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VES Expands ‘Problem Solving’ Speaker Series

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has added Area 51 supervisor Glenn Campbell (CHILDREN OF DUNE, GARDEN STATE) and supervisor/matte artist Rocco Gioffre (THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, BLADE RUNNER) to its VFX Spring Speaker Series devoted to Behind the Scenes: Problem-Solving in Visual Effects.

Topics will be free flowing and interactive, with a focus on problem solving.

The speaker series is designed to enlighten not only members of the visual effects community, but interested members of the public as well. All events will take place at the Otis College of Art & Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles (Otis Forum, First Floor). There is no charge to attend. To RSVP, e-mail or call (310) 822-9181.

Guest speakers for the Saturday series to include:

* March 5 10:00 am -12:30 pmGlenn Campbell

* March 26 10:00 am - 12:30 pmJim Rygiel, vfx supervisor, LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy

* April 9 10:00 am - 12:30 pmRocco Gioffre

* April 23 10:00 am - 12:30 pmMichael Fink, vfx supervisor, CONSTANTINE, X-MEN, X2

Founded in 1997, the Visual Effects Society ( is an organization comprised of distinguished visual effects artists desiring to honor, advance and promote visual effects for its membership and the industry as a whole. The Society promotes continuous awareness about the visual effects industry, supports combined technology research and development, and designs and implements educational programs for its membership and the public interested in the production of visual effects. Society headquarters are located in Los Angeles with approximately 1,100 global members.

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