality TV by 50 years, the film matches the pair by computer as hunter and victim in The Big Hunt, a deadly game designed to stifle human aggression by offering individuals the opportunity to kill or be killed, earning status, fame, and money on live TV. Directed by Elio Petri (INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION), the film is written by Tonino Guerra (BLOW UP) and designed by Piero Poletto (RED DESERT). THE 10th VICTIM takes place in a future Rome, mixing classical architecture with ultramodern Op Art design, retro-glamorous haute-couture, and pulsating electro pop jazz by Piero Piccioni.

Panel discussion will include host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG, Film Society Founder and Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - THE 10TH VICTIM w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 19, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE 10TH VICTIM (1965) Exploring a Futuristic Op-Art Classic followed by a conversation with KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 19, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

THE 10th VICTIM is a futuristic Italian socio-political sex-and-murder action comedy starring the impossibly glamorous Ursula Andress and Italian megastar, Marcello Mastroianni. Anticipating the rise of out-of-control reality TV by 50 years, the film matches the pair by computer as hunter and victim in The Big Hunt, a deadly game designed to stifle human aggression by offering individuals the opportunity to kill or be killed, earning status, fame, and money on live TV. Directed by Elio Petri (INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION), the film is written by Tonino Guerra (BLOW UP) and designed by Piero Poletto (RED DESERT). THE 10th VICTIM takes place in a future Rome, mixing classical architecture with ultramodern Op Art design, retro-glamorous haute-couture, and pulsating electro pop jazz by Piero Piccioni.

Panel discussion will include host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG, Film Society Founder and Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 17, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 17, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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: ENDGAME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Jen Underdahl, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl, Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Kelly Port, and Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Mårten Larsson, moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 3)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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: ENDGAME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Jen Underdahl, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl, Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Kelly Port, and Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Mårten Larsson, moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 3)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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.


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 - UGLYDOLLS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 29, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of STX Entertainment’s UGLYDOLLS

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - UGLYDOLLS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 29, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of STX Entertainment’s UGLYDOLLS

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - MARY POPPINS (1964) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 28, 2019 05:30pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of MARY POPPINS (1964) Practically Perfect in Every Way: Celebrating the Artists Behind a Classic! followed by a conversation with Production & Costume Designer Tony Walton, VES Founders Award recipient Harrison Ellenshaw and writer-director-producer Theodore Thomas moderated by Jeff Kurtti and Thomas A. Walsh ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, April 28, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Besides being an enduring motion picture classic, Mary Poppins was a masterfully creative and technical milestone for the Walt Disney Studio. We will be celebrating the visual magicians behind the scenes by sharing untold stories and a unique perspective of the film, its artisans, and their creative legacy. Joining our panel will be Tony Walton the film’s Costume and Design Consultant, Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Peter Ellenshaw, the film’s special effects and master matte artist, and Theodore Thomas, son of Frank Thomas, one of Disney’s revered nine-old men, and the animator behind the dancing penguins. For this special event we will be screening the 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition of the film.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - MARY POPPINS (1964) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 28, 2019 05:30pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of MARY POPPINS (1964) Practically Perfect in Every Way: Celebrating the Artists Behind a Classic! followed by a conversation with Production & Costume Designer Tony Walton, VES Founders Award recipient Harrison Ellenshaw and writer-director-producer Theodore Thomas moderated by Jeff Kurtti and Thomas A. Walsh ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, April 28, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Besides being an enduring motion picture classic, Mary Poppins was a masterfully creative and technical milestone for the Walt Disney Studio. We will be celebrating the visual magicians behind the scenes by sharing untold stories and a unique perspective of the film, its artisans, and their creative legacy. Joining our panel will be Tony Walton the film’s Costume and Design Consultant, Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Peter Ellenshaw, the film’s special effects and master matte artist, and Theodore Thomas, son of Frank Thomas, one of Disney’s revered nine-old men, and the animator behind the dancing penguins. For this special event we will be screening the 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition of the film.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES Los Angeles Pub Night: Dave & Busters
When: Sat Apr 27, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT

 

Join us for a VES LA Pub Night

 

Saturday, April 27th!

7:00-9:00pm

 

Arrive early & play the night away!

2 free drink tickets per guest (full bar on premesis)

Appetizers for the group & unlimited game play cards!

 

Dave and Busters Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #343

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite

(or not so favorite) projects, and maybe even challenge each other to a friendly game. 

 

Dave & Busters is up on the third floor of the mall.

Look for us along the back, left tables

 

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland underground structure.

D&B validates parking for up to 2 hours at $3, then $6/hr. 

 

We encourage ride sharing, and remind all guests to drink responsibly.

 


VES Los Angeles Pub Night: Dave & Busters
When: Sat Apr 27, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT

 

Join us for a VES LA Pub Night

 

Saturday, April 27th!

7:00-9:00pm

 

Arrive early & play the night away!

2 free drink tickets per guest (full bar on premesis)

Appetizers for the group & unlimited game play cards!

 

Dave and Busters Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #343

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite

(or not so favorite) projects, and maybe even challenge each other to a friendly game. 

 

Dave & Busters is up on the third floor of the mall.

Look for us along the back, left tables

 

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland underground structure.

D&B validates parking for up to 2 hours at $3, then $6/hr. 

 

We encourage ride sharing, and remind all guests to drink responsibly.

 


Screening - MISSING LINK (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:00am to 01:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Annapurna Pictures’ MISSING LINK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00AM

Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028,
(Free parking off Homewood Avenue, one block North of Fountain) Enter parking lot from Homewood Avenue, which is a one-way street heading east. Recommended to approach from south, via Cahuenga Avenue. Parking lot opens one hour prior to event, and will be closed and locked 30 minutes after the conclusion of the event.
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 - MISSING LINK (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:00am to 01:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Annapurna Pictures’ MISSING LINK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00AM

Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028,
(Free parking off Homewood Avenue, one block North of Fountain) Enter parking lot from Homewood Avenue, which is a one-way street heading east. Recommended to approach from south, via Cahuenga Avenue. Parking lot opens one hour prior to event, and will be closed and locked 30 minutes after the conclusion of the event.
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 LA: Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics
When: Wed Apr 17, 2019 06:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics:
A VES Los Angeles Educational Event in collaboration with
Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

6:30pm: Check-in & Refreshments 
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Presentation and Panel Discussion

An enlightening presentation and panel discussion on the value of live, on-set prosthetics and animatronics work in the digital age, and how digital artists can work in collaboration with these cinematic artforms for even more effective creative storytelling; set in the midst of a fascinating museum exhibit showcasing the work of the artists of Amalgamated Dynamics.

Panelists: Tom Woodruff, Jr., and key members of his creative team at ADI 

Moderator: Van Ling, VES LA Board of Managers

Venue:
The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Limited Seating! RSVP today!

 


VES LA: Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics
When: Wed Apr 17, 2019 06:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics:
A VES Los Angeles Educational Event in collaboration with
Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

6:30pm: Check-in & Refreshments 
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Presentation and Panel Discussion

An enlightening presentation and panel discussion on the value of live, on-set prosthetics and animatronics work in the digital age, and how digital artists can work in collaboration with these cinematic artforms for even more effective creative storytelling; set in the midst of a fascinating museum exhibit showcasing the work of the artists of Amalgamated Dynamics.

Panelists: Tom Woodruff, Jr., and key members of his creative team at ADI 

Moderator: Van Ling, VES LA Board of Managers

Venue:
The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Limited Seating! RSVP today!

 


Screening - HELLBOY (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 15, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s HELLBOY

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - HELLBOY (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 15, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s HELLBOY

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - PET SEMATARY (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Apr 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ PET SEMATARY

Please RSVP below
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - PET SEMATARY (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Apr 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ PET SEMATARY

Please RSVP below
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 Los Angeles - Women of VFX Panel
When: Tue Apr 09, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Drinks & Light refreshments provided. 

 

Free with RSVP!

Please sign-up on this page, and bring a friend/colleague/student, or two! 

