The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent will take place on Tuesday, 17 March - Wednesday, 18 March 2020. It’s an event for students currently studying within higher education and young professionals who are looking to kick start a career in the creative industries.

The festival will be filled with inspiring talks, panel discussions and recruitment exhibition zone.

The details

When?

Tuesday, 17 March - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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Programme

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

08.30 Doors open and check in / 08.30 - 16.00 - Exhibition Recruitment Zone open

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09.00 - 09.15 Opening Address | Dr. Ian Palmer, Dean / Director at Escape Studios

09.15 - 10.00 Ikea - Making Of | James Belch, 2D Lead & Patrick Krafft, CG Lead at Electric Theatre Collective

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10.15 - 11.00 DNEG's VFX overview | Sam Popeck, VFX Technical Trainer and Paul Harrison, Senior Artist at DNEG

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11.15 - 12.00 Panel Discussion: '2020: The next 10 years'

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13.00 - 13.45 Real-Time at Blue-Zoo Animation | Phil Stewart Head of Real-Time at Blue-zoo

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14.00 - 15.00 Panel Discussion: Careers and recruitment in VFX and Animation

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15.15 - 16.00 The bizarre, yet wonderful world of CG characters | Josh Parks, Senior Compositor at MPC Advertising

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16.15 - 17.00 Creating the dazzling ‘Illusion Battle’ sequence in Spider-Man: Far From Home | Alexis Wajsbrot, VFX Supervisor at Framestore

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17.15 - 18.00 Of Rats and Goop, Stranger Things Monsters by Rodeo FX | Yvon Jardel, Animation Supervisor at Rodeo FX

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Exhibition Recruitment Zone - Open from 08.30 to 16.00 

Perfect part of the festival to meet recruiters and artists from leading studios to learn about available roles and show your reel!

Confirmed studios at Recruitment Zone include milk VFX, The Focus, Electric Theatre Collective, DNEG, VFX Serbia, Escape Studios, Bluezoo, Goodbye Kansas, Rodeo FX, Framestore, MPC Advertising.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

08.30 Doors open and check in / 08.30 - 16.00 - Exhibition Recruitment Zone open

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10.00 - 10.15 Welcome Talk | Dr. Ian Palmer, Dean / Director at Escape Studios

10.15 - 11.00 Working with Animals | Tom Reed, Head of Character Lab at MPC Film

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11.15 - 12.00 Animating for Total War: Warhammer | Elliot Maren, Lead Animator at Creative Assembly

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13.00 - 13.45 From TV to Feature: The evolution and expectations of an Animated Feature  | Manuel Reyes, CG Supervisor at Jellyfish Pictures

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14.00 - 15.00 Panel Discussion: Careers and recruitment in Games

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15.15 - 16.00 Talk to be added | Industrial Light & Magic

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16.15 - 17.00 Practical Deep Learning for VFX and Technical Artists | Valentine Kozin, Lead Technical Artist at Rare

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Exhibition Recruitment Zone - Open from 08.30 to 16.00 

Perfect part of the festival to meet recruiters and artists from leading studios to learn about available roles and show your reel!

Confirmed studios at Recruitment Zone include Rare, The Focus, Climax Studios, Fudge Animation, VFX Serbia, Escape Studios, Bluezoo, Union VFX, Industrial Light & Magic, The Third Floor, Jellyfish Pictures.

*Programme is subject to change

How to find us

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Where?

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

Upon arrival at the Southbank Centre, please make your way to Purcell Room.