“I just want to say how great it was to have something like this happening in Canada, as a filmmaker this was a huge step forward in the right direction of getting industry together to talk 3D in an opportunistic way. You’re doing great things with the society, and it has allowed me to connect with so many people to discuss creative directing within 3D. I look forward to what comes next from you guys and helping to build a 3D dramatic narrative in Canada.”
Dylan Pearce, Director, Rocky Mountain Picture Company
“SPARK was instrumental in bringing SIGGRAPH to Vancouver in 2011 and back for the 2014 edition. SIGGRAPH's success story was one of the many reasons why the TED Conference chose to move to Vancouver. SPARK's contribution to the City's creative economy continues to impress and we look forward to continuing to work with them."
Mayor Gregor Robertson
“Thanks for having me up there for 3D[FWD]. I really enjoyed the panel and all of my informal conversations.”
Joshua Hollander, Director of 3D Production, Pixar Animation Studios
“You did a spectacular job on the conference, congrats! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing from folks working at the pinnacles of production levels and hearing shared challenges and inspirations. I will need to join the society, definitely puts wind in my sails to continue with a current S3D project in the tundra.”
Marten Berkman visual artist, filmmaker and photographer
On behalf of Microsoft Studios I would like to thank you for the brilliant Spark Animation program this year. We’ve attended some of the screenings and presentations with my colleagues here at Black Tusk Studios (part of Microsoft Studios) and we’ve consistently found the these events very inspiring and a great opportunity to learn more and perfect our craft. They are also consistently a great opportunity to socialize with our many industry colleagues here in Vancouver.
Henry LaBounta Senior Art Director, Black Tusk Studios Microsoft
“Congratulations in organising a brilliant 3D conference, I thought it was incredibly well organised and the attendees certainly came away with a lot!”
Adam May, Head of Production Vision3, UK
I had a GREAT experience at the 3D Conference last week! I learned tons, made connections and I am determined to work in the 3D realm. Thanks for hosting such an educational and insightful event. I feel much closer now to achieving my dream of directing a low budget comedy/horror film in 3D.
Andrea Fredrickson, Producer/Director, FFF
“I think it was probably the best first time 3DU Event that any chapter has done. We’ve got some great chapters. But it could not of gone any better.”
Jim Chabin, President, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society
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SPARK [FWD] is CANADA's PREMIERE VFX & ADVANCED IMAGING EVENTSee you at SPARK [FWD] February 5th to 9th 2014 at Vancity Theatre, Vancouver Canada!
Photo by: Tony Tsai 2013
WHO WE ARE
SPARK [FWD] 2014 is continuation of previous SPARK FX Conference events and the addition of the S3D Centre / Canadian 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s community events joined together in a new event.
Attendees will enjoy exposure to recent leading artistic and technological advancements through direct contact with world-class studio executives, VFX artists, and film professionals.
This event is a critical opportunity for British Columbia-based companies and organizations to network with industry professionals, create business opportunities, expand their knowledge and develop new skills.