 

Moderated by Alison Mann, VP Talent Illumination

 

Panelists: 

Kaitlyn Yang, Co-Chair VES LA Section & Founder Alpha Studios VFX

Tanissa Schoen, Director of VFX Marvel Studios

Beverly Abbott, VFX Production Supervisor

Mariana Acuna Acosta, CPO & Co-Founder Glassbox Technologies

Heather MacArthur,  Author Low Man on the Totem

Evelyn Cover, Global R&D Manager, The Third Floor

Shannon Justison, Sr Visualization Supervisor

Heather Flynn, Visualization Supervisor

 

Venue: The Third Floor

5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Sponsored by: VES Los Angeles, Women in Animation, The Third Floor


VES Los Angeles - Women of VFX Panel
When: Tue Apr 09, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Drinks & Light refreshments provided. 

 

Free with RSVP!

Please sign-up on this page, and bring a friend/colleague/student, or two! 

 

Moderated by Alison Mann, VP Talent Illumination

 

Panelists: 

Kaitlyn Yang, Co-Chair VES LA Section & Founder Alpha Studios VFX

Tanissa Schoen, Director of VFX Marvel Studios

Beverly Abbott, VFX Production Supervisor

Mariana Acuna Acosta, CPO & Co-Founder Glassbox Technologies

Heather MacArthur,  Author Low Man on the Totem

Evelyn Cover, Global R&D Manager, The Third Floor

Shannon Justison, Sr Visualization Supervisor

Heather Flynn, Visualization Supervisor

 

Venue: The Third Floor

5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Sponsored by: VES Los Angeles, Women in Animation, The Third Floor


Screening - DUMBO in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 07, 2019 06:00pm to 07:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ DUMBO

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, April 5)
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - DUMBO in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 07, 2019 06:00pm to 07:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ DUMBO

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, April 5)
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit
When: Sun Mar 31, 2019 04:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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VES Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit 
 
See this incredible exhibit before it closes!
 
VES LA is offering discounted group tickets for members & their guests.
MUST PURCHASE AHEAD OF TIME – Please log in for member link.  
 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00pm Self-guided Group Tour
Meet at 3:45p at the Main Box Office
 
3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. These artworks function by activating binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image.
 
Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images.
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 
Discounted Ticket Info: 
Adult Ticket ($18.00)
Senior/Student Ticket ($12.00)
 
* Guests who qualify for free admission can simply check-in ahead of time & meet by the Box Office at 3:45pm  (i.e., LACMA members, Children 17 & under, and registered NextGen families — child member & adult must be present).
 
After touring the exhibit, members may choose to go diner together at one of the many nearby restaurants, or there is a free concert that evening at LACMA: 
 
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm
Bing Theater
Free and open to the public
 

VES Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit
When: Sun Mar 31, 2019 04:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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VES Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit 
 
See this incredible exhibit before it closes!
 
VES LA is offering discounted group tickets for members & their guests.
MUST PURCHASE AHEAD OF TIME – Please log in for member link.  
 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00pm Self-guided Group Tour
Meet at 3:45p at the Main Box Office
 
3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. These artworks function by activating binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image.
 
Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images.
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 
Discounted Ticket Info: 
Adult Ticket ($18.00)
Senior/Student Ticket ($12.00)
 
* Guests who qualify for free admission can simply check-in ahead of time & meet by the Box Office at 3:45pm  (i.e., LACMA members, Children 17 & under, and registered NextGen families — child member & adult must be present).
 
After touring the exhibit, members may choose to go diner together at one of the many nearby restaurants, or there is a free concert that evening at LACMA: 
 
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm
Bing Theater
Free and open to the public
 

Screening - WONDER PARK in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Mar 23, 2019 03:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ WONDER PARK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - WONDER PARK in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Mar 23, 2019 03:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ WONDER PARK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - CAPTAIN MARVEL in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 8)
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - CAPTAIN MARVEL in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 8)
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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.


LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Mar 08, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, March 8th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites from Loteria Grill
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
* Networking Bingo!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Mar 08, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, March 8th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites from Loteria Grill
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
* Networking Bingo!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

Screening - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD followed by a Q&A with Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Brad Lewis, Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Walvood, Head of Character Animation Simon Otto and Head of Effects Li-Ming ‘Lawrence’ Lee moderated by Director Bill Kroyer. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00AM

DreamWorks Animation Studios’ Campanile theater
1000 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201
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 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD followed by a Q&A with Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Brad Lewis, Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Walvood, Head of Character Animation Simon Otto and Head of Effects Li-Ming ‘Lawrence’ Lee moderated by Director Bill Kroyer. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00AM

DreamWorks Animation Studios’ Campanile theater
1000 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201
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 - ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Feb 17, 2019 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 15)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Feb 17, 2019 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 15)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Feb 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Please RSVP below
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Feb 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Please RSVP below
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 29, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 29, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST


Light Fields and Google AR (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jan 27, 2019 03:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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Where:  Google HQ, 5865 Campus Center Drive, Playa Vista, CA   (Click here for parking information)

Ready to Step Into the Future?

Presenters:

Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at GoogleVR

Welcome to Light Fields

Paul will present Google’s latest breakthroughs with light field technology and discuss the making of Google VR’s award-winning VR experience, Welcome to Light Fields. 

 

Ivan Neulander, Lead Rendering Engineer at Google

Rendering Google’s Playground

Ivan will present an overview of lighting and rendering techniques deployed in Playground, Google’s creative AR app for Android phones.

 

Moderator:

Scott Squires, Technical Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor, CTO/Creative Director of Pixvana, a company dedicated to bringing VR experiences to life.

 

The event includes refreshments and VR demos after the presentations.


Light Fields and Google AR (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jan 27, 2019 03:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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Where:  Google HQ, 5865 Campus Center Drive, Playa Vista, CA   (Click here for parking information)

Ready to Step Into the Future?

Presenters:

Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at GoogleVR

Welcome to Light Fields

Paul will present Google’s latest breakthroughs with light field technology and discuss the making of Google VR’s award-winning VR experience, Welcome to Light Fields. 

 

Ivan Neulander, Lead Rendering Engineer at Google

Rendering Google’s Playground

Ivan will present an overview of lighting and rendering techniques deployed in Playground, Google’s creative AR app for Android phones.

 

Moderator:

Scott Squires, Technical Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor, CTO/Creative Director of Pixvana, a company dedicated to bringing VR experiences to life.

 

The event includes refreshments and VR demos after the presentations.


Steve Wright: The Art & Science of Compositing VFX (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 08, 2019 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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LA ACM SIGGRAPH & VES Los Angeles Section Present: 

STEVE WRIGHT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMPOSITING VISUAL EFFECTS

Steve Wright gives an in-person overview of VFX compositing techniques to those artists who RSVP to deepen their understanding of its critical role in visual effects.

 

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 PM   Social Hour

7:30 – 9:15 PM   Program Presentation

 

Description

Join the members of the VES Los Angeles Section & LA ACM SIGGRAPH as we engage in a tour of the tools, techniques, and artistic requirements for compositing visual effects.

Demonstrations of how compositing is used for camera tracking, set extension, camera projection, blue/green screen keying, color correcting, tracking, clean plate construction, and multi-pass CGI compositing. Advance your knowledge of what compositors do and how they do it.

A rare look into the math and science behind the incredible technology used in Nuke, the de facto industry standard visual effects compositing software by the Foundry, coupled with demonstrations of its applications to movie magic in today’s blockbuster films. We peer behind the black curtain at how hi-tech visual effects shots are executed and what it takes to set one up with advanced concepts like Deep Compositing, Alembic Geometry, Camera Projection and CGI AOV’s.

Compositing now holds a high position in the artistic expression of visual effects as compositors are now required to not only make shots compiled from multiple disparate sources merge together photo realistically, but to also make them look “cool”. Compositors are now providing the final “look” to the shot with their blending of multiple cgi lighting passes and artistically driven color correction.

 

Presenter: Steve Wright


Steve Wright: The Art & Science of Compositing VFX (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 08, 2019 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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LA ACM SIGGRAPH & VES Los Angeles Section Present: 

STEVE WRIGHT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMPOSITING VISUAL EFFECTS

Steve Wright gives an in-person overview of VFX compositing techniques to those artists who RSVP to deepen their understanding of its critical role in visual effects.

 

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 PM   Social Hour

7:30 – 9:15 PM   Program Presentation

 

Description

Join the members of the VES Los Angeles Section & LA ACM SIGGRAPH as we engage in a tour of the tools, techniques, and artistic requirements for compositing visual effects.

