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SPARK FX 2022 Online Set for March 17-27

The visual effects conference highlights artistic and technology advances in VFX; programs will include a look at artificial intelligence, sessions focused on the industry’s business and people, production sessions, and presentations of concept art.

The Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH will host SPARK FX, Western Canada’s largest visual effects conference. This year’s event runs online March 17-27, 2022, and highlights leading artistic and technological advancements within the visual effects industry.

The 2022 edition of SPARK FX consists of 7 tracks highlighting various aspects of VFX including:

  • Artificial Intelligence in VFX – A dive into the different ways that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and is being used in the VFX industry.
  • Biz & People – Sessions focused on the people of visual effects, their experience and how they continue to promote and support a happy, healthy, and thriving industry. 
  • Concept Art – Presentations from concept designers and production designers on the thought process in creating the world.
  • Legends & Landmarks – A celebration of the talent and legacy of important VFX projects with the creators who made them happen.
  • Non-VFX for VFX – Conversations with industry pros who don't work in the VFX department, but who interact and collaborate with VFX on a daily basis.
  • Production Sessions – All about the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When, and Why. The creative teams from top studios present on the creation of some of the most thrilling, dynamic films and television series to date.
  • Real-Time Summit – Explore the possibilities of real-time creation, from on-set motion capture to immersive concert productions, and high-level “what’s next” group conversations.

This year's SPARK FX is being presented online with all content available at home. All presentations are available on-demand and available to watch from anywhere. Details on how to participate in the live Q&A's will be available here.

Early-bird passes are now on sale. Additional information is available here.

Source: SPARK FX 2022

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