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The VFX Festival 2020 - Emerging Talent

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Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall - Purcell Room)

Belvedere Road

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SE1 8XX

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About The VFX Festival 2020

The VFX Festival, hosted by Escape Studios, is an annual celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. It’s an event for emerging talent to explore the creative industries; it’s also an opportunity for creative professionals to share their insights on award-winning productions. In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new and emerging talent. Two parts of The VFX Festival 2020 - EDU and Emerging Talent will take place on 16 - 18 March 2020 at the Southbank Centre - the UK’s largest arts centre based in the middle of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter, on the South Bank of the River Thames. The VFX Festival After Hours event will take place at Escape Studios in central London, within a short walking distance from numerous award-winning studios.


About 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 professionals who are looking to kick start a career in the creative industries.

The festival will be filled with inspiring talks. Also attendees will receive encouragement and advice from experts in careers and recruitment during panel discussions. As part of the Recruitment Exhibition Zone, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from studios, to discover more about their available roles, career pathways and progression.

Programme*

Tuesday, 17th March 2020

08.30 - Doors Open / check in

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome Talk by Escape Studios

09.15 - 10.00 Talk to be added | Electric Theatre Collective

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

11.15 - 12.00 Panel Discussions: '2020: The next 10 years' | Speakers TBC

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

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

  • Andrew Brassington, Head of Talent Development at Escape Studios

  • Emily Macfarlane - Talent Acquisition Manager at DNEG

  • Henry Bull, Head of Recruitment at Framestore

  • Tom Box, Co-founder/Managing Director at Bluezoo

  • Mat Rees, Supervising Senior Animator at Aardman

  • Speaker TBC, The Mill

  • Speaker TBC, milk VFX

15.15 - 16.00 Talk to be added | milk VFX

16.15 - 17.00 Creating the dazzling ‘Illusion Battle’ sequence in Spider-Man: Far From Home |

Alexis Wajsbrot VFX Supervisor at Framestore

17.15 - 18.00 Of Rats and Goop, Stranger Things Monsters by Rodeo FX |

Yvon Jardel, Animation Supervisor at RodeoFX


Exhibition Recruitment Zone - open from 08.30 to 16.00

Confirmed studios at Recruitment Zone include DNEG, Bluezoo, Framestore, Rodeo FX, milk VFX, The Focus, ETC, Access: VFX, Escape Studios, VFX Serbia




Wednesday, 18th March 2020

08.30 - Doors Open / check in

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome Talk by Escape Studios

10.15 - 11.00 Talk to be added | MPC Film

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

13.00 - 13.45 Talk to be added | The Third Floor

14.00 - 15.00 Panel Discussion: Careers and recruitment in Games

  • Simon Fenton, Head of Games at Escape Studios

  • Luke Johnson, Senior Recruitment Resourcer at Creative Assembly

  • Nigel Ang, Technical Art Director at Rare

  • Mark Flanagan, EMEA Education Partner Manager at Epic Games

  • Elle Dudley, UI/UX Artist at Playstation London Studio

  • Speaker TBC

15.15 - 16.00 Talk to be added | Jellyfish Pictures

16.15 - 17.00 VFX of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Dan Snape, VFX Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic

17.15 - 18.00 Practical Deep Learning for VFX and Technical Artists | Valentine Kozin, Lead Technical Artist at Rare


Exhibition Recruitment Zone - open from 08.30 to 16.00

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


*Programme is subject to change



FAQs

When is The VFX Festival Emerging Talent takign place?

Tuesday, 17 March - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Where is The VFX Festival Emerging Talent taking place?

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent will take place at Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Purcell Room


Venue Address: Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall - Purcell Room) - Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please visit Southbank Centre 'Getting here and around' website for information about getting to the venue

Are there any minimum age requirements to enter the event?

To attend The VFX Festival Emerging Talent on 17 - 18 March 2020 all attendees must be over 18 years old

What's the refund policy?

Please note that we will not be able to refund any tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your printed ticket or e-ticket to the event and a form of ID


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact vfxfestival@escapestudios.com

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United Kingdom

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