Demonstrations of how compositing is used for camera tracking, set extension, camera projection, blue/green screen keying, color correcting, tracking, clean plate construction, and multi-pass CGI compositing. Advance your knowledge of what compositors do and how they do it.

A rare look into the math and science behind the incredible technology used in Nuke, the de facto industry standard visual effects compositing software by the Foundry, coupled with demonstrations of its applications to movie magic in today’s blockbuster films. We peer behind the black curtain at how hi-tech visual effects shots are executed and what it takes to set one up with advanced concepts like Deep Compositing, Alembic Geometry, Camera Projection and CGI AOV’s.

Compositing now holds a high position in the artistic expression of visual effects as compositors are now required to not only make shots compiled from multiple disparate sources merge together photo realistically, but to also make them look “cool”. Compositors are now providing the final “look” to the shot with their blending of multiple cgi lighting passes and artistically driven color correction.

 

Presenter: Steve Wright


Screening - BUMBLEBEE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Dec 20, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ BUMBLEBEE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - BUMBLEBEE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Dec 20, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ BUMBLEBEE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 17, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 17, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - WELCOME TO MARWEN w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 06:00pm to 08:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening Of Universal Pictures’ WELCOME TO MARWEN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie, Miniature Effects Supervisor Dave Asling and Production Designer Stefan Dechant moderated by VES Founders Award recipient Gene Kozicki. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:00PM

RealD Screening Room
100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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 - WELCOME TO MARWEN w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 06:00pm to 08:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening Of Universal Pictures’ WELCOME TO MARWEN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie, Miniature Effects Supervisor Dave Asling and Production Designer Stefan Dechant moderated by VES Founders Award recipient Gene Kozicki. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:00PM

RealD Screening Room
100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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 - MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 15, 2018 04:00pm to 06:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Studios’ MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 4:00PM on Friday, December 14)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 15, 2018 04:00pm to 06:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Studios’ MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 4:00PM on Friday, December 14)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - ALPHA in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 10, 2018 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ALPHA followed by a Q&A with Director Albert Hughes and Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, VES moderated by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ALPHA in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 10, 2018 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ALPHA followed by a Q&A with Director Albert Hughes and Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, VES moderated by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - MORTAL ENGINES w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:00am to 02:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ MORTAL ENGINES followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Ken McGaugh, Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo, Visual Effects Supervisor Luke Millar and Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Smith moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

AMC Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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 - MORTAL ENGINES w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:00am to 02:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ MORTAL ENGINES followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Ken McGaugh, Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo, Visual Effects Supervisor Luke Millar and Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Smith moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

AMC Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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 - MOWGLI in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00am to 02:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Netflix’s MOWGLI followed by a Q&A with Director Andy Serkis, Animation Supervisor Max Solomon and Members of the Visual Effects Team T.B.A. moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater
(Complimentary parking in the PDC structure. Enter on Melrose.)
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
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 - MOWGLI in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00am to 02:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Netflix’s MOWGLI followed by a Q&A with Director Andy Serkis, Animation Supervisor Max Solomon and Members of the Visual Effects Team T.B.A. moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater
(Complimentary parking in the PDC structure. Enter on Melrose.)
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
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 OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 30, 2018 08:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND followed by a live Q&A that will originate from San Francisco. Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and Whiskytree Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Harb moderated by VES Board member Rose Duignan. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00PM
Netflix’s Upside Down screening room
(This is a very small room, so please sign up only if you can attend.)
5808 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(Please enter through the Van Ness gate and park as directed.)
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, #VESWELLES, 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 - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 30, 2018 08:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND followed by a live Q&A that will originate from San Francisco. Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and Whiskytree Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Harb moderated by VES Board member Rose Duignan. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00PM
Netflix’s Upside Down screening room
(This is a very small room, so please sign up only if you can attend.)
5808 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(Please enter through the Van Ness gate and park as directed.)
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, #VESWELLES, 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 - DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 18, 2018 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
November 16)
Universal Studios Theater #1
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
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 - DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 18, 2018 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
November 16)
Universal Studios Theater #1
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
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 - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00am to 01:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Kersavage, Character Look Development Supervisor Michelle Robinson and Head of Effects Animation Cesar Velazquez moderated by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 16)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00am to 01:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Kersavage, Character Look Development Supervisor Michelle Robinson and Head of Effects Animation Cesar Velazquez moderated by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 16)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - OVERLORD (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 12, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ OVERLORD

Click here to RSVP
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - OVERLORD (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 12, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ OVERLORD

Click here to RSVP
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 09, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Columbia Pictures’ THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 09, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Columbia Pictures’ THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 03:00pm to 04:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 03:00pm to 04:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 Member Discount for Infinity Film Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES members are invited to Infinity Film Festival™ (IFF) in Beverly Hills, November 1 – 4, 2018, with Title Sponsor RYOT and presented by Epic Games, Unreal Engine, and co-presented by D-BOX. Celebrating story advanced by technology, the festival’s 80+ advisors from the leading studios, talent agencies and technology companies invite you to experience unique moments in time through more than 75 hours of screenings, 30 technology exhibitions and over 100 industry-leading speakers from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. Networking opportunities and gala evening events include an Opening Night VIP Reception, in partnership with CTA, to feature the “CES 2019 Preview,” hosted at United Talent Agency.

• Screenings, Speakers and Exhibitions to be featured at The Paley Center for Media, the Writers Guild Theater and more

• November 1 – 4, 2018

• World Premiere Feature: The Restoration of “War of the Worlds” by Paramount Pictures Studios

• Blockchain programming by Greenfence

• Art + Museums programming by Sotheby’s

• Shorts programming in partnership with Audience Awards

• Animation programming by GLAS Animation Festival and Creative Capers

• IFF Tech Lab™ Presented By Epic Games and Unreal Engine (Makers of “Fortnite”)

• IFF Student Lab™ Presented by Presented by Chapman University and UT Austin

• Luxury Real Estate Partner: Hilton & Hyland

• Media Partners: Los Angeles Times, Variety, Fast Company, OUTFRONT Media, Regan Arts, TAG – The Awareness Group, Mashable, IGN, TechCrunch

• Cutting-Edge Technology Exhibitions to include: Sotheby’s, D-Box, Walt Disney Studios, Intel, Positron, Hologate, The Third Floor and more

• IFF Festival Headquarters: Phase Two

 

50% DISCOUNT FOR VES MEMBERS: InfinityFilmFestival.com

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


VES Member Discount for Infinity Film Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES members are invited to Infinity Film Festival™ (IFF) in Beverly Hills, November 1 – 4, 2018, with Title Sponsor RYOT and presented by Epic Games, Unreal Engine, and co-presented by D-BOX. Celebrating story advanced by technology, the festival’s 80+ advisors from the leading studios, talent agencies and technology companies invite you to experience unique moments in time through more than 75 hours of screenings, 30 technology exhibitions and over 100 industry-leading speakers from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. Networking opportunities and gala evening events include an Opening Night VIP Reception, in partnership with CTA, to feature the “CES 2019 Preview,” hosted at United Talent Agency.

• Screenings, Speakers and Exhibitions to be featured at The Paley Center for Media, the Writers Guild Theater and more

• November 1 – 4, 2018

• World Premiere Feature: The Restoration of “War of the Worlds” by Paramount Pictures Studios

• Blockchain programming by Greenfence

• Art + Museums programming by Sotheby’s

• Shorts programming in partnership with Audience Awards

• Animation programming by GLAS Animation Festival and Creative Capers

• IFF Tech Lab™ Presented By Epic Games and Unreal Engine (Makers of “Fortnite”)

• IFF Student Lab™ Presented by Presented by Chapman University and UT Austin

• Luxury Real Estate Partner: Hilton & Hyland

• Media Partners: Los Angeles Times, Variety, Fast Company, OUTFRONT Media, Regan Arts, TAG – The Awareness Group, Mashable, IGN, TechCrunch

• Cutting-Edge Technology Exhibitions to include: Sotheby’s, D-Box, Walt Disney Studios, Intel, Positron, Hologate, The Third Floor and more

• IFF Festival Headquarters: Phase Two

 

50% DISCOUNT FOR VES MEMBERS: InfinityFilmFestival.com

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


Screening - HALLOWEEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 26, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - HALLOWEEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 26, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER followed by a live interactive Q&A with Writer/Director Ryan Coogler, Visual Effects Supervisor Geoffrey Baumann, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Craig Hammack, Additional Visual Effects Supervisor Jesse James Chisholm and Special Effects Supervisor Dan Sudick moderated by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00PM

Frank G. Wells Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot
(Please enter through the Alameda Gate East of Buena Vista)
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451
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, #VESWAKANDA4EVER, 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 - BLACK PANTHER w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER followed by a live interactive Q&A with Writer/Director Ryan Coogler, Visual Effects Supervisor Geoffrey Baumann, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Craig Hammack, Additional Visual Effects Supervisor Jesse James Chisholm and Special Effects Supervisor Dan Sudick moderated by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00PM

Frank G. Wells Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot
(Please enter through the Alameda Gate East of Buena Vista)
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451
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, #VESWAKANDA4EVER, 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 Member Discount for ANIMATION IS FILM Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual ANIMATION IS FILM Festival on October 19-21, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for one weekend of the year’s best in animation. The films in this year’s program include world premieres and retrospectives, studio previews and international indies, Oscar favorites and dark horses. 

