Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.
SPARK FX, produced by Vancouver-based Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG), presents some of the most creative and innovative work in VFX for both film and television. Their mission is to foster community, ignite the imagination, highlight leading artistic and technological advancements within Vancouver’s visual effects, animation, and computer graphics industry through SPARK FX Conference and SPARK ANIMATION Festival. These signature events showcase Vancouver’s talent, providing the international community with an opportunity to learn more and experience British Columbia as an animation, visual effects, and technology destination.
This year, SPARK FX will consist of eight streams to highlight different categories in VFX instead of an overall conference theme. SPARK FX 2021 will feature the creative teams behind popular productions such as The Monster Hunter, Bridgeton, The Expanse, The Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Discovery, to technical VFX sessions, a deep dive into Reel-Time, the advances of Artificial Intelligence, and anniversary celebrations for films such Raiders Lost Ark, Dragonheart, Space Jam, and The Fast & The Furious. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be presented online March 4 - 14, 2021 through a $25 all-access pass which includes live and pre-recorded presentations, Q&A, and VFX technical sessions.
“SPARK FX provides a platform for the VFX industry, both locally right here in Vancouver and Internationally to showcase some of the most dynamic and creative work being done in film and television,” commented conference chair Zoe Cranley. “More importantly, it builds community and a place where professionals can strengthen meaningful connections. While we cannot meet in person this year, we are excited to connect virtually with presentations in different streams to focus on distinct VFX categories.”
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Source: SPARK FX 2021