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Jumanji: The Next Level © 2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome to Jumanji!

This time around the players dodged ostriches, rhinos, snakes, monkeys and a slew of other creatures in their adventure.

Find out how the teams at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Rodeo FX brought them all to life in this sure-to-impress session on everything from digidoubles to creating sand.

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Image courtesy of Epic Games.

Virtual Production is Here

You’ve read about how virtual production is a game-changer. You’ve seen the results (The Mandalorian anyone?).

On Sunday, 16 February, get a first-hand account on how real-time and virtual production are changing the way movies, tv and games are made. Kathryn Brillhart, producer and project manager at, Halon Entertainment, will deep dive into the tools and techniques of virtual production while Greg Mitchell, cinematics director at The Coalition Studio (Microsoft), will talk about the use of real-time cinematics in Gears 5.

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© 2019-2020 Animatrik Film Design. All Rights Reserved.

Mo-Cap: The Next Level

Did you know that local studios Lifelike & Believable and Animatrik are first-round recipients of the Epic MegaGrants program?

Find out how these local studios are leveraging Unreal Engine open source tools to advance virtual production and performance technologies during their session on Sunday, 16 February.

This and much more about open source at the inaugural Open Source Summit!

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Photo by Henrico Lavoura. All Rights Reserved.

Passes + Ticket Information

Weekend passes are $100 and include access to all sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including opening night mixer.

Buy with friends and save $10. Group rate only available via advance online purchase.

Individual session tickets are $20 (unless otherwise noted).

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Photo by Marisa García Arteaga Molinar. All Rights Reserved.

Find Your Next Job

Explore your career opportunities at the SPARK FX Career Fair.

The first career fair of 2020 is taking place on Saturday, 15 February 2020 from 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver).

Whether you’re looking for your next gig or curious about the opportunities available, this is the place to do it.

Registration is free!

Participating exhibitors include:

  • Animal Logic
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • Cinesite
  • CVD VFX
  • DNEG
  • Framestore
  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  • Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
  • Mainframe Studios
  • Method Studios
  • Pixomondo
  • Rodeo FX
  • Scanline VFX
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Weta Digital
  • Zoic Studios
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Hotel Deal for SPARK Attendees

Planning on attending SPARK and need a place to stay a stone’s throw from the venue? We are pleased to welcome returning partner, the OPUS Hotel as the official hotel of SPARK FX 2020.

Located in Yaletown, the OPUS is not only walking distance from the venue, but also central to a variety of restaurants, pubs, and the Sea Wall. SkyTrain is located across the street for easy travel to and from the airport.

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!




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