The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


VES Member Discount for ANIMATION IS FILM Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual ANIMATION IS FILM Festival on October 19-21, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for one weekend of the year’s best in animation. The films in this year’s program include world premieres and retrospectives, studio previews and international indies, Oscar favorites and dark horses. 

The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


Screening - BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 18, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 18, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - VENOM in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 08, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ VENOM

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - VENOM in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 08, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ VENOM

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - FIRST MAN w/ Presentation and Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release IMAX Screening of Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN followed by a Presentation and Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Lambert, Miniature Effects Supervisor Ian Hunter and Special Effects Supervisor J.D. Schwalm moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 5)
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
IMAX Playa Vista
12582 Millennium Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094
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 - FIRST MAN w/ Presentation and Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release IMAX Screening of Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN followed by a Presentation and Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Lambert, Miniature Effects Supervisor Ian Hunter and Special Effects Supervisor J.D. Schwalm moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 5)
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
IMAX Playa Vista
12582 Millennium Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094
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 LA END-OF-SUMMER BBQ
When: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00pm to 04:00pm PDT

Let’s End This Scorching LA Summer with Some Fun!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 
Non-Members: Tickets will be available at the Door.

$25 in advance (through 9/28 at 5:00 PM), $30 at-the-door

 


Directors Guild of America Digital Day (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Join DGA members and other industry professionals for learning and networking around the creative, technical and business issues emerging from new technologies. With panels, presentations, exhibits, hands-on demos and MORE.

Click here for more information and to register


Screening - THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 28, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 SISTERS BROTHERS (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Sep 26, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Annapurna Pictures’ THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 Members Receive Free Passes to U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Sep 26, 2018 09:00am to 05:00pm PDT
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VES receive FREE Passes to the 5th Annual UCFTI Expo

Connect and collaborate at the 5th Annual U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo, Sept. 26-27 at the LA Convention Center. Hear industry experts discuss how to capture an international audience and hear how the latest technologies are transforming the global movie industry from VES members. Click here for more informatation about the program.

(VES members must login to see the code for free passes below.)


Screening - THE PREDATOR (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 15, 2018 07:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE PREDATOR

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 14)
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, September 14 at 2:00PM)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

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


Screening - WHITE BOY RICK (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 14, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Sony Pictures’ WHITE BOY RICK

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:00PM

(RSVPs close on Friday, September 14 at 2:00PM)
Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - PEPPERMINT (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Sep 10, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of STX Entertainment’s PEPPERMINT

Please RSVP below
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 HAPPYTIME MURDERS w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 24, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of STX Entertainment’s THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Henson, Actors and Puppeteers Bill Barretta and Drew Massey, Visual Effects Producer Melissa Brockman, Compositing Supervisor Caleb Knueven and CG Supervisor Efram Potelle moderated by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

This film is Rated R, and is not intended for children. Click here to watch the trailer.

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 - ALPHA in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Aug 23, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ALPHA

Please RSVP below
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - BLACKkKLANSMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Aug 16, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ BLACKkKLANSMAN

Please RSVP below
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 LA Karaoke Night
When: Sat Aug 11, 2018 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Date: Sat, August 11th, 2018
 
Time: 7:00pm until 10pm 
 
10433 National Blvd, #5, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(Free valet parking)
 
Please Log-in to RSVP
 
We’ll have appetizers to share & a corner table for about 35 people,
so come early to get a good spot!
 
Guests are welcome. This is no-host event.

Screening - SPACEHUNTER: ADVERNTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE IN 3D! (1983) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 05, 2018 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE IN 3D (1983) followed by a conversation with Production Designer Jackson De Govia , Special Visual Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr. and Costume Designer Julie Weiss moderated by ADG Film Society Co-Chair John Muto..
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

In the wake of the STAR WARS phenomenon of the 70s, the 80s brought us the low-budget apocalyptic space opera — often in 3D — and generally from Roger Corman or Albert Band; such pictures as STARCRASH, GALAXINA, METALSTORM, and ICE PIRATES.  The August screening of SPACEHUNTER:  ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE is something very different.  

Though featuring a galactic bounty hunter menaced by a mechanical madman (on a ruined world (of course), it is well written and directed, very well cast and acted (Molly Ringwald, Peter Strauss, Ernie Hudson) and boasts particularly imaginative sets by Jackson DeGovia, costumes by Julie Weiss, and visual effects by Gene Warren Jr.  The Film Society will be presenting SPACEHUNTER in 3D on a silver screen specially installed for the occasion.

SPACEHUNTER‘s Emmy winning Production Designer Jackson de Govia, has had a remarkably eclectic career. He has designed such disparate films as DIE HARD, BOWFINGER, SPEED, FORGETING SARAH MARSHALL, THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN, and SISTER ACT among many others.  

He is delighted to have the opportunity to discuss his early career adventure bringing SPACEHUNTER to the 3D screen.  Joining Jack to discuss their work on SPACEHUNTER will be Costume Designer Julie Weiss (FRIDA, 12 MONKEYS, BLADES OF GLORY, AMERICAN BEAUTY), and visual effects legend Gene Warren Jr. (TERMINATOR 2:  JUDGEMENT DAY, THE EXPENDABLES, MOONRISE KINGDOM, UNDERWORLD).

…more on IMDB ›

Moderating the discussion will be Production Designer and Film Society founder, John Muto ADG, Production Designer



Representing the ADG are Film Society Co-Chairs Thomas A. Walsh, John Muto, and John Iacovelli; and Debbie Patton, ADG Awards and Events Director.


Screening - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:00pm to 02:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
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 - CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Aug 04, 2018 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 3)
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6:30PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 DARKEST MINDS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Aug 04, 2018 03:00pm to 04:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE DARKEST MINDS

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 3)
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3:00PM
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

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


Masters of Sound (LA)
When: Wed Jul 25, 2018 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT

Presented by the Academy Sound Branch and Academy Education Department:

 

Masters of Sound

Wed., July 25th, 2018 at 7:30PM

 

Sound is crucial to the telling of a visual story. In this clip program, a panel of sound experts will explore

the basics of sound design, editing, mixing and the preparation of sound for immersive premium

theatrical environments and formats.

 

Panelists include:

Teri Dorman, supervising dialogue editor

John Paul Fasal, sound effects recording mixer

Ai-Ling Lee, sound designer

Scott Millan, re-recording mixer

Dan O’Connell, foley artist

Lee Orloff, production sound mixer

Brian Slack, senior manager

Professional Audio, Xperi

Mark Stoeckinger, supervising sound editor

Karol Urban, recording mixer and co-editor of the Cinema Audio Society Quarterly, will moderate the discussion.

 

Tickets are $3-$5, available here

 

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.

 


Screening - THE EQUALIZER 2 (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 23, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER 2

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 Los Angeles Pub Night
When: Sat Jul 21, 2018 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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DO… YOU… WANT… TO… PLAY… A… GAME? (or two!)

 

Join us for our VES LA Pub Night July 21st!

 

Dave and Busters Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #343

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Saturday, July 21st

7:00pm till…

 

Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite

(or not so favorite) projects, and maybe even challenge each other to a friendly game. 

 

The first 25 VES members to arrive get a free game card! 

