Workshops

FREE WORKSHOPS

On Friday the 7th, we are hosting FREE workshops for you on Careers, and on Saturday the 8th, FREE Professional Development Workshops!

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

 

DAY 1 FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 07, 2014
11:00 am WORKSHOP
Finding Employment in VFX
Nancy Mott with Alison VerheydeJimmy Ockey & Roula Lainas
1:00 pm WORKSHOP
Hire Me! Who’s Hiring in Vancouver’s Animation Community?
moderator: Anne Denman with Kate HarveyKevin Gamble & Shirley Andriesh
3:00 pm WORKSHOP
Vancouver’s Animation and VFX Schools
moderator: Anne Denman with Benjamin Colling, Don Perro, Ria Benard, Vanessa Jacobsen & Wayne Gilbert
5:00 pm WORKSHOP
Blending Education, Research and Entrepeneurship
moderator: Maria Lantin with Dennis Chenard, Larry Bafia, Peg Campbell & Sang Mah
DAY 2 SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 08, 2014
11:00 am WORKSHOP
Thinkbox Software’s Tools and the Real World
with Borislav Petrov
1:00 pm WORKSHOP
Getting Creative with the Quantel Pablo Rio 4K
with Dale Codling
3:00 pm WORKSHOP
Paperless Filmmaking
with Zach Lipovsky
5:00 pm WORKSHOP
Stereoscopic 3D and You
with Di He

 

CAREER DAY

Friday – February 7, 11:00 AM
PANEL – Finding Employment in VFX
moderator: Nancy Mott with Alison VerheydeJimmy Ockey & Roula Lainas

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Coming soon.

 

Friday – February 7, 1:00 PM
PANEL – Hire Me! Who’s Hiring in Vancouver’s Animation Community?
A look at what jobs are out there and tips on getting hired
moderator: Anne Denman with Kate HarveyKevin Gamble & Shirley Andriesh

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Ever wonder how some people are always getting offered work? What do they have that you don’t? Is it talent, is it luck, is it true grit, what gives!? Now is a chance for you to get back-door insight from those that do the hiring, what makes an application float to the top of the pile? What recruiters like to see, the interview and how you should present and conduct yourself. Also, included will be a chat on what the recruiters are looking for now and a sneak peek of what jobs will be offered tomorrow. A must-attend panel for every animation artist student or pro.

 

Friday – February 7, 3:00 PM
PANEL – Vancouver’s Animation and VFX Schools
Your first step to a career in VFX and Animation
moderator: Anne Denman with Benjamin CollingDon PerroRia BenardVanessa Jacobsen & Wayne Gilbert

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Without a doubt Vancouver is fast becoming the hub of animation with an increasing number of studios opening here. Increased expectations are put on our animation schools as they have the daunting task to not only meet their primary mandate to teach the craft of animation and FX but they also need to satiate the studios increasing and evolving recruitment demands. Join us as we get up close and personal with an esteemed panel of award winning schools as they explain their programs, both aesthetic and technical training, their philosophy and their program’s outcomes.

 

Friday – February 7, 5:00 PM
PANEL – Blending Education, Research and Entrepreneurship
moderator: Maria Lantin with Dennis ChenardLarry BafiaPeg Campbell & Sang Mah

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Just because you decide to go back to school doesn’t mean you have to miss out on exciting developments in the private sector. There are some exciting new programs and funding opportunities to make sure your education and research interests are relevant and noticed by local and global companies. From NSERC, to MITACS, to IRAP, MDM, and more, we’ll demystify the acronyms and help you decide where you might seek inspiration, develop your talents, and become a company’s secret sauce.

 

WORKSHOPS

Saturday – February 8, 11:00 AM
Thinkbox Software’s Tools and the Real World
with Borislav Petrov

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

In his presentation, Borislav ‘Bobo’ Petrov, Product Specialist at Thinkbox Software, will discuss the development principles and production history behind some of the company’s most popular VFX and pipeline tools, with an emphasis on how they all fit together in a pipeline. Thinkbox products include the Deadline network manager, the Krakatoa volumetric particle renderer, the XMesh geometry caching system, the Frost particle mesher, the Stoke particle reflow and field manipulation toolkit and more.

The presentation will feature production examples and background stories about how these tools were conceived, implemented and used in real-world production by various visual effects companies in conjunction with popular 3D applications like Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max.

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Saturday – February 8, 1:00 PM
WORKSHOP – Getting Creative with the Quantel Pablo Rio 4K
with Dale Codling

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Dale Codling is going to show you how to take advantage of the Pablo Rio 4K’s intuitive interface, abilities, and also the turnkey system’s horsepower. Dale will present on editing, compositing, color grading, stereoscopic 3D, HFR (High Frame Rate) and also UltraHD material (4K, 8K). Watch the Pablo Rio 4K in action as it wastes no time rendering, and plays back 8K material without a hitch. Find out what sort of problems you, the creative user may face, and learn how Dale would tackle them on one of the most high-performing post production solutions available.

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Saturday – February 8, 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP – Paperless Filmmaking
with Zach Lipovsky

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

So you have an iPad and iPhone, now what? Come see detailed demonstrations of the best new apps that revolutionize the film set. Filmmaker and app designer Zach Lipovsky just finished shooting a feature without touching a piece of paper. He shows you the apps that make it possible to live “paper free” from pre-pro to post. Ditch that giant rainbow coloured production binder and come see how to join the paperless revolution.

 

Saturday – February 8, 5:00 PM
WORKSHOP – Stereoscopic 3D and You
with Di He

Regular: FREE

VENUE: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Interested in incorporating Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) into your production? But unfamiliar with the technology? Come see the cool gear and support offered by Deep Illusion Stereoscopic 3D that will make this revolutionary medium accessible to artists. CG Supervisor, Di Hi, presents equipment and techniques that makes the capture and presentation of S3D more affordable.

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