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SPARK News

Celebrate 40 Years of Star Wars with Oscar Winner Hal Hickel!

The release of Star Wars in May of 1977 had a huge impact on a generation of kids. Hal Hickel was one of those kids and at 12, he was mesmerized by what he saw on the big screen and was so inspired, that the making of movie magic became his life pursuit. In 1999, his childhood dream of being a part of the Star Wars universe came true when he worked on Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.

Join the Oscar winner and multiple nominee, most recently for last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as he traces his origins from fan-boy to Supervisor, sharing his love of animation and the challenges his team faced on creating Rogue One's K-2SO, Grand Moff Tarkin, the At-Acts walkers, and much more!

Tickets are going fast so be sure to get yours while you can!

When: Saturday, May 27 @ 1:30 pm (doors open at 1 pm)
Admission: $20 // Groups (5+): $18*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Lecture Theatre Room 301, South Building
1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, Canada
Info & Passes: SparkCG.ca








Community News

Take the Women In Animation Industry Survey

Women in Animation is joining the vibrant CG community in BC and they would love your feedback and insights!

WIA is excited to participate in the CG community to support opportunities for Women in the VFX, Feature Animation, TV, Games, AR, VR, and MR spaces. Take the quick survey to help them support Women in the many animated industries in Vancouver!

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SPARK News

Inspired Saturday: Masterclass with Borja Montoro

April 29th, 2017. It's a rainy day in Vancouver and most have only just had their first sip of coffee, but no one here seems to mind. They're all too busy taking in the unforgettably inspiring Borja Montoro. Welcome to Spark CG Society's day long masterclass in character design.

Having had a hold-up at home, I walk into the venue an hour late, rushed and out of breath. I tiptoe up to balcony seating and peer down at a full house. In front of us, tiny from up here, but with the voice and personality to bend the limits of this room, sits Borja and his warm welcoming smile. He's walking us through his work on Moana, flipping through slides of Chief Tui and chuckling with jovial self-deprecation: "They always give me fat characters... I don't know why, but they always do." With his deep baritone laugh, he's just let us in on secret #1: he doesn't take himself too seriously. It's refreshing and you can’t help but love him for it.

Read more of Jessica's masterclass coverage at our website.








Submit to SPARK ANIMATION 2017!

This year, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 runs from October 26th to 29th, and whether you’re an independent filmmaker, a big studio, or a student, we want your projects!

SPARK ANIMATION is proud of the diversity of projects it receives and programs, and every effort is made to ensure a blend of traditional and CG animation. Be it a commercial or PSA, music video or experimental project, personal story or a game cinematic, we want them all!

Regular submission deadline is September 1, 2017 while the extended deadline is September 11, 2017.

For additional submission guidelines, information and to submit your project, visit our FilmFreeway festival page.

In 2016, we received nearly 800 submissions representing over 60 countries. Help us spread SPARK ANIMATION further by sharing the submission page with friends, colleagues and on social media! Don’t forget to hashtag your posts #SPARK2017!




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