 

Guests are welcome to join in the fun. This is no-host event. 

 

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland underground structure.


LA - The Business, Science, and Art of Film and TV Restoration and Preservation
When: Tue Jul 17, 2018 06:30pm to 09:00pm PDT

Will your favorite movie or TV show be available to your children or grandchildren? 

Preservation and restoration are complicated and challenging issues.  What should be saved? How should it be preserved?  Who pays? How will future generations access media content from today and the past 100 years?

It would be impossible to cover every aspect of this topic in one evening. However, we have invited some of Hollywood’s best and brightest preservation specialists to describe what they and their companies are doing to protect valuable content…and what we can do to help.

This special event is a co-production of the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section and The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Hollywood Section.  Dick May, Anthony Magliocco of Entertainment and Media Technology and Linda Rosner of Artisans PR invite you to join us on July 17th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater in Hollywood.

DATE: July 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Reception, program starts at 7:15 PM
Location: Linwood Dunn Theater of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1313 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 

Planned Presenters include:

Jan-Christopher Horak – Director at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Grover Crisp – EVP Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment
Andrew Oran – VP Large Format Restoration – Fotokem
Larry Chernoff – CEO – MTI Film
Theo Gluck – Dir: Library Restoration and Preservation at The Walt Disney Studios
Sheri Eisenberg – Senior Colorist Roundabout Entertainment, Inc.

 

This is a free event.  The entrance to the theater is in the rear where you will find free parking.  

All industry members are invited to attend.


Screening - THE MATRIX (1999) w/ Reception + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 14, 2018 05:30pm to 11:00pm PDT

The Cinema Audio Society Invites VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend a 4K Screening of THE MATRIX (1999) with the Newly Completed and Unscreened Dolby Atmos Mix followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
The screening will be preceded by a reception with appetizers and a no-host bar at 5:30PM at The Federal, located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

Click here to RSVP
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Screening begins at 7:00PM

(Reception at The Federal begins at 5:30PM)
Television Academy
5220 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
(Click here for a map.)


Click here to RSVP


Screening - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30am to 12:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30AM

The TCL Chinese 6 Theaters at the Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Complimentary parking vouchers will be provided in the Hollywood & Highland Center’s underground lot.

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


Screening - SKYSCRAPER in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jul 13, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ SKYSCRAPER

Please RSVP below
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 FIRST PURGE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 09, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Blumhouse Pictures’ THE FIRST PURGE

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ANT-MAN AND THE WASP in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 07, 2018 05:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP followed by a Q&A with Director Peyton Reed as well as Visual Effects Supervisor Stephane Ceretti moderated by VES Archives Committee Chair Gene Kozicki. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 6)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 5:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - PLANET OF THE APES (1968) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 24, 2018 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of PLANET OF THE APES (1968) followed by a conversation with Production Designer Bill Creber moderated by ADG Film Society Co-Chair John Muto..
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Production Designer William Creber, nominated for three Oscars, is virtually the last of the Golden Age Production Designers. He is best known for his designs for PLANET OF THE APES as well as THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO, among many others. 

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a science-fiction classic, PLANET OF THE APES garnered two Oscar-nominations and combines sensational high adventure, “thinking man’s” science fiction, and social commentary.

The film became a critical and commercial hit, and has spawned three sequels, a television show, a 90s remake, three acclaimed re-imaginings and a myriad of product tie-ins. William Creber’s sets for the original film, principally Ape City, set a high bar and have not aged a day in fifty years.

PLANET OF THE APES was scripted by Rod Serling, famed creator of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and directed by Oscar-winner Franklin J. Schaffner (LIONHEART, PAPILLON and PATTON).

PLANET OF THE APES maroons three astronauts on a desolate wasteland planet. Finding their way to a lush valley they encounter a tribe of mute, backward humans just as they are suddenly attacked by fierce, rifle-carrying gorillas on horseback — a human hunting expedition.

Taylor (Charlton Heston), the lead astronaut, is injured in the attack; now rendered mute, he is taken to a nightmarish Ape City and thrown into a human zoo. Surrounded by apes walking upright and speaking English, Taylor is befriended by a sympathetic chimpanzee scientist — whom he hopes might help him escape.

…more on IMDB ›

A Conversation follows with Bill Creber (ADG) Production Designer and John Muto (ADG) Moderator / Production Designer

Representing the ADG are Film Society Co-Chairs Thomas A. Walsh, John Muto, and John Iacovelli; and Debbie Patton, ADG Awards and Events Director.


Screening - JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Special Fathers’ Day 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with Director J.A. Bayona, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery, ILM Animation Director Jance Rubinchik and ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Alex Wuttke with moderation by VES London Section Secretary Gavin Graham (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, June 15)

Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater
(Complimentary parking in the PDC structure. Enter on Melrose.)
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
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 London) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESJURASSIC, 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 - INCREDIBLES 2 (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 16, 2018 06:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ INCREDIBLES 2

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 15)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - HOTEL ARTEMIS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 15, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Global Road Entertainment’s HOTEL ARTEMIS

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00PM

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


Event - Acting & Performance Capture: A Revolution in Technology & Collaboration (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 14, 2018 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT

The Academy Science and Technology Council Invites VES Los Angeles Section Members to attend

“Acting and Performance Capture: a Revolution in Technology and Collaboration”

Co-hosted by actress CCH Pounder (AVATAR) and Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor John Nelson (GLADIATOR and BLADE RUNNER 2049), this special program offers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes tour through the collaborative and rapidly evolving world of performance capture.

Click here to RSVP
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:30PM

(RSVPs close on Monday, June 11 at close of business.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.

To purchase tickets for non-VES member guests and for more information, click here..
*Due to limited ticket availability, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


Screening - SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 27, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 25)
Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - THE CONFORMIST (1970) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 20, 2018 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE CONFORMIST (1970) followed by a conversation with Production Designer Hannah Beachler.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

As we look up toward the designers that inspire us as filmmakers and designers, we ask them what inspired them. This year, Production Designer Hannah Beachler (BLACK PANTHER, MOONLIGHT, CREED, LEMONADE) is in the spotlight and chose THE CONFORMIST as one of the films that inspired her to become a designer.

The film was directed by Oscar-winning Writer/Director/Producer Bernardo Bertolucci, and designed by Oscar-winning Production Designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, best known for THE LAST EMPEROR, TOYS and LAST TANGO IN PARIS.
  In THE CONFORMIST, Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a member of the secret police in Mussolini’s Fascist Italy. He and his new bride, Giulia (Stefania Sandrelli), travel to Paris for their honeymoon, where Marcello also plans to assassinate his former college professor Luca Quadri (Enzo Tarascio), an outspoken anti-Fascist living in exile. But when Marcello meets the professor’s young wife, Anna (Dominique Sanda), both his romantic and his political loyalties are tested.   Moderating the discussion with Production Designer Hannah Beachler will be Art Director Michael Allen Glover.

…more on IMDB ›

Representing the ADG are Film Society Co-Chairs Thomas A. Walsh, John Muto, and John Iacovelli; and Debbie Patton, ADG Awards and Events Director.


Event - Celebrating the Crafts of Netflix (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 20, 2018 05:00pm to 10:30pm PDT

VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Special Event Celebrating the Crafts of Netflix

For your consideration event
TIME WARP – Craft Panel Series
Netflix Talent Including:
 
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Cynthia Summers – Costume Designer
Bo Welch – Director & Production Designer
 
ALTERED CARBON
Everett Burrell – VFX Supervisor
Ann Foley – Costume Designer
Neville Kidd – Director of Photography
Carey Meyer – Production Designer
 
GLOW
Todd Fjelsted – Production Designer
Beth Morgan – Costume Designer
 
GODLESS
Tarra Day – Makeup Department Head
Betsy Heimann – Costume Designer
Steven Miezler – Director of Photography
Carlos Rafael Rivera – Composer
Michelle Tesoro – Editor
 
LOST IN SPACE
Sam McCurdy, BSC – Director of Photography
Terron Pratt – VFX Producer
Jabbar Raisani – VFX Supervisor
Marion Spates – Digital Effects Supervisor
Angus Strathie – Costume Designer
 
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:00PM

(Doors open at 4:00PM, panel begins at 5:00PM)
Reception to follow
 
NETFLIX FYSEE
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
(Click here for a map.)
 

