To become a member of the Visual Effects Society you must first meet the following criteria:
Applicants for VES membership must be actively engaged in the production or creation of visual effects or your professional activities are closely aligned with or in service to the field of visual effects for not less than five (5) years, within the last ten (10) years preceding application for membership, unless extenuating circumstances can be proven, or they must have been openly acknowledged for exceptional achievements in or other contributions of merit to the field of visual effects and related arts and sciences, as determined by the Board of Directors. Every applicant must be endorsed by two (2) VES members in good standing, each of whom must submit a letter of recommendation to the VES on the applicant's behalf. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate visual effects abilities, a professional reputation and personal objectives which are consistent with the Visual Effects Society's objectives.
If you meet these requirements and would like to fill out an application, simply roll over the ‘Membership’ tab and click on ‘Membership Application’ from the dropdown menu. Complete the online application, and pay the required application fee (US $300 for Spring, and US $200 for the Fall). *Every new applicant must either submit their resume/CV or complete the Visual Effects Work History form and submit letters of endorsement from two (2) current VES members.