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 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.




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 



The 6th Annual Celebration of Animation and Visual Effects (CAVE) is a spectacular evening event of networking and showcasing the year of latest works by the local community in Vancouver. 

It’s an opportunity for companies to present their visual content, that speak to advancements in technology,
quality and growth. All in, the event spectacularly summarizes our continuing success and growth as an
industry in Vancouver. This year’s event is taking place on November 30th @ H.R. MacMillan
(Space Center) 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C. 

Follow this link to view further details and registration