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Spark News




SPARK FX 2020 Is Coming

The time has come to mark your calendars: SPARK FX 2020 is coming from 14 to 16 February, 2020!

The details are still top secret but like previous years, the 2020 edition will include presentations from some of the industry’s leading talent showcasing some of the most buzzed about films and television projects of the moment.

If you’re looking for work, the first career fair of 2020 will also take place during SPARK FX and will include recruiters from some of the major players in VFX and animation.

Spark CG is also pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Academy Software Foundation to present the inaugural Open Source track at next year’s SPARK FX. With open source software becoming ubiquitous across the motion picture industry, touching almost every aspect of visual effects production, this will be your opportunity to learn how studios and vendors are using open source software, and find out more about the roadmap for several popular open source projects.

Stay tuned for more announcements but for now, be sure to save the dates for what is sure to be the first major event of 2020!




Interview




Inside the World of Sandra Equihua

It's Monday, 10AM, and I'm having the time of my life. Why? Because I'm speaking with Sandra Equihua, a multi-talented artist, who within 5 minutes of conversation inspires you to want to be best friends. Her vivacious personality, infectious laugh, off-the-cuff candid responses, and overflowing warmth reach you even through a phone chat.

Big Dream

Best known for her character designs on The Book of Life, and El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (a TV series co-created with her husband, and long-time collaborator, Jorge R. Gutiérrez), Sandra began drawing when she was little. "I used to gravitate towards comics, illustrations, colours; even just the smell of crayons used to get me excited!" she exclaims, her enthusiasm palpable. "I grew up in Tijuana and we used to go to papelerias," she continues, the Spanish rolling off her tongue so beautifully as she describes these mom-and-pop shops of childhood wonder. "My dad would take me, you'd buy paper by the sheet, and if you were lucky, sometimes you'd even find a special colour in the marker set! It was gloooorious," she reminisces with relish.

Read the rest of Jessica Fernandes’ interview with Sandra here.




Community News




Final Vancouver Animation Network Mixer of 2019 is Tomorrow

The Vancouver Animation Network will be hosting its final mixer of 2019 tomorrow night! The free event is a great way to meet industry peers, share stories, tips, ideas or simply hang out with friends and make new ones.

The mixer kicks off at 6:30 pm at the St. Regis Bar & Grill and includes free pizza, 15% discount on alcohol, 10% discount on food and a 50/50 raffle.

For more info and to RSVP, visit the event page.




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