Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony Pictures Animation © 2018 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.
Full Conference Schedule Now Online
If you were waiting for a full rundown of the SPARK FX conference schedule, the wait is over!
Over the last few weeks, we’ve announced various panels and presentations and we’re pleased to confirm that the last presentations have now been confirmed including a talk on the highly anticipated James Cameron-produced and Robert Rodriguez-directed Alita: Battle Angel.
The schedule is so full that we’ve had to add a bonus panel on Friday, February 8 at 7PM when Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Animation Supervisor, Joshua Beveridge will take us behind the scenes of the much lauded and Golden Globe-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Friday night panel is included free of charge to weekend conference pass holders, but tickets are available for online purchase for $20 (incl. GST).
Conference passes which provide you full access to all presentations are now available for $225 or $202.50 for groups of 5 or more (note that group pricing is only available through online advance sales).
Single session conference tickets to all presentations, with the exception of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will also be available for $30 each. These are not available for online purchase and will be on sale at the venue on the day of the presentation.
© 2018 Erika Lehner
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Announced
Spark CG in collaboration with VES Vancouver, are pleased to present this year’s D&I Summit.
Taking place on Sunday, February 10 at Emily Carr University, Rennie Hall, this year’s Summit will go beyond talking about the issues of diversity and inclusion to provide an afternoon of talks and discussion on practical ways and solutions to deal with the important issues including equal pay, how to navigate difficult situations regarding when it comes to career paths, as well as the balance of work and family commitments.
The full schedule for the afternoon is now available on the website.
The Summit is free and open to all but space is limited. If you plan on attending, it is highly recommended that you register. Registration is now open.
Illustration by Valeriya Nyukalova. leranyukalova.com
Career Fair Registration Now Open
Let us open the door to your dream job.
Taking place Saturday, February 9, the SPARK FX Career Fair is your opportunity to connect with top tier film and television studios in a meaningful way, with valuable one-on-one time with studio recruiters. Instead of simply handing off a resume and reel, this is a networking opportunity that will help you build strong relationships for the job you’re looking for today and in the future.
Whether you’re a seasoned CG animation or VFX professional looking for a change or a student seeking to break into the field, the SPARK FX 2019 Career Fair is the place to start and end your job search.
The participating studios are:
- Animal Logic
- CVD VFX
- DHX Media
- Electronic Arts
- Image Engine Design
- Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
- Mainframe Studios
- Method Studios
- Rodeo FX
- Scanline VFX
- Sony Pictures Imageworks
- The Focus (MPC Film)
- Yeti Farm Creative
- Zoic Studios
There is no cost to attend but registration is recommended. Registration is now open.
Become a SPARK Volunteer
Want to gain some great experience, help organize great events and meet amazing people? Become a SPARK volunteer!
We’re currently looking for volunteers to help with SPARK FX and other upcoming events for 2019 and beyond.
Complete the volunteer application form to be considered. Application deadline is Friday, January 25.
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!
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