Complimentary parking available at the parking garage at
 662 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles, CA 90004
 
Check-in will take place at the Bronson Entrance,
guides will be onsite to provide walking directions
 
We recommend arriving early. The event is first come, first served and RSVPs do not guarantee seating as screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.
 
~Paid for by Netflix~
 
This screening and moderated Q&A will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any recording devices into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, including camera phones, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theatre and forfeiture of the device. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.


Screening - DEADPOOL 2 (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 19, 2018 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 18)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00PM
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

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


Screening - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Producers Jen Underdahl and Lisa Marra, Weta Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Aitken, Industrial Light + Magic Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl and Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Kelly Port with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 4)
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 - TULLY (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 04, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening Of Focus Features’ TULLY

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - GRAND HOTEL (1932) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 22, 2018 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of GRAND HOTEL (1932) with a Tribute to MGM’s Legendary Oscar® Winning Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons (1892-1960)
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:30PM

Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

GRAND HOTEL (1932) will launch the Art Directors Guild Film Society’s 2018 screening series with a spotlight on Cedric Gibbons, whose record 11 Academy Awards and 39 nominations include honors for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), GASLIGHT (1944), THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) and THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1935).

Regarded by those that knew him best as the “Mercury of Hollywood,” Gibbons was the design trendsetter most responsible for bringing glamour and sophistication with a touch of surrealism to Depression-era audiences.
  As one of Hollywood’s most influential executives, his four-decade tenure as Supervising Art Director at MGM from 1924-1956 (almost as long as the life of the studio) saw his stamp of approval on a record 1500 films. Dark and handsome, and always elegantly dressed, he was seen as an arbiter of taste and fashion and his career was closely followed in the 1930s by gossip columnists — particularly when he was married to actress Delores Del Rio. Gibbons was clearly the most influential Supervising Art Director of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

GRAND HOTEL takes place at a luxurious Berlin hotel between the wars where the once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern (John Barrymore) supports himself as a thief and gambler. In this lavish adaptation of the successful Broadway play, the baron romances one of his marks, the aging ballerina Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo), and teams with dying accountant Otto Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore) against his former boss, crooked industrialist Preysing (Wallace Beery), and his ambitious stenographer, Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford).

Production Designer and Film Society co-chair Thomas Walsh ADG will moderate a discussion with Maria Cooper Janis, daughter of Gary Cooper and great niece of Cedric Gibbons. They will explore the legacy of Gibbon’s work and spotlight in the Golden Age of Hollywood socialites.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and Joan Crawford 
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons

…more on IMDB ›

Representing the ADG are Film Society Co-Chairs Thomas A. Walsh, John Muto, and John Iacovelli; and Debbie Patton, ADG Awards and Events Director.


Screening - A QUIET PLACE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 09, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Paramount Pictures’ A QUIET PLACE

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s READY PLAYER ONE followed by a Q&A with Co-Producer and Visual Effects Producer Jennifer Meislohn, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Grady Cofer, Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Matthew Butler and Digital Domain Previsualization Supervisor Scott Meadows as well as Digital Domain Virtual Production Supervisor Gary Roberts, moderated by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 - ISLE OF DOGS (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Mar 29, 2018 07:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Fox Searchlight’s ISLE OF DOGS

Please RSVP below
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Thursday, March 29)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


LA Section: A Trek through 50 Years of Media Evolution: Richard Winn Taylor II, VES
When: Sat Mar 24, 2018 05:30pm to 07:00pm PDT

 

 

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys CA 91406

Renowned Director/Creative Director Richard Winn Taylor II, VES, will take us on trip down memory lane, using images and video to illustrate the diverse road he has taken through out his career. From light shows, commercials, feature films, television, games and special venue projects, Richard is now immersed in 3D VR. Hear how he has evolved with the latest technologies and venues to stay current and transfer his skills to the 

evolution of entertainment.
 

Registration

Free event

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

VES members must log-in to see RSVP info below

 

 


Screening - PACIFIC RIM UPRISING in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Mar 23, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening Of Universal Pictures’ PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

Please RSVP below
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00PM

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


LA Section Vision Committee presents: Transforming Skills: VFX to VR
When: Sun Mar 18, 2018 01:30pm to 04:30pm PDT
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Where:

Upload VR

4505 Glencoe Ave.

Marina del Rey, CA

(Free parking in the lot on Glencoe)

 

Thinking about working in VR?  

 

The Augmented/Virtual Reality revenue forecast has been revised to hit $120 billion by 2020.    Our panelists have made the transition to VR and want to share what they have learned about the process with their fellow artists.

 

Panelists:

Craig Barron, Creative Director of Magnopus

Mariana Acuna Acosta, Co-Founder of Opaque Studios, Founder of JoltVR

Richard Kidd, Founder of Perilous Orbit

 

Moderator:

Jeff Barnes, EVP, Light Field Lab

 

The event includes refreshments and VR Demos before and after the panel.

 

Registration

Free event

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

All attendees must RSVP below

 

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.  An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

 

Screening - A WRINKLE IN TIME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:00pm to 03:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ A WRINKLE IN TIME followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Rich McBride and Previs Supervisor Chris Batty with moderation by VES Board member Lisa Cooke.

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 16)
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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, #VESWRINKLE, 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 - RED SPARROW (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Mar 10, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s RED SPARROW

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 9)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - BLACK PANTHER in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Feb 25, 2018 04:00pm to 06:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 23)
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Riverside gate and park as directed.)
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 - EARLY MAN w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 09, 2018 07:30pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate Pictures’ and Aardman Animation’s EARLY MAN followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Nick Park and Animation Directors Will Becher and Merlin Crossingham. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Click here to RSVP
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on February 7)
Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 Showcase - Unreal Engine for VFX: Building & Optimizing Worlds for Real-Time (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00am to 08:00pm PST

Join Us FREE for the VES Showcase of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine for VFX: Building & Optimizing Worlds for Real-Time

Click here to RSVP for this FREE event

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 11:00AM to 8:00PM

Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games, + Animation

1015 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Click here for a map.)

Learn directly from the experts at Epic Games at Gnomon School of VFX on Saturday, January 20. Discover the fundamental concepts and workflows that drive real-time performance with two free masterclasses.

Covering how to build a better pipeline for Unreal Engine 4, the first masterclass will offer a comprehensive overview of the content pipeline; you will learn everything from working with larger teams, managing meshes, textures and working with materials, to essential skills for performance and optimization. In part two, the masterclasses continue with a look at the rendering pipeline in Unreal Engine, its terminology, and best practices for rendering scenes in real-time. Attendees will also see the all-important guidelines and profiling techniques that improve the debugging process for both CPU and GPU performance improvements.

Join Epic Games at the Gnomon Stage on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 11:00AM. Complimentary brunch, mid-afternoon buffet, and closing drinks will be served. For those that can’t attend in person, please join us live from 12:00PM (PST) on Gnomon’s Livestream channel or via the official Gnomon Facebook page.

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Schedule

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Registration & Networking with Complimentary Brunch & Coffee
12:00PM – 3:00PM: Masterclass Part One: Building Better Pipelines for Unreal Engine 4
3:00PM – 4:00PM: Intermission with Complimentary Buffet & Networking
4:00PM – 7:00PM: Masterclass Part Two: Rendering with Unreal Engine
7:00 PM – 8:00PM: Closing Reception with Complimentary Drinks

Guest Speakers

Martin Sevigny – Support Manager, Epic Games

As Support Manager of the Enterprise division at Epic Games, Martin Sevigny oversees a team of talented technical artists who assist licensees in reaching the highest quality results in their projects. Prior to joining Epic Games, Martin was the Director of Technology at WB Games Montréal. In addition to playing a key role in the creation of the studio, he contributed to three titles in the Batman Arkham series, in collaboration with Rocksteady Studios. Martin also worked for Autodesk in the creation of the games group, and at Ubisoft Montreal as part of the revival of the Prince of Persia franchise.

Homam Bahnassi – Technical Artist, Epic Games

A veteran technical artist and engineer in the games industry, Homam Bahnassi has more than 15 years of experience developing AAA games across a variety of platforms. He’s worked for several studios including EA and Warner Bros., and has had multiple publications and contributions in real-time rendering and art workflows published in ShaderX and GPU Pro books. His impressive engineering background in AI allows him to develop and implement novel techniques for generating real-time effects and procedural content in Unreal Engine.


