Our friends at Industrial Pixel would like to invite everyone to their Winter Warm Up gathering! Please view the attached image for further details.


VES Fall 2014 Membership Drive

5a3b1e39-f7d6-4672-a242-4f411cab153bOnly four (4) weeks left to apply! Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years production experience and be sponsored by two active members. If you require assistance locating member sponsors please contact our local Membership Chair, Mat Krentz at membership@vesvancouver.com and we will try our best to help you!


VES Members from around the world and a guest are invited to the VES Vancouver Section's Siggraph 2014 Party!


WHEN:  Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Please RSVP through this Link

Steamworks Uberlounge in Gastown
375 Water St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8
Click here for a map.

Please join us for a private reception with cocktails and appetizers.

EMAIL – Social Chair, Chris Van Dyck with any questions.  social@vesvancouver.com




Hello all,

Jeff Okun and Eric Roth are coming March 21st, 2014 to Vancouver for an open forum. This is for members and non-members alike to speak to VES Global ( from LA) and express your thoughts and concerns as VES moves forward to becoming more of a global society. 
The meeting will take place March 21st, 2014 at 8:00 pm and will be hosted at Lost Boys – School of VFX. (Suite 200 – 495 Railway Street, Vancouver, B.C.)
We hope you can all attend and provide your input on the future of VES.

March 13th & 26th – Events

Two up and coming events. Click to visit the page and register.


March 13th - Silhouette FX with J Bills

J Bills

John-Michael "J" Bills will be showing Silhouette's superior manual roto tools that has made it the industry standard, as well as the tools new to version 5 that continue to innovate.  He will demo Mocha tracking integration, warping, fine tuned Nuke export, and s3d stereo workflows.


March 26th - The Compositor – Stylization
Tips and Tricks with Chris Van Dyck



The primary focus of this talk will showcase the mindset of a Compositor for ILM/Weta and Compositing Supervisor for Method Studios . He will speak about his experience regarding the following:

  • The process of Stylization, Colour Correction, & selective treatments (in camera effects and atmospherics ) & how it can be essential to telling a story within each shot.

  • How to build some custom flares, lens dirt, lens hits in nuke 

  • He will also showcase some examples over his career for stylization. ie. 300 / Tron / Mass Effect 2 & 3