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Today at SPARK

Registration will open at 8 am this morning and the first session, a conversation with VFX master Robert Legato, will begin promptly at 9 am. Help us help you: have your ID ready for quicker processing.

All conference passes along with single session conference tickets to all presentations, will be on sale throughout the day.

Conference attendees will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes including a one year Isotropix Indie Licence (valued at $999) as well as one of three Substance Indie Annual licenses (valued at $500).


TODAY Saturday · February 9, 2019
9:00 am Creator Talk: Visual Effects & The Analog Art of Emotional Storytelling
with Robert Legato
10:45 am Bringing Soul to Welcome to Marwen
with Kevin Baillie
12:30 pm Alita: Battle Angel — The Art of Being Human
with Eric Saindon & Mike Cozens
2:15 pm First Man: Redefining In-Camera FX
with Frederik Lillelund & Michelle Eisenreich
4:00 pm Mary Poppins Returns: The Magic Behind the Curtains
with Christian Kaestner & Frederikke Glick
5:45 pm Forrest Gump: A VFX Retrospective
with George Murphy & Stephen Rosenbaum

Don’t forget to check out the free workshops taking place at Rennie Hall.

Attendees of the ”Texture Workflows in Mari” will be entered to win access to over $10,000 worth of software from Foundry while those who attend the "Making Muscular Characters" workshop will be entered to win over $500 worth of Ziva prizes.


Saturday · February 9, 2019
10:45 am RENNIE
Texture Workflows in Mari

with Paul H. Paulino
12:30 pm RENNIE
Creating Kim Hunter: The First Female Playable Football Hero

with Katie Scott
2:15 pm RENNIE
Take a Deep Dive Into the Making of The Meg

with James Jacobs, Sue Rowe & Mohsen Mousavi
4:00 pm RENNIE
Making Muscular Characters

with Andy van Straten

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Career Fair

Looking for a job? Take a break from the conference to check out the career fair taking place throughout the day at The Hangar at the Centre for Digital Media next door to the conference venue.

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:

  1. Animal Logic
  2. Cinesite
  3. CVD VFX
  4. DHX Media
  5. DNEG
  6. Electronic Arts
  7. Framestore
  8. FuseFX
  9. Image Engine Design
  10. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  11. Mainframe Studios
  12. Method Studios
  13. Pixomondo
  14. Rodeo FX
  15. Scanline VFX
  16. Sony Pictures Imageworks
  17. The Focus (MPC Film)
  18. Yeti Farm Creative
  19. Zoic Studios

There is no cost to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Tomorrow at SPARK

Registration for tomorrow’s sessions will open at 8 am. Day passes as well as single session conference tickets to all presentations, will be on sale throughout the day.

Day 3 Sunday · February 10, 2019
9:00 am Journey to Atlantis: The VFX of Aquaman
with Jeff White, Cedric Lo, Gary Wu, Georg Kaltenbrunner, Quentin Marmier & Rachael Dunk
10:45 am Transforming Venom
with Daniel Paulsson & Sheena Duggal
12:30 pm World Building for Mortal Engines
with Kevin Smith
2:15 pm The Invisble VFX of Roma
with Bryce Nielsen
4:00 pm Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald — Escape from New York
with Daniel Elophe & Edmond Engelbrecht
5:45 pm The Secrets of Stargate — 25 Years On
with Jeffrey Okun

Registration for the D&I Summit will start at noon with the first discussion kicking off at 12:30 pm. Be sure to check out the schedule and drop-into one of the sessions.


Sunday · February 10, 2019
12:00 pm RENNIE

12:30 pm RENNIE
Opening Remarks

with Susan Rowe & Zoe Cranley
12:45 pm RENNIE
Tools for Change Part 1

with Alicia Close, Christi Rae, Ollie Rankin, Sheena Duggal & Zoe Alexander
2:30 pm RENNIE
Comfort Break

2:45 pm RENNIE
Tools for Change Part 2

with Jenny Rogers, Jessie & Lydia Bottegoni
4:00 pm RENNIE
Panel Discussion

with Alicia Close, Christi Rae, Hannah Cook, Jenny Rogers, Jessie, Lydia Bottegoni, Nancy Basi, Ollie Rankin, Shauna Bryan, Sheena Duggal & Zoe Alexander
4:45 pm RENNIE
Closing Remarks

with Nancy Basi

Illustration by Valeriya Nyukalova. leranyukalova.com

Venue Parking

Driving to the conference this weekend? There are plenty of parking options around Emily Carr but conference attendees can take advantage of complimentary free parking in ECU Lot #1 (see location map).

Complimentary parking is only available in ECU Lot #1. If you are parking in any of the other lots, please take note of the limitations and/or parking fees.

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