Screening - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Dec 21, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening Of Columbia Pictures’ JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Please RSVP below
Thursay, December 21, 2017 at 7:30PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Dec 19, 2017 07:30pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of TriStar Pictures’ ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Please RSVP below
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:30PM

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


LA Section Holiday Reception 2017
When: Sun Dec 17, 2017 04:30pm to 08:00pm PST
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VES Los Angeles Section Holiday Reception

Date: December 17, 2017

Location:  Bayview Ballroom of the Marina del Rey Marriott, CA

Address: 4100 Admiralty Way,  Marina del Rey,  California  90292

Time: 4:30 to 8:00pm

Wine, soft drinks, and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.  A cash bar will also be available.

Parking:  Valet $15.00.   Hourly parking across the street at “Mother’s Beach”

Dress: Cocktail Attire

 

Join the members of the Los Angeles Section and their guests as we celebrate the holiday season!

Enjoy music, food and drinks as well as one of the most spectacular views in the Los Angeles area on the rooftop ballroom with a spectacular 360-degree view of the ocean and Los Angeles.  The event is centered on what should be a beautiful sunset. (weather permitting).

 

Here is a chance to have some great food, and wine and celebrate the season with your VES friends.  Be there and you may win an amazing door prize.

 

About the Four Star Marriott Marina Del Rey:  ranked #6 out of the hotels in Marina Del Rey on TripAdvisor!



Screening - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI plus a 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 15)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 12:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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 POST (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 16, 2017 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE POST

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 15)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00PM
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

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


Screening - FERDINAND in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 16, 2017 01:30pm to 03:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Blue Sky Studios’ FERDINAND

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:30PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 15)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - FERDINAND in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30am to 12:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Blue Sky Studios’ FERDINAND

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30AM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 15)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - BLADE RUNNER 2049 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 10, 2017 06:30pm to 10:00pm PST

WARNER BROS. PICTURES INVITES VES MEMBERS AND A GUEST TO

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 6:30 P.M.

 

SCREENING AND Q&A IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WITH:

 

Screenwriter Michael Green

Editor Joe Walker

Visual Effects Supervisor John Nelson

Supervising Sound Editor Mark Mangini

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch

Composer Hans Zimmer

 

LINWOOD DUNN THEATER  (1313 VINE STREET).

THEATER PARKING OFF HOMEWOOD.  CORNER OF FOUNTAIN and VINE.

RSVP AT:

https://www.warnerbros2017.com/msmr/screenings/

Password: BR2049LADEC10

 

From director Denis Villeneuve comes “Blade Runner 2049.”  Blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.  

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

A Valid 2017 VES Membership ID is Required.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating.  No one will be admitted once the film has started.

This screening is paid for by Warner Bros. Pictures.


LA - Virtual Production - Lightcraft Technology and NantSudio
When: Thu Dec 07, 2017 06:30pm to 09:00pm PST
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Behind The Screen
New Methods in Real-Time Virtual Production

 

Lightcraft Technology and NantStudio invite VES members and guests to peek into the world of virtual production.

Virtual production — everyone is talking about it. If you haven’t had an opportunity to work on a project using this exciting technology, you can have a chance to look “behind the screen”.

Presented by Lightcraft Technology and Nantstudio in cooperation with the Los Angeles section of the Visual Effects Society.

 

WHERE: NantStudio, 8601 Hayden Place, Culver City, 90232

WHEN: December 7th, 2017

TIME: 6:30 PM Reception

Main Presentation, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hands-On Demonstrations 

Free parking is available


Screening - THE SHAPE OF WATER w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Dec 06, 2017 07:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Fox Searchlight’s THE SHAPE OF WATER plus a Q&A with the Filmmakers.
Panelists will include Director Guillermo del Toro, Production Designer Paul Austerberry, Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Berardi, Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, Creature Designer & Sculptor Mike Hill and Legacy Effects Supervisor & Co-Creature Designer Shane Mahan. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Click here to RSVP
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Tuesday, December 5)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00PM
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
(Before 6:00PM enter through the Galaxy Gate on Galaxy Way/After 6:00PM enter through the Pico gate at Motor.)
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

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


Screening - THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE w/ Reception (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 04, 2017 05:00pm to 08:30pm PST

Click here to RSVP for screening and/or reception, choose THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and Los Angeles, then enter password: LEGOBATMANDEC4


Event - HIDDEN FIGURES/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema & Space Travel
When: Wed Nov 29, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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Click here to RSVP
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Saturday, November 25)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
(Click here for a map.)

Presented by the Academy Science and Technology Council in Collaboration with NASA

Join us for a special public program featuring the filmmakers behind Hidden Figures and NASA “Modern Figures” scientists. Moderated by Beverly J. Wood, the panel will include Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, writer-director-producer Theodore Melfi, film editor Peter Teschner, cinematographer Mandy Walker, NASA historian Dr. Bill Barry and NASA engineers Tracy Drain, Jennifer Trosper and Powtawche Valerino (schedules permitting).

Hidden Figures, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, deals with racism, gender bias, technology and triumph. Set at NASA’s facility in Hampton, Virginia, in the early 1960s, it tells the story of African-American women “computers” who fought to make a contribution to the space race, despite how they were viewed by society during this era of segregation and sexism. The program will include clips from the film and a panel discussion about the past, present and future in space math, diversity and the movies.

This Academy Science and Technology Council program is made possible by generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 


LA - The Collaboration of Director, VFX Artist and DP
When: Mon Nov 13, 2017 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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The Collaboration of Director, VFX Artist and DP 

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017  7 to 9 pm

WHERE: Canon Burbank 3400 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA

It’s no surprise that Wonder Women is one of the highest grossing action films at the box office this year. How does the relationship between Director, Cinematographer, and VFX team create the look of narrative content, to create the magic on the screen? Assuring that the skillsets and vision of the core creative team is in sync is pivotal to a smooth collaborative production. This high profile panelist from our industry will provide first-hand accounts and anecdotes from their vantage points inside the cinema industry. This unique and candid discussion will offer you insight on how you can master this coordination for your next film. Join us for an evening of networking and a great discussion. 

PRESENTERS:
Helena Packer
 – VFX Supervisor – Her work includes feature films, episodic TV, VR and animation. Helena is an accomplished VFX artist with expertise in preproduction, set supervision and all aspects of post-production. 

Katie Stetson – VFX Production Manager/Producer –  Her work includes several feature films:  Inception, Red, The Darkest Hour, The Dark Knight Rises, Red 2, Transcendence, Interstellar, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Dunkirk

More panelists to TBA soon, please join us for an evening of networking and a great discussion.

This event is produced in cooperation with the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD), Visual Effects Society (VES) and The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).

PARKING: PARKING:  There is an underground parking lot is accessible off Olive Ave at Lima St. 

Collect your parking ticket for us to validate at the event. Please park in any non-reserved spot then take the stairs or the elevator to PL. Look for IHeartMedia building and follow the signs for Canon and enter the east side entrance of the iHeartmedia building. Take the elevator to the second floor and the Canon entrance is on your left.


Screening - MURDER OF THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 12, 2017 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 10)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

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


Screening - THOR: RAGNAROK in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 11, 2017 06:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Overall Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison, Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Chad Wiebe and Special Effects Supervisor Bruce Steinheimer with moderation by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 10)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
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.


Event - VFX: Crossing Borders (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 09, 2017 06:30pm to 08:30pm PST
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Where:

Vine Theatre

6321 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

Directions: North side of Hollywood Blvd, mid-block between Vine St and Ivar Ave

 

The increasingly Global VFX industry has artists, VFX Supervisors and VFX Producers working all over the world.   

 

Our panelists have worked in South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Lesotho, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, India, Hong Kong, Mexico, England, Germany and the US.  They will share with us their experiences, what they learned and what they wish they had known before they left.

 

Panelists:

•  Jeff Okun, VFX Supervisor and 1st Vice Chair of the VES; feature credits include Alpha, Geostorm, Blood Diamond, and the Fantastic Four. 

