10am - Hello! Introduction to the aims of the day
It’s all about the pipeline: what is a pipeline and how you find your place in it? Diagrams of simple pipelines will be shown and we’ll explain why you may need to think about where you want to be on it!
10.20am - Breakdown: Introduction to VFX Clip Malus Navis
We’ll analyse a clip and break it down so you can understand the different team roles involved.
A VFX 'Escapee' now working at a high profile VFX company shows their reel and talks through how they got the job and shares advice.
10.40am - The Showreel Clinic
Your showreel is your passport to work. What do companies want and how do you convince them you are the answer? Meet Amy and Davi from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) who’ll run you through what they need to know to employ you, see some examples of how to present your work, and hear about the classic mistakes to avoid in interviews.
11.10am - Focus on Previz
Our first look at the pipeline - what are the skills needed for previsualisation, what is decided at this stage, what is it for and what are the roles and responsibilities? Is previz an option for you?
11.30am - Short break with quiz; real or CGI?
Win a virtual ‘VFX Oscar’ in our coffee-break fun quiz. How much do you know about the industry? The answers might surprise you.
11.45am - Focus on 3D modelling/texturing
How does this fit into the pipeline? You’ll be guided through by an industry expert with a short demo and tips to sharpen your skills for 3D artist roles.
12.05pm - Supercharge your abilities: an introduction to free online resources and guides you really need to see.
What's next? We’ll guide you to the resources and people who can help you find out more.
12.10pm - Focus on rigging/animation
How does this fit into the pipeline? You’ll be guided through by an industry expert with a short demo and tips into improving your skills in a very competitive area.
12.30pm - Focus on FX
This is the fourth stop on our pipeline, and a growing area. How does this fit into the pipeline? Once again, you’ll be guided through by an industry expert with a short demo.
12.50pm - Focus on compositing
Guided by an industry expert, we’ll cover entry level jobs in roto/prep, and how 2D is involved in every part of the pipeline. You’ll be shown a demo of best practice in keying and shot finishing. Compositing is where it all comes together, including colour grading, lens-effects and integrating 3D elements.
1.10pm - Break for lunch
2pm - Ask us anything
Get to ask the professionals what you want to know. What do you get stuck on? What’s the competition like? What can you do to stand out? Are you better suited to art, production or technical? How do you top up your skills? Ask our Industrial Light & Magic guests and our other experts!
2.45pm - Free stuff! We’ll finish by giving you a free virtual goodie bag, packed with exciting gifts for you to enjoy and be inspired!
3pm - Finish.