Exclusive screenings

 
Find out how Oscar-winning VFX artists created shots in the latest Hollywood blockbusters, learn what recruiters are really looking for and debate the future of VFX with the top post houses. Then network with your VFX heroes and peers at the after party!
 
A screening pass gives you access to all three nights from 11 to 13 November at the Leicester Square Vue. Or pick a specific date and buy a single screening ticket.
 

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4 – 13 November 2013

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Monday 11th November – 6pm to 8.15pm, Leicester Square Vue

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Festival partners

AMD, official sponsor of The VFX Festival
Autodesk, official sponsor of The VFX Festival
Escape Studios, proud founders of The VFX Festival
Cinesite, official partner of The VFX Festival
Framestore, official partner of The VFX Festival

Cinesite – World War Z

Cinesite Supervisors Simon Stanley-Clamp and Thomas Dyg give an overview of some of the most spectacular World War Z effects and environments.

They show how Glasgow was turned into Philadelphia for the film's exciting opening sequence and a 360 degree sunrise panorama created for the zombie attack on the rooftop of a New Jersey housing project. 

Tuesday 12th November – 6pm to 8.15pm, Leicester Square Vue

MPC  Assassin's Creed 

MPC craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. From famous advertising campaigns for the likes of Samsung, John Lewis and Cadbury to winning an Oscar for their work on Life of Pi, the company are consistently at the heart of award winning and ground breaking work. 

Ben Cyzer, Head of Creative Strategy will open MPC’s presentation with some recent highlights including their recent foray into the art world. Fabian Frank, 3D Supervisor with then showcase their work on Ubisoft’s Assassin's Creed, Black Flag with an in-depth case study.

Wednesday 13th November – 6pm to 8.15pm, Leicester Square Vue

Framestore – Gravity 

How do you make a film set in zero gravity? Framestore's CG Sequence Supervisor Stuart Penn, Compositing Supervisor Anthony Smith and Earth Supervisor Kyle McCulloch have the answers.

The trio will cover everything from the meticulous pre-vis, through the techniques developed for the VFX-led shoot, to the digital production of a film that is in many scenes completely CG enabled.

The Mill, official partner of The VFX Festival
MPC, official partner of The VFX Festival
Double Negative, official partner of The VFX Festival
The Foundry, official partner of The VFX Festival

The future of digital creativity 
panel debate 

Leading names from film, VFX and education discuss the best way nurture to future generations of VFX talent.

Panellists: Pat Joseph, Chief Creative Officer, The Mill; Antony Hunt, Managing Director, Cinesite; Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore; Saint John Walker, Creative Skillset; Samantha Perahia, British Film Commission.

Panel chair: Danny Leigh (BBC FIlm 2013)

Getting into VFX

Recruiters from top post houses – The Mill, Cinesite, MPC, Double Negative, Nvisible and Framestore – talk about what they're looking for in visual effects artists.

Invaluable advice from those in the know.

The Mill – VFX spectacular

Tom Bussell, Head of 3D at The Mill will convey the passion, skill and innovative technologies that went into the jaw-dropping VFX created by the Mill.

Tom joined The Mill in 2003 and is Head of 3D. He has worked on an array of high profile commercials including the recent VES award winning Guinness ‘Cloud’, Audi ‘Hummingbird’, Nike’s epic ‘Write the Future’, the fully animated Sky Sports Premier League ad, Volkswagen ‘Black Beetle’, Audi ‘Economy Drive’ and Cadbury’s ‘Cocoa Beams’.

Festival closing party

Want to meet the people who can help you forge a career in VFX? Don't miss the festival closing party! As well as two free drinks, you’ll get to mingle with VFX artists and recruiters who can help get a foot in the door!

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Wednesday 13th November – 8.15pm, Leicester Square Vue

Pearson College, official sponsor of The VFX Festival

We're delighted to announce that on Wednesday 13 November Framestore will be taking The VFX Festival by storm with an exclusive presentation on the VFX behind Gravity, arguably the VFX spectacle of the year. Make sure you don't miss out on this incredible event!