 

•  Bob Coleman, President of the Digital Artists Agency and Co-Chair of the VES Business, Labor and Law Committee

 

•  Ruth Irvine Hauer, Executive Producer at Proof Inc.: recently completed VFX producing War for the Planet of the Apes at WETA in New Zealand

 

•  Pierre Couture, Account Executive, Media & Entertainment, North America, Lenovo: working with vfx facilities, animation facilities and game companies in US and Canada every day.

 

Moderator:

Scott Squires, VES, Creative Director at Pixvana

 

Registration

Free event

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

All attendees must RSVP below

 

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.  A RSVP does not guarantee seating.

 

Parking instructions:

The closest parking is the Vine Street Garage Lot 702. 

Address is 1627 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028  

(West side of Vine Street just South of Hollywood Boulevard)

This is a self-parking parking lot)

If this lot is full, there are other parking lots close by.

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

 
 

Screening - DARKEST HOUR Premier & Reception (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Nov 08, 2017 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST
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Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30PM

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(Click here for a map.)


LA - SIGGRAPH - NASA/JPL Data Visualization
When: Tue Nov 07, 2017 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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NASA – JPL – Data Visualization

Join members of JPL’s computer graphics community in von Karman Auditorium, November 7, from 7:30 to 9:15 PM as they discuss their work supporting various aspects of JPL’s space through innovative and compelling scientific data visualization tools, animations, techniques, and technologies

WHEN: November 7, 2017
              6:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Social Hour. 
              Attendees can enjoy free food
                           and tour JPL Museum.
              7:30 PM – 7:40 PM   Welcome

              7:45 PM – 9:15 PM   Presentations

WHERE: NASA/JPL 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA  91109-8099
PARKING: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

NOTES: 

Everyone needs to RSVP to get on the gate list by Friday, November 3 at noon. The Von Karman auditorium can hold about 200.  JPL would like to be aware of non-US/LPR citizens who attend event at JPL. We need to work with JPL to provide by Friday, November 3 at noon, the RSVP list of any attendees are non-US/LPR and if so what is their country of citizenship.

This is an LA-SIGGRAPH & VES-LA-Section MEMBERS event. VES Members attend free of charge.  Valid photo ID (ie. Driver’s License) will be required for entry into JPL main gate.


Screening - COCO w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:00am to 02:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Pixar Animation Studios’ COCO followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Lee Unkrich, Producer Darla Anderson, and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Composer Michael Giacchino with moderation by Bruce Carse. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:00AM

Writers Guild Theater
135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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 - SUBURBICON (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 30, 2017 07:30pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Paramount Pictures’ SUBURBICON

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30PM

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


LA VES - SIGGRAPH Producing content for 360 Immersion Domes
When: Mon Oct 30, 2017 05:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

WHEN: October 30, 2017  5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
WHERE: Griffith Observatory 
 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

We invite you to attend this highly informative evening at the iconic Griffith Observatory. With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, state-of-the-art 8k 360 projection system, surround sound and theatrical lighting, the 290-seat Samuel Oschin Planetarium theater is the finest planetarium in the world.
Guest speakers will present an overview of the 360 theaters marketplace, emerging 360 entertainment markets, production workflow for digital domes with case studies followed by a showcase off full dome content including animation and live action.

RSVP’s are required for each person, each attendee must be a member of a sponsoring organization, and parking is limited. Please carpool or use alternative means of transportation.

Registration / RSVP TODAY

All VES members will be admitted free of charge. 
VES Members Register through the SIGGRAPH REGISTRATION PAGE HERE.  


Event - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 40th Anniversary Discussion w/ Dennis Muren, VES and Doug Trumbull, VES (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 27, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

VES Members are Invited to Join the VES Los Angeles Section for a Discussion with Doug Trumbull, VES and Dennis Muren, VES About the Making of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND in Honor of its 40th Anniversary.

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in 70mm w/ Q&A
When: Wed Oct 25, 2017 07:30pm to 11:00pm PDT

20th Century Fox invites VES members and a guest to the following special screening and Q&A of

with the following panelists:
Director kenneth branagh,
JOSH GAD, Leslie Odom Jr., and Writer MICHAEL GREEN

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:30PM
SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER
70 MM PRESENTATION

8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
 
R.S.V.P. by October 24th
Please RSVP HERE

PARKING DETAILS
Please allow enough time to park.

8920 Wilshire Blvd 228 spots available | Opens at 6:00 pm
With valet assistance.
Entrance is south of Wilshire Blvd via S La Peer Dr.

9025 Wilshire Blvd 50 spots available | Opens at 6:30 pm
Entrance is north of Wilshire Blvd via N Wetherly Dr.

9100 Wilshire Blvd Validation Required | 1000 spots available Entrance is south of Wilshire Blvd via the alley off of Doheny Dr. Park on 4th floor or above, and observe any reserved signs. Validations available at Academy Security Desk.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY. SCREENINGS ARE
OVERBOOKED TO COMPENSATE FOR NO-SHOWS. RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING.
PLEASE PRESENT YOUR OFFICIAL VES I.D. CARD PRIOR TO ENTRY.
FOR ANY ADDITIONAL HELP OR QUESTIONS –  PLEASE E-MAIL: [email protected]


Screening - THE SNOWMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 23, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Universal Pictures’ THE SNOWMAN

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
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 SQUARE w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 23, 2017 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

Invites VES Members and a Guest to a Screening of
THE SQUARE

 


Screening - BLADE RUNNER 2049 w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:00pm to 02:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ BLADE RUNNER 2049 followed by a discussion with Visual Effects Supervisor John Nelson moderated by VES Fellow Mark Stetson, VES.

Please RSVP below
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 - WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 12, 2017 07:30pm to 11:00pm PDT

Dear Visual Effects Society Member,

Twentieth Century Fox is proud to present the following upcoming screening of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 

For Your Consideration.



You and a guest are invited to join

ANDY SERKIS
Director MATT REEVES


Visual Effects Supervisor JOE LETTERI 

Film Editor STAN SALFAS, ACE and Film Editor WILLIAM HOY, ACE

for a Screening and post Q&A



Click here to RSVP
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30PM


(Sign-ups close on October 11.)

ArcLight Hollywood 

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

(Click here for a map.)



Q&A will follow the screening.





By turns, serious war movie and epic adventure, this soulful saga sees Caesar and his followers forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. Both leaders have to face their darker instincts in a thought-provoking meditation on what it means to be human, and humane. Breathtaking state of the art effects married with powerful performances and a poignant narrative create a measured and timely study of war and intolerance.



NOT PAID FOR BY VES. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR VES MEMBERSHIP CARD PRIOR TO ENTRY.


VES @ MPC Explore Visual Effects in Commercials
When: Wed Oct 11, 2017 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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MPC Los Angeles 8921 Lindblade Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Parking – Free valet and street parking is available


Screening - AMERICAN MADE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 06, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening Of Universal Pictures’ AMERICAN MADE

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30PM

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


WDI Digital Arts Showcase!
When: Wed Sep 27, 2017 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Where:
Walt Disney Imagineering – WED Room
1401 Flower St
Glendale, CA 91201

VES Los Angeles Section members are invited to Walt Disney Imagineering’s Digital Arts Studio Open House for a unique look at how Disney Imagineers create cutting-edge effects. Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships around the world.  Its strength comes from the dynamic global team of creative and technical professionals building on the Disney legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment through technical innovation and creativity.

 

The Digital Arts Studio is known for media creation, performance of Audio-Animatronics figures, visualization of upcoming attractions, projection mapping, scenic illusions and installation.

 

Signed NDAs are required upon arrival or sent ahead of time to your VES representative. Scanned copies of physically signed NDAs are acceptable.  Please note that photography and recording of any kind is prohibited.

 

Please be advised that due to the number of events occurring, there will be a significant increase in the number of people trying to park on the Glendale campus. We ask that, if feasible, use carpooling for this event.

On the day of the event, parking will be available in the GC3 Garage, which is accessible via Flower Gate 3. We ask that you proceed to Flower Gate 3 and have a form of personal ID ready for processing at the gate.  In the event that the GC3 parking structure reaches capacity, you will be directed to 1625 Flower parking lot across the street from Sonora. Please allow for extra time to park.

Complimentary beverages and a light menu fare will be provided.  

 

Screening - VICTORIA & ABDUL (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Sep 26, 2017 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT