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Creating Award Winning Commercials

Want to know how those amazing visual effects you see in commercials are actually created? Are you curious about the tools used by VFX artists? Then come spend an evening at Escape Studios on Thursday, May 17, 2012 with award-winning Director Andy Hall from a52 as well as Lon Grohs, Vice President of Business Development at Chaos Group, creators of V-Ray, as he discusses his most recent work and how V-Ray was used in the process.

Check out the behind-the-scenes work for the award-nominated spots ”Holiday Giving with Fred” and “Resolve to Give” for the Red Cross, and some new work for Ben & Jerry’s. Plus, we’ll get the exciting details about V-Ray’s recent updates and applications.

Bring your questions and be prepared for an entertaining evening!


7:00 – 7:30    Registrations & Networking7:30 – 7:35    Welcome by Dom Davenport, Escape Studios’ CEO7:35 – 8:15    Andy Hall of a52 shares his work on Red Cross and Ben & Jerry’s commercials, including breakdowns and behind the scenes experiences.

8:15 – 8:40    Chaos Group’s Lon Grohs introduces V-Ray capabilities, updates and news.8:40 – 8:50    Escape Studios presents How to Become Part of the VFX Industry8:50 – 9:15    Q & A9:15 - 9:45     Drinks, Food & Networking

Free Online Training When You Attend As part ofthis event, Escape Studios will give you a unique opportunity to brushup on some of the essential skills required to work in VFX for free.That’s right; all those who attend will receive 30-days free access toour entire Maya Essentials online course.This course contains materials and resources to suit all skill levels,and will particularly benefit those taking their first steps to work in this industry as well as junior artists and runners.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:49am
Santa Monica