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VFX Master Robert Legato to Open SPARK FX 2019

Titanic, Hugo, and The Jungle Book all share the distinction of having won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and they all have something else in common: Robert Legato.

After a career in television, Mr. Legato joined Digital Domain shortly after the visual effects company was founded by James Cameron, Stan Winston and Scott Ross, and his first assignment was none other than a little movie called Titanic, which went on to win 11 Oscar Awards, including one for Mr. Legato and his team.

Over the years, Mr. Legato has been honoured with VES, Emmy, and BAFTA Awards, and has worked on everything from Interview with a Vampire to The Jungle Book and Disney’s upcoming The Lion King.

SPARK in partnership with VIFF, is pleased to announce that Mr. Legato will be the keynote speaker at SPARK FX 2019, which will be taking place at Emily Carr’s Reliance Theatre on February 9 & 10. This must-attend event includes two days of stimulating conference presentations, a career fair and a Diversity Summit.

If you’re in search of a last-minute Christmas gift for yourself or that special person in your life, early-bird conference passes are now on sale for the low price of $150 including GST. A savings of $75!

Early-bird pricing is only valid until December 31, 2018 so get yours while you can.

Hotel Deal for SPARK FX Attendees

Looking for a place to stay during SPARK FX? OPUS Hotel is the official conference hotel.

Centrally located in Yaletown, the OPUS is near SkyTrain which provides easy access to Emily Carr University, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs and the waterfront.

SPARK FX attendees can take advantage of the preferred rate of $190 per night (+tax), which includes continental breakfast and wi-fi.

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!

John Musker Masterclass Tickets Selling Fast

Tickets are still available for the day-long masterclass with John Musker taking place Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Emily Carr University, Reliance Theatre.

A 40-year-veteran of Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Musker has done it all. Writer, producer, character animator and director, he is credited with two of the most notable Disney films of the 1990s: The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. In 2016, he wrote and directed Moana which went on to be nominated for two Academy Awards.

When: Saturday, March 23 @ 9:30 am (doors open at 8:30 am)
Admission: $125 // Groups (5+): $112.50*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Reliance Theatre
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, Canada
Info & tickets